Viernheim and its Town Partners
40 years ago, Viernheim started to establish contacts on a partnership basis with other towns. As a result, Viernheim now has several town partner-ship programs throughout the EU as well as with a community in Burkina Faso, Africa.
There has been a three way partnership between the towns Viernheim, Potters Bar, and Franconville since 1971. Such partnership had also been formed between Rovigo, Satonévri and Viernheim back in 2004.
The twin towns:
POTTERS BAR (England)
Since 1971, Potters Bar has been partnered with Franconville and Viernheim. Potters Bar has 22 000 citizens and is about 20 km north of London. Potters Bar belongs to the administrative district of Hertsmere, which has a population of around 88 000. With a cultural centre and a large sport park, Potters Bar offers many possibilities of things for people to do in their free time.
SATONÉVRI-SILLY (Burkina Faso / Afrika)
The partnership (twinning) with Satonevri, which is composed of the villages Sadouin, Tonon und Nevri, was founded 1994. S. is situated about 150 km south west from the main town Q. There is a cooperation in the areas of infrastructure, health and education. In September 2013 the partnership (twinning) was extended to the Departement Silly, in its main town, which bears the same name, there is the Centre for Education which was initiated in April 2012.
For more informations: www.focus-viernheim.de
Viernheim has been associated with Haldensleben since 1992. It is situated in the east part of Ger-many and is about 20 km northwest from Magdeburg with 19 500 citizens. Haldensleben is with a growing economy developing into a lively town. As well as the middle-aged town centre there is a very historical part of the town. A special symbol for the town is the statue of the riding Roland; a sign of Haldenslebens intriguing story
In 1968, Viernheim took over the sponsorship of former citizens of the town Altrohlau, which belonged to the district of Karlsbad (Sudetenland). With this move, Viernheim became an annual meeting point for the people who were ridden of their homes, and as a result are now living all over Germany. Before World War II, Altrohlau had more than 7 000 citizens and was a well-known center for porcelain.
For further information on Viernheim´s Town Partnership program and the annual meetings contact:
Office: KFS ( Kommunales Freizeit und Sportbüro)
Name: Rudolf Haas
Building: Am Neuen Markt 6
Talks: Monday till Friday from 8:30 am - 12 pm, Wednesday 2 pm - 5:30 pm