Members + Families Event: Alpaca Walk and Farm Tour

Alpaca Walk and Farm Tour (English)
For members and their families

Saturday, 18th May 2019 starting at 9:45
Location: Alpakafarm Schaber, Hochen 4, 72622 Nürtingen-Neckarhausen 
€35 adults / €10 children 6 and up / children under 6 free
Pre-payment deadline May 8th
Your host: member Claire DeVaney

Since they were domesticated like their llama cousins around 5000 years ago, alpacas have been kept for their meat, wool, and as a super pack animal ideal for mountain treks. They can walk long distances on relatively little subsistence; they’re sure-footed and agile; and they’re super fluffy and cute!!

Alpacas are whimsical members of the camel family with lovely kind eyes and a gentle nature. In recent years their wooly faces and observant, calm demeanor has made them highly sought after walking companions.

We’ve organized an amazing day out with these gentle beasts for members and their families in May. It includes an alpaca-accompanied trek in Nürtingen followed by a tour of the farm with plenty of petting allowed. The gentle trek will last around 1 hour and will take in views over the Schwäbische Alb from Göppingen over Kirchheim to Reutlingen.

During the guided tour we will see the farm and furnished with all the knowledge we could ever need about alpaca care, diet and breeding as well as the fascinating role of alpacas today from therapy animals to wool production. As a parting gift, all adults will go home with a pair of alpaca wool socks!

You’re then invited to join us for lunch in Nürtingen if you wish (not included in cost of the tour).

Practical Information
9:45 Arrival and registration – please be punctual
10:00 Trek begins
11:00 Return and begin farm tour
12:00 Tour ends
12:30 Lunch in Nürtingen

There is a Hofladen on-site but best to bring water and perhaps a snack. We will walk in any weather. With any luck we’ll have sunshine but of course be prepared with weather-appropriate clothing such as a rain jacket, waterproof shoes, and so on.

The farm is best reached by car (or take a taxi from the Nürtigen station). If you would like to attend but don’t have access to a car, be sure to post in the Facebook event and we can try to arrange a car pool!

Your cost for this event will be €35 per adult and €10 for each child age 6 and up. Children under 6 are free! 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  €35/€10 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than May 8th. 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.

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OPEN EVENT – Tour of the Baden-Württemberg Landtag (Parliament)

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG LANDTAG (PARLIAMENT) BUILDING TOUR
Open to members, guests, and prospective members
Wednesday the 27th March at 11:00
Location: Landtag, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 3, 70173 Stuttgart
Meeting point: main door of the Landtag building opposite the three flagpoles
Nearest stations: Charlottenplatz or Schlossplatz
Pre-payment deadline: March 20th


If a daytime event suits your schedule, our amazing Activities Team has planned something special for our members and guests in March.

We’ve booked an English-language tour of the Landtag (Parliament) building in downtown Stuttgart, and have decided to make this event open to prospective members too!

The tour will cover the entrance hall, the newly-built Citizen and Media Center, and the Debating Chamber. Additionally, we will get an introduction to the political system of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The Parliament will not be in session that day.

We will meet in front of the main doors (opposite the three flag poles) at 11:00 and the tour starts promptly at 11:15 and should end by 12:30. The location is stroller and disability friendly and lunch afterwards is a possibility.

We are asking for a donation of €5 per person in support of Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. to be paid in advance to reserve your spot. To take part in this tour, please RSVP in the pending event on our Facebook Fan Page or use the contact form below if you aren’t on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the your donation(s) to the IWCS bank account no later than March 20th. Donations are non-refundable after the payment deadline.

See you there!

 

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MEMBERS-ONLY: TOUR AND MINI DANCE WORKSHOP WITH STUTTGART BALLET

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PRIVATE TOUR AND WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH
Saturday, October 6th -OR- Sunday, October 7th at 13:45
Location: Stuttgart Opera House, Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte
Hosts: Michelle Moore (Sat) and Alex Elwin (Sun)
Cost: Donation of €10 per family in support of Frauen helfen Frauen e.V..

For those of you with little girls and boys interested in the ballet, dance, or theater, our activities team has arranged for a wonderful experience for IWCS children (ages 6-12) and their families!

Led by former dancers, we will tour the Opera House with its gorgeous stage and auditorium and then go backstage to the costume department and arts and crafts area. Afterwards the children will be led in a short dance workshop in the very studios where the professional dancers themselves practice.

The tour takes 90 minutes, including the mini dance workshop. We will meet at the main entrance to the opera house on the stairs. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring ballet slippers or light sneakers. Children are of course welcome to dress up!

Because the Stuttgart Ballet is a world-renowned institution, the IWCS will be sponsoring the entire cost of this private event. We are asking for a donation of €10 per family in support of Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. to be paid in advance to reserve your spots. Members without children are also welcome to join us for the tour, but keep in mind that the event will be geared towards children. We recommend that younger siblings (under 6) do not attend this event as they will not be able to take part and will count towards the total maximum number allowed.

To take part in this tour, please RSVP in the Facebook event in our private members group. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the your family’s donation to the IWCS bank account no later than September 29th. Donations are non-refundable after the payment deadline. We can accept up to 20 attendees per session. Reserve your spot now!

STUTTGART CITY WALKING TOUR

Stuttgart City Center Walking Tour
Monday, July 2nd from 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Meet at i-Punkt across from the Hauptbahnhof (Königsstrasse 1)
Cost: FREE
Prospective members welcome!!

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

We will meet on Königsstrasse outside of the i-Punkt meeting place opposite the Hauptbahnhof at 10:00 and we will begin our tour promptly at 10:15 . 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 Friday, June 29th using the form below or in the pending Facebook event.

 

**This event will take the place of our welcome coffee in July**

 

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MEMBERS ONLY: KESSLER SEKT TOUR AND LUNCH (+1 EVENT)

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Kessler Sekt Tour & Lunch
Saturday, July 7th at 10:00
Location: Kessler Sekt, Marktplatz 21, Esslingen am Neckar
Nearest station: Esslingen Bahnhof
Prepayment of €10 per person due before June 16th
RSVP to host Stephanie Siebert in the pending Facebook event or contact form below

Kessler Sekt is Baden-Württemberg’s favorite brand of bubbly and IWCS members are lucky to grab a private tour of through the medieval vaulted cellars of Germany’s oldest Sektkellerei. The winding and fascinating history of Kessler began in 1826 and continues to delight locals and visitors alike to this day.

This wonderful Saturday event will last 1.5 hours and be followed by a tasting of up to 3 of Kessler’s delicious offerings.  We can have a maximum of 25 participants on this tour and requests for this tour have been frequent, so reserve your spot now!

For interested parties, we will also make reservations for a lunch at a local restaurant. Location to be determined by participants.

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.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €10 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the tour. All food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member and her guest.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €10 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than June 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.

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MEMBERS ONLY: ENGLISH TOUR OF HISTORICAL SCHORNDORF (+1 EVENT)

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ENGLISH TOUR OF HISTORICAL SCHORNDORF 
For members +1 guest
Tuesday, May 8th at 10:00 (1.5 hours)
Meeting Place: Rathauseingang (City Hall Entrance), Marktplatz 1, Schorndorf
Nearest Station: Schorndorf (S)
Cost: This tour is FREE

RSVP to host Alex Elwin using the pending Facebook post or contact form below

Join us in May for a historical tour of Schorndorf, the birthplace of Daimler amongst other things.

On this tour you will see the most important sights of the city: half-timbered-houses, the marketplace (one of the most beautiful ones in Baden-Württemberg) and the castle.

Included is also a short visit of the city museum and the galleries of art and engineering. The tour lasts approximately one hour and 30 minutes and the cost will be fully sponsored by the IWC Stuttgart, making it completely free for you and your guest! Maximum 20 participants. Babies in strollers are welcome, but be advised that we will be on heavily cobblestoned streets.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, 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 host, Alex Elwin, if you are not on Facebook.

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STUTTGART CITY WALKING TOUR

Stuttgart City Center Walking Tour
Wednesday, July 5th from 10:00 – 11:45
Location: Meet at i-Punkt across from the Hauptbahnhof (Königsstrasse 1)
Cost: FREE
Prospective members welcome!!

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**This event will take the place of our welcome coffee in July**

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

We will meet on Königsstrasse outside of the i-Punkt meeting place opposite the Hauptbahnhof at 10:00 and we will begin our tour promptly at 10:15 . 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 Tuesday, July 4th using the form below or in the pending Facebook event.

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STUTTGART GHOST WALK (+1 EVENT)

STUTTGART GHOST WALK (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)
Friday, 3rd November at 19:00 (1.5 hours)
Meeting point: Beneath the statue “Stuttgardia” at the Rathaus (Town Hall) in the Hirschstrasse, corner Marktplatz
Nearest Stations: Rathaus, Rotebühlplatz
This event is for IWCS members and their +1 guests, limit 25 total
RSVP using the form at the end of this post or via the pending Facebook event

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The exciting nighttime walking tour will lead us from the Old Palace, through the Market Hall, to the Collegiate Church and will delve into eerie encounters with spooky monks, a headless horseman, and two shadowy figures…who some say still can be seen at dawn. You will also learn about the chequered history of a former monastery, why there are tram tracks in the market hall, where decapitations took place, which customs prevailed in old times in cemeteries – and much more.

Please note that this is an easy walk around Stuttgart, which means it is wheelchair and pram friendly. We will end up near the Leonhardskirche at the edge of the Bohnenviertal. More information can be found at the Stuttgart Geister website.

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This is a +1 event, which means:

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

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The International Women’s Club Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the fees for the tour. Children under 6 are free.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you are not on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Monday 23rd of October. 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.

Please note that this event is limited to 25 participants and has a minimum number of 10 for the event to go ahead.

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.

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STUTTGART STEPS WALKING TOUR & BIERGARTEN (+1 EVENT)

Stuttgart Steps English-Language Walking Tour & Biergarten
Friday, June 30th starting at 17:30 (the tour is 2.5 hours long)
Meeting Point/Nearest Station: Marienplatz
This event is open to IWCS members and their +1 guest
RSVP using the pending Facebook event or the contact form below

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Photo courtesy of stuttgart-tourist.de

Have you ever wondered about the steps winding up the hills of Stuttgart from the valley to the top? These are called “Stäffele” in Swabian and this coming June, we will have a guided tour of some of these famous steps.

Our 2.5 hour tour will start from Marienplatz, take us past the Lapidarium and through the urban vineyard to Karlshöhe. On the steep Hasenbergsteige we will learn about the places you can admire “from the top down”. And finally, the tour ends at the beautiful Lake Feuersee.

Afterwards interested participants and their guests are welcome to join us for food and drinks at a local Biergarten (location to be announced). Members who aren’t able to attend the steps tour are also invited to join us!

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, child, or friend (all must be able to climb steps for 2.5 hours – no strollers)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The International Women’s Club Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the fees for the tour. Food and drink ordered at dinner will be the responsibility of the member and her guest.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you are not on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than June 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.

See you on the steps in June!

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ESSLINGEN “BLOOD” HISTORY TOUR (+1 EVENT)

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Saturday, June 10th at 9:45am
Meeting Point: Esslingen Old Town Hall, Rathausplatz 1, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar
Nearest station: Esslingen Bahnhof
This event is open to IWCS members and a guest (+1 event)
Cost: €8 per person, paid in advance
Pre-payment deadline: June 1st

Medieval towns like Esslingen are full of secrets and intrigue. Because we can’t help but be interested, the IWCS would like you to join us on an English-language journey of over 700 years of trial, terror, torture, murder, witching hunting and more.

We will meet in Esslingen’s town square in front of the town hall (the building with the stunning clock) at 9:45 on June 10th. To hold the event we need at least 15 people confirmed and paid to the IWCS bank account no later than June 1st.

After the tour we will have lunch at Restaurant Galleria Zeus (Greek) starting at 12:30. This highly recommended restaurant is just over the bridge down from the market square in Esslingen. As usual, food and drink costs are the responsibility of individual members and will not be subsidized by the IWCS. Please see their website for the full menu.

Sorry, this tour isn’t suitable for kids under age 14, but families are welcome to join us for lunch afterwards.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, child over 14, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €8 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the tour. All food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member and her guest.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €8 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than June 1st. 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.

 

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