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The International Club Winterthur aims to connect, support and integrate individuals and families who have an international connection or interest. We are a non-political, not-for-profit, English-speaking association, actively fostering friendships and networks in Winterthur and its greater area.

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Coffee and chat and German conversation

CoalMine

Want to practice your German?
Then you are invited to come along with friends to our Tuesday coffee and chat at the Coalmine restaurant/bar in downtown Winterthur. There will be a mixture of experienced German speakers and those wanting to improve their German.

* Covid Certification required.

Snow Weekend

Hotel Schäfli

The return of the world famous ICW Snow Weekend. Let's go for a weekend of snow fun in the Swiss Alps. This year we're going to go to Amden. We're going for the weekend of 4-Feb to 6-Feb and you are all invited.

Amden is a typical Swiss mountain resort. We can do all sorts of snow based activities there. They have 20km of ski slopes, 7km of langlauf loipes, 10km of winter wanderwegs and 30km of snow shoe trails.

We're going to do it in quite a relaxed way, feel free to come along for as much of the weekend as you want and do whatever you want.

Here's how it's going to work. Sue and I have booked ourselves in to the Hotel Schäfli in Amden. We'll be there from Friday 8pm until Sunday. There are three fixed points you need to know about for the rest of the weekend.

On Saturday morning we'll all meet at 10:00 outside the Hotel Schäfli. Then we'll go to the rental shop for people to rent skis, snowshoes or other equipment. You can book your gear at this website:

https://www.skiset.co.uk/partner/skiresort/ski-resort/amden

Select Gmür Sport 3 at Dorfstrasse 20.

Then people will be free to split up and do whatever activities they want. I will be going snow shoeing, for example, so anyone can join me for that, I expect other groups of people will go skiing or maybe langlaufing.

If you want ski or snowboard lessons, check out this website:

https://www.swiss-ski-school.ch/schools/swiss-ski-school-amden/

On Saturday evening I will book a table at the restaurant in the Hotel Schäfli for 19:00 for anyone who wants to join us.

On Sunday morning we will meet again at 10:00 outside the Hotel Schäfli before again heading out for our activities.

What you need to do, if you want to join us.

1 - Decide when you're coming, just for a day or for the whole weekend, or whatever you want.

2 - Accept the meetup invite and send me a message telling me when you're coming, I will book a table for all of us at the Hotel Schäfli for everyone for Saturday night, so please let me know if you do NOT want to join us for that.

3 - Book your hotel. Obviously the Hotel Schäfli is the most convenient, but booking.com or another hotel website will show you what's available nearby. There are plenty of rooms available at the Schäfli as I write this, but I wouldn't hang about.

4 - Decide on your travel arrangements. The SBB is obviously a good choice. the nearest bus stop is Amden Dorf. If you have a car and would like to offer a lift to anyone, I'm sure that would be welcome.

That's it!

One thing to remember, we are not teachers or guides. This trip will be a group of friends going away for the weekend, so we and the club assume no responsibility for you. That said, Swiss mountain resorts are well organised, with good signs and well cleared trails.

If you haven't been on this sort of weekend before, feel free to talk to me or Sue about it.

Walk and Talk

CoalMine

We meet at Coalmine at 10 am before going on an hour’s walk

PLEASE consult the comments at the last minute because the starting point may change and don't forget to cancel if you cannot come.

Coffee and chat and German conversation

CoalMine

Want to practice your German?
Then you are invited to come along with friends to our Tuesday coffee and chat at the Coalmine restaurant/bar in downtown Winterthur. There will be a mixture of experienced German speakers and those wanting to improve their German.

* Covid Certification required.

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