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.

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: Guided Tour of Killesberg Sculpture Trail

Members + Families: Guided Tour of Killesberg Sculpture Trail

GUIDED TOUR OF KILLESBERG PARK SCULPTURE TRAIL
For members and their families
Tuesday, June 4th at 10:00
Meeting point: Entrance at corner of Maybachstrasse and Stresemannstrasse
Nearest station: Maybachstr or Pragsattel or Bus 43
RSVP deadline: June 3rd

From your host, member Lene B:

Most of you have been to Killesberg park, as it is one of Stuttgart’s most famous parks. I have lived next to it for more than a year but I still discover new things about the area.

Join me for a walk around the park, where I will tell a little bit about history, art, flowers, events and hidden gems. Hopefully the weather will be good!

Our meeting point for this two hour walk will be the entrance at corner of Maybachstrasse and Stresemannstrasse. You can enter Maybachstr. No. 3 in Google Maps, if necessary.

Please let me know no later than the day before if you are planning to attend. This walk might be boring for active young children, but you are welcome to take a break at the playground and meet us for coffee later.

You can use the contact form below or the pending Facebook event in our members only group to RSVP for this event.

 

 

Members + Families Event: Outdoor Kitchen Herb and Wild Vegetable Tour

Members + Families Event: Outdoor Kitchen Herb and Wild Vegetable Tour

 

HERB AND WILD VEGETABLE FORAGING TOUR
For members and their families
Sunday, April 14th from 13:00
Location: Schorndorf (exact location published 1 week beforehand)
Nearest station: Schorndorf
€25/€39 per person, prepayment deadline – March 31st

Our favorite outdoor explorers, Abenteuerreich in Remstal, will be taking us on a guided walk this spring through the meadows and woods around Schorndorf to learn how to distinguish between poisonous and non-poisonous local plants and collect a goodly amount of the non-poisonous variety. At the end we will make a pesto from what we’ve collected to eat at an outdoor picnic.

Although we will be greeted in English, most of this tour will be in German, so be prepared to work your brains, learn some new vocabulary, and have your kids or fellow members translate if necessary (we did this on last year’s tour and there was no problem understanding at all!). Bring along worn-in walking shoes/boots, a waterproof jacket, a camera, a penknife, a small basket or other container, and a notebook and pen. We’ll find out the exact meeting place nearer the time.

Current IWCS members and their entire family are welcome to join this event and costs will be partially subsidized by the club. Children (up to age 13) are free and two adults or teenagers are invited to attend at the discount price of €25 per person. Additional adults are welcome to join but will pay full price (€39 per person).

We have reserved space for 15 adults and 5 children but can add more to this reservation as needed. 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  €25/€39 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than March 31st. 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: Hohenasperg Historical Tour (+1 Event)

HOHENASPERG HISTORICAL TOUR
For members +1 guest
Saturday, September 22nd at 14:45 
Meeting Location: Asperg Bahnhof (S5), (near Ludwigsburg)
To RSVP, please use the pending Facebook event or contact form below
Maximum 25 participants
Cost per person €4 paid in advance no later than September 15th

Asperg

Are you interested in history and nature? Do you enjoy great panoramic views? Are you a fan of walks and/or drinking Sekt at sunset?

All this and more could be your experience in September as we take a guided tour in the English language of the Hohenasperg historical area and prison near Ludwigsburg. Member Alison Tyler and her husband Peter Müller will be organizing the day’s program and are looking forward to introducing everyone to their home town. Our tour guide will be Herr Herbert Paul, a retired teacher.

Meeting point: Asperg Train Station (S-Bahn) at 14:45

If you are arriving by train, please walk to the very end of the platform where the lift and steps are located – our meeting point will be at the top of these steps (Hirschbergstraße leading into Lehenstraße).

Our walk from the train station up Hohenasperg hill is known as “Schwitzgässle” (the sweaty path) and will involve walking up quite a few steps! But don’t worry, we will take it slowly and have 45 minutes to make it to the top.

If you cannot manage the walking portion, there is limited parking available on top of Hohenasperg – please let us know when you RSVP if you will need to meet us up there.

The tour itself will start at 15:30 and last approximately 90 minutes, ending at the prison museum. Our tour guide will introduce the contents of the museum from the outside and then we will have some time to go in and look at the exhibits (all in the German language).

Click here for a good description in German of some of the points of interest we may see on our tour.

Our tour will end with a glass of Sekt and time to enjoy the view.  According to the internet, the sunset that evening should be at around 19:22 and many people arrive to enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the view at this time.  There is also a restaurant at the top of Hohenasperg that Alison will reserve a table for if there is interest. She will also have a map available of the way down to the train station along a lighted street for those leaving earlier or later than the group.

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and, as with any outdoor/indoor activity, wearing layers is a good idea and bring your rain jacket.  September is usually good weather but anything is possible these days. Make sure you eat well beforehand or bring snacks, as it will be a long day! The minimum age for the tour is 5 year old, but please keep in mind the long hike and day if you are planning to bring a child along.

This is a +1 event, which means:

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

The cost of this event is €4 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the tour. Any food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member and her guest (except for the sunset glass of Sekt, which is a gift from your hosts!!).

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €4 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than September 15th. 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.