Wunderbar Together: Showcasing US-German Sister Cities Partnerships

Find a Nearby US-German City Partnership!

Are you or your students looking to strengthen the US-German relationship through person-to-person connections? Use this interactive map (+ websites) to find a US city with a German partner near you!

America and Germany Friends in Business and Community Event

Join us on Saturday, November 2, 2019 for a regional gathering to highlight and celebrate Sister Cities across the Carolinas and Virginia with a special focus on German- American programs and relationships Time: 9:00 AM—4:00 PM Location: BMW Zentrum (Hall) Spartanburg, South Carolina Includes a 1 hour tour of the BMW Plant! Agenda for the […]

Wunderbar Together: A Norfolk-Wilhelmshaven Exchange Transcending Generations

Even a fleeting international exchange can challenge perceptions, break down stereotypes, and build mutual respect for other cultures and customs. However, often the intercultural friendships fostered by Sister Cities programming are ones that last – even across generations. The youth exchange between sister cities of Norfolk, Virginia, USA and Wilhelmshaven, Germany is a testament to […]

US and German participants in Washington, DC
WUNDERBAR TOGETHER: A WATERLOO-PORTA WESTFALICA CONNECTION FORMED IN HERITAGE AND MUSIC, SUSTAINED IN EXCHANGE
Wunderbar Together: A Waterloo-Porta Westfalica Connection Formed in Heritage and Music, Sustained in Exchange

With its official biennial visits, summer student exchanges, scholarships, and a 5,000-strong “Portafest,” Waterloo’s ever-growing portfolio of programs with its sister city of Porta Westfalica, Germany has netted it “Illinois Sister City of the Year” awards in 2008 and 2017. Given the diversity of its programs now sustaining US-German ties for 38 years, it is surprising to think back to the Sister Cities of Porta Loo’s origins simply in shared heritage and music diplomacy [...]

With its official biennial visits, summer student exchanges, scholarships, and a 5,000-strong “Portafest,” Waterloo’s ever-growing portfolio of programs with its sister city of Porta Westfalica, Germany has netted it “Illinois Sister City of the Year” awards in 2008 and 2017. Given the diversity of its programs now sustaining US-German ties for 38 years, it is surprising to think back to the Sister Cities of Porta Loo’s origins simply in shared heritage and music diplomacy [...]

With its official biennial visits, summer student exchanges, scholarships, and a 5,000-strong “Portafest,” Waterloo’s ever-growing portfolio of programs with its sister city of Porta Westfalica, Germany has netted it “Illinois Sister City of the Year” awards in 2008 and 2017. Given the diversity of its programs now sustaining US-German ties for 38 years, it is surprising to think back to the Sister Cities of Porta Loo’s origins simply in shared heritage and music diplomacy [...]

US and German participants in Washington, DC
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Upcoming Events

Join us on Saturday, November 2, 2019 for a regional gathering to highlight and celebrate Sister Cities across the Carolinas and Virginia with a special focus on German- American programs and relationships

Time: 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

Location: BMW Zentrum (Hall)
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Includes a 1 hour tour of the BMW Plant!

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Wunderbar Together is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Working with over 200 partners, it is showcasing the close bonds between the US and Germany in over 1,500 events in all 50 states. For more information, please visit the Wunderbar Together website here.