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This is a list of places in Germany having standing links to local communities in other countries, or, respectively in other parts of Germany (mostly across the former BRD-DDR-border). In most cases, the association, especially when formalised by local government, is known as "town twinning" (though other terms, such as "partner towns" or "sister cities" are sometimes used instead), and while most of the places included are towns, the list also comprises villages, cities, districts, counties, etc. with similar links.



  • Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia:
Belgium Liège, Belgium (1955)
France Reims, France (1967)
United Kingdom Halifax, England (1979)
Spain Toledo, Spain (1985)
People's Republic of China Ningbo, China (1986)
East Germany Naumburg, (Former East) Germany (1988)
United States Arlington, Virginia, USA (1993)
South Africa Cape Town, South Africa (1999)
Russia Kostroma, Russia (2001)
Israel Rosh HaAyin, Israel (2007)
  • Aalen, Baden-Württemberg:
France Saint-Lô, France (1978)
United Kingdom Christchurch, England, UK (1981)
Hungary Tatabánya, Hungary (1987)
Turkey Antakya, Turkey (1995)
Greece Parga, Greece (1986)
Italy Lonigo, Italy (1999)
  • Adenau, Rhineland-Palatinate:
Malta Mellieha, Malta
  • Ahlen, North Rhine-Westphalia:
Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin
East Germany Teltow, (Former East) Germany
Bavaria Penzberg, Bavaria
Luxembourg Differdange, Luxembourg
East Germany Ludwigslust, (Former East) Germany
Spain Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
Estonia Viljandi, Estonia
Austria Feldkirchen, Austria
United Kingdom New Mills, Derbyshire, UK (1962)
Denmark Nakskov, Denmark (1963)
France Chaville, France (1974)
Austria Amstetten, Austria (1979)
Slovakia Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia (1992)
  • Alzey, Rhineland-Palatinate:
United Kingdom Harpenden, UK (1963)
France Josselin, France (1973)
France Lembeye, France (1980)
Austria Rechnitz, Austria (1981)
Poland Koscian, Poland (1990)
East Germany Kamenz, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Germany Bad Bergzabern, Germany
East Germany Freiberg, (Former East) Germany
Poland Bystrzyca Kłodzka
(formerly known as Habelschwerdt), Poland
Italy Desenzano, Italy
France Périgueux, France
Greece Trikala, Greece
Czech Republic Ústí nad Orlicí (formerly known as Wildenschwert), Czech Republic
France Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France (1959)
Austria Stockerau, Austria
Belgium Ekeren, Belgium
United Kingdom Farnham, Surrey, UK
Israel Dimona, Israel
East Germany Zella-Mehlis, (Former East) Germany
  • Anklam, Mecklenburg-Antepomerania:
Germany Heide, (Former West) Germany
Poland Ustka, Poland
Latvia Limbaži, Latvia
Sweden Burlöv, Sweden
United States Bay City, Michigan, USA (1960)
France Anglet, France (1968)
People's Republic of China Jingjiang, China (2004)
Italy Fermo, Italy (2006)
United Kingdom Bexley, UK
France Fos-sur-Mer, France
Netherlands Deventer, Netherlands
Romania Alba Iulia, Romania (1974)
Poland Olesno, Poland
United Kingdom Perth, Scotland (1956)
France Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (1975)
Hungary Miskolc, Hungary (1996)
Scotland Inverness, Scotland, UK (1956)
Japan Nagahama, Japan (1959)
Japan Amagasaki, Japan (1959)
United States Dayton, Ohio (1964)
France Bourges, France (1967)
Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic (2001)
People's Republic of China Jinan, China (2004)
Netherlands Appingedam, Netherlands (1989)


United Kingdom Chelmsford, Essex, England
Italy Cavaion Veronese, Italy (1986)
Germany Bad Schwartau, (Former West) Germany (1989)
Hungary Encs, Hungary
France Cosne-sur-Loire, France
Italy Abano Terme, Italy
Austria Friesach, Austria (2006)
Switzerland Chur, Switzerland
Croatia Dubrovnik, Croatia
United Kingdom Exeter, Devon, England (1965)
Czech Republic Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic
Austria Mayrhofen, Austria
Russia Petergof, Russia
Italy Terracina, Italy
Luxembourg Bad Mondorf, Luxembourg
France Cabourg, France
Austria Eisenstadt, Austria
Italy Massa, Italy
France Vernon, France
United States Arlington, USA (Texas)

Bad Kötzting is a founding member of the Douzelage[1], a town twinning association of 23 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[1][2]

France Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Germany Neuruppin, Germany
United Kingdom Ashford, England
France Fougères, France
East Germany Bad Langensalza, (Former East) Germany
England Buxton, Derbyshire, England
France Chaumont, France
Belgium Oostkamp, Belgium
United Kingdom Wear Valley District, Durham, England (1977)
Italy Anzio, Italy (1958)
East Germany Bad Freienwalde, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Netherlands Heemstede, Netherlands (2000)
Hungary Edelény, Hungary
Czech Republic Františkovy Lázně, Czech Republic (1992)
Austria Kitzbühel, Austria (1984)
France Rueil-Malmaison, France (1975)
United Kingdom Glossop, Derbyshire, England
United Kingdom Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Italy Moncalieri, Italy
United Kingdom Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England
France Luxeuil-les-Bains, France
Jersey St Helier, Jersey
United Kingdom Easington, County Durham, England (1975)
France Royan, France (1980)
United Kingdom Bedford, UK
Hungary Esztergom, Hungary
Austria Feldkirchen in Kärnten, Austria
Czechoslovakia Prag, Czech Republic
France Rodez, France
Austria Villach, Austria
Japan Nagaoka, Japan
United Kingdom Romsey, Hampshire, England
Germany Worms, (Former West) Germany (1990)
Germany Heidelberg, Germany (1991)
France Dreux, France (1992)
Czech Republic Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (1993)
Poland Jelenia Góra, Poland (1993)
France Annecy, France (1966)
Italy La Spezia, Italy (1999)
Germany Rudolstadt, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Czech Republic 6th district of Prague, Czech Republic
France Beaune, France (1960)
United Kingdom Amersham, UK (1977)
Hungary Mohács, Hungary (1987)
Italy Riva del Garda, Italy (1989)
Poland Kłodzko (formerly known as Glatz), Poland (1996)
Czech Republic Hostinné (formerly known as Arnau), Czech Republic (2002)
United Kingdom Luton, Bedfordshire, England (1956)
United States Los Angeles, USA (1967)
France Paris, France (1987)
Spain Madrid, Spain (1988)
Turkey Istanbul, Turkey (1988)
Russia Moscow, Russia (1990)
Poland Warsaw, Poland (1991)
Hungary Budapest, Hungary (1991)
Belgium Brussels, Belgia (1992)
Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia (1993)
Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan (1993)
Mexico Mexico City, Mexico (1993)
People's Republic of China Beijing, China (1994)
Japan Tokyo, Japan (1994)
Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina (1994)
Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic (1995)
Namibia Windhoek, Namibia (2000)
England London, England (2000)
Israel Sderot, Israel
Hungary Szilvásvárad, Hungary
United States Anderson, Indiana (USA)
Czech Republic Chomutov, Czech Republic
France Fourmies, France
Germany Rheine, (Former West) Germany
Poland Tarnowskie Góry, Poland
Lithuania Trakai, Lithuania
Czech Republic Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Germany Stadt Wehlen - Germany
Poland Otmuchów, Poland

Biberach an der Riß, Baden-Württemberg:

France Valence, France
United Kingdom Tendring, Essex, UK
Italy Asti, Italy
Poland Świdnica, Poland
Georgia (country) Telavi, Georgia
Guernsey Guernsey, UK
Japan Kusatsu, Japan (1962)
France Sucy-en-Brie, France (1967)
United Kingdom Surrey Heath, UK (1971)
Hungary Szekszárd, Hungary (1989)
United States Overland Park, Kansas (1999)
United States Shelbyville, Kentucky, USA (1962)
Luxembourg Diekirch, Luxembourg (1962)
Belgium Arlon, Belgium (1965)
France Rethel, France (1965)
East Germany Bad Köstritz, (Former East) Germany (1992)
France Vierzon, France
Denmark Gladsaxe, Denmark (1962)
France Le Creusot, France (1989)
Italy Castellabate, Italy (2008)
  • Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia:
United Kingdom Sheffield, England (1950)
Spain Oviedo, Spain (1980)
Ukraine Donetsk, Ukraine (1987)
Germany Nordhausen, Germany (1990)
People's Republic of China Xuzhou, China (1994)
France Pontoise, France (1956)
Netherlands Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands (1962)
Turkey Bergama, Turkey, (1967)
Scotland Glenrothes, Scotland (1971)
Austria Krems an der Donau Austria, (1972)
Italy Alba, Italy (1985)
East Germany Sömmerda, (Former East) Germany (1988)
  • Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia:
East Germany Potsdam,
(Former East) Germany (1988)
United Kingdom Oxford, UK (1947)
twinned with Bad Godesberg:
France Saint-Cloud, France (1957)
Italy Frascati, Italy (1960)
United Kingdom Windsor and Maidenhead, UK (1960)
Belgium Kortrijk, Belgium (1964)
United Kingdom Blackpool, Lancashire, England (2000)
United Kingdom Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England
United States New Braunfels, USA (Texas)
Indonesia Bandung, Indonesia (1960)
France Nîmes, France (1962)
United Kingdom Bath, Somerset, England (1971)
Tunisia Sousse, Tunisia (1980)
Israel Kiryat Tiv'on, Israel (1985)
Germany Magdeburg, (Former East) Germany (1987)
Poland Gdańsk, Poland (1976)
Latvia Riga, Latvia (1985)
People's Republic of China Dalian, China (1985)
East Germany Rostock, (Former East) Germany (1987)
Israel Haifa, Israel (1988)
Turkey Izmir, Turkey (1995)
France Cherbourg-Octeville, France (1960)
United Kingdom Grimsby, UK (1963)
Finland Pori, Finland (1969)
Denmark Frederikshavn, Denmark (1979)
Poland Szczecin, Poland (1990)
Russia Kaliningrad, Russia (1992)
  • Brilon, North Rhine-Westphalia:
Scotland Thurso, Scotland
France Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France (1966)
Netherlands Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands (1974)
France Fumel, France
Slovenia Ptuj, Slovenia
Germany Hohenstein-Ernstthal, (Former East) Germany
Italy Sulmona, Italy
Hungary Kazincbarcika, Hungary
East Germany Eilenburg, (Former East) Germany
France Saint-Cyr-l’École, France
France Blagnac, France
East Germany Ribnitz-Damgarten, (Former East) Germany


  • Calw, Baden-Württemberg:
Italy Latsch, Italy (1957)
United Kingdom Wakefield, West Yorkshire England (1949)
France Vincennes , France (1961)
Finland Kuopio , Finland (1965)
Netherlands Delft, Netherlands (1950-2000)
East Germany Zehdenik an der Havel, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Poland Nova Ruda, Poland (1991)
Italy Celle Ligure, Italy
Finland Hämeenlinna, Finland
Denmark Holbæk, Denmark
Poland Kwidzyn (formerly known as Marienwerder), Poland
Israel Mazkeret Batya, Israel
France Meudon, France
East Germany Quedlinburg, (Former East) Germany
Ukraine Sumy, Ukraine
United Kingdom Tavistock, Devon, UK
Russia Tyumen, Russia
United States Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Switzerland Cham, Switzerland (1981)
Czech Republic Klatovy, Czech Republic (1993)
Finland Tampere, Finland (1961)
Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia (1966)
France Arras, France (1967)
Mali Timbuktu, Mali (1968)
Czech Republic Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic (1970)
France Mulhouse, France (1981)
Poland Łódź, Poland (1981)
United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom (1983)
Russia Volgograd, Russia (1988)
Germany Düsseldorf, (Former West) Germany (1988)
United States Akron, Ohio, USA (1997)
People's Republic of China Taiyuan, China (1999)
United States Garden City, New York, USA
Belgium Oudenaarde, Belgium
France Niort, France
Italy Gais, Italy
United Kingdom Isle of Wight, UK
Canada Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Netherlands De Bilt, Netherlands (1977)
United Kingdom Liverpool, England (1952)
Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (1958)
Belgium Liège, Belgium (1958)
France Lille, France (1958)
Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands (1958)
Italy Torino, Italy (1958)
Japan Kyoto, Japan (1963)
Tunisia Tunis, Tunisisa (1964)
Finland Turku, Finland (1967)
Romania Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1976)
Israel Tel Aviv, Israel (1979)
Spain Barcelona, Spain (1984)
People's Republic of China Beijing, China (1987)
Nicaragua Corinto, Nicaragua (1988)
Republic of Ireland Cork, Ireland (1988)
United States Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1988)
Greece Thessaloniki, Greece (1988)
Russia Volgograd, Russia (1988)
Poland Katowice, Poland (1991)
Israel Bethlehem, Palestine (1996)
Turkey Istanbul, Turkey (1997)
Germany Ravensburg, (Former West) Germany (1990)
Czech Republic Lovosice nad Labem, Czech Republic (1995)
  • Coswig an der Elbe, Saxony-Anhalt:
Germany Stadtallendorf, (Former West) Germany (1993)
France Montreuil-sous-Bois, France (1959)
Italy Grosseto, Italy (1967)
Russia Lipetsk, Russia (1974)
Poland Zielona Góra (formerly known as Grünberg), Poland (1975)
Bulgaria Targovishte, Bulgaria (1975)
Slovakia Košice (formerly known as Kaschau), Slovakia (1978)
Germany Saarbrücken, (Former West) Germany (1987)
Germany Gelsenkirchen, Germany (1995)
United Kingdom Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire, UK (1999)
United States Worthington, Minnesota, USA
(first US-German town twinning, 1947)
France Pamiers, France (1969)
Lithuania Jubarkas, Lithuania (2000)
Poland Biłgoraj, Poland (2000)
Czech Republic Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, Czech Republic (1971)
Germany Wiehl, (Former West) Germany (1990)
United Kingdom Penzance, England, UK
Greenland Nuuk, Greenland
Iceland Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
France Vannes, France
Poland Piła, Poland
Portugal Ílhavo, Portugal
Spain Vilanova de Arousa, Spain
East Germany Binz, (Former East) Germany
East Germany Sassnitz, (Former East) Germany


Austria Klagenfurt, Austria
Italy Fondi, Italy
Netherlands Alkmaar, Netherlands (1958)
France Troyes, France (1958)
United Kingdom Chesterfield England (1959)
Austria Graz, Austria (1968)
Norway Trondheim, Norway (1968)
Turkey Bursa, Turkey (1971)
Poland Płock, Poland (1988)
Hungary Szeged, Hungary (1990)
Hungary Gyönk, Hungary (1990)
Germany Freiberg, Saxony, Germany (1990)
Italy Brescia, Italy (1991)
Ukraine Uzhhorod, Ukraine (1992)
Latvia Liepaja, Latvia (1993)
Switzerland Saanen, Switzerland (1993)
Spain Logroño, Spain (2002)
United Kingdom Cannock, UK
East Germany Genthin, (Former East) Germany
Austria Neusiedl am See, Austria (1978)
United States Toledo, Ohio, USA (2002)
France Argenteuil, France (1959)
Austria Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria (1971)
Germany Ludwigshafen, (Former West) Germany (1988)
Germany Ibbenbüren, (Former West) Germany (1990)
Poland Gliwice, Poland (1992)
Lithuania Nemenčinė, Lithuania (1995)
Czech Republic Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic (2004)
France Saint-Omer, France (1969)
Belgium Hasselt, Belgium (1976)
Germany Zeitz, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Finland Savonlinna, Finland (2004)
Belgium Diest, Belgium (1963)
Germany Edenkoben, Germany
Finland Porvoo, Finland
France Guérande, France
Romania Sighișoara, Romania
People's Republic of China Jingjiang, China
Germany Schmalkalden, (Former East) Germany
France Agen, France (1963)
Israel Arad, Israel (1989)
United States Abilene, USA (Texas)
United Kingdom Crawley, West Sussex, England
France Amiens, France (1960)
United Kingdom Leeds, England, UK (1969)
Russia Rostov, Russia (1973)
United States Buffalo, New York, USA (1977)
Israel Netanya, Israel (1980)
Serbia Novi Sad, Serbia (1981)
East Germany Zwickau, (Former East) Germany (1988)
People's Republic of China Xian, China (1989)
United Kingdom Coventry, England (1959)
Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia (1961)
Poland Wrocław, Poland (1963)
Republic of Macedonia Skopje, Macedonia (1967)
Italy Florence, Italy (1971)
Czech Republic Ostrava, Czech Republic (1971)
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo (1975)
Germany Hamburg, Germany (1987)
Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands (1988)
France Strasbourg, France (1990)
Austria Salzburg, Austria (1991)
United States Columbus, Ohio, USA (1992)
United Kingdom Portsmouth, United Kingdom (since 1950) [3][4][5][6][7]
France Calais, France (1964) [3][4]
Togo Lomé, Togo (1973) [3]
People's Republic of China Wuhan, China (1982) [3]
Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania (1985) [3][4]
Turkey Gaziantep, Turkey (2005) [3][4]
Russia Perm, Russia[4]
Scotland Greenock, Scotland
Honduras San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  • Düren, North Rhine-Westphalia:
France Valenciennes, France (1959)
France Cormeilles, France (1970)
Austria Altmünster, Austria (1971)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Gradačac, Bosnia and Hercegovina (2001)
Ukraine Stryj, Ukraine (2001)
People's Republic of China Jinhua, China (2002)
Turkey Ereğli, Turkey (2009)
United Kingdom Reading, Berkshire, England (1975)
East Germany Chemnitz, (Former East) Germany (1988)
Israel Haifa, Israel (1988)
Poland Warsaw, Poland (1989)
Russia Moscow, Russia (1992)
People's Republic of China Chongqing, China (2004)


United Kingdom Macclesfield, England (1953)
Sweden Hässleholm, Sweden (1958)
Tanzania Tanga, Tanzania (1963)
Denmark Nakskov, Denmark (1969)
Poland Brzeg, Poland (1989)
East Germany Bützow, (Former East) Germany (1990)
France Carcassonne, France
Hungary Balatonalmádi, Hungary (2000)
Czech Republic Jihlava, Czech Republic
Germany Butzbach, (Former West) Germany
Sweden Anjalankoski, Sweden
Moldova Tiraspol, Moldova
Poland Rawicz, Poland
Germany Saarlouis, (Former West) Germany (1982)
United Kingdom Hurst Green, England (External Website)
France Montrichard, France
France Arzens, France (twinned with district Hattenheim)
Italy Passignano sul Trasimeno, Italy
Austria Telfs, Austria
United Kingdom Worthing, UK
Turkey Demre, Turkey
Russia Arkhangelsk, Russia (1989)
United Kingdom London Borough of Hillingdon, UK (1961)
Norway Haugesund, Norway (2009)
United Kingdom Epping, Essex, England
Hungary Győr, Hungary (1971)
Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania (1972)
Poland Kalisz, Poland (1982)
Germany Mainz, (Former West) Germany (1988)
France Lille, France (1991)
United States Shawnee, USA (1993)
Argentina San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina (1993)
Bulgaria Lovech, Bulgaria (1996)
Israel Haifa, Israel (2000)
People's Republic of China Xuzhou, China (2005)
France Saint-James, France (1974)
Sweden Eskilstuna, Sweden (1961)
France Rennes, France (1964)
Russia Vladimir, Russia (1983/87)
East Germany Jena, (Former East) Germany (1987)
United Kingdom Stoke-on-Trent, UK (1989)
Nicaragua San Carlos, Nicaragua (1989)
Turkey Beşiktaş, district of Istanbul, Turkey (2003)
  • Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia:
United Kingdom Sunderland, England (1949)
Finland Tampere, Finland (1960)
France Grenoble, France (1974)
Russia Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (1991)
Israel Tel Aviv, Israel, (1991)
Wales Neath Port Talbot, Wales (1958)
France Vienne-sur-Isère, France (1958)
Italy Udine, Italy (1959)
Sweden Norrköping, Sweden (1964)
Netherlands Schiedam, Netherlands (1964)
United States Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA (1967)
Slovenia Velenje, Slovenia (1970)
Belarus Molodechno, Belarus (1987)
Hungary Eger, Hungary (1991)
Poland Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland (1992)
United Kingdom Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, England
  • Eutin, Schleswig-Holstein:
United States Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Denmark Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
East Germany Putbus, (Former East) Germany


France Tain-l'Ermitage, France (1964)
France Tournon-sur-Rhône, France (1973)
Italy Erba, Italy (1978)
Hungary Pécs, Hungary (1986)
East Germany Meißen, (Former East) Germany (1987)
Italy Lana, Italy
France Morhange, France
United Kingdom Carlisle, England (1961)
East Germany Neubrandenburg, (Former East) Germany (1987)
Poland Słupsk (formerly known as Stolp), Poland (1988)
France Le Perreux-sur-Marne, France
Italy Rovereto, Italy
Austria Roppen, Austria
East Germany Pößneck, (Former East) Germany
Romania Gherla, Romania
Czech Republic Broumov, Czech Republic
France Lyon, France (1960)
United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom (1966)
France Deuil-la-Barre, France
(twinned with district Nieder-Eschbach, 1967)
Italy Milan, Italy (1970)
People's Republic of China Guangzhou, China (1988)
Canada Toronto, Canada (1989)
Germany Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (1990)
Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic (1990)
Hungary Budapest, Hungary (1990)
Nicaragua Granada, Nicaragua (1991)
Poland Kraków, Poland (1991)
Poland Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland (1975)
Poland Słubice, Poland (1975)
France Nîmes, Frankreich (1976)
Finland Vantaa, Finland (1987)
Germany Heilbronn, (Former West) Germany (1988)
Belarus Vitebsk, Belarus (1991)
United States Yuma, Arizona, USA (1997)
Israel Kadima, Israel (1997)
Bavaria Amberg, (Former West) Germany
Germany Clausthal-Zellerfeld, (Former West) Germany
Germany Darmstadt, (Former West) Germany
Netherlands Delft, Netherlands (1986)
France Gentilly, France
Israel Nes Tzijona, [[Israel
Czech Republic Příbram (formerly known as Freiberg in Böhmen), Czech Republic
Poland Wałbrzych (formerly known as Waldenburg), Poland
France Besançon, France (1959)
Austria Innsbruck, Austria (1963)
Italy Padova, Italy (1967)
United Kingdom Guildford, England (1979)
United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA (1987)
Japan Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan (1989)
Ukraine Lviv, Ukraine (1989)
Spain Granada, Spain (1991)
Iran Isfahan, Iran (2000)
Austria Obervellach, Austria (1963)
Italy San Candido, Italy (1969)
Austria Maria Wörth, Austria (1978)
Austria Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria (1986)
France Arpajon, France (1991)
Slovenia Škofja Loka, Slovenia (2004)
United Kingdom Bishop's Stortford, UK
France Villiers-sur-Marne, France
Italy Magreglio, Italy
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina (1972)
France Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France (1973)
United States Peoria, Illinois, USA (1976)
Belarus Polotsk, Belarus (1990)
East Germany Delitzsch,
(Former East) Germany (1990)
Italy Como, Italy (1960)
France Arles, France (1964)
Russia Sergiyev Posad, Russia (1991)
United States Wilmington, Delaware, USA, (1997)
Czech Republic Litomerice, Czech Republic (2001)
United States Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Austria Furth bei Göttweig, Austria
France Ludres, France
Czech Republic Domažlice, Czech Republic
United Kingdom Renfrew, Scotland, UK (1969)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bijeljina, Bosnia & Herzegovina (1987)
France Limoges, France (1992)
Turkey Marmaris, Turkey (1995)
Greece Xylokastro, Greece (2005)
Italy Palestrina, Italy (1972)
Japan Numata, Japan (1998)
Norway Bardu, Norway
United States Helen, Georgia, USA


France Annemasse, France (1970)
Poland Sieradz, Poland (2000)
United States Farmers Branch, Texas, USA
Netherlands Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Netherlands (1966)
United Kingdom Oldham, UK (1966-2004)
France Plaisir, France (1975)
Latvia Kuldiga, Latvia (1991)
East Germany Bischofswerda, (Former East) Germany (1990)
France Montceau-les-Mines, France (1993)
Israel Ramat HaSharon, Israel (2005)
France Saint-Denis, France (1950)
Bulgaria Sliven, Bulgaria (1965)
Poland Skierniewice, Poland (1965)
Russia Pskov, (Russia (1969, renewed 1996)
Czech Republic Pilsen, Czech Republic (1970)
Finland Kuopio, Finland (1972)
Romania Timişoara, Romania (1984)
Netherlands Arnhem, Netherlands
(1987, renewed 1991)
Russia Rostov, Russia (1987)
Germany Nuremberg, (Former West) Germany (1988, renewed 1997)
United States Fort Wayne, Indiana USA (1992)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Goražde, Bosnia & Hercegovina (2002)
Italy Ferrara, Italy
Hungary Gödöllő, Hungary
Czech Republic Hradec Králové (former Königgrätz),
Czech Republic
Netherlands Kerkrade, Netherlands
Israel Netanya, Israel
Nicaragua San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
France Versailles, France (until 1985)
United States Waterloo, Iowa, USA
United Kingdom Winchester, England
United Kingdom Cheltenham, England (1951)
Poland Toruń, Poland (1978)
France Pau, France (1982)
East Germany Lutherstadt Wittenberg, (Former East) Germany (1988)
Finland Kotka, Finland (1959)
Germany Osnabrück, (Former West) Germany (1988)
Sweden Lund, Sweden (1990)
Norway Hamar, Norway (1997)
United States Newport News, Virginia, USA (2007)
France Arcachon, France (1965)
United Kingdom Windsor and Maidenhead, UK (1969)
Czech Republic Beroun, Czech Republic (1989)
Poland Brzeg, Poland (2000)
Austria Schärding, Austria (1976)
Czech Republic Kašperské Hory (formerly known as Bergreichenstein), Czech Republic (1991)
  • Gronau, North Rhine-Westphalia:
Netherlands Epe, Netherlands
France Brignoles, France (1959)
Italy Bruneck (Brunico), Italy (1959)
Belgium Tielt, Belgium (1959)
Poland Szamotuły, Poland (2000)
United States Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
France Châteauroux, France (1977)
United Kingdom Broxtowe, UK ((1978)
Poland Grudziądz (formerly known as Graudenz), Poland (1989)
Sweden Falun, Sweden (1994)
Russia Rzhev, Russia (2008)
France La Roche-sur-Yon, France (1968)
East Germany Burg, Saxony-Anhalt, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Greece Afandou, Rhodes, Greece (2001)


  • Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia:
France Liévin, France (1960)
Finland Kouvola, Finland (1963-2009)
France Montluçon, France (1965)
Germany Steglitz-Zehlendorf, district of Berlin (1967)
Austria Bruck an der Mur, Austria (1975)
Russia Smolensk, Russia (1985)
Israel Modi'in, Israel (1997)
Slovakia Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Czech Republic Nachod, Czech Republic
France Villars, France
Germany Wolfsburg, (Former West) Germany
Finland Oulu, Finland (1968)
Portugal Coimbra, Portugal (1974)
Austria Linz, Austria (1975)
France Grenoble, France (1976)
Germany Karlsruhe, Germany (1987)
Germany Hildesheim, Germany (1992)
Russia Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia (1997)
People's Republic of China Jiaxing, China (2009)
Germany Quedlinburg, (Former East) Germany
United Kingdom Torbay, UK
France Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
Poland Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland
Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia (1957)
France Marseille, France (1958)
People's Republic of China Shanghai, China (1986)
Germany Dresden, Germany (1987)
Japan Osaka, Japan (1989)
Nicaragua León, Nicaragua (1989)
Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic (1990)
United States Chicago, USA (1994)
England Bristol, United Kingdom (1947)[8]
France Perpignan, France (1960)
France Rouen, France (1966)
Malawi Blantyre, Malawi (1968)
Poland Poznań, Poland (1979) [9]
Japan Hiroshima, Japan (1983)[10][11]
:Germany Leipzig, Germany (1987)[12]
France Montpellier, France (1961)
England Cambridge, United Kingdom (1965)
Israel Rehovot, Israel (1983)
Ukraine Simferopol, Ukraine (1991)
Germany Bautzen, Germany (Saxony) (1991)
Japan Kumamoto, Japan (1992)
France Clichy, France (1958)
Austria Sankt Pölten, Austria (1968)
Wales Newport, Wales, UK (1981)
Croatia Sisak, Croatia (1988)
Germany Döbeln, Saxony (1991)
Czech Republic Jihlava, Czech Republic (2002)
France Béziers, France (1965)
Wales Neath Port Talbot, Wales (1966)
Switzerland Solothurn, Switzerland (1981)
England Stockport, England (1982)
Poland Słubice, Poland (1998)
East Germany Frankfurt (Oder), (Former East) Germany (1988)
France Bray-sur-Seine, France (1972)
United Kingdom Wareham, England (1986)
East Germany Mücheln, (Former East) Germany (1990)
United Kingdom Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK (1972)
Denmark Fredericia, Denmark (1987)
East Germany Quedlinburg, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Poland Gorzów Wielkopolski (formerly known as Landsberg an der Warthe), Poland (1990)
  • Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia:
France Hénin-Beaumont, France (1954)
United Kingdom Wakefield, UK (1956)
Nicaragua Ometepe, Nicaragua (1988)
Russia Belgorod, Russia (1990)
East Germany Eisleben, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Poland Konin, Poland (1991)
Scotland Lossiemouth, Scotland (1972)
France Saint-Savin, France (1969)
United Kingdom Tonbridge, England (1984)
Belgium Malle, Belgium (1991)
Italy Ladispoli, Italy (2001)
France Angoulême, France (1965)
Egypt El Minia, Egypt (1979)
United Kingdom Weston-super-Mare, UK (1983)
Indonesia Padang, Indonesia
(administrative cooperation, 1988)
Russia Gelendzhik, Russia (1992)
United Kingdom North Somerset, UK (1997)
Italy Pavia, Italy (2000)
Germany Fürstenau, Germany (1991)
Poland Janów Podlaski, Poland (1995)
France Maing, France (1992)
Germany Müllheim, Germany (1992)
Scotland Leven, Fife, Scotland
France Louviers, France (1977/78)
United Kingdom Weymouth, England (1986/87)
  • Husum, Schleswig-Holstein:
United Kingdom Kidderminster, UK (1976)
East Germany Heilbad Heiligenstadt, (Former East) Germany
Denmark Gentofte, Denmark
Poland Trzcianka (formerly known as Schönlanke), Poland


France Gourdon, France
Netherlands Hellendoorn, Netherlands
Slovakia Prievidza, Slovakia
East Germany Dessau-Roßlau, (Former East) Germany
Poland Jastrzębie Zdrój, Poland
France Carnac, France
Italy Carrara, Italy (1962)
United Kingdom Kirkcaldy, Scotland, UK (1962)
France Grasse, France (1963)
Slovenia Murska Sobota, Slovenia (1979)
Russia Moscow, Russia (1995)
Turkey Manisa, Turkey (1998)
Serbia Kragujevac, Serbia (2003)
Poland Opole, Poland (2005)
Hungary Györ, Hungary (2008)
Netherlands Almelo, Netherlands (1954)
Switzerland Biel, Switzerland (1959)
France Auchel, France (1966)
Austria Hall in Tirol, Austria (1967)
Hungary Nyíregyháza, Hungary (1989)
Russia Novocherkassk, Russia (1990)
Germany Glauchau, (Former East) Germany (1991)
Poland Chorzów
(formerly known as Königshütte), Poland (1995)
Poland Andrychów, Poland
Switzerland Flawil, Switzerland
France Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, France
Finland Sotkamo, Finland


  • Jade, Lower Saxony:
Hungary Bakonynána, Hungary (2001)
Romania Lugoj, Romania (1983)
Germany Erlangen, (Former West) Germany (1987)
Nicaragua San Marcos, Nicaragua (1996)
France Aubervilliers, France (1999)
East Germany Zerbst, Saxony-Anhalt, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Spain Cullera, Spain (1998)
France Haubourdin, France (1964)
Germany Aßlar, Hesse, (Former West) Germany
Germany Waldbröl, North Rhine-Westphalia, (Former West) Germany


France Villefontaine, France (1981)
Hungary Budakalász, Hungary (1998)
Germany Alzey, (Former West) Germany
Poland Karpacz, Poland
Czech Republic Kolín, Czech Republic
France Soufflenheim, France (1985)
France Nancy, France (1955)
United Kingdom Nottingham, England (1969)
East Germany Halle an der Saale, (Former East) Germany (1987)
Romania Timișoara, Romania (1997)
Russia Krasnodar, Russia (1998)
Italy Florence, Italy (1952)
Germany Berlin-Mitte, Germany (1962)
France Mulhouse, France (1965)
Finland Rovaniemi, Finland (1972)
Sweden Västerås, Sweden (1972)
Russia Yaroslavl, Russia (1988)
Germany Arnstadt, (Former East) Germany (1989)
Israel Ramat Gan, Israel (1990)
Turkey Izmit, Turkey (1999)
Bulgaria Montana, Bulgaria (2007)
Italy Ferrara, Italy (1991)
Hungary Szombathely (formerly known as Steinamanger), Hungary (1992)
  • Kehl, Baden-Württemberg:
France Montmorency, France (1968)
Wales Carmarthenshire, Wales (1995)
Montenegro Kotor, Montenegro (2000)
France Ambarès-et-Lagrave, France (1989)
Italy Soave, Italy (2006)
Hungary Sopron, Hungary
France Quiberon, France
Republic of Ireland Sligo, Ireland
Italy Trento, Italy
Germany Bad Dürkheim, Germany
  • Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein:
France Brest, France (1964)
United Kingdom Coventry, England, UK (1967)
Finland Vaasa, Finland (1967)
Poland Gdynia, Poland (1985)
Estonia Tallinn, Estonia (1986)
Germany Stralsund, (Former East) Germany (1987)
Russia Kaliningrad, Russia (1992)
Russia Sovetsk, Russia (1992)
Italy Montevarchi, Italy
France Prades, France
France Nevers, France (1963)
United Kingdom London Borough of Haringey, UK (1969)
United Kingdom Norwich, UK (1978)
Netherlands Maastricht, Netherlands (1981)
Italy Novara, Italy (1991)
United States Austin, Texas, USA (1992)
Israel Petah Tikva, Israel (2000)
Croatia [[Varaždin}}, Croatia (2007)
England Richmond, England
Wales Colwyn, Wales
France Fontainebleau, France
France Dunkirk, France (1974)
United Kingdom Leicester, England
Netherlands Leiden, Netherlands
United States Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Hungary Marcali, Hungary (1992)


  • Lahr, Baden-Württemberg:
France Dole, France (1962)
Canada Belleville, Canada (1971)
Costa Rica Alajuela, Costa Rica (2006)
France Haguenau, France
France Ribeauvillé (in German also known as Rappoldsweiler), France
Rwanda Ruhango, Rwanda (2001)
United Kingdom Elgin, Scotland, UK (1956)
France Compiègne, France (1962)
Austria Ried im Innkreis, Austria (1974)
Italy Schio, Italy (1981)
Romania Sibiu (in German language also known as Hermannstadt), Romania (2002)
Turkey Tarsus, Turkey
France Romorantin-Lanthenay, France
United Kingdom Long Eaton, England
Spain Aranda de Duero, Spain (2006)
United Kingdom Southwark, England
Slovenia Novo Mesto (formerly known as Rudolfswert), Slovenia
Poland Głogów (formerly known as Glogau), Poland
France Brioude, France
  • Leer, Lower Saxony:
United Kingdom Trowbridge, UK
Poland Elbląg (formerly known as Elbing), Poland
Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine (1961, renewed 1992)
Italy Bologna, Italy (1962, renewed 1997)
Poland Cracow, Poland (1973, renewed 1995)
Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic (1973, renewed 1999)
France Lyon, France (1981)
Greece Thessaloniki, Greece (1984)
Germany Hanover, (Former West) Germany (1987)
People's Republic of China Nanjing, China (PRC) (1988)
Germany Frankfurt am Main, (Former West) Germany (1990)
United Kingdom Birmingham, England, UK (1992)
United States Houston, Texas, USA (1993)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2003)
Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2004)
Hungary Szendrö, Hungary (2000)
East Germany Frauenwald, (Former East) Germany
Poland Pietrowice Wielkie, Poland
Latvia Saldus (formerly known as Frauenburg), Latvia
United Kingdom Verwood, England
France Villebon-sur-Yvette, France
United Kingdom Shaftesbury, England (1981)
France Brionne, France (1983)
Croatia Kaštela, Croatia (1987)
Austria Linz, Austria (1920)
United States Marietta, Georgia, USA (1965)
France Pornic, France (1987)
France Brassac-les-Mines, France (1987)
France Sens, France (1966)
Italy Senigallia, Italy (1986)
Germany Meerane, Germany (1990)
United Kingdom Chester, Cheshire, England (2002)
France Bayeux, France (1968)
United Kingdom Dorchester, England (1973)
Hungary Tiszakécske, Hungary (1989)
East Germany Bad Liebenwerda, (Former East) Germany (1990)
United Kingdom Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England (1950)
France Montbéliard, France (1951)
Poland Zdzieszowice, Poland (1998)
United States Pasadena, California, USA (1958)
France Lorient, France (1963)
United Kingdom London Borough of Havering, UK (1971)
Azerbaijan Sumqayıt, Azerbaijan (1987)
East Germany Dessau, (Former East) Germany (1988)
Belgium Antwerp, Belgium (1999)
Germany Ahrensburg, (Former West) Germany (1990)
Russia Kamskoye Ustye, Russia (1994)
United States Muscatine, Iowa, USA (2004)
United Kingdom Scunthorpe, England (1960)
Japan Naruto, Japan (1974)
France Clamard, France (1975)
Italy Ivrea, Italy (1988)
Bavaria Kulmbach, Bavaria
East Germany Köthen, (Former East) Germany
Denmark Viborg, Denmark (1992)
Estonia Tartu (formerly known as
Dorpat), Estonia (1993)
  • Lünen, North Rhine-Westphalia:
East Germany Demmin, (Former East) Germany
Poland Kamień Pomorski (formerly known as Cammin), Poland
United Kingdom Salford, England
Lithuania Panevėžys, Lithuania
Netherlands Zwolle, Netherlands


  • Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate:
United Kingdom Watford, UK (1956)
France Dijon, France (1957)
Croatia Zagreb, Croatia (1967)
Spain Valencia, Spain (1978)
Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan (1984)
Israel Haifa, Israel (1987)
Germany Erfurt, (Former East) Germany (1988)
United States Louisville, Kentucky, USA (1994)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom (1960); Verona, Italy (1960); Bordeaux, France (1964); Sapporo, Japan (1972); Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1989); Kiev, Ukraine (1989); Harare, Zimbabwe (1996); Hyderabad, India (2005)

York, United Kingdom; Fresno, USA; Orléans, France; Kristiansand, Norway; Monastir, Tunisia; Rishon LeZion, Israel; Ryazan, Russia; Mühlhausen, Germany; Lublin, Poland; Braniewo, Poland


Germany Spandau, district of Berlin, (Former Wesst) Germany (1988)
Germany Aachen, (Former West) Germany (1988)
Hungary Nyergesújfalu, Hungary
Finland Rovaniemi, Finland (1963)
Poland Szczecinek, Poland (1987)
Germany Schwäbisch Hall, Germany (1988)
Russia Chaikovskiy, Russia
France Nice, France (1954)
Poland Kraków, Poland (1979)
Republic of Macedonia Skopje, Macedonia (1982)
United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland (1985)
Nicaragua San Carlos, Nicaragua (1985)
Germany Gera, Germany (1988)
Ukraine Kharkiv, Ukraine (1990)
Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic (1990)
Israel Hadera, Israel (1995)
Turkey Antalya, Turkey (1997)
People's Republic of China Shenzhen, China (1997)
Greece Kavala, Greeze (1998)
United States Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1998)
Italy Venice, Italy (1999)

Spain Córdoba, Spain (planned for 2010)


France Angers, France (1964)
Turkey Çanakkale, Turkey (2004)
United Kingdom Derby, Derbyshire, England (1976)
United States Evansville, Indiana, USA (1991)
Germany Greifswald, Germany (1988)
South Korea Gwangmyeong, South Korea (1997)
Netherlands Haarlem, Netherlands (1961)
People's Republic of China Hefei, China (2006)
Russia Tver, Russia (1991)
Portugal Vila Real, Portugal (2005)


United States Hackensack, New Jersey, USA (1952)
United Kingdom Dumfries, Scotland (1957)
France Cagnes-sur-Mer, France (1973)
Austria Krems an der Donau, Austria (1974)
Japan Akita, Japan (1984)
Spain Málaga, Spain (1987)
Czech Republic České Budějovice, Czech Republic (1993)
People's Republic of China Liuzhou, China (1999)
Hungary Veszprém, Hungary (1999)
Italy Montecchio Maggiore, Italy (2003)
United States Rockville, Maryland, USA
Israel Metulla, Israel
Poland Opole, Poland (1973)
France Bobigny, France (1974)
Finland Jyväskylä, Finland (1985)
Germany Bonn, Germany (1988)
United States Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA (1990)
Italy Perugia, Italy (1990)
Switzerland Luzern, Switzerland (2002)


England Uckfield, England (1990)
Sweden Boxholm, Sweden
Germany Malchow, Germany


United Kingdom Aberdeen, Scotland (1955)
Italy Bressanone, Italy (1959)
France Clermont-Ferrand, France (1969)
United States Tempe, Arizona, USA (1981)
Ukraine Odessa, Ukraine (1990)
Czech Republic Plzeň, Czech Republic (1993)
Hungary Budavár (district of Budapest, Hungary (2005)
People's Republic of China Qingdao, China (2009)
England Hereford, England (1950)
Denmark Aalborg, Denmark (1967)
Estonia Haapsalu, Estonia (1989)
Switzerland Aarau, Switzerland (1986)
Hungary Szolnok, Hungary (1990)
Switzerland Rheinfelden, Switzerland
France Fécamp, France
Wales Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Belgium Mouscron, Belgium
Germany Ludwigsfelde, Germany
England Kendal, England
France Briançon, France (1974)
Italy Lazise, Italy (1979)
Israel Beersheva, Israel (1983)
Germany Greiz, Germany (1991)
Japan Ichikawa, Japan (2004)
  • Rostock, Mecklenburg-Antepomerania:
Poland Szczecin, Poland (1957)
Finland Turku, Finland (1959)
France Dunkirk, France (1960)
Belgium Antwerp, Belgium (1963)
Denmark Århus, Denmark (1964)
Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden (1965)
Norway Bergen, Norway (1965)
Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria (1966)
Croatia Rijeka, Croatia (1966)
Latvia Riga, Latvia (1961)
Germany Bremen, Germany (1987)
People's Republic of China Dalian, China (1988)
United States Raleigh, USA (2001)
France Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, France (1965)
England Swanage, England


United Kingdom Swindon, England
Germany Wesel, (Former West) Germany (1990)
Italy San Vito dei Normanni, Italy (1990)
United Kingdom Felixstowe, England (1994)
France Nantes, France (1965)
Georgia (country) Tbilisi, Georgia (1975)
East Germany Cottbus, (Former East) Germany (1987)
France Saint-Nazaire, France (1969)
East Germany Eisenhüttenstadt, (Former East) Germany (1986, first town partnership across the German-German border)
France Romans-sur-Isère, France (1971)
Austria Wels, Austria (1972)
Republic of Ireland Tuam, Ireland (1992)
United Kingdom St Helens, England, UK (1948)
United Kingdom Cardiff, Wales, UK (1955)
United States St. Louis, Missouri, USA (1960)
France Strasbourg, France (1962)
India Mumbai, India (1968)
Tunisia Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia (1971)
Egypt Cairo, Egypt (1979)
Poland Lodz, Poland (1988)
Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic (1989)
Russia Samara, Russia (1992)
Mexico Mexico City, Mexico (2006)
Hungary Újbuda (district of Budapest), twinned with Bad Cannstatt (district of Stuttgart)


  • Telgte, North Rhine-Westphalia:
Poland Polanica Zdroj (formerly known as Bad Altheide), Poland (1995)
Russia Stupino, Russia (1995)
United States Tomball, Texas, USA (2000)
  • Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate:
United Kingdom Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England (1957)
France Metz, France (1957)
Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (1968)
Croatia Pula, Croatia (1970)
United States Fort Worth, Texas, USA (1987)
France Cluses, France (1972)
United States Beaverton, Oregon, USA (1997)
Namibia Windhuk, Namibia (2000)
Switzerland Aigle, Switzerland
France Aix-en-Provence, France
United States Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
United Kingdom Durham, United Kingdom
Switzerland Monthey, Switzerland
Italy Perugia, Italy
Russia Petrozavodsk, Russia
Peru Villa El Salvador, Peru
Switzerland Bex, Switzerland (1979)
France Dragnignan, France (1989)


  • Ulmen, Rhineland-Palatinate:
France Lormes, France (1996)
  • Unna, North Rhine-Westphalia:
Netherlands Waalwijk, Netherlands (1968)
France Talaiseau, France (1969)
Hungary Ajka (formerly known as Eickau), Hungary (2000)
United Kingdom Kirklees, England (2000)


France Le Cellier, France (1989)
United States Seguin, Texas, USA (1995)
Hungary Jászberény, Hungary (1993)
France Ile-de-Batz, France (2007)
France Plouénan, France (2007)
France Plougoulm, France (2007)
France Roscoff, France (2007)
France Santec, France (2007)
France Sibiril, France (2007)
Russia Bagrationovsk, Russia (1966)
Poland Górowo Iławeckie, Poland (1996)
France Saumur, France (1967)
England Warwick, England (1990)
Poland Zielona Góra (formerly known as
Grünberg), Poland (1993)
France Lambersart, France (1970)
United Kingdom Peterborough, UK (1982)
Ukraine Kaniv, Ukraine (1996)
Israel Pardesia, Israel (2001)


Austria Klagenfurt, Austria (1930)
Switzerland Montreux, Switzerland (1953)
Belgium Ghent, Belgium (1969)
France Fondettes, France (1975)
(twinned with district Naurod)
Slovenia Ljubljana (formerly known as
Laibach), Slovenia (1977)
Israel Kfar Saba, Israel (1981)
Spain San Sebastián, Spain (1981)
Poland Wrocław (formerly known as
Breslau), Poland (1987)
United Kingdom Tunbridge Wells, England (1989)
East Germany Görlitz, (Former East) Germany (1990)
Nicaragua Ocotal, Nicaragua (1990)
Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg,
district of Berlin, Germany (1964/2001)
Philippines Calamba, Philippines (2008)
United States Shiner, Texas, USA
Denmark Aalborg, Denmark (1961)
Norway Moss, Norway
France Caen, France (1962)
Scotland Dundee, Scotland (1962)
United States Rochester, New York, USA (1964)
Tanzania Mwanza, Tansania (1966)
Japan Otsu, Japan (1979)
Spain Salamanca, Spain (1980)
East Germany Suhl, (Former East) Germany (1988)
Sweden Umeå, Sweden (1992)
Czech Republic Trutnov, Czech Republic (1998)
Republic of Ireland Bray & County Wicklow, Ireland (1998)


  • Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia:
Belgium Geel, Belgium (1990)
France Saintes, France (2002)
United Kingdom Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK (2006)


Germany Villingen-Schwenningen,
(Former West) Germany
Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic
Poland Bogatynia, Poland
Italy Pistoia, Italy
United States Portsmouth, Ohio, USA
Austria Eichgraben, Austria
France Blaye, France (1972)
Finland Kangasala, Finland (1978)
France Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (1959)
United States Yorktown, USA (1978)
Canada Barrie, Ontario, Canada (1996)
Czech Republic Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (1971)
Netherlands Zaanstad, Netherlands (1987)
Germany Dortmund, (Former West) Germany (1988)


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  2. ^ " Home". Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Cities Twinned with Duisburg". Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr Destrict". © 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  5. ^ Portsmouth City Council. Twinning. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  6. ^ Portsmouth Duisburg Anglo-German Friends
  7. ^ Duisburger Portsmouthfreunde
  8. ^ "Bristol City - Town twinning". © 2009 Bristol City Council. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  9. ^ "Poznań Official Website - Twin Towns". Flag of Poland.svg (in Polish) © 1998–2008 Urząd Miasta Poznania. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
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  12. ^ "Leipzig - International Relations". © 2009 Leipzig City Council, Office for European and International Affairs. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  13. ^ City of Davenport, Iowa | Sister Cities


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