List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany

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This is a list of places in Germany which have standing links to local communities in other countries, or in other parts of Germany (mostly across the former inner German border). In most cases, the association, especially when formalised by local government, is known as "town twinning" (though other terms, such as "partner towns" or "sister cities" are sometimes used instead), and while most of the places included are towns, the list also comprises villages, cities, districts, counties, etc. with similar links.

A few twin places have a historical German name, especially in bordering countries or areas with mixed languages.

For German-German twins there are abbreviated state names: Baden-Württemberg (BW), Bavaria (BA), Berlin (BE), Brandenburg (BB), Bremen (BN), Hamburg (HB), Hesse (HE), Lower Saxony (LS), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV), North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Rhineland-Palatinate (RP), Saarland (SL), Saxony-Anhalt (SA), Saxony (SX), Schleswig-Holstein (SH) and Thuringia (TH).

A

Scotland Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom (1956)[1][2]
Scotland Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom (1956)[3]

B

United States Grand Island, Nebraska, United States[6]
borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf:[7]
borough of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg:[8]
borough of Lichtenberg:[9]
borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf:[10]
borough of Mitte:[11]
borough of Neukölln:[12]
borough of Pankow:[13]
borough of Reinickendorf:[14]
borough of Spandau:[15]
borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf:[16]
borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg:[17]
borough of Treptow-Köpenick:[18]
Scotland Glenrothes, Scotland, United Kingdom (1971)[19][20][21][22][23]

C

D

E

F

Scotland Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom (1969)[47][48][49]

G

Scotland Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom[50][51]

H

Scotland Lesmahagow, Scotland, United Kingdom (1975)[59][60][61]
United States Post Falls, Idaho, United States[62]
Scotland Lossiemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom (1972)[63]
Scotland Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom (1972)[64]
Scotland Leven, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom (1986)[65]

I

Scotland Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom (1962)[66][67][68]

J

K

United States Davenport, Iowa, United States[70] (1960)
Scotland Kilmarnock, Scotland, United Kingdom (1948)[71]
Scotland Keith, Scotland, United Kingdom[72][73]
Scotland Campbeltown, Scotland, United Kingdom[74]

L

Scotland Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom (1956)[75][76][77]
Scotland Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom[78]
United States St. Charles, Missouri, United States (1996)[79]

M

Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1954)[80]

N

Scotland Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (1985)[82][83]

O

  • The Odenwald region, Hesse, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg:
Scotland Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom (1975)[84][85]

P

Scotland Selkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom[87][88][89][90][91]

Q

R

Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (1955)[92][93]

S

Scotland Maybole, Scotland, United Kingdom[94][95]
Scotland Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom (1962)[96][97]

T

U

V

Scotland Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom[98]

W

X

Z

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