2019 commemorates 50 years of friendship between the two cities of Nottingham and Karlsruhe.  In marking this auspicious anniversary, numerous events and celebrations will be taking place throughout the year to highlight the great civic and cultural aspects of our cities, and it will be a real celebration of international cooperation and friendship.

The official twinning of our two cities took place during a council session in Karlsruhe, July 1969; the two Lord Mayors from both cities sealed their partnership with a handshake. 

What has developed from this initial handshake is a longstanding relationship and a true appreciation of an alliance, which continues to grow and forge forward!