MEMBER + FAMILY EVENT: OPEN AIR MUSEUM WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR

MEMBER + FAMILY EVENT: OPEN AIR MUSEUM WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR

Outing to the Freilichtmuseum in Beuren with English-Language Tour
This event is for members and their families
Sunday, October 20th at 11:00
Location: Freilichtmuseum Beuren, In den Herbstwiesen, 72660 Beuren
Nearest Stop : Molkerei in Beuren (best reached by car)
Cost: €10 per family or €5 for an individual

Join member Katja Zajac for a day in the countryside at the open air museum in Beuren! This recreated historical village tells the story of life in the nearby Swabian Alps with twenty different buildings, including farms, houses, workshops, and a bakery.

Children will love the many animals who live in the village (chicken, rabbits, goats, and sheep) and there is even an old-fashioned corner store with candy and sweets to buy.

We will have a one-hour English-language tour explaining the history of the houses and their inhabitants, life on the Swabian Alb as a farmer, and what a typical childhood was like in the area long ago.

Afterwards we will make a reservation for lunch at the museum restaurant (optional) and then you are free to spend the rest of the day exploring the museum grounds which include a playground and an orchard. The grounds are wheelchair and stroller friendly and open until 18:00. Please let Katja know if you are interested in lunch at the Engelberg restaurant at 12:30!

Audio guides in English are available for the permanent exhibition and wagons are available to borrow (20 euro deposit). We are welcome to bring along our own food and drink, or even a picnic lunch for those not joining us at the restaurant.

All members of your immediate family are invited to come along! The tour guide and museum entrance will be sponsored by the IWCS, but we are requesting pre-paid donations of €10 per family or €5 for an individual to reserve your space (maximum 25 participants total). All donations will be included in our annual donation to the Frauenhaus.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the Facebook event being set up in the members group or use the form below if you are not on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the your family’s donation to the IWCS bank account no later than October 10th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline (we will be charged by the tour company after that date). Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

Photo courtesy of user RitaE on Pixabay.com

MEMBERS ONLY: WALKING TOUR OF MARBACH (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: WALKING TOUR OF MARBACH (+1 EVENT)

English-Language Walking Tour of Marbach
For members and their +1 guest
Wednesday October 9 from 11:15
Host: Member Alison Tyler

Nearest station: Marbach Bahnhof (S4)
Meeting point: Marbach Bahnhof
Cost: €5 per person, paid in advance no later than September 16th

The gorgeous city of Marbach am Neckar is the birthplace of Friedrich Schiller, Germany’s equivalent of Shakespeare. His first play, Die Räuber (The Robbers), made him an overnight sensation by critiquing social corruptions and affirming revolutionary ideals, making him rather unpopular with Duke Karl Eugen, the ruler of Württemberg at that time.

There is however, more to Marbach than just Schiller. The town on the Neckar river is one of the oldest country towns of Württemberg and is protected in its entirety under Denkmalschutz. Here you can see lovingly restored half-timbered houses, fountains, and remains of the medieval fortifications with the distinctive Obere Torturm or upper gate tower, along with picturesque streets and churches.

Our guide from the Marbach Tourist Office will show us all of this and more in our 90 minute walk. We will start at the train station and end at Jägers Restaurant Schillerhöhe. Interested members are welcome to stay for lunch.

The tour can accommodate up to 30 participants and our route is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.

The tour itself will be sponsored in full by the club and we are requesting a €5 per person donation to the Frauenhaus prepaid no later than September 16th in order to hold your spot.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend (18+)
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, older child, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed above.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact the activities team if you are not on Facebook.

Please complete your reservation by transferring your prepayment no later than September 16th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

Photo courtesy of © Roman Eisele / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

MEMBERS ONLY: FREE WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: FREE WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG (+1 EVENT)

WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG
For members and their +1 guests
Wednesday, August 7th at 10:30
Location: Ludwigsburg Residential Palace, Schloßstraße 30, 71634 Ludwigsburg
Nearest Station: Ludwigsburg (S-Bahn)
Meeting point: Inner courtyard of the palace
Cost: FREE

Ludwigsburg is a beautiful and vibrant Baroque city to the north of Stuttgart. Founded in the early 18th century, the city today is a place where history and the present peacefully coexist. An integral part of the city’s unique charm is its outstanding and diverse cultural scene. Home to numerous cultural institutions, Ludwigsburg is widely known as a city of films and festivals.

Join member Alison Tyler in August for a 90 minute free walking tour of Ludwigsburg starting at the famous Schloss (palace) and finishing on the market square. Hear how Ludwigsburg came into existence and experience some of the highlights of its more than 300 years of history including its architecture and famous sons and daughters (poets, inventors and theologians), along with information about the up and coming festivals and popular places to eat and drink.

Maximum 25 guests, wheelchairs and prams are welcome. We will be walking a total of 4-5 kilometers. We will meet in the courtyard of the palace at 10:30, but if anyone would like to meet Alison at the train station, she will be there at 10:00. Please note if the weather is stormy, the tour will not go ahead.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, adult child, or friend.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP  in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you aren’t on Facebook.

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: TOUR OF THE STUTTGART MARKTHALLE

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: TOUR OF THE STUTTGART MARKTHALLE

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR OF THE STUTTGART MARKTHALLE
This is a members only event
Tuesday, September 24th at 10:00
Location: Markthalle, Dorotheenstraße 4, 70173 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Charlottenplatz/Rathaus
Meeting point: Sporerstraße, in front of the entrance to the store Merz und Benzing
Cost per person: €15 (prepayment deadline September 10th)

Join us in September for a two-hour guided tour of the famous Stuttgart Markthalle! Everyday goods from all around the world are offered here – the Stuttgarters love their market and come here to shop, to meet up with each other, to gossip or to enjoy the fantastic gastronomy. During this tour we will be doing some tasting and taking a peek into the cellar.

Stuttgart’s indoor market with its modern style, its reinforced concrete beams and its glass ceiling has long been named a protected heritage site. However, the indoor market is as vibrant as never before, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014.

We will meet on Sporerstraße, in front of the entrance to the store Merz und Benzing. Due to the cramped and uneven passages of the building, this tour is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

The IWCS will be covering the cost of the tour guide. Members are asked to prepay €15 to cover the tastings and a small donation for the Frauenhaus.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact the activities team if you are not on Facebook. This event has limited space (maximum 15) so RSVP early to save your spot!

Please complete your reservation by transferring your prepayment no later than September 10th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

 

 

OPEN EVENT: Stuttgart City Walking Tour

OPEN EVENT: Stuttgart City Walking Tour

We will meet on Königsstrasse outside of the i-Punkt meeting place opposite the Hauptbahnhof at 9:45 and we will begin our tour promptly at 10:00 . If you get lost or are late, call Emily’s mobile phone at (0151) 2408 4485.

For those of you who have done Petra’s tours in the past, you know that each time she shares new places and hilarious stories with us. So even if you’ve been on her tour before, don’t hesitate to come again! Prospective members are welcome to attend. Stroller-friendly.

Please RSVP no later than Thursday June 7th using the form below or in the pending Facebook event.

**This event will take the place of our welcome coffee in June**

Members +1: Vineyards of Hohenasperg with Wine Tasting

Members +1: Vineyards of Hohenasperg with Wine Tasting

HOHENASPERG VINEYARD WALK & WINE TASTING
For members +1 guest
Saturday, June 29th at 14:45
Meeting Point: Asperg Train Station
Maximum: 25 participants

Asperg is celebrating its 1200th anniversary this year and wine has been produced there for over one thousand years!

Member Alison Tyler and her husband Peter Müller have organized a wonderful event for us in honor of this anniversary. We will walk from the train station up the hill and through the vineyards on Hohenasperg where we will stop to sample a sparkling wine and then walk on admiring the view and learning some of the local history of Hohenasperg from Peter. The end point of the walk (around 17:00) is the old wine pressing house or “Kelter” (one of the oldest buildings in the town) for our tasting of at least five additional local wines.

The wine tasting is being organized by the Interessengemeinschaft Asperger Weingärtners and Alison will introduce each wine. Snacks will be sponsored by the IWC Stuttgart!

We are welcome to stay in the Kelter until 20:00. There is also a small wine museum attached to the Kelter which will be open during the event. There is wheelchair access to the Kelter itself, but not along the vineyards or the museum.

If you are arriving by train walk to the very end of the platform where the lift and steps are located and the meeting point will be at the top of these steps. (Hirschbergstraße leading into Lehenstraße). The train station is around a 15 minute walk from the Kelter – just over one kilometre.

The member cost for this event is €20, to be paid in advance. €5 of your payment will go directly to our charity collection for Frauen helfen Frauen, which is possible thanks to a discounted wine tasting price given to us by the Interessengemeinschaft Asperger Weingärtners.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend (18+)
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, older child, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed above.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact the activities team if you are not on Facebook. Please let us know no later than May 30th if you would like to attend – we need to reach the minimum of 15 confirmed wine drinkers for the tasting by that date in order for this event to go ahead.

Please complete your reservation by transferring your prepayment no later than Friday June 14th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

 

 

 

 

Members + Families Event: Alpaca Walk and Farm Tour

Members + Families Event: Alpaca Walk and Farm Tour

Alpaca Walk and Farm Tour (English)
For members and their families

Saturday, 18th May 2019 starting at 9:45
Location: Alpakafarm Schaber, Hochen 4, 72622 Nürtingen-Neckarhausen 
€35 adults / €10 children 6 and up / children under 6 free
Pre-payment deadline May 8th
Your host: member Claire DeVaney

Since they were domesticated like their llama cousins around 5000 years ago, alpacas have been kept for their meat, wool, and as a super pack animal ideal for mountain treks. They can walk long distances on relatively little subsistence; they’re sure-footed and agile; and they’re super fluffy and cute!!

Alpacas are whimsical members of the camel family with lovely kind eyes and a gentle nature. In recent years their wooly faces and observant, calm demeanor has made them highly sought after walking companions.

We’ve organized an amazing day out with these gentle beasts for members and their families in May. It includes an alpaca-accompanied trek in Nürtingen followed by a tour of the farm with plenty of petting allowed. The gentle trek will last around 1 hour and will take in views over the Schwäbische Alb from Göppingen over Kirchheim to Reutlingen.

During the guided tour we will see the farm and furnished with all the knowledge we could ever need about alpaca care, diet and breeding as well as the fascinating role of alpacas today from therapy animals to wool production. As a parting gift, all adults will go home with a pair of alpaca wool socks!

You’re then invited to join us for lunch in Nürtingen if you wish (not included in cost of the tour).

Practical Information
9:45 Arrival and registration – please be punctual
10:00 Trek begins
11:00 Return and begin farm tour
12:00 Tour ends
12:30 Lunch in Nürtingen

There is a Hofladen on-site but best to bring water and perhaps a snack. We will walk in any weather. With any luck we’ll have sunshine but of course be prepared with weather-appropriate clothing such as a rain jacket, waterproof shoes, and so on.

The farm is best reached by car (or take a taxi from the Nürtigen station). If you would like to attend but don’t have access to a car, be sure to post in the Facebook event and we can try to arrange a car pool!

Your cost for this event will be €35 per adult and €10 for each child age 6 and up. Children under 6 are free! To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the contact form below if you are not on Facebook.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €35/€10 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than May 8th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.