Have you ever looked up what city or town you are twinned with or even visited that place? Well, I don’t think many of us have, despite seeing the signs all over the country. At the end of the 1940s, the first twin cities between Great Britain and Germany were established and around 553 of those still exist.
This podcast is about the connection of two places told by the people that live there. The focus is on chosen UK-Germany twin city partnerships that stand out in terms of their history, fascinating stories and special friendships.
Join us on a journey to some well-known cities and to some that you have probably never heard of before. You never know, they may end up on your travel bucket list!
Twin City Writing Competition
As part of the podcast launch, we are inviting schools and colleges in Germany and the UK to get creative. How do you imagine your twin city and the people that live there to be like? Or, if you have actually been there, what has been your favourite experience?
Dec 20, 2021 •
Feb 1, 2022 •
What are Twin cities and why does Rob believe that it is difficult for the inhabitants of this big island (that he belongs to) to travel to the mainland? Rob […]
Feb 21, 2022 •
Emma and Kathryn are from Manchester, Steffi from Chemnitz. They are a dream team since the pandemic started, but how did they meet and how do they perceive their cities? […]
Mar 14, 2022 •
Luise – student at the University of York, and Gesa – former student at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, talk about their experiences, awesome student locations and tell us funny and […]
Apr 19, 2022 •
Coventry and Dresden – a friendship that rose up like a Phoenix from the ashes; reconciliation and forgiveness played the key role. The guests Monika Campbell from Coventry and Rainer […]
May 3, 2022 •
After three years, John from Inverness and Christof from Augsburg meet again in this episode. Both have been on adventurous journeys: neither by plane, nor by car… What happened on […]
May 23, 2022 •
Hannover and Bristol was one of the very first twin city arrangements in the German-British history. But this is not everything: both share their passion for StreetArt. We go through […]
Producer & Host : Maren Reents
Maren lives in East Frisia – a region in northwest Germany that is famous for its beautiful islands and tea drinking culture. She loves travelling and after spending a year in New Zealand, she was inspired to study tourism. As a student intern for Deutsch Centre International she discovered some fantastic UK/Germany links and the idea for this podcast was born!
Editors : Antje Timmermann
Design : Andrew Warman
Music : Matthew Ng
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