Divine Word Missionaries
Mission House St. Michael's

Steyl's bear

1932 - Bro. Bergmanns with the new inhabitant of Steyl
the bear of Steyl

"Look, there's the bear",

say a lot of people as they come in. Even if the last time they were here was forty years ago, they still remember him. For over seventy years the stuffed bear has been delighting both children and adults. If you give him a coin, he performs for you. How? We're not letting on!
Standing 1.75 metres tall, this brown bear came from Russia. Brother Bergmans, first curator of the Mission Museum, obtained him in 1932 from the Woebke Company in Leipzig. The firm specialized in stuffed animals with mechanical insides.

EN: de beer Steyler Bär Steyl's bear