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  • Writer's pictureJames Marks

Lincoln's Twin Towns

It is inspiring to think about the linked destinations across the world, and it’s exciting that Lincolnshire, home to Wolds Side Lodge Holidays, is situated at the heart of it all.

Lincoln's Twinning relationships around the world can be kickstarted in Germany, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, a historical town formed in 1969.

Lincoln's Twin Towns

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse translated, means “New Town on the Wine Street,” and the town of Neustadt has some of the most beautiful historical buildings. However, what the team at Wolds Side Lodges like, is that it also has the largest wine-growing community!

With nine adjoining villages all surrounded by these beautiful vineyards and countryside, the Twinning relationship with Neustadt is one of the strongest, oldest, and most successful in the country.

How does this town inspire Lincoln?

It provided the inspiration for the start of Lincoln’s Christmas markets, which the town introduced in the 1980s.

However, the best feature of this Twinning relationship has brought to both parties is the personal exchanges between citizens and the friendships that have been created and maintained along the way.

From here, we now jet across the pond a little further to Tangshan in China. One hundred miles southeast of the capital Beijing, this particular Twinning Agreement came about following an industrial breakthrough by one of the largest companies in Lincoln, in 1988.

This was also the year when the actual agreement was signed between both sides.

With a population of over 7 million, what makes Tangshan stand out, is their ability to rebuild.

Rebuild in the sense that in 1976 the city of Tangshan was struck by an earth-shattering earthquake, which caused severe damage on an exponential scale

However, Tangshan not only picked itself up, but they rebuilt the town, and today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations around.

How is Lincoln connected?

Through our schools’ network.

Some Lincolnshire schools take part in an exchange programme with the Tangshan Foreign Language School, where the programme encourages students to come together to learn about the different cultures and way of living, and truly experience life through a different lens.

From here, we travel further still to Port Lincoln in Australia. Lincoln currently has a friendship agreement with Port Lincoln.

This city, in particular, has approximately 14,000 residents and is situated in Southern Australia at the tip of the Eyre peninsula.

Port Lincoln was discovered by Captain Matthew Flinders, the famous British Sea Dog, in 1802.

With various islands, bays, inlets, and coves, Port Lincoln enjoys warm summers and mild winters.

What makes it special for the team at Wolds Side is that it is well known in Australia as the “seafood capital of Australia – delicious!

The friendship agreement between both parties was signed in 1991 by both the Mayor of Port Lincoln, Australia, and the Mayor of Lincoln, England.

Coming full circle (well almost), we move to Radomsko in Poland.

One of the oldest cities in Poland, Radomsko, is located in the Southern part of the province Piotrków Trybunalski, situated on the Radomsko river. It has a population of approximately 52,000 with the Twinning Agreement signed in June 2007 by the Mayor of Radomsko, Poland, and the Mayor of Lincoln, England.

Lincoln is proud of their Twinning Agreement with Radomsko as we, too, are steeped in rich history and heritage dating back through the years.

Lincoln's twin towns are something the city is very proud of. The relationships that can, and have, been built, as well as the connections both on an individual level but for businesses too, have been outstanding.

Wolds Side is proud of Lincolnshire’s heritage, and we’re proud to promote our beautiful towns to visitors from all over the UK and the world! Click here for more information about the company.

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