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The twinning began in 1978 when the German municipality of Weilerswist twinned with the French commune of Carqueiranne and the Partnerschaftsgesellschaft Weilerswist e.V. (PG-Weilerswist) twinning association was formed. In 1989 we expanded by twinning with the English town of Whitnash. We are convinced that peaceful coexistence and borderless cooperation among the peoples of a united and conflict-free Europe are important to every one of us.

With this is mind, the twinning works to promote the concept of intercultural understanding through our programme of visits, exchanges and joint activities between Weilerswist and its sister towns. In doing so, we help to forge personal relationships, to bring people closer to different cultures and ways of life, and to develop a mutual understanding for that which at first seems foreign. And, of course, we learn and practise languages.

Coming activities in 2021


Corona-bedingt leider noch keine feste Planung für 2021

Wir hoffen aber das Beste - insbesondere, dass wir wieder unsere englischen und französischen Freundinnen und Freunde wieder treffen können!

Januar 2021


- Leider abgesagt! -

noch offen

Spanische Gitarrenmusik & Tapas

noch offen


Herbst 2021


Christmas letters ...

... from Weilerswist:

The Twinning Association here in Weilerswist wishes all our friends in Whitnash and everywhere a peaceful Christmas and all the best for the new Year.
As years draw to an end, it is usually a  time to reflect on the past events and what the year brought us. 
Unfortunately, this year the Corona Virus did not allow us many events to reflect on!
  •  In January before the pandemic started we had a lovely New Year's walk in the woods nearby. 
  • As the visit from our Whitnash friends and hence the German-English evening never happened, we managed, instead, to hold an "English Tea Time" in September. A small event in accordance with the Corona regulations. 
  • And in October we had the annual "Red-Wine Walk" through the vineyards in the Ahr Valley.
  • These events were extremely pleasant as they gave us chance to meet and talk to friends that we otherwise hadn't been able to see.
Unfortunately all our other events - summer festival, trip to France as well as a concert under the motto "Spanish Night" - although completely organised - had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
It has been a very difficult year - the whole world over. And we believe our problems are not over yet!  We, too, are now back in a national lock-down lasting at least up to the 10th January; but figures are still rising....
We hope that you, our friends in Whitnash are all well and bearing up.
Though from what we hear, things are not looking good in England either with a new mutation of the virus causing havoc in the south and spreading quickly. Then to top it all, Brexit now on the horizon with no deal in sight. Everything pretty dismal! :-(   
It's probably too much to hope that Brexit won't happen, but let's hope, at least, that 2021 sees a u-turn in the course of this pandemic, so that life can get back to something like normal!
Wishing you all the best and hoping that we do get to meet in 2021!
Take care!


Photo taken in a private garden in Weilerswist-Lommersum, Dürener Straße, Germany

... from Whitnash:

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of or friends in Weilerswist!


Good morning from Whitnash which is now part of a very different World thanks to Covid 19, here in Whitnash we have done our best in these trying times with most people following the new rules that govern our lives, I presume in your home town the world seems a little different as well.


This is my 2nd term as Mayor of Whitnash I am looking forward to a challenging 18 months, yes in these times even the Mayoral term has been extended by 6 months, which will hopefully allow me to either welcome you to Whitnash and/or for me to pop over and see you all in your home town in the better times to come.


I am writing this note just after our Remembrance period, many years ago I was given a German/UK pin badge, and during these services of remembrance I wear this badge with pride, I am a great believer in forgiveness and reconciliation and I believe the twinning organisation is an integral part of the friendship not only between our 2 towns but of our 2 nations, during the past few years many twiners & students from Weilerswist have stayed with Cathy and myself and we have enjoyed every minute, very fond memories.



Christmas is a time for the family and to remember the birth Christ, enjoy your time together and in remembrance of a small baby, a crib a stable and a donkey.


Whitnash has missed the twinning visits this year and there is no Birmingham German market for us to enjoy your Beer and Bratwurst Sausage.


So keep your Beer cold and your Bratwurst hot and we WILL see you all in 2021.




Cllr Adrian Barton

Mayor of Whitnash

Date still open:

Heiße spanische Rhythmen und leckere Tapas

Das Duo Tierra Negra kommt nach Weilerswist - sobald es wieder möglich ist!


Erstmalig hatte die Partnerschaftsgesellschaft Weilerswist zu einem kulinarischen Konzert in der Gesamtschule Weilerswist eingeladen.


Der Abend sollte mit einem kulinarischen Leckerbissen beginnen:

Zwei verschieden Tapas-Platten von dem ortsansässigen Restaurant „El Rancho“ waren neben spanischen und internationalen Getränken zur Auswahl vorgesehen:

  1. eine große gemischte Tapas-Platte „El Rancho“ inkl. Brotbeilage oder
  2. eine Tapas-Platte mit spanischem Schinken und Käse inkl. Brotbeilage.

Nach dem Essen sollte dann der kulturelle Teil des Abends mit dem Konzert von Tierra Negra stattfinden.



Verschoben ist nicht aufgehoben!


Sobald es wieder möglich ist, soll die Veranstaltung wie geplant stattfinden - daher behalten die bereits gebuchten Plätze ihre Gültigkeit. Natürlich kann jeder auch jederzeit seine Reservierung zurück ziehen und seinen Eintrittspreis zurück erhalten.



Tierra Negra werden ihr neues Konzertprogramm präsentieren:


“Viva la Vida“.


Das bekannte Gitarrenduo spielt neue und bekannte Kompositionen voller Leidenschaft und Unbeschwertheit, die „Viva la Vida“ – die Freude und die Lust am Leben – als gemeinsames Motto haben.


Seit mehr als dreiundzwanzig Jahren sind die beiden Ausnahmegitarristen Raughi Ebert und Leo Henrichs poetische Wandler in musikalischen Traumwelten. Auf ihren Gitarren erzählen sie mitreißende Tongeschichten voller Emotion, Leidenschaft und Lebensfreude. Das Publikum erlebt zwischen hypnotischen Balladen und einem loderndem Rhythmusgewitter das gesamte klangliche Spektrum von Musik. Live und in höchster künstlerischer Präzision dargebracht – handgemacht und ehrlich, packend und emotional. Einfach unvergesslich!

... and the program 2020?

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