JEWISH HISTORY OF ESSLINGEN TOUR (+1 EVENT)

 

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Sunday, October 8th at 13:00
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)
RSVP using the form below or in the pending Facebook event

**PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS THE JEWISH HISTORY/WWII TOUR THAT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 2017**

It has been over 70 years since then end of WWII. Germany and all of Europe has taken great care to reckon with the tragedy on both sides of the war. A large part of that reckoning is honoring the importance of the Jewish culture in Germany. Jewish residence in the Stuttgart area dates back at least to the 1300s, if not earlier. Esslingen in particular was a free imperial city which is a city controlled not by the local counts and dukes, but directly by the Holy Roman Emperor. Due to this imperial city designation, there was almost always a larger Jewish population in Esslingen than in other capitals. Because of this, there are far more remaining traces of medieval Jewish life in Esslingen than in any other part of the Stuttgart region.

In remembrance and celebration of this local Jewish influence, the IWCS has chosen to host a free 90-minute tour of WWII/Jewish history tour throughout Esslingen (English-language). This fascinating walk will be led by a local historian Dr. Gudrun Silversahn-Jant. Sites visited will include the new Jewish cemetery, Hafenmarkt, Kinderheim, synagogue (from the outside), Judengasse, and other important memorials throughout Esslingen.

We will meet in Esslingen’s town square in front of the town hall (the building with the stunning clock) at 12:45 on October 8th. Given the importance of this tour, the club will be sponsoring the full tour fee (€14 per person) for members and one guest each. This is a walking tour with no stairs, which means that bringing children and strollers should not be a problem. To hold the event we need at least 12 people confirmed no later than October 1st.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a family member or friend.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event.

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Stuttgart City Tour Bus & Lunch

Saturday, April 29th at 9:45am
Meeting Point: iPunkt Center (Tourist Info) Königstraße 1A, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte
Nearest station: Hauptbahnhof
This event open to IWCS members and their guests/families
Prepayment deadline: April 15th
To RSVP, use the contact form below or the pending Facebook event

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If you have ever seen this big, red bus lumbering around town and thought, “I should try that some time” – well, now is your chance!

On April 29th, the IWC Stuttgart will be riding the bus with our families and guests! We will start the tour together at 10:00 and then stop somewhere for a communal lunch, but after that point you are encouraged to use the remainder of your 24-hour ticket to explore at your own pace.

We can get on and off the bus as at any of the nine bus stops in the Stuttgart area. Alternatively, you and your guests can stay on the bus and enjoy the flair of the city from your seat on a 100-minute round trip.

Stops include:

  • Tourist Information/Hauptbahnhof
  • Schlossplatz
  • Pig Museum
  • Mercedes Benz Museum
  • Wilhelma/Neckar-Käpt´n
  • Weingenuss / Römer
  • Weinwanderung
  • Killesberg / Weissenhofmuseum
  • Linden Museum

Tickets are normally €15  per person but the IWCS will be partially sponsoring this event, bringing the per person cost down to €5 each. Invite as many friends and family members as you would like to hang out with that day and send €5 person to the IWCS bank account no later than April 15th to reserve your spot.

We’ll talk about lunch plans closer to the actual day. In the meantime, you can RSVP using the form below or the pending Facebook event.

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English Language Tour of Japanese Food Exhibit + Dinner

English Language Tour of Japanese Food Exhibit at the Linden Museum + Dinner
Wednesday, March 15th at 18:45
Location: Linden Museum, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart-Mitte
Nearest Station: Hauptbahnhof, Börsenplatz
For IWCS members +1 guest
Pre-payment deadline: February 28th

RSVP using the form below or in the pending Facebook event

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In keeping with their mission of opening the world to its visitors, the Linden Museum in Stuttgart is offering another eye-opening exhibition called “Oishii! Japan’s Food Culture”. „Oishii!“ means “It tastes good” and in Japan it is one of the most commonly used word to describe food. This expression goes hand in hand with the social and cultural identity of the one who eats.

The Linden’s collections are intended to present the diversity of human cultures and facilitate emotional and intellectual encounters and this exhibition does not disappoint. This coming March 15th, we are excited to offer an evening of culture and fine Japanese cuisine. This special exhibition will cover the technological achievements necessary for the food production and preparation, the changing Japanese eating habits throughout history, who eats what and when, Sake the “holy drink”, and the ever important tea culture. After the tour, IWCS members and their +1 guest will enjoy a three-course Japanese dinner at Hegel 1, organized just for 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, adult child, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost described below.

The 60 minute tour will starts at 6:45 and will be be followed immediately by the meal. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the event by covering all guided tour and entrance fees. The only portion you and your guest will be responsible for is the €30 dinner fee (per person) plus your drinks for the evening. To hold the event we need at least 10 people confirmed and paid to the IWCS bank account no later than February 28th. The maximum number of participants is 25 so signup today!

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.

To RSVP and receive the bank account information, please send an email to Billie using the form below.

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WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG
Sunday, October 30th at 9:45
Cost: FREE
Nearest train station: Ludwigsburg Bahnhof
Host: Michelle Niese-Mendel

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In our quest to learn more about the surrounding areas of Stuttgart, we are stopping in at Ludwigsburg next. The Ludwigsburg Schloss (castle) is always an interesting topic, but the city and surrounding community are equally fascinating.

Settled in the stone and bronze ages and occupied by the Romans at the end of the 1st century, Ludwigsburg’s history is rich. Years later in the early 1700s, the Ludwigsburg Palace was built by Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg and the settlement was established. The royal seat oscillated between Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg between 1730 and 1800. Kings, queens, and mistresses…we will hear all about the intrigue of royal life in this baroque city on this 90-minute tour.

Spaces are limited to 25 participants; members and their families are welcome to attend this event. Strollers for little ones are OK. Our tour starts AND ends at the fountain in the middle courtyard of the castle (Großer Mathildenhof on the Mömpelgard Street). We will meet there at 9:45 and our tour will start promptly at 10:00.

After the tour, all participants are invited to join us for an optional breakfast buffet (not a brunch) at a restaurant to be determined by participants prior to the event.

To RSVP, please fill in the form below or join the pending Facebook event.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR OF “THE SWABIANS” AT LANDESMUSEUM BW

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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

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR OF THE ESSLINGEN CATACOMBS

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR OF ESSLINGEN CATACOMBS
Saturday, August 6th at 9:45
Meeting point: Esslingen Dicker Turm
Cost: €8 per person, members and family only

Esslingen Dicker TurmMedieval towns like Esslingen are full of secrets. This is a tour with a difference through the crypts under the rambling streets, normally hidden to the public. You’ll see a water tank below the castle grounds, the city’s historic cellar and Esslingen’s former ossuary (bone house – ew!) under the city archive building.

We will book lunch at nearby restaurant for anyone who wishes to join after the tour.

We will meet at 9:45 for our 10:00 tour start. The nearest station to the meeting point is the Esslingen Hauptbahnhof. Parking can be found next to the Esslingen Burg.

Partners/spouses and children over the age of 14 are welcome to join us (maximum 20 people). Sorry, this tour isn’t suitable for kids under age 14 but families are welcome to join us for lunch afterwards.

If you’d like to come along but you’re disappointed that you can’t bring little ones, why not let them (and Dad!) enjoy the area waterways or the wonderful children’s adventure park “Maille” (between Roßneckar und Wehrneckar an der Maille-/Wehrneckarstraßer) on the Neckar during the tour and we’ll meet up with them afterwards!

The cost of the tour is 8€ per person, paid in advance by electronic transfer (non-refundable). The remainder of the tour costs will be covered by the IWCS. To reserve your spot and receive our bank information, please RSVP to your host, Claire DeVaney, using the form below or via the pending Facebook event.

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ENGLISH TOUR OF PLOCHINGEN AND HUNDERTWASSERHAUS

Plochingen & Hunderwasserhaus Tour
Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00
Location: Princess Hotel, Widdumstraße 3, 73207 Plochingen
Nearest station: Plochingen Hauptbahnhof
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In our quest to learn more about the surrounding areas of Stuttgart, we are stopping in at Plochingen next. It isn’t every day that we get the opportunity to hear about a local town’s history as well as see works by the famous artist and architect, Hundertwasser.

Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect whose artistic vision expressed itself in pictorial art, environmentalism, philosophy, and design of facades, postage stamps, flags, and clothing (among other areas). While his real last name was “Stowasser” he went by his pseudonym Hundertwasser. He was born just prior to WWII and survived by posing as a Christian and even joining the Hitler Youth.

He passed away in February 2000 and was most famous for his opposition to the “straight line” and any standardization. Common themes in his work included bright colors, organic forms, a reconciliation of humans with nature, and a strong individualism.  While his best known work is in Vienna, we are happy to have a unique and interesting Hundertwasser building in Plochingen that we will be seeing on this tour.

Learn more about the artist in this entertaining design podcast.

After the tour, all participants are invited to join us for an optional breakfast buffet (not a brunch) at the Princess Hotel.

We would like to say thanks to Plochingen local and IWCS member, Katja, for her help with the planning of this event.

All details are as follows:

  • Tour: 60 minutes in English of downtown Plochingen and Hundertwasser house
  • Meeting Point: Princess Hotel (Widdumstraße 3, 73207 Plochingen)
  • Meeting Time: 9:50
  • Maximum 25 participants; members and their families are welcome to attend this event
  • Strollers for little ones are OK
  • The tour is free for IWCS members and their families
  • Breakfast is 15 euros per person, payable at the hotel (includes drinks)

To RSVP, please use the contact form below or sign up via the pending Facebook event.

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STUTTGART CITY WALKING TOUR

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Wednesday, July 6th from 10:00 – 11:45
Location: Meet at i-Punkt across from the Hauptbahnhof (Königsstrasse 1)
Cost: FREE
Prospective members welcome!!

**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 5th using the form below or on the FB Event page as spaces are limited!

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Members Only Tour of the Mercedes Benz Football Arena

English-language tour of the Mercedes Benz Football Arena
Saturday, July 23rd at 10:15
Meeting point: VfB Fan-Center, Mercedesstraße 73 A, 70372 Stuttgart
Nearest Station: Neckarpark (S) or NeckarPark Stadion (U)
Cost: €5 per person, paid in advance (non-refundable)
RSVP no later than June 16th, family members welcome

Mercedes Benz StadiumThe Mercedes-Benz Arena, home to the top-tier Bundesliga VfB Stuttgart, is more than just a football stadium. It has played an important part in German history, having hosted both the German’s first international football match after World War II in 1950 as well as the first match after German reunification in 1990. In both cases the ever-neutral Switzerland was the opponent.

The current stadium design allows for over 60,000 onlookers and is considered one of the finest in Europe. Please join the IWCS for a 90-minute tour of the stadium on Saturday, July 23rd at 10:30. The tour includes the press rooms, media hall, mixed-zone, business suits, fan meeting point, standing area in the Cannstatter Kurve, changing room area, players tunnel, and inner stadium.

This tour is open to all members and their families. Please note that while there is no minimum age, strollers are not permitted on the tour.

Given the tendency for these type of tours to fill up quickly, we have booked two simultaneous tours meaning we can have as many as 50 participants! The cost is 5 per person attending, paid in advance. The IWCS will sponsor the remainder of the tour costs.

Last day to RSVP is June 16th using the contact form below or in the pending Facebook event. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR OF WEISSENHOF ESTATE

English-language Tour of Weissenhof Estate Architecture
Sunday, June 12th at 12:45
Location: Weissenhof Estate, 70191 Stuttgart-Killesberg
Nearest Station: Kunstakademie (Bus 44 from Hauptbahnhof)
Cost: €5 per person (max. 20 participants)

The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart (Weissenhofsiedlung and the Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier) is a unique look into the forward-thinking architectuWeissenhofsiedlungral and design minds of the late-1920s.

This distinctive residential building exhibition known as “Neues Bauen” (or ‘new build’) reflected the societal and cultural changes of the early 20th century.

Starting in 1927, seventeen architects under the artistic direction of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created a unique residential scheme for modern urban residents. The architects participating in the exhibition were known among their peers as part of the international avant garde. Largely shunned and condemned by the Third Reich; today they are among the most notable masters of modern architecture.

The semi-detached homes designed by Le Corbusier are aesthetic, social and technical examples of the ever-changing architectural attitudes of the time. Following extensive restoration of the interiors, the façades, and the grounds, the structure is now open to visitors.

Please join the IWCS for a 90-minute tour through the grounds and the museum on Sunday, June 12th. We will meet at 12:45 and start the tour 13:00. This tour is open to members and family members. Participants are asked to prepay €5 per person and the club will cover the cost of the tour and the remainder of the entrance fees.

To RSVP, please use the contact form below or reply in the pending Facebook event.

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