OPEN EVENT: CITY WALK – ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR OF STUTTGART MITTE

For current, new and prospective members!
Tuesday, July 5th at 10:00
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) at 10:00 and begin our tour promptly at 10:15 . If you get lost or are late, call Emily’s mobile phone at (0151) 2408 4485.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, July 4th using the form below or in the public Facebook event.

++CORONA RULES RELAXED February 9, 2022++

BaWü updated the state Corona regulations unexpectedly this afternoon.

Here are the changes to Alarmstufe 1 taking effect tomorrow, Wednesday the 9th of February:

👜 All restrictions on retail stores will be removed except the FFP2 mask requirement (no more testing or showing certificates).

📝 Most locations will no longer be required to collect personal data for contact tracing, although they are still recommending that folks use the Corona Warn app for passive tracking and alerts.

⚽️ 🎭 The number of spectators/audience members allowed at public sporting and cultural events will be increased to maximum 50% capacity (events remain 2G/2G+).

🧙‍♀️ Although Fasching parades are still forbidden in the Alarm levels, indoor Fasching celebrations appear to be allowed (without dancing) under the “public events” rules in the new summary.

The newest handy dandy chart can be found here.

 

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There are costs associated with some of our open events:

Monthly dinner and Happy Hour – Attendees are responsible for any food or drinks ordered.

Welcome coffees – All drinks are on us!

Tours – Please read the event description carefully. Most of our tours are completely free, but when spaces are limited, you might be asked to send a deposit to hold your spot. That deposit will usually go to charity (we support a women’s shelter in Stuttgart).

COVID-19 INFORMATION SUMMER 2021

It’s been a looooooooooooong winter and spring thanks to the pandemic lockdowns that affected much of public life here in Germany. Thankfully, things have changed quite quickly since warmer weather has arrived.

The state of Baden-Württemberg routinely publishes updated Coronavirus regulations several times each month and the past few versions have slowly relaxed many of the prior restrictions as the number of new infections has gone down.

Here is the latest information from the current regulations effective Monday, June 28th, 2021.

UPDATED FOUR-LEVEL SYSTEM

New rules have been added for communities with an incidence rate under 10 (the lowest before was under 35).

The new levels based on the local incidence rate are:

        • Level 4 – over 50
        • Level 3 – between 35 & 50
        • Level 2 – between 10 & 35
        • Level 1 – under 10

A district changes levels when the incidence rate goes above or below a threshold for five days in a row. New rules will be created if the incidence rate goes back above 100.

MASK RULES

The general requirement to wear a mask in public remains – they are required indoors at all times and outdoors when you cannot keep at a 1,5 meter distance from others. Masks are not required at home or at private parties or for those under the age of six.

CONTACT RESTRICTIONS

Personal contact restrictions have been loosened, which regulates how many friends and family members we can hang out with at home or out and about (dinner, shopping, movies, at the park, etc.).

As before, children 13 & under do not count towards the total number of people and fully vaccinated/recovered adults do not count towards the total number of people OR households.

  • Level 4 – two households can get together with a total of 5 unvaccinated adults maximum
  • Levels 2 & 3 – four households can meet up with maximum 15 unvaccinated adults total (was three households and maximum 10 adults)
  • The birthday party allowance is still in effect for Levels 2 & 3 (five additional children from any number of households)
  • At the new Level 1 (Under 10), it is allowed to meet up with 25 unvaccinated adults from any number of households!

For the remainder of the updated rules regarding public life, every person counts towards the total number regardless of age or vaccination status.

Below is a summary of the main changes. Testing requirements and the exact number of participants allowed for each kind of event at each level can be found in the BW at-a-glance chart.

PRIVATE EVENTS

Larger private events are now permitted at non-commercial locations such as at home or in a garden (was only at restaurants or halls). This includes birthday parties, weddings, and other events with a private guest list. The host must have a written hygiene concept and collect guest contact data. That person or group is also responsible for enforcing all rules, including checking test results and vaccine certificates if required.

PUBLIC EVENTS

The requirements for events open to the public such as concerts or flea markets have been simplified (was a confusing set of levels based on how quickly the incidence rate sank). Contact data must be collected.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES & CULTURAL EVENTS

Testing requirements have been relaxed for fun activities such as amusement parks or swimming pools, while the rules for visiting museums and other cultural institutions remain pretty much the same as before. Contact data must be collected for both.

RESTAURANTS

Dining requirements have been simplified and an indoor ban on smoking has been added. Contact data must be collected.

SHOPPING

Shopping rules now allow more people in the larger stores. Contact data must be collected at the higher levels.

PERSONAL HYGIENE SERVICES

Personal hygiene service rules remain the same as before for hairdressers, massages, foot care, tattoos, etc. Masks must always be worn with additional test requirements when that is not possible.

SPORTS

The regulations regarding sports have been majorly simplified, with the same rules now for children and adults. Testing requirements at the higher levels.

HOTELS

Hotel stays for tourist reasons have fewer test requirements at the lower incidence levels. Contact data must be collected.

NEW – DANCE CLUBS

Discos will be allowed to open again at the lowest incidence level; test and contact data collection required.


This is a time of rapid changes, so make sure you are following our public Facebook page to keep up with the latest regulations.

Stay safe everyone!