Wunderbar Together: Showcasing U.S.-German Sister Cities Partnerships

Looking for ways to strengthen your U.S.-German partnership? A wide array of engagement ideas, event examples, language toolkits, social media templates, sample graphics, and other resources (with many applicable to all partnerships) are now available.

Looking for ways to strengthen your U.S.-German partnership? A wide array of engagement ideas, event examples, language toolkits, social media templates, sample graphics, and other resources (with many applicable to all partnerships) are now available.

Looking for ways to strengthen your U.S.-German partnership? A wide array of engagement ideas, event examples, language toolkits, social media templates, sample graphics, and other resources (with many applicable to all partnerships) are now available.

US and German participants in Washington, DC
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!

There has perhaps never been a greater opportunity for U.S.-German sister city partnerships to enable and to bolster bilateral collaboration on climate resilience. Given the national policy divergence, the work between cities, communities, and citizens serves as the most promising avenue for U.S.-German collaboration...

There has perhaps never been a greater opportunity for U.S.-German sister city partnerships to enable and to bolster bilateral collaboration on climate resilience. Given the national policy divergence, the work between cities, communities, and citizens serves as the most promising avenue for U.S.-German collaboration...

There has perhaps never been a greater opportunity for U.S.-German sister city partnerships to enable and to bolster bilateral collaboration on climate resilience. Given the national policy divergence, the work between cities, communities, and citizens serves as the most promising avenue for U.S.-German collaboration...

US and German participants in Washington, DC
WUNDERBAR TOGETHER: A WATERLOO-PORTA WESTFALICA CONNECTION FORMED IN HERITAGE AND MUSIC, SUSTAINED IN EXCHANGE

The 20-year partnership between Columbia, South Carolina and Kaiserslautern, Germany is filled with flourishing art exchange and ultimately “a common love for creativity.” Sister Cities International interviewed Dickson Monk, Executive Director of the Columbia World Affairs Council, on the cities’ art exchange, shared historical remembrance, Wunderbar Together events, and lasting citizen diplomacy...

The 20-year partnership between Columbia, South Carolina and Kaiserslautern, Germany is filled with flourishing art exchange and ultimately “a common love for creativity.” Sister Cities International interviewed Dickson Monk, Executive Director of the Columbia World Affairs Council, on the cities’ art exchange, shared historical remembrance, Wunderbar Together events, and lasting citizen diplomacy...

The 20-year partnership between Columbia, South Carolina and Kaiserslautern, Germany is filled with flourishing art exchange and ultimately “a common love for creativity.” Sister Cities International interviewed Dickson Monk, Executive Director of the Columbia World Affairs Council, on the cities’ art exchange, shared historical remembrance, Wunderbar Together events, and lasting citizen diplomacy...

US and German participants in Washington, DC
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Although the formal SCI Wunderbar Together partnership has concluded as of December 2019, numerous engagement ideas, models, and resources are available to continue strengthening community resilience and citizen diplomacy between the U.S. and Germany.

 

Ways for Members and Partners to Stay Involved

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We also welcome new collaboration and cross-promotion avenues! If you have any further ideas or questions, you are welcome to email Sister Cities.

Recent Events

“The Path to Freedom and German Unity: The Peaceful Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall 30 Years On” | Event by the American Council on Germany, Sister Cities of Nashville, and Wunderbar Together | November 18

The event was held at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Approximately 70 guests attended the reception and listened to remarks from NY Consul General David Gill about his experience growing up in the former East Germany and the defining events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and witnessing (literally) the Wall coming down on November 9, 1989.  There was opportunity for Q&A after his remarks. Attendees included a Metro Council member, a former Nashville Mayor, and a former Consul General to Leipzig, among other notables.

 
 
 
 
 
 

“America and Germany: Friends in Business and Community” | SCI Regional Event at the BMW Zentrum in Spartanburg | November 2

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Sister Cities International hosted a regional gathering to highlight and celebrate Sister Cities across the Carolinas and Virginia with a special focus on German- American programs and relationships.

Location: BMW Zentrum (Hall)
Spartanburg, South Carolina

 

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 U.S. and Germany in over 2,500 events in all 50 states. For more information, please visit the Wunderbar Together website here.