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: Halloween Walking Tour of Esslingen (+1 event)

This historical walking tour will include a couple of “gruesome” stories that are fitting for this Halloween-day tour, lasting around 2 hours including time for questions and picture taking.

The tour is about 3000 steps, much of which is on cobblestone streets and there are two sets of stairs and one ramp to navigate. Because of the stairs, the tour is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs, but babies in strollers and carriers are fine (as long as they can be carried up about 12 stairs). Not recommended for very young children because of the scary stories we have been promised.

Current Covid-19 rules – social distancing and contact data collection are required (no masking or 3G). These rules can change at any time, so please keep an eye on the Facebook event for updates.

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 (age: parental discretion)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 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.

There are 25 spaces available. To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Wednesday, October 27th . 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: Stuttgart City Walking Tour

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! New, current, and prospective members are all welcome to attend. Stroller-friendly.

Current Covid-19 rules for the tour allow a maximum of 25 participants, all of whom must show either proof of full vaccination/recovery OR a negative test less than 24 hours old. Please bring your masks as we are required to wear them during the walk. These rules can change at any time, so please keep an eye on this event for updates.

We will meet at Königsstrasse 1 outside of the i-Punkt meeting place outside of the Stuttgart Marketing office (opposite the Hauptbahnhof) at 9:45 and begin our tour promptly at 10:00 . If you get lost or are late, call Emily’s mobile phone at (0151) 2408 4485.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, July 5th using the form below or in the public Facebook event.

 

MEMBERS ONLY: SCULPTURE WALK STRÜMPFELBACH

OUTDOOR SCULPTURES WALK
For members and their families

When: Walk and share your photos any time during the month
Zoom meeting: Tuesday March 23rd at 14:00
Location: Weinstadt-Strümpfelbach vineyards
Nearest Station: Endersbach (S) then Bus 202 to Strümpfelbach (Wn.) Kelter

Your host: Alex Elwin

For our third and final winter public art walk, we will tank up on our Vitamin D and blow away the winter cobwebs whilst getting to know the works of a local sculptor!

“Join us” in the vineyards around Strümpfelbach (Rems-Murr-Kreis, east of Stuttgart) to enjoy the view and the art. There are a couple of routes in differing lengths to choose from, including one suitable for strollers.

There are several ways to take part in this event:

  • Do the walk alone -OR- with a friend or members of your household (please follow the contact restrictions in effect at the time of your walk)
  • Do the walk at any time during the month of March -OR- walk the route in time for the March 23rd Zoom call
  • Just enjoy the walk without any additional activities -OR- take photos and let yourself be inspired to create your own art or poetry to share with the group
  • Upload your photos & impressions  in the Facebook event to share -AND/OR- share them with the Zoom call on March 23rd

There is no wrong way and many right ways to participate in this event!

How to RSVP

If you would like to receive information about the suggested routes, please RSVP in the Facebook event. If you do not have Facebook, you can still do the walk and the Zoom call!

 

MEMBERS ONLY: CONVERSATIONS ON MODERN ART – TWO

MEMBERS ONLY: CONVERSATIONS ON MODERN ART – TWO
When to visit: Any time in February
Zoom meeting to discuss: Tuesday, February 16th at 10:00 OR 19:00
Your host: Alison Tyler

Since we can’t currently visit museums together, we’ve decided to try this pandemic-friendly alternative! The plan is to visit outdoor works of art in the Stuttgart area by yourself or with a friend sometime during the month, and then we all get together online to discuss what we’ve seen.

Think book club, but with art!

In February we will be discussing graffiti as an art form. A great place to start is the graffiti art exhibit in the main station in Stuttgart. The Stadt Palais and Kunst Museum also have graffiti exhibitions; although currently closed they have online materials to view.

Perhaps you have seen graffiti murals during your travels or in your current home town? For example, the town of Asperg have recently commissioned graffiti artists to decorate the tunnel into the train station.

Hopefully the art will generate a good deal of conversation. We welcome all opinions, both positive and negative, as long as all are respectfully given.

To take part and receive more details about where exactly to find this art, please RSVP in one of the Facebook events. Alison will be hosting a morning and an evening chat. If you are not on Facebook but would still like to check out the art and join one of the Zoom calls on the 16th, please use the contact form below.

MEMBERS ONLY VIRTUAL EVENTS WINTER 2021

The December Coronavirus rules have been announced and we are facing at least another month of being unable to meet in person. At this point, it’s hard to say if we will be able to hold regular meetings this upcoming winter at all.

It’s time to get creative!

At our delightful activities planning Zoom meeting in November, we brainstormed up a few new events that combine actually leaving the house with a community activity we can do online! You will see us roll out a couple of these new hybrid events starting in January:

  • CONVERSATIONS ON MODERN ART – This activity is meant to replace tours of local art museums for the time being. Members will be given directions on how to find a public art installation (sculptures, for example) to visit on their own before the date of a scheduled Zoom meeting. Then at the meeting we will use the art as a starting point for our discussion – a bit like a book club, but with art!
  • TREASURE HUNT WALKS – Members will be given a walking route to follow somewhere in the city and a list of clues to try and find on their own before the scheduled Zoom meeting. See how many clues you can find and get some exercise in the process!

Under the current rules, the outdoor part of both events can be done alone, with your household/family, or with one other friend or club member.

Hopefully these ideas (and a few others we are working on) will keep us busy, connected, and safe for as long as necessary this winter. We’d love to hear any feedback or additional suggestions or ideas via the comment form below!

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FOR MEMBERS ONLY: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR OF BAD CANNSTATT (+1 EVENT)

For members +1 guest
Thursday, June 24th at 10:15
Meeting point: DB-Info-Counter at Bahnhof Bad Cannstatt
Nearest stations: Bad Cannstatt-Wilhelmsplatz (U) or Bad Cannstatt (S)
Host: Alison Tyler
€5 pre-payment per person, deadline June 17th

Are you ready for our first in-person event since the winter lockdown??

Join us this month for an English-language walking tour through Bad Cannstatt, the oldest part of Stuttgart (dating back to Roman times). Futuristic views, age-old half-timbered buildings and beautiful architectural monuments make this walk an exciting journey of discovery through Swabian history and inventiveness.

We will meet at 10:15 inside of the Bad Cannstatt train station (S/DB) and start our tour promptly at 10:30. The tour is approximately two hours long and is stroller- and wheelchair-friendly.

Coronavirus notes: this tour takes place outdoors and is limited to 20 people maximum. Additional requirements for this tour:
1. Medical masks must be worn
2. Contact information must be given in advance
3. A negative test less than 24 hours old must be presented to the guide to take part in this tour
4. Alternatively, proof of complete vaccination or recovery can be shown

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 (18+ only)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The tour guide 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 pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Thursday the 17th of June. 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: GHOST WALK THROUGH STUTTGART

Thursday, October 15th at 19:15
Location: Downtown Stuttgart
Host: Emily Born
Open to current and prospective members
Maximum 20 people

Because it’s the month of Hallowe’en, we will be taking a fun and spooky “Ghostwalk” through downtown Stuttgart and learn a bit more about the darker side of the city’s history.

This English-language walking tour is being held in lieu of our regular monthly dinner in October. Prospective members interested in learning more about the city and our club are welcome to join us for the tour – just follow the RSVP instructions below!

This entire event will take place outside, so please dress warmly and bring a rain hat or umbrella if necessary – the tour will still take place in all weather! Although our guide will not being wearing a mask (so that we can hear her), we are asking all participants to wear one during the tour for safety.

The cost of this event is €5 per member or prospective member, paid in advance via bank transfer

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer your participation fees to the IWCS bank account no later than Monday the 12th 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.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Participants who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

Once you have confirmed your reservation, we will send you information about the exact meeting point. Hope to see you there!

MEMBERS ONLY: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WALK & COFFEE

Annual International Women’s Day takes place this year on Sunday, March 8th! We would like to celebrate the international women in our group with a “Women Inspiring Women” walk & talk.

Members are invited to join us at 13:30 in Stuttgart-Feuerbach for a guided walk through the nearby woods, stopping at one point to enjoy a spectacular view and a glass of Sekt. Please bring along five facts about a woman who has inspired you and we will share with each other as we walk.

We’ll end our walk with cake, coffee and conversation at the home of one of our members.

The walk will take about 90 minutes and does include a few hills, but all on pavement or well-maintained dirt road. Dress for walking and weather, but if it is too nasty out, we will stay in and enjoy refreshments.

This event is for IWCS members only. While there is no cost you are invited to make a voluntary contribution to our Frauen Helfen Frauen charity at the event.

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

Hope to see you there!
Susan and Alison

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MEMBERS ONLY: WALKING TOUR OF MARBACH (+1 EVENT)

English-Language Walking Tour of Marbach
For members and their +1 guest
Wednesday October 9 from 11:15
Host: Member Alison Tyler

Nearest station: Marbach Bahnhof (S4)
Meeting point: Marbach Bahnhof
Cost: €5 per person, paid in advance no later than September 16th

The gorgeous city of Marbach am Neckar is the birthplace of Friedrich Schiller, Germany’s equivalent of Shakespeare. His first play, Die Räuber (The Robbers), made him an overnight sensation by critiquing social corruptions and affirming revolutionary ideals, making him rather unpopular with Duke Karl Eugen, the ruler of Württemberg at that time.

There is however, more to Marbach than just Schiller. The town on the Neckar river is one of the oldest country towns of Württemberg and is protected in its entirety under Denkmalschutz. Here you can see lovingly restored half-timbered houses, fountains, and remains of the medieval fortifications with the distinctive Obere Torturm or upper gate tower, along with picturesque streets and churches.

Our guide from the Marbach Tourist Office will show us all of this and more in our 90 minute walk. We will start at the train station and end at Jägers Restaurant Schillerhöhe. Interested members are welcome to stay for lunch.

The tour can accommodate up to 30 participants and our route is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.

The tour itself will be sponsored in full by the club and we are requesting a €5 per person donation to the Frauenhaus prepaid no later than September 16th in order to hold your spot.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend (18+)
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, older 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 activities team if you are not on Facebook.

Please complete your reservation by transferring your prepayment no later than September 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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