2013 WBMC set for Germany.

The 2013 World Beard and Moustache Championships will take place on November 2, 2013, in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany.  The event will be organized by the Beard and Culture Club Belle Moustache, whose slogan is “Diese Baerte haben Kultur!” (“These beards have culture!”)

This competition will feature a show-down between the world’s two bearding megapowers Germany and the United States. The upstart USA dominated the competition in Alaska in 2009 and the two fought to a virtual dead heat in 2011 in Norway. Will home court advantage help Germany re-establish its dominance?

Leinfelden-Echterdingen is a suburb of Stuttgart, located in Southwestern Germany in the region of Swabia, not far from the Black Forest.  The area is famous for Mercedes-Benzes, local wine, and Spaetzle, but don’t worry, there is beer too.

If you find Leinfelden-Echterdingen a bit of a mouthful, just call it “L.E.,” but remember that “E” in German is pronounced like “A” in English.

See you in L.E. (pronounced “L.A.”)!

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12 Responses to “2013 WBMC set for Germany.”

  1. Steffen Liebenow May 23, 2012 at 9:45 am


    where can you get tickets for the contest in Germany next year?????

  2. Check back a few months before the event.

  3. Hello bearded friends,

    “Belle Moustache” is the organizer of the next worldchampionship on the 2. November 2013 in Leinfelden-Echterdingen in the Filderhalle. We are good located near the airport of Stuttgart. It´s only 2 stations or 5 minutes away. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions. We will update our homepage. We have some informations in German, but next we have also pages in english. For the first informations you can look on


    We organized 2011 the International German Competition also in the Filderhalle. So you can see on this homepage the hotels and other things. It´s nearly the same.

    On Facebook you can look at


    We enjoy you all for the next worldchampionships do a lot that go as friends.

    Jürgen Burkhardt
    President of “Belle Moustache”

  4. Don´t forget Stuttgart is very famous for Mercedes-Benzes but it is also the home of Porsche, the sportscar with an excellent design and sound.

  5. Hey,

    Im an Australian and will be headed to this event. Wondering how to enter this competition


  6. Registration will be available through the organizer, Belle Moustache. Check back a few months before the event.

  7. I just saw this on ITV4 (Uk), what an epic ‘scene’ that I never knew existed until now, I need tickets! NOW!

  8. When are tickets going to be available for the contest in Germany?

  9. Shortly before the event. Check back here. We will post further info when available. Meanwhile you can contact Belle Moustache, the organizer. info@bartweltmeister.de

  10. How do I obtain a Press Pass for this event? What is the latest date I can apply for a pass?

  11. You need to contact Juergen Burkhart in Germany. He is the president of Belle Moustache, the event organizer. Juergen’s email address is info@bartweltmeister.de. I am sure he will be happy to help you.


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