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: FINGER FOOD, WINE & FIREWORKS (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: FINGER FOOD, WINE & FIREWORKS (+1 EVENT)

Finger Food, Wine and Fireworks
For members and a +1 guest
Saturday, August 17th from 20:00 – 23:30
Location: Ostfildern
Nearest Stop: Scharnhauser Park (U7, U8, 122)

Join member Anu & her husband Oliver at their home in Ostfildern to watch the annual Flammende Stern display from their balcony. Every year international pyrotechnic teams from around the world take part in a three-day competition and on the 17th we will be watching a team from Singapore.

The fireworks start around 22:15 and last approximately 30 minutes. For more details on the fireworks, check out the Flammende Stern website.

Our hosts will provide vegetarian finger food and drinks (wine & non-alcoholic beverages). Guests are welcome to contribute a bottle of their favorite wine to the festivities.

Maximum 8 guests, adults only please. Anu recommends using public transportation for this event due to the overwhelming number of visitors who attend the show. Her home is only a five minute walk from the stop “Scharnhauser Park.”

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.

 

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW HOSTING POLICY

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Happy New Year to all of our members, past and present!!!!

We are pleased to announce an exciting change in our activities planning and hosting routine for 2018, in hopes of getting more of you involved in the club!

In the past, our activities coordinators have planned and hosted the majority of our special events for members. This year we will be adjusting that formula slightly and our activities coordinators, Alex and Michelle, hope to be doing more planning and coordinating and less actual hosting.

For this to work, we need YOU to step up and volunteer to host an IWCS special event.  Alex and Michelle are ready to provide planning help and already have plenty of ideas, but they need hosts!

As motivation we are offering this fantastic new perk to our paid up members: If you host a tour or workshop, the IWCS will cover your member portion of the fees up to €15,00*. For example, if you host a tour of a museum exhibition, we will pay for your entrance ticket, which is the usual part that members pay for museum tours. This means you get to do fun things with your fellow club members FOR FREE!!

What will you be asked to do as a host? 

In addition to being a reliable and welcoming presence on the day of the event (trying to be the first one to arrive and acting as the contact person for the museum or tour guide, and helping to keep the members organized and moving during the tour), we will put your contact information in the private Facebook event and newsletter, so members know who to find on the day of the event.

If the activities coordinators are doing the organizing for your event, they will handle the RSVPs and any questions that come up prior to the event. If you would like to organize the event yourself, they will be happy to walk you through all of the steps!!

If this sounds like a great deal and you are interested in being a member host, please fill in the contact information below and Alex or Michelle will get back to you soon to coordinate where and when you can help. You can also grab one of them in person at an upcoming IWCS event and let them know you would like to participate.

*Please note that this offer is only good for the member portion of tours and workshops and will not apply to dinner events. Policy also does not apply to members of the current steering committee.