MEMBERS ONLY: OUTING TO THE STUTTGART TV TOWER (+1 EVENT)

For members +1 guest
Thursday, July 20th at 10:00
Location: Fernsehturm Stuttgart, Jahnstraße 120, 70597 Stuttgart
Nearest station: Ruhbank (Fernsehturm) or Waldau
Your host: Heather

Join us on July 20th as we enjoy the view from one of Stuttgart’s highest and best known landmarks, the TV Tower aka the Fernsehturm! From a height of 389 meters above Schlossplatz, we will and enjoy impressive, panoramic views over the city, the vineyards of the Neckar Valley, and the Swabian countryside as far as the Alb, the Black Forest, and the Odenwald.

We will ride to the top and take in the view and afterwards enjoy some Kaffee and Kuchen at the restaurant.

How to get there: You can take the subway lines U7, U8 and U15 or a No. 70 bus directly to the stops “Ruhbank (Fernsehturm)” or “Waldau.” The Stuttgart TV Tower is only a few minutes’ walk away from either stop. There is also free parking at the tower, if you prefer to drive.

THIS IS A +1 EVENT, WHICH MEANS:

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

This event is FREE! The IWC Stuttgart will be covering all of the entrance costs for you and your guest.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event in the private members’ group. If you don’t have Facebook, you can email Heather at activities (at) iwcstuttgart (dot) org.

MEMBERS ONLY YULE IN JULY DINNER & GIFT EXCHANGE

YULE IN JULY “Holiday” Dinner & Gift Exchange
For members only
Friday, July 15th starting at 19:00
Location: The Ratskeller Restaurant, Marktpl. 1, 70173 Stuttgart (cellar of Rathaus)
Prepayment & menu information to follow

The IWC Stuttgart Steering Committee cordially invites all members to a very special evening on Friday, July 15th!

We have sorely missed our annual holiday dinner the last two years and since we can’t be 100% sure it won’t be cancelled again this year, we have planned a mid-year version of this much-loved event.

This year’s dinner is being planned at the brand-new Ratskeller Restaurant in the basement of the Stuttgart Rathaus. We have a private room reserved just for us and and are working on a dinner menu with them now.

We will start our evening with a complimentary glass of Sekt at 18:30 and move on to dinner at 19:00. After dinner, all members are invited to take part in our optional gift exchange, which is loads of fun every year. More details to follow!

As soon as we have settled on the menus for the evening, we will ask you to choose and prepay for your food. We have requested a price of around €30 per person, with a meat and a veggie option, plus appetizer and dessert.

In the meantime, please RSVP in the private Facebook event to get your name on the guest list. If you don’t have Facebook, please let Emily know you are interested by sending an email to info (at) iwcstuttgart.org 💌

Looking forward to celebrating together! 

MEMBERS ONLY: SPARKLING WINE TASTING (CHARITY FUNDRAISER)

Sunday, June 26th at 15:00
Location: Heather’s home in Stuttgart-Heslach
Nearest station: Bilhlplatz (U)
Maximum 8 participants
Prepayment deadline: Thursday, June 23rd

If there is one thing our members love, it’s wine! So how about a sparkling wine tasting?

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Do you know what makes Prosecco different from Champagne or Sekt from Cava? Join member Heather Tfor a tasting of four different types of sparkling wine. She holds the WSET® Level Three Award in Wines, and has been studying wine for five years (and enjoying it for a lot longer!).

Heather will explain how they are made, what makes each one unique, and offer food pairing tips. Both the wine and some small bites to complement them will be provided.

This event is a charity fundraiser and 100% of your prepayment of  €20 will be added to our Frauenhaus collection for 2022. Please write “Spende Wine Tasting” in the notes section of your bank transfer if you plan to deduct the donation on your German taxes. 

ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE – RSVP NOW!

To reserve your spot, please respond in the private Facebook event (or use the form below if you aren’t on Facebook). To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €20 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Thursday, June 23rd (see the comment above about what to write in the notes section). 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: CITY WALK – ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR OF STUTTGART MITTE

For current, new and prospective members!
Tuesday, October 4th at 10:30
Meeting place: in front of Stuttgart Tourist offices (i-Punkt) across from the Hauptbahnhof
Host: Emily Born
Cost: FREE

 

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

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! This tour is wheelchair and stroller friendly.

New, current, and prospective members are all welcome to attend – this event will take the place of our monthly Welcome Coffee.

We will meet at Königsstrasse 1 at the i-Punkt meeting place outside of the Stuttgart Marketing office (opposite the Hauptbahnhof) and begin our tour promptly at 10:30. If you get lost or are late, call Emily’s mobile phone at (0151) 2408 4485.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, October 3rd in the public Facebook event or send an email if you aren’t on Facebook to the address on our contact page 💌

MEMBERS ONLY: TOUR OF BEBENHAUSEN MONASTERY AND PALACE (+1 Event)

Sunday, June 5th at 14:00
Location: Im Schloß, 72074 Tübingen
Nearest station: Tübingen + bus
For members +1 guest
Host: Alex Elwin
Prepayment deadline: Friday, June 3rd

Completely befitting a state holiday with its roots in Catholicism, Alex has arranged a wonderful tour of the monastery at Bebenhausen for us on Pfingstsonntag (Pentacostal Sunday), the 5th of June.

This English-language tour will last 90 minutes and includes a tour of the Bebenhausen Palace, which is also on the grounds of the complex.

The monastery was established in the late 12th century and its fortunes grew rapidly until it became one of the richest monasteries in southern Germany. It also became a residence of the House of Württemberg as a hunting retreat and Württemberg’s first king (Frederick I) turned the south-eastern portion of the complex into a palace. After World War I, and the dissolution of the Kingdom of Württemberg, Bebenhausen Palace became the permanent residence of Württemberg’s last King and Queen, Wilhelm II and Charlotte.

We will meet at 14:00 in front of the main entrance to the monastery and the tour will start promptly at 14:15. A walk in the nearby forest to see (penned up) wild boar is possible beforehand and Alex is looking into coffee and cake in the village afterwards – let her know if you would be interested in either of these options.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE LOCATION

Medical masks are still required in the palace, but optional in the monastery. Alex can give advice about where to park.

Neither strollers nor wheelchairs are allowed inside of the palace and the monastery has two steps and a couple of rooms that are not barrier free. A maximum of 20 people can attend, so see below to RSVP as soon as possible.

THIS IS A +1 EVENT, WHICH MEANS:

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

The cost of this event is €10 per person, paid in advance. The remainder of the tour costs 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 private Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €10 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Friday, June 3rd. 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.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY: EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TASTING (CHARITY FUNDRAISER)

Monday, May 23rd at 11:00
Location: Adriana’s home in Stuttgart-Degerloch
Nearest station: Waldau (U7 or U8)
Prepayment deadline: Friday, May 20th

Yes, you read that correctly – member Adriana Tilve is hosting an extra virgin olive oil tasting! She did this fun event with her women’s club in Italy and suggested that we do it for our group too.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Our tasting guide will be Rachele Rutili, who has a degree in business and economics and is one of the few professionals enrolled in the National Register of Italian Sommelier of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (n. 163). Rachele comes from Umbria, an Italian region historically famous for the production of an excellent extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). She has been working in the EVOO sector for many years, learning the art of olive tree cultivation and the production of olive oil at first from her father and grandfather and then through specialized courses lead by the main Italian experts of the olive oil industry.

Rachele will be introducing our members to the EVOO culture in the Mediterranean basin and teaching us how to taste and identify the quality for different purposes in the kitchen (and help us decide what to buy at the supermarket in Germany!)

Adriana and Rachele will be supplying everything for the tasting along with drinks and snacks for palate cleansing. This event is for members only and the suggested donation is  €10 per person.

This event is a charity fundraiser and 100% of your prepayment of  €10 will be added to our Frauenhaus collection for 2022. Please write “Spende EVOO” in the notes section of your bank transfer if you plan to deduct the donation on your German taxes. 

ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE – RSVP NOW!

To reserve your spot, please respond in the private Facebook event (or use the form below if you aren’t on Facebook). To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €10 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Friday, May 20th (see the comment above about what to write in the notes section). 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.