Culture & Leisure

Get involved with BOSS: activities for single, unaccompanied servicemembers

Get involved with BOSS: activities for single, unaccompanied servicemembers

BOSS represents the single service member in how you live, spend leisure time, and support the community around you.

January 12, 2021 ×
Regional German customs to welcome in the New Year

Regional German customs to welcome in the New Year

Swabian customs meant to assure a lucky, prosperous, happy year ahead.

December 31, 2020 ×
Ways to spend time together while alone during the holidays

Ways to spend time together while alone during the holidays

Take advantage of online platforms to stay connected during this corona holiday season.

December 20, 2020 ×
Stars and Stripes accepting letters for Santa

Stars and Stripes accepting letters for Santa

The newspaper is accepting letters to Santa through December 24.

December 10, 2020 ×
When told to stay put, reading provides a place to go

When told to stay put, reading provides a place to go

Patch Library can help you find that perfect read.

November 24, 2020 ×
Cyclists reap benefits of new initiatives

Cyclists reap benefits of new initiatives

Stuttgart’s Family and MWR warrior adventure quest program and Outdoor Rec have a new vision for cycling in the community.

October 28, 2020 ×
Allison Harrison as Edna and LTC Timothy Sikorski as Harvey act in "The whole shebang" during the IMCOM-E one act play festival

Stuttgart Theater Center wins big at annual awards

A 6-person ensemble, under the direction of Dusseldorf native Martin Jelonek, performed The Whole Shebang, in competition with other Army garrisons across Europe.

October 21, 2020 ×
‘Girls’ bookend new theatre season

‘Girls’ bookend new theatre season

The Stuttgart Theatre Center is back and the season kicks off with ‘Jerry’s Girls.’

September 23, 2020 ×
Local volunteer creates theater costumes

Local volunteer creates theater costumes

Sikorski logged 871 volunteer hours in 2019 and won “Best Costume Design for Musical” at the IMCOM-E Tournament of Plays Competition.

September 15, 2020 ×
Local travel for end of summer

Local travel for end of summer

As summer turns to fall and days gradually turn shorter and colder, community members can continue to find opportunities to explore locally and engage in their interests.

August 16, 2020 ×
The university town of Tübingen is only 45 minutes

VVS annual ticket holders enjoy free statewide travel in late summer

Annual public transit subscription holders can use local/regional transit for free, statewide, courtesy of a unique customer appreciation campaign running through September 13.

August 7, 2020 ×
Using public transportation in Germany

Using public transportation in Germany

Public transport is an ideal way to travel in Germany and throughout Europe.

June 26, 2020 ×
Pedestrian or "Fussgänger" zones can be found in many cities and towns throughout Germany and usually offer a variety of specialty stores and retail outlets. The larger the pedestrian zone, the larger the variety of shopping, and Stuttgart's Königstrasse, pictured here, is one of the largest and most popular shopping streets in Germany. - Photo by Thinkstockphotos.com

Learn to shop like a local

Upon arrival to Europe one of the first things many like to do is get out and do some shopping.

June 16, 2020 ×
Mannfred Hähnle, master butcher and proprietor of Hähnle Butcher and Catering in Böblingen, displays a tray overflowing with smoked sausages, bratwursts and the local regional favorite, Seitenwurst, which is very similar to the frankfurter.— Photo by Greg Jones, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office.

How to eat and drink like a local in Stuttgart

German regions each boast their own unique cuisine and pride themselves on certain foods or dishes.

June 11, 2020 ×
The common coot is a familiar sight

The common coot is a familiar sight

The common coot is a familiar sight as it runs across freshwater ponds and lakes.

March 11, 2020 ×