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.

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“The Swabians” Exhibit and Tour
Sunday, November 13th at 15:00
Landesmuseum Württemberg, Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart (Altes Schloss)
Host: Emily Born

IWCS members and their spouses/partners are invited to join us in November for an English-language tour of the new Swabian exhibit at the Landesmuseum in Stuttgart.

Our tour will be one hour long and in English. The club will be sponsoring the guide fees for this fun exhibit!! Participants pay a discounted entrance fee of 10 euros per person and you are welcome to stay and look around after the tour. We will meet inside at the Kasse to buy tickets at 15:00 and our tour will start promptly at 15:20.

With a bit of history and a lot of culture, this exhibit will fill our heads with all kinds of necessary and unnecessary information about the local folks from our part of Germany . Not to be missed if you are new and trying to figure them out! For more information in German, please visit the Landesmuseum website.

If you have little ones, don’t miss the Super Schwaben exhibit at the Junge Schloss! Although we won’t be visiting that exhibit and our tour is restricted to adults only, it’s something to keep in mind if you would like to include the rest of the family in your day at the museum.

This event is limited to 20 participants. To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or in the pending Facebook event

Members-only Event in April: English Tour of the Ludwigsburg Palace

Queen Charlotte Mathilde of Wuerttemberg

Sunday, April 17th at 10:00
Location: Ludwigsburg Palace, Schloßstraße 30, 71634 Ludwigsburg
Nearest station: Ludwigsburg

Join us in April for a Sunday morning tour of the inner rooms of Ludwigsburg’s famous baroque palace. We will be shown the apartments of Queen Charlotte Mathilde, wife of King Friedrich I of Württemberg. Like many of our members, the daughter of King George III was an English-speaking immigrant to Swabia who nonetheless was very happy in her new home.

This tour is sponsored by the IWCS and is currently open to members and their partners/spouses, maximum 20 participants. If space is still available closer to the event, we will also open this up to teenage children.

This tour does not include entrance to the palace gardens (Blühendes Barock), which opens for the season in March. Tickets to the gardens cost €8,50 per adult.

If you are interested in attending this tour, please RSVP to host Stephanie S. using the contact form below or via the pending Facebook event.


Guided tour in English – Poetry of Colour
Saturday, February 6th from 16:30
Location: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 30-32, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte
Nearest Stations: Staatsgalerie, Charlottenplatz or Hauptbahnhof
Cost is 12 euros per person, partners/spouses welcome

Poetry of colour

“Franz Marc responded to his friend August Macke’s definition of the three primary colours the same month: “Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy.”

These emotional categories – melancholy, cheerfulness, brutality – serve as the point of departure for the individual sections of the exhibition »The Poetry of Colour«, featuring paintings, drawings and prints of the Classical Modern period from the prominent holdings of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. (From Stuttgart Tourist’s website)


IWCS members and their partners are invited to come and discover the Blue Four and some of the most important painters of the early 1900s with us during a guided tour at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart next month.

The club will sponsor the cost of English-language tour itself and each person in attendance pays only the €12 admission price. You can RSVP via the Facebook event or by using the contact form below.

As the tour starts promptly, please arrive 15 minutes beforehand.



Wednesday, May 6th at 18:00
Location: Linden Museum, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart-Mitte
Hosted by: Billie Schoeler
Cost 6 euros per member (entry fee)
RSVP using the form below or via the FB invite in our members only group

IWCS members are invited to attend an English-language tour of the exhibit, “Myanmar: Das Goldene Land” in May. Your cost will be 6 euros for the entry ticket per member and the club will cover the tour itself.

While Myanmar with an area of 678.500 km² and a population of approximately 55 million people belongs to the largest countries in Southeast Asia, its culture and history are almost entirely unknown in Europe. Due to the recent political changes, the country has attracted considerable public interest and has been featured extensively in the international media.

The exhibition of the Linden-Museum will introduce the art and culture of this fascinating country to the European public and aims at promoting a better understanding and appreciation of Myanmar culture, history and art – through and through shaped by Buddhist religiosity as they are. The exhibition is subdivided in six major thematic sections, grouped around the relationship between religion, art, culture and lifestyles in Myanmar.