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Tour of the Bohnenviertel, Saturday, 28 June 2014

Dear Members and Guests

Come join us for a walk through the Bohnenviertel (Bean Quarter), a relic of historic Stuttgart with its cobbled streets, hidden alleys and timbered houses. It is a wonderfully quaint area to stroll around, to visit an art gallery, an antique shop, or to enjoy a meal or a drink at a corner café; all thanks to the preservation efforts carried out in the 1970's making this area the only originally preserved part of downtown Stuttgart.

Tour of the Bohnenviertel in downtown Stuttgart

in Saturday, 28 June 2014, 15:00

Meet up at 14:45 inside the courtyard of the

Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum (DAZ)
at Charlottenplatz, 17, 70137 Stuttgart



(www.google.com/bean+quarter+stuttgart)

The Bean Quarter was founded in the 15th century and was one of Stuttgart's first housing areas to be built outside of the city fortification. When Count Eberhard III of Württemberg returned from a journey to Prague in 1392, he decided to expand the city based on the design of the recently completed Prague New Town, extending the suburb to the south of Stuttgart by adding a central trading area, the Hauptstätter Strasse, named after the nearby execution site (enthauptung = beheading). Over time the area expanded and was populated mostly by the poor who grew their own beans which thrived in the local soil giving rise to the area's name. Since 1991, the local merchants host the very popular Bohnenviertelfest on the last weekend in July. (See picture above).
(Information taken from www.stuttgart-tourist.de and an article by Carola Muesel, Public Affairs, 2012)

We will have two 1 1/2 hour tours, one in English, one in German, with a limit of 25 people per group. Cost for the tours is € 5 per person. First come, first served.

The tours will end at the Murrhardter Hof at Wilhelmsplatz 6, a Bohnenviertel landmark known for its Swabian specialties, especially its Kartoffelsalat. Dinner is à la carte (meals start at € 10 and go up).


Sincerely,