Upcoming Events

Saturday, 8 Dec, 2018 Christmas Party, Alte Kanzlei, Stuttgart
Sunday, 16 Dec, 2018Matinee: "A Christmas Carol" at the Kelley Theatre
Saturday, 12 Jan, 2019 Visit to a Brezel Museum
Saturday, tbd Feb, 2019 Saturday Matinee Movie, Old Moviehouse, Kusterdingen near Tübingen
Saturday, 16 Mar, 2019 Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, 6 Apr, 2019 Classical Concert, Liederhalle Stuttgart
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"Besenwirtschaft" in Plieningen on Saturday, 17 November 2018

Dear members and guests,

please join us for a sociable and cozy outing to the southern part of Stuttgart. Enjoy a very special way of hospitality in Baden-Württemberg. We are delighted to take you to an authentic "Besenwirtschaft" operated by a local winegrower.

On Saturday, November 17, 2018 we will meet at 17:00 at the entrance of the Plieninger Most- und Weinbesen. The Unger Family will set up tables and chairs in their living room and serve their own wine and home cooked food from a small à la carte menu (individual payment).
The origin of the "Besenwirtschaft" ("broom winery") can be traced back to the first king of the Franks, Karl der Große (Charlemagne). The ruler was a patron of viticulture and according to legend he decreed in the late 8th century that the farmers were allowed to sell their wine directly to thirsty guests even without a license. To mark such a "Besenwirtschaft" they should attach a wreath of pine sprigs to the house. The tradition has remained until today, however the wreath was replaced by a broom. Today, the broom wineries are an integral part of the Württemberger wine culture and way of life.

Look out for the broom next to the entrance !

This event is free for all. The number of participants will be limited, so don't wait to register - participation is on a first-come-first-served base - members have priority.

Best regards,