Huntingdonshire’s twinning partnership with the Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf in the state of Hesse in Germany dates back over twenty five years, although informal visits and exchanges between groups and individuals began in the 1950s. Marburg-Biedenkopf itself is a particularly attractive part of Germany with an area of 1,262 square kilometres of which over 40% is woodland. With a population of around 250,000, its largest town is the historic university city of Marburg with 19,000 students swelling the population each year.
Aside from civic and cultural exchanges, the partnership offers opportunities to build friendships between communities and individuals and to learn from each others’ experiences. In addition to the District wide twinning, two of Huntingdonshire’s communities, St Ives and Sawtry have their own twinning partnerships with Stadtallendorf and Weimar respectively in Marburg-Biedenkopf.
More details about the Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf can be found ( in German) by following the link on the right to their website.

Information about the twinning partnership is available from Elaine Buckridge, Secretary to the Director of Central Services at Huntingdonshire District Council.

For more information about the local twinning association click the link on the right.




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