International Twin Cities Day

On April 25, 2021, the International Twin Cities Day takes plaxce for the 58th time. It was first declared in 1963 by the United Towns Organization to proclaim values such as peace, democracy and international cooperation between local authorities.

For many years, the City of Essen has maintained close partnerships with the City of Sunderland in North-East England, Tampere in South-West Finland, Grenoble at the foot of the Alps, the Israeli metropolis Tel Aviv-Yafo, Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, the megacity Changzhou in Eastern China and Zabrze in Poland.

Essen's Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen also addressed our international friends with a video message to celebrate this day.

Video message of Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen

The Essen Philharmonic Orchestra sends musical greetings to our twin cities as well:

Musical Greetings to Sunderland

Musical Greetings to Tampere

Musical Greetings to Grenoble

Musical Greetings to Tel Aviv-Yafo

Musical Greetings to Nizhny Novgorod

Musical Greetings to Changzhou

Musical Greetings to Zabrze

Herr Theisen, Michael
Frau Schemeit, Nina
Herr Theisen, Michael
Frau Schemeit, Nina


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