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Saturday, August 13, 2011 Historic water powered saw mill from 1727, Reutlingen
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Schönbuch Brewery Tour, Böblingen
Saturday, September 24, 2011 Additional Event, Cannstatter Wasen Volksfest
Saturday, October 15, 2011 Stuttgart, Walking tour of the new major construction areas. Not the train station

Roman Villa Rustica on Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dear members and friends,

We would like to invite you to join us at the Roman Villa Rustica (Roman open-air museum) in Hechingen-Stein on
July 16, 2011. English and German Tours start at 15:00.

© Villa Rustica "We find ourselves in southwestern Germany between Stuttgart and Lake Constance at the end of the 1st century AD. For the past few years this area has been under Roman rule. In addition to castells (fortresses) and towns, farming estates, in latin "villae rusticae", have developed to provide food for the inhabitants. Thus, a family, whose name we no longer know, decide to settle here in Hechingen-Stein and build a Villa Rustica.
For about 200 years people live and work on this farm. It is deserted only after Roman rule in southwest Germany comes to an end. The Villa is forgotten, gradually decays and is overgrown by the surrounding woods. More than 1,700 years later and purely by chance the building is discovered, excavated and partially rebuilt. " (read more: www.villa-rustica.de)

The Roman Villa-Rustica is located at the "Römisches Freilichtmuseum", 72739 Hechingen-Stein, about an hour from Stutgart, see map >>.
Entrance fee is € 2.80 per person. English and German guide books, recommended in English as most of the information signs are in German, are available for € 1.00.

We have arranged for the Hotel Restaurant LAMM to serve us an authentic Roman Meal for € 19.50. Drinks and dessert are extra. The LAMM is not far from the Villa-Rustica, turn right at the "T" intersection Römerstraße, there is a sign on the right.
Hotel Restaurant LAMM, Römerstraße 29, 72379 Hechingen-Stein

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The Stuttgart German American Wandering Club is hosting the
36. International Volkswandertage, "Volks March" on Saturday &Sunday July 30-31 2011.

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Best regards,