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.”)!