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August, 2015 tbd
Saturday, 19 September, 2015 Firefighter Museum, Stuttgart
Saturday, 26 September, 2015 Cannstatter Volksfest - Dinkelacker Tent - evening
Saturday, 17 October, 2015 "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff - Liederhalle Stuttgart - classical concert
Saturday, 14 November, 2015 Wine tasting Rohracker
Saturday, 5 December, 2015 Christmas Dinner, Alte Kanzlei, Stuttgart
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Train excursion to Schwäbisch Hall Saturday, 18 July 2015

Dear Members and Guests,

Please join us on Saturday, July 18, for a train excursion to the lovely town of Schwäbisch Hall, about an hour northeast of Stuttgart. Nestled in the Kocher river valley, Schwäbisch Hall became wealthy through the salt trade, grew rapidly in the Middle Ages, was an important center of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, and today boasts a beautiful ensemble of half timbered houses, churches, marketplace, river walk, summer open air theatre spectacle and first class art museums. We will take the train from Stuttgart Saturday morning, receive a guided tour of the old town and St. Michael's church, eat at a lovely restaurant on the marketplace, and enjoy a couple of hours of free time to explore, shop, or visit the Würth art museums, before taking the train back to Stuttgart.

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015

Meeting time:
No later than 09.30 at the S-Bahn stop Hauptbahnhof, underneath the Stuttgart main train station, track 102, east end, direction Bad Cannstatt
Train departs: 09.45, S3 to Backnang (the train won't wait!)
Cost: Members - €7.00, Guests - €10.00 for round trip train fare and guided town tours.


We will use Metropole Stuttgart group all day train tickets, five persons per ticket. Scott will buy the tickets in advance, and we will collect the money on the train.
In Backnang we will transfer to a regional train and continue on to Schwäbisch Hall, changing trains once more and arriving at 11.05. Our guides will meet us at the train station and begin the tours from there, one in English and one in German. The tours take 90 minutes and will include the interior of St. Michael's church. We will do a lot of walking up and down the hillsides in Schwäbisch Hall, sometimes on relatively steep grades or stairs. Wear comfortable shoes. You must be in good walking condition! After the tours we will eat lunch in the Hotel-Restaurant Goldener Adler right next to the church on the marketplace.

For your dining pleasure you can chose one of three offered main courses:
1. Breaded pork schnitzel with French fries- € 9.90
2. Krustenbraten- pork shoulder filets with a crispy edge in a dark local beer sauce with Spätzle - € 13.90 (from Fränkisch-Hällisches Landschwein- a local specialty)
3. Vegetarian- Agnolotti Verdi: small noodle pockets filled with ricotta and herbs on a tomato sauce with parmesan- € 13.90
Dinner will be paid individually. Drinks, salad and dessert are extra.

After the meal we will have free time (approx. 2 hours) to explore.

Best regards,