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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MEMBERS ONLY ANNUAL SPA WEEKEND

Spa Bad LiebenzellMembers Only Annual Spa Weekend
Saturday/Sunday, March 12th and 13th
Location: Bad Liebenzell
RSVP no later than February 20th using the form below.
Spaces limited to 12 persons (can expand if demand is high)

Join us for a ladies’ weekend away in beautiful Bad Liebenzell in the Black Forest! We will leave Saturday morning via train, have a relaxing spa-filled day, and return on Sunday. Spaces are limited, so reserve your place now!! Here are all the details:

ACCOMODATIONS
Our hotel will be the Hotel am Bad-Wald where we have reserved beds for 12 people –  five double rooms  (€55 per person) and two singles (€60 per person). Depending on demand and availability, we might be able to change our reservation, if the need arises.

SCHEDULE
The agenda for the weekend is as follows:

  • Leaving from the Stuttgart Hbhf Saturday morning at 9:00 on a group ticket
  • Arrive before lunch and walk to the local castle; have lunch
  • Check in at hotel
  • Spend the afternoon at the local Therme (spa treatment info below)
  • Have dinner together at a restaurant in the evening
  • Have breakfast together on Sunday morning
  • Return to Stuttgart on the train in morning or afternoon, depending on the desire of the group(s) for sightseeing, etc.

SPA VISIT
The local Therme is called Paracelsus and is within walking distance of our hotel. It is a Heilbad complex with swimming, sauna, and wellness; only the sauna area is “Textilfrei” (meaning you cannot wear a bathing suit or any other clothing inside). We will spend Saturday afternoon together enjoying the warm water and participants can book extra services, such as massages, as wished.

If you would like a massage or any other spa services, it is recommended that you book them before mid-February because appointments are limited and fill up fast. The list of services offered can be found here, along with the phone number to make reservations. Please choose an appointment time between 1400 and 1800 due to our evening dinner plans.

TRANSPORTATION/RESERVATIONS
We will be traveling together on a group train ticket, so you do not need to arrange your own transportation. If you are interested in making a reservation for our spa weekend, please contact us using the form below. You will be asked to make an advance deposit of €25 that will be used toward the train tickets and a welcome glass of bubbly upon arrival. Each guest will be asked to pay for their own hotel rooms at the hotel itself, along with any food/drinks/spa treatments. The IWCS will be sponsoring the table water at our evening dinner together on Saturday.

Looking forward to a wonderful weekend together!

ALL RESERVATIONS / SPA APPOINTMENTS / DEPOSITS SHOULD BE MADE AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN THE 20TH OF FEBRUARY.

Hope to see you there!!
Stephanie and Sandra

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2015 HOLIDAY DINNER AND GIFT EXCHANGE (MEMBERS ONLY)

IWCS Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange (for members only)
Tuesday the 8th of December from 18:30
Location: Alte Kanzlei, Schillerplatz 5, 70173 Stuttgart
SSB: Schlossplatz / Charlottenplatz

IMG_4956Join us in December for our annual Holiday dinner and gift exchange!

We will start out our evening with a complimentary welcome drink and appetizer, followed by a delicious buffet dinner.

After dining, you are welcome to take part in our optional gift exchange, which is loads of fun every year. If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift worth €15 (no gag or re-gifts please). Choose something you yourself would be happy to receive because with this exchange, that could very well happen!

Additionally, Sandra Bartsch will be on hand to collect presents for our Virtual Giving Tree for the women at the Frauenhaus (more details on that to follow later!)

WHEN
Tuesday the 8th of December from 18:30

WHERE
Alte Kanzlei Restaurant, Schillerplatz 5, 70173 Stuttgart
Nearest stop: Schlossplatz / Charlottenplatz

PRICE & MENU DETAILS
Final price per person to be determined, paid in advance (does not include drinks). The 2014 price was 33 euros pp.
Specific choices for the buffet menu are pending but will include:

  • Welcome drink (Sekt or juice, sponsored by the club)
  • Bruschetta appetizer (sponsored by the club)
  • Bread and butter
  • Soup
  • Main course buffet, including warm and cold meat, veggie, and fish dishes
  • Dessert
  • Bottled water (sponsored by the club)

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE
We will have space for up to 40 guests.

Pre-payment is required via bank transfer no later than the 2nd of December to reserve your spot. Bank details will be posted as soon as the final price is agreed upon with the restaurant.

If you have to cancel at the last minute, your meal must still be paid for, so unfortunately pre-payments are non-refundable (you are welcome to find another member to take your place).

RSVP to Billie Schoeler using the form below or via the Facebook event.

 

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MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: 3RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

Third Annual Christmas Cookie Swap and Brunch
Sunday, 13th December at 11:00
Location: Sandra Bartsch’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen
Please RSVP by December 6th to Sandra Bartsch via the pending Facebook event or using the form below

 

Christmas cookie exchange

 

It’s that time of the year when best cookies are made,
What fun to bake extra in order to trade!

Join us for our Third Annual Christmas Cookie Swap and Brunch in December. Bake about three dozen of your favorite holiday cookies and bring them along with the recipe so everyone can try them at home! No need to pre-package the cookies, each guest will take the cookies and the quantity they want.

Food and drinks will be provided by the host. A bottle or two of bubbly are always welcome!

This event is limited to 12 guests.

Looking forward to a delicious and jolly party!

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MEMBERS-ONLY WALKING TOUR: INFLUENTIAL WOMEN OF STUTTGART (ENGLISH)

Members-Only “Influential Women of Stuttgart” Walking Tour (in English)
Sunday, November 15th at 13:00 (2.5 hours)
Meeting Point: Front Steps of the Stuttgart Opera House
Cost to members: 10 euros in advance (minimum 10 and maximum 25 participants)

eine-der-stuttgarter-frauen-koenigin-katharinaJust like the members of the IWCS, the city of Stuttgart has a long history of women who have focused on creating a stronger and more compassionate community. In November we will pay homage to many of these influential women, noble and common, with a walking tour presented in English by the Stuttgart Convention Bureau. From Queens Olga and Katharina to women who fought for the right to vote, this 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take us all around central Stuttgart to learn about the historical “Frauenpower” behind our city.

The tour starts at the front steps of the Stuttgart Opera House and ends at Charlottenplatz. The nearest U-Bahn stops are Charlottenplatz, Schlossplatz, or Hauptbahnhof.

This event is currently only open to IWCS members at a cost of €10 per person, paid in advance. Please note that we need a minimum of 10 participants for the tour to take place and the maximum we can have is 25. If you would like to attend, please fill in the contact form below and host Michelle Niese-Mendel will send you our bank information for the transfer.

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MEMBERS ONLY RUSSIAN CULTURAL DINNER

SamowarWednesday 25 March at 19:00
Samowar Restaurant, Stuttgarter Straße 25, 71263 Weil der Stadt
Nearest Haltestelle: Weil der Stadt (S6)
Limited to 10 members
To RSVP, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page

Please join member Tatiana Houser for a special cultural dinner at Samowar Restaurant in Weil der Stadt this month! The restaurant serves a variety of traditional Russian meat and vegetarian dishes and beverages.

The restaurant is within 10 min walk from the S-Bahn station, in the Altstadt (the very center of town, and there are plenty of signs to direct you there). There are free parking spots available in town near the restaurant (with a parking self-timer).

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2014 MEMBERS-ONLY HOLIDAY DINNER AND GIFT EXCHANGE

Members only Evening Get Together and Gift Exchange
Tuesday the 9th of December from 18:30
Location: Alte Kanzlei, Schillerplatz 5, 70173 Stuttgart
SSB: Schlossplatz / Charlottenplatz

Join us in December for our annual Holiday dinner and gift exchange!
We will start out our evening with a complimentary welcome drink and appetizer, followed by a delicious dinner.
After dining, you are welcome to take part in our optional gift exchange, which is loads of fun every year. If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift worth €15 (no gag or re-gifts please). Choose something you yourself would be happy to receive because with this exchange, that could very well happen!
Save the date now – you will have the ability to RSVP in the December newsletter once menu choices are available.
As in prior years, we will be choosing from a selection of fixed price menus which will include a choice of soup, main course and dessert. Drinks are not included. Please let us know your choices when you RSVP for the event.

Eat Your Way through Markthalle – Members Only Special Event

Eat your way through Markthalle
Friday, January 16th at 15:00
Location: Markthalle Stuttgart, 70176 Stuttgart
Nearest station: Charlottenplatz
RSVP to Billie Schoeler via the pending Facebook event or using the contact form below

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Join us for a tasty tour through the Markthalle in January. In this 90-minute English-language tour, we will find out about the history of the Markthalle and will make stops to try the offerings of various stands along the way.
Don’t forget to bring your shopping lists for those hard to get spices! There will be plenty of time to shop after the tour or to simply discover the various delicacies on your own.
Tour guide costs will be sponsored by the IWCS and attending members are responsible for covering their food costs only (€8 per person, paid in advance).
Only 15 spaces available for this tour!!! To reserve your spot, please transfer your €8 prepayment before January 10th to the IWCS bank account. Contact host Billie Schoeler using the form below or via the Facebook event in our members group.

MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

Second Annual Christmas Cookie Swap and Brunch
Sunday, 14th December at 11:00
Location: Sandra Bartsch’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen
Please RSVP by December 7th to Sandra Bartsch via the pending Facebook event or using the form below
 
Christmas cookie exchange
 
It’s that time of the year when best cookies are made,
What fun to bake extra in order to trade!
Join us for our Second Annual Christmas Cookie Swap and Brunch in December. Bake about three dozen of your favorite holiday cookies and bring them along with the recipe so everyone can try them at home! No need to pre-package the cookies, each guest will take the cookies and the quantity they want.
Food and drinks will be provided by the host. A bottle or two of bubbly are always welcome!
This event is limited to 12 guests
Looking forward to a delicious and jolly party!
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