MEMBERS ONLY: TOUR OF MERCEDES BENZ ARENA

MEMBERS ONLY: TOUR OF MERCEDES BENZ ARENA

MERCEDES BENZ ARENA TOUR
For members and their families
Sunday, April 26th at 13:45
Location: Mercedesstraße 87, 70372 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Neckarpark
Hosted by Alison Tyler

Join us in April as we explore the home ground of VfB Stuttgart and learn everything worth knowing about the arena, its history, and the beloved local football team.

Feel the emotions in the Cannstatter Kurve where the hardcore fans stand and cheer and enjoy the atmosphere of the VfB dressing room. Our planned program (subject to last minute changes) includes:

  • VfB team cabin
  • cabin passage
  • passage through the player tunnel with inlet music
  • field edge
  • press conference room
  • media hall
  • Cannstatter curve with standing area
  • grandstand with box seats
  • Fan shop with 10% off using your ticket

This English-language tour will be 90 minutes long and was a huge hit when we did it a few years ago. The tour is NOT their barrier-free one and will include many stairs. Please wear walking shoes for your safety and note that photographs are allowed but filming is not. Animals are expressly forbidden on this tour.

We have a maximum of 25 participants allowed on this tour and need a minimum of 15 for it to go ahead. Children of all ages are welcome and will enjoy this tour very much, but please keep in mind there are lots of stairs to climb and buggies are not allowed.

This is a family event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member and members of her immediate family are welcome to attend (partner, spouse, and/or children)
  • You and your guests each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 per adult and €2.50 per child (6-17), paid in advance. Kids 5 and under are free. The tour  will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5/2.50 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Sunday the 12th of April. 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 ONLY: THE AZTECS AT THE LINDEN MUSEUM

MEMBERS ONLY: THE AZTECS AT THE LINDEN MUSEUM

LINDEN MUSEUM ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR: THE AZTECS
Wednesday, April 1st at 17:00
Location: Lindenmuseum Stuttgart, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Hauptbahnhof/Rosenberg
Host: Alex Elwin

IWCS Members are invited to join us in April for an hour-long English-language tour of “The Aztecs” special exhibit at the Linden Museum, featuring a new in-depth view of Aztec culture at the time of the Spanish invasion 500 years ago.

We will be led through the emperor Moctezuma’s palace and will then enter the innermost part of the Aztec empire, the sacred Templo Mayor, seeing fabulous stone sculptures, mosaic masks, featherwork and gold jewelry, as well as colourful picture manuscripts along the way.

There will be an option to join for drinks/dinner afterwards, please let Alex know if you are interested!

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The tour guide and entrance fee will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event with all proceeds benefitting Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Sunday the 15th of March. 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 ONLY: TOUR OF STUTTGART LIBRARY (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: TOUR OF STUTTGART LIBRARY (+1 EVENT)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR OF STUTTGART LIBRARY
This event is for members and +1 guest

Wednesday, March 11th meeting at 10:45
Location: Stuttgart Bibliothek, Mailänder Platz 1, 70173 Stuttgart
Nearest Stations: Hauptbahnhof, Stadtbibliothek

Members are invited to join Alison Tyler for an English-language tour of the central library in Stuttgart (Mailänder Platz) which is in the relatively new “Europaviertel” and is one of the most modern libraries in Europe.

The impressive cubic building designed by the Korean architect Eun Young Yi draws a large number of tourists and photographers from all over the world. There are spectacular views to be seen from the roof terrace.

We will meet at 10:45 on Wednesday, March 11th inside at the reception. We are currently trying to confirm an English speaking tour guide but if that is not possible or we do not reach the minimum of 12 or more in attendance, we will do an alternate English-language audio tour.

The tour will be approximately 90 minutes long and for those who are interested in staying for lunch there are a range of restaurants in the area.

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
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The tour guide/audio guide will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Wednesday the 4th of March. 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 ONLY: OP ART EXHIBIT AND TOUR (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: OP ART EXHIBIT AND TOUR (+1 EVENT)

IWCS members and their guests are invited to join host Emily Born for an English-language tour of the special exhibit “Vertigo” at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart in March!

Warning: this exhibit is not for the faint of heart (or eyes!). It showcases the jarring world of the mid-1950s Op Art movement, meant to manipulate our vision and overwhelm our bodies. They have also included some 16th-18th century art pieces that also played with optical effects and can be considered precursors to the movement.

We will meet at 17:15 on Friday, March 27th to pick up our tickets and our tour will start promptly at 17:30. The English-language tour will be 90 minutes long and the museum is open until 21:00 on Friday nights so there is plenty of time afterwards to visit the regular collection if you wish. Let Emily know if you are interested in going out for drinks or dinner afterwards so we can make reservations.

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 (adults only)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The tour guide will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Sunday the 22nd of March. 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.

English-Language Tour of 30 Jahre Die Fantastischen Vier Exhibition (+1 Event)

English-Language Tour of 30 Jahre Die Fantastischen Vier Exhibition (+1 Event)

Members are invited to join us on February 5th for this special exhibition at the Stadt Palais! Bring a friend or partner along while we take a look back over the last 30 years to the creation and development of this hugely successful pop/hip-hop group from Stuttgart. The exhibit is not just about the band but also a journey through the technological developments of the music world in the last 30 years as things switched from analog to digital.

What: English language tour of “TROY – 30 Jahre Die Fantastischen Vier”
When: Wednesday, February 5th at 16:30 (1 hour) – meet at 16:15
Location: Stadt Palais, Konrad-Adenauer-Str.2, 70173
Nearest stations: Charlottenplatz
Who is invited: IWCS members and a +1 guest
Cost: €5 pre-payment per person before January 20th

We will meet 15 minutes before the tour begins, at 16:15. There is barrier-free access to the Stadt Palais for people with limited mobility via Urbanstraße entrance.

We will need a minimum of 10 participants for this tour. After the tour you are welcome to join us at the monthly Happy Hour event!

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.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. This includes your entry fee and the tour guide will be sponsored by the IWCS. Because the entry fee is dependent on how many participants we have, this is a round up for charity event and all proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than January 20th. 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.

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