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.

OPEN EVENT – Tour of the Baden-Württemberg Landtag (Parliament)

OPEN EVENT – Tour of the Baden-Württemberg Landtag (Parliament)

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG LANDTAG (PARLIAMENT) BUILDING TOUR
Open to members, guests, and prospective members
Wednesday the 27th March at 11:00
Location: Landtag, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 3, 70173 Stuttgart
Meeting point: main door of the Landtag building opposite the three flagpoles
Nearest stations: Charlottenplatz or Schlossplatz
Pre-payment deadline: March 20th


If a daytime event suits your schedule, our amazing Activities Team has planned something special for our members and guests in March.

We’ve booked an English-language tour of the Landtag (Parliament) building in downtown Stuttgart, and have decided to make this event open to prospective members too!

The tour will cover the entrance hall, the newly-built Citizen and Media Center, and the Debating Chamber. Additionally, we will get an introduction to the political system of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The Parliament will not be in session that day.

We will meet in front of the main doors (opposite the three flag poles) at 11:00 and the tour starts promptly at 11:15 and should end by 12:30. The location is stroller and disability friendly and lunch afterwards is a possibility.

We are asking for a donation of €5 per person in support of Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. to be paid in advance to reserve your spot. To take part in this tour, please RSVP in the pending event on our Facebook Fan Page or use the contact form below if you aren’t on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the your donation(s) to the IWCS bank account no later than March 20th. Donations are non-refundable after the payment deadline.

See you there!

 

MEMBERS-ONLY: TOUR AND MINI DANCE WORKSHOP WITH STUTTGART BALLET

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PRIVATE TOUR AND WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH
Saturday, October 6th -OR- Sunday, October 7th at 13:45
Location: Stuttgart Opera House, Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte
Hosts: Michelle Moore (Sat) and Alex Elwin (Sun)
Cost: Donation of €10 per family in support of Frauen helfen Frauen e.V..

For those of you with little girls and boys interested in the ballet, dance, or theater, our activities team has arranged for a wonderful experience for IWCS children (ages 6-12) and their families!

Led by former dancers, we will tour the Opera House with its gorgeous stage and auditorium and then go backstage to the costume department and arts and crafts area. Afterwards the children will be led in a short dance workshop in the very studios where the professional dancers themselves practice.

The tour takes 90 minutes, including the mini dance workshop. We will meet at the main entrance to the opera house on the stairs. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring ballet slippers or light sneakers. Children are of course welcome to dress up!

Because the Stuttgart Ballet is a world-renowned institution, the IWCS will be sponsoring the entire cost of this private event. We are asking for a donation of €10 per family in support of Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. to be paid in advance to reserve your spots. Members without children are also welcome to join us for the tour, but keep in mind that the event will be geared towards children. We recommend that younger siblings (under 6) do not attend this event as they will not be able to take part and will count towards the total maximum number allowed.

To take part in this tour, please RSVP in the Facebook event in our private members group. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the your family’s donation to the IWCS bank account no later than September 29th. Donations are non-refundable after the payment deadline. We can accept up to 20 attendees per session. Reserve your spot now!

STUTTGART CITY WALKING TOUR

Stuttgart City Center Walking Tour
Monday, July 2nd from 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Meet at i-Punkt across from the Hauptbahnhof (Königsstrasse 1)
Cost: FREE
Prospective members welcome!!

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Please join us for a fun and FREE tour of the city center (in English) with our good friend from Stuttgart Marketing, Petra Rentschler.

We will meet on Königsstrasse outside of the i-Punkt meeting place opposite the Hauptbahnhof at 10:00 and we will begin our tour promptly at 10:15 . 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 Friday, June 29th using the form below or in the pending Facebook event.

 

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