The city of Münster has friendships all over the world. Since 1957, the Westphalian metropolis has entered into ten twinning agreements. On top of that, there is a special relation with Braniewo/Poland as well as a partnership between Münster-Hiltrup and French Beaugency. For each town twinning a support or partnership association has been founded. This reveals that town twinning is strongly embedded in the population. These partnerships are especially attractive since they enable individual encounters between local people, reveal each other’s cultural peculiarities, allow for personal comparisons of everyday life, and bring forward of sometimes long-standing friendships. An opportunity that any normal vacation can hardly provide. An experience that many people from and in Münster have already made.
Anyone who would like to get in touch with groups, associations, initiatives, or the administrations in the partner cities can contact the International Office at any time. Anyone wishing to get actively involved in the work of the partnership associations is always welcome!