List of twin towns and sister cities in Europe

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This is a list of "twin towns" or "sister cities" in the continent of Europe – that is, pairs of local government entities in different countries which have town twinning arrangements. Where known, the date of formation of the twinning agreement is included in parentheses.

Note that the list is likely to always remain incomplete, since no canonical list of such arrangements exists; even those towns that are listed may well have arrangements which are not listed here. However, a searchable, interactive list is maintained by Sister Cities International. Note also that any twinning arrangement should be listed at two locations in the series of lists: once for each of the towns involved in the arrangement.

Albania[edit]


Durrës[edit]

Fier[edit]

Kamëz[edit]

Korçë[edit]

Lushnjë[edit]

Sarandë[edit]

Shkodër[edit]

Tirana[edit]

Tirana is twinned with:[11]

Vlorë[edit]

Berat[edit]


Austria[edit]

Abtenau, Salzburg

Adlwang, Upper Austria

Adnet, Salzburg

Albeck, Carinthia

Altmünster, Upper Austria

Amstetten, Lower Austria

Anif, Salzburg

Ansfelden, Upper Austria

Arriach, Carinthia

  • Wain, Germany (1972)

Aschau im Zillertal, Tyrol

Attnang-Puchheim, Upper Austria

Axams, Tyrol

Bad Aussee, Styria

Bad Eisenkappel, Carinthia

Bad Ischl, Upper Austria

Bad Leonfelden, Upper Austria

Bad Mitterndorf, Styria

Bad Radkersburg, Styria

Bad Sauerbrunn, Burgenland

Bad Vöslau, Lower Austria

Bad Vigaun, Salzburg

Bärnkopf, Lower Austria

Berndorf, Lower Austria

Bezau, Vorarlberg

Bischofshofen, Salzburg

Bludenz, Vorarlberg

Brand-Nagelberg, Lower Austria

Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria

Bregenz, Vorarlberg

Brixlegg, Tyrol

Bruck an der Mur, Styria

Brunn am Gebirge, Lower Austria

Burgenland (State)

Burgkirchen, Upper Austria

Carinthia (State)

Deutsch-Griffen, Carinthia

Dornbirn, Vorarlberg

Droß, Lower Austria

Ebensee, Upper Austria

Eichgraben, Lower Austria

Eisenerz, Styria

Eisenstadt, Burgenland

Eitzing, Upper Austria

Enns, Upper Austria

Feld am See, Carinthia

Feldkirch, Vorarlberg

Feldkirchen, Carinthia

Ferndorf, Carinthia

Frankenburg am Hausruck, Upper Austria

Freistadt, Upper Austria

Friesach, Carinthia

Fulpmes, Tyrol

Fürstenfeld, Styria

  • Zug, Switzerland

Furth bei Gottweig, Lower Austria

Gaal, Styria

Gaflenz, Upper Austria

Gaming, Lower Austria

Gars am Kamp, Lower Austria

Gleisdorf, Styria

Gmünd, Lower Austria

Gmünd, Carinthia

Gmunden, Upper Austria

Gnesau, Carinthia

Graz, Styria

  • Pula, Croatia (1972)

Groß-Siegharts, Lower Austria

Haiming, Tyrol

Hall, Tyrol

Hallstatt, Upper Austria

Hard, Vorarlberg

Heidenreichstein, Lower Austria

Hermagor-Pressegger See, Carinthia

Hohenems, Vorarlberg

Hollabrunn, Lower Austria

  • Jinhua, People's Republic of China

Hollersbach im Pinzgau, Salzburg

Hornstein, Burgenland

Hüttschlag, Salzburg

Innsbruck, Tyrol

  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (1980)

Judenburg, Styria

Judenburg is a member of the Douzelage, a town twinning association of 23 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[17][18]

Kalwang, Styria

Kapfenberg, Styria

Kirchdorf an der Krems, Upper Austria

Kirchdorf in Tirol, Tyrol

Kirchham, Upper Austria

Kitzbühel, Tyrol

Klagenfurt, Carinthia

  • Venlo, Netherlands (1961)
  • Nanning, People's Republic of China (2001)

Kleinsölk, Styria

Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria

Knittelfeld, Styria

Köflach, Styria

Kramsach, Tyrol

Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria

  • Ribe, Denmark (1971)

Kuchl, Salzburg

Kufstein, Tyrol

Laakirchen, Upper Austria

Langenlois, Lower Austria

Lassee, Lower Austria

Leoben, Styria

  • Xuzhou, People's Republic of China (1994)

Leobendorf, Lower Austria

Lermoos, Tyrol

Lienz, Eastern Tyrol

Linz, Upper Austria

  • Chengdu, People's Republic of China (1983)
  • Lom, Bulgaria

Litzelsdorf, Burgenland

Lower Austria (State)

Ludesch, Vorarlberg

Maria Wörth, Carinthya

Mariapfarr, Salzburg

Mariazell, Styria

Mautern an der Donau, Lower Austria

Mautern in Steiermark, Styria

Mauterndorf, Salzburg

Mauthausen, Upper Austria

Mayrhofen, Tyrol

Meiningen, Vorarlberg

Micheldorf, Carithia

Micheldorf in Oberösterreich, Upper Austria

Millstatt, Carinthia

Mistelbach, Lower Austria

Mödling, Lower Austria

Molln, Upper Austria

Mondsee, Upper Austria

Moosburg, Carinthia

Müllendorf, Burgenland

Mürzzuschlag, Styria

Neudörfl, Burgenland

Neukirchen am Großvenediger, Salzburg

Neumarkt in Steiermark, Styria

Neusiedl am See, Burgenland

Nickelsdorf, Burgenland

Obdach, Styria

Oberpullendorf, Burgenland

Obervellach, Carinthia

Paternion, Carinthia

Perchtoldsdorf, Lower Austria

Pfaffstätten, Lower Austria

Pilgersdorf, Burgenland

Pinsdorf, Upper Austria

Pöls, Styria

Pöndorf, Upper Austria

Pottenstein, Lower Austria

Poysdorf, Lower Austria

Raabs an der Thaya, Lower Austria

Radenthein, Carinthia

Rechnitz, Burgenland

Reith bei Kitzbühel, Tyrol

Retz, Lower Austria

Reutte, Tyrol

  • Esashi (now part of Ōshū), Japan (1991)

Ried im Innkreis, Upper Austria

Rohrmoos-Untertal, Styria

Roppen, Tyrol

Rosenau am Hengstpaß, Upper Austria

Rossatz-Arnsdorf, Lower Austria

Rust, Burgenland

Salzburg, Salzburg

  • León, Nicaragua (1984)
  • Shanghai, People's Republic of China (2004)

Sankt Andrä, Carinthia

Sankt Florian, Upper Austria

Sankt Georgen am Walde, Upper Austria

Sankt Johann im Pongau, Salzburg

  • Lage, Germany (1977)

Sankt Koloman, Salzburg

Sankt Martin an der Raab, Burgenland

Sankt Michael im Lungau, Salzburg

Sankt Oswald-Möderbrugg, Styria

Sankt Pölten, Lower Austria

  • Wuhan, People's Republic of China (2005)

Sankt Stefan im Gailtal, Carinthia

Sankt Ulrich bei Steyr, Upper Austria

Sankt Veit im Pongau, Salzburg

Schärding, Upper Austria

Schattendorf, Burgenland

Schladming, Styria

Schlierbach, Upper Austria

Schönbach, Lower Austria

Schörfling am Attersee, Upper Austria

Schwaz, Tyrol

Schwechat, Lower Austria

Seewalchem am Attersee, Upper Austria

Senftenberg, Lower Austria

Sigmundsherberg, Lower Austria

Silz, Tyrol

Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia

St. Johann in Tirol, Tyrol

Stadl-Paura, Upper Austria

Stams, Tyrol

Stegersbach, Burgenland

Steuerberg, Carinthia

Steyr, Upper Austria

Stockerau, Lower Austria

Stratzing, Lower Austria

Styria (State)

Tauplitz, Styria

Telfes, Tyrol

Telfs, Tyrol

Thalgau, Salzburg

Thörl, Styria

Treffen, Carinthia

Trofaiach, Styria

Tyrol (State)

Ungenach, Upper Austria

Velden am Wörther See, Carinthia

  • Bled, Slovenia (2004)

Vienna, Wien

In addition, individual Viennese districts are twinned with Japanese cities/districts

Also, the district of Währing is partnered with the Shevchenko Raion in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

Further, the Viennese district Leopoldstadt and the New York City borough of Brooklyn entered into a partnership in 2007.[24]

Villach, Carinthia

Vils, Tyrol

Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria

Volders, Tyrol

Völkermarkt, Carinthia

Waidhofen an der Thaya, Lower Austria

  • Telč, Czech republic (1992)

Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Lower Austria

Weißenkirchen in der Wachau, Lower Austria

Weitensfeld im Gurktal, Carinthia

Wels, Upper Austria

  • Tábor, Czech Republic (2005)

Wenigzell, Styria

Weyregg am Attersee, Upper Austria

Wiener Neudorf, Lower Austria

Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria

  • Ningbo, People's Republic of China (2000)
  • Harbin, People's Republic of China (2008)

Wiesen, Burgenland

Wildschönau, Tyrol

Wolfern, Upper Austria

Wolfsberg, Carinthia

Wörgl, Tyrol

Ybbs an der Donau, Lower Austria

Zell am See, Salzburg

Zeltweg, Styria

Zistersdorf, Lower Austria

Zwettl, Lower Austria

Major settlements without town twins or sister cities

Belarus[edit]


Brest[edit]

Lida[edit]

Minsk[edit]

As of 2008 Minsk maintains cultural links to 18 twin towns in various countries:[27]

Partnerships

Furthermore, partnership agreements with 23 cities and regions from Russia are signed alongside of many Baltic and CIS cities.[30]

Polotsk[edit]

Slutsk[edit]

Vileyka[edit]


Belgium[edit]


Antwerp[edit]

Arlon[edit]

Bastogne[edit]

  • Dos Palos, California, United States (1973)

Braine-l'Alleud[edit]

Bruges[edit]

Brussels[edit]

Charleroi[edit]

Comines-Warneton[edit]

Diest[edit]

Diksmuide[edit]

Eeklo[edit]

Eupen[edit]

Frameries[edit]

Geel[edit]

Gembloux[edit]

Genk[edit]

Ghent[edit]

Halen[edit]

Halle[edit]

Harelbeke[edit]

Hasselt[edit]

Houffalize[edit]

Houffalize is a founding member of the Douzelage, a town twinning association of 23 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[17][18]

Kraainem[edit]

Kortenberg[edit]

Kortrijk[edit]

Leuven[edit]

Leuze-en-Hainaut[edit]

Liège[edit]

Mechelen[edit]

Namur[edit]

Oudenaarde[edit]

Saint-Ghislain[edit]

Sint-Niklaas[edit]

Sint-Truiden[edit]

Tervuren[edit]

Tienen[edit]

Tongeren[edit]

Tongeren (Romanic Sister Cities)[edit]

Verviers[edit]

Vilvoorde[edit]

Waterloo[edit]

Zoutleeuw[edit]




Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]


Banja Luka[edit]

Bijeljina[edit]

Goražde[edit]

Konjic[edit]

Lukavac[edit]

Mostar[edit]

Pale[edit]

Sarajevo[edit]

Široki Brijeg[edit]

Travnik[edit]

Tuzla[edit]

Ugljevik[edit]

Vareš[edit]

Zenica[edit]



Bulgaria[edit]


Belogradchik[edit]

Blagoevgrad[edit]

Botevgrad[edit]

Burgas[edit]

Dimitrovgrad[edit]

Dobrich[edit]

Dupnitsa[edit]

Haskovo[edit]

Kardzhali[edit]

Karlovo[edit]

Kazanlak[edit]

Kozloduy[edit]

Kyustendil[edit]

Lovech[edit]

Montana[edit]

Pazardzhik[edit]

Pernik[edit]

Pleven[edit]

Plovdiv[edit]

Razgrad[edit]

Shumen[edit]

Silistra[edit]

Sliven[edit]

Sofia[edit]

Varna[edit]

Vidin[edit]

Yambol[edit]



Croatia[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Faroe Islands[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Akhaltsikhe[edit]

Batumi[edit]

Chiatura[edit]

Gori[edit]

Kutaisi[edit]

Lanchkhuti[edit]

Mtskheta[edit]

Oni[edit]

Poti[edit]

Rustavi[edit]

Sokhumi[edit]

Tbilisi[edit]

Tskhinvali[edit]

Vani[edit]

Germany[edit]

Gibraltar[edit]

Greece[edit]

Greenland[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Ireland (Republic of)[edit]

Italy[edit]

Jersey[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kosovo[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Malta[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Northern Cyprus[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

San Marino[edit]

Acquaviva[edit]

Borgo Maggiore[edit]

City of San Marino[edit]

Serravalle[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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