Our twin cities

Zielona Góra (Poland)
  • twin city in the neighbouring area
  • Polish centre of the Euroregion "Szprewa-Nysa-Bóbr"
  • 130,000 citizens, 20,000 students
  • annual relay race "from town hall to town hall"
  • active partnership relation
  • annual agreement concerning common planned activities which are signed by the lord mayors of the cities
  • representative of numerous activities outside the administration: German-Polish Association
  • since 1975 twin city of Cottbus
www.zielona-gora.pl
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Kosice (Slovakia)
  • second largest city of Slovakia (240,000 inhabitants)
  • beautifully reorganised Old Town
  • twin city of Cottbus since 1978
www.kosice.sk
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Targovischte (Bulgaria)
  • beautifully placed city in the foothills of the Balkan mountains
  • city is on the way back to the commercial metropolis after the social change
  • 61,000 citizens
  • twin city of Cottbus since 1975
www.targovishte.bg
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Montreuil (France)
  • industrial city in the direct neighbourhood of Paris
  • partnership between cities - originating from the 1950s - is part of the first cities in Europe at all
  • 100,000 citizens
  • partnership association: French-German Society
  • twin city of Cottbus since 1959
www.montreil.fr
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Grosseto (Italy)
  • city in the south of the Toscana possesses a rich etrusk past
  • old part of town with cathedral and fortification belong to the most beautiful ensembles concerning town construction between Pisa and Rome
  • 80,000 citizens
  • twin city of Cottbus since 1967
www.gol.grosseto.it
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Lipezk (Russia)
  • city with 519,000 citizens on Woronesh river
  • metallurgical centre founded by Peter I in the south of Moscow
  • donations
  • carriers of the most activities outside the administration: Friendship Association of Brandenburg e.V.
  • twin city of Cottbus since 1974
www.lipetsk.ru
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Nuneaton & Bedworth (United Kingdom and Northern Ireland)
  • youngest twin city of Cottbus with a rich multicultural character
  • 110,000 citizens
  • placed between Birmingham and Coventry
  • after signing the contract in 1999 an intensive pupil exchange began
  • common photo exhibition "human beings in the portrait"
  • the former mining industry centre experienced a similar structural change as Cottbus did after 1990
  • twin city of Cottbus since 1999
www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk
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Saarbrücken (Germany)
  • the process of coming off of the partnership and the following meetings between East and West belong to the beginning of the end of the GDR
  • many citizens of Cottbus saw here for the first time the "West"
  • the capital of the Land Saarland welcomed them
  • 195,000 citizens
  • twin city of Cottbus since 1987

general information

www.saarbruecken.de
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Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
  • city in the "district" that passed the structural change successfully - away from coal and steel to new technologies and to the service company
  • 272,445 citizens
  • sponsor city of Cottbus in the context of the structure of the local autonomy
  • many unselfish helpers came to Cottbus
  • prominent and friendly guest in the "Stadion der Freundschaft": FC Schalke 04
  • twin city of Cottbus since 1995

general information

www.gelsenkirchen.de
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