German-English Society Braunschweig e.V. (DEG) in Bath

Mayor June Player (on the right) welcomes the guests from Braunschweig.© Paul Kavanagh

Paul Kavanagh, president of the Anglo-German Association (opens in a new tab), and a group of citizens from Braunschweig visited the twin city, among other places, as part of a self-organized tour. Mayor June Player welcomed the group from Braunschweig at the Guildhall at the end of April 2022. A visit to Brunswick Gardens and a meeting with Judy Spencer, Chair of the Bath-Brunswick Twinning Association (BBTA) (opens in a new tab) and other members of the BBTA, was also part of the sightseeing program. In minibuses, the tour group visited various gardens and parks as well as manors near Bath. 

Art Competition “50 years of friendship, 50 places to be!”

The year 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the town twinning between the cities of Braunschweig and Bath. To mark this jubilee, the City of Braunschweig, in cooperation with the partner schools Ricarda-Huch-Schule in Braunschweig and King Edward’s School in Bath, initiated an art competition “50 years of friendship, 50 places to be!” in which students from both schools participated. The creative contributions by both schools’ pupils are presented in a calendar.

Due to the pandemic, no mutual visits or school exchanges have been taking place since 2020. The joint design of the calendar shows the strong bond and friendship between both partner schools.

Lola, Ruben, Rhea and Elise after receiving the calendars in Braunschweig‘s Ricarda-Huch-Schule.© Ricarda-Huch-Schule

The following photo gallery shows the calendar and all the works of art designed by the pupils from Braunschweig and Bath that are presented.

Lecture on Braunschweig‘s Urban Development in Bath

Braunschweig's urban development was the topic of an online lecture on 27 October. The outgoing Lord Mayor Markurth introduced the integrated urban development concept (ISEK) to the numerous participants from Great Britain and Germany who were connected online. 

About six years ago, the city of Braunschweig initiated a major participation process and has since developed the ISEK together with citizens, experts, clubs and associations. It now serves as a policy guideline for Braunschweig’s urban development until 2030.

In his lecture, which was held in German, Ulrich Markurth also presented projects that have already been implemented and gave an outlook on future urban development projects.

The event was organised by the Bath-Braunschweig Twinning Association (BBTA) (opens in a new tab) together with the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) (opens in a new tab).

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Citizens' trip to Bath in 2022

The citizens’ trip to Bath that was arranged for 2020 and 2021 had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. It is now planned to take place in 2022.

On this eight-day trip, participants will not only explore the city and region, but will also be officially welcomed at Bath's historic town hall, Guildhall, make excursions to Wiltshire and the mystical stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, and visit historic manors and gardens at Castle Comb, Great Chalfield and Wells.

Travel dates and registration information will be published in due course. If you are interested in taking part in this citizens' trip, please feel free to contact us now. Send a message to internationalebeziehungenbraunschweigde or give us a call on 0531-470 3777.

Explanations and hints

Picture credits

  • Paul Kavanagh
  • Ricarda-Huch-Schule
  • Stadt Braunschweig
  • Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI)