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[edit]

Adlwang, Upper Austria[edit]

Adnet, Salzburg[edit]

Albeck, Carinthia[edit]

Altmünster, Upper Austria[edit]

Amstetten, Lower Austria[edit]

Anif, Salzburg[edit]

Ansfelden, Upper Austria[edit]

Arriach, Carinthia[edit]

  • Wain, Germany (1972)

Aschau im Zillertal, Tyrol[edit]

Attnang-Puchheim, Upper Austria[edit]

Axams, Tyrol[edit]

Bad Aussee, Styria[edit]

Bad Eisenkappel, Carinthia[edit]

Bad Ischl, Upper Austria[edit]

Bad Leonfelden, Upper Austria[edit]

Bad Mitterndorf, Styria[edit]

Bad Radkersburg, Styria[edit]

Bad Sauerbrunn, Burgenland[edit]

Bad Vöslau, Lower Austria[edit]

Bad Vigaun, Salzburg[edit]

Bärnkopf, Lower Austria[edit]

Berndorf, Lower Austria[edit]

Bezau, Vorarlberg[edit]

Bischofshofen, Salzburg[edit]

Bludenz, Vorarlberg[edit]

Brand-Nagelberg, Lower Austria[edit]

Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria[edit]

Bregenz, Vorarlberg[edit]

Brixlegg, Tyrol[edit]

Bruck an der Mur, Styria[edit]

Brunn am Gebirge, Lower Austria[edit]

Burgenland (State)[edit]

Burgkirchen, Upper Austria[edit]

Carinthia (State)[edit]

Deutsch-Griffen, Carinthia[edit]

Dornbirn, Vorarlberg[edit]

Droß, Lower Austria[edit]

Ebensee, Upper Austria[edit]

Eichgraben, Lower Austria[edit]

Eisenerz, Styria[edit]

Eisenstadt, Burgenland[edit]

Eitzing, Upper Austria[edit]

Enns, Upper Austria[edit]

Feld am See, Carinthia[edit]

Feldkirch, Vorarlberg[edit]

Feldkirchen, Carinthia[edit]

Ferndorf, Carinthia[edit]

Frankenburg am Hausruck, Upper Austria[edit]

Freistadt, Upper Austria[edit]

Friesach, Carinthia[edit]

Fulpmes, Tyrol[edit]

Fürstenfeld, Styria[edit]

Furth bei Gottweig, Lower Austria[edit]

Gaal, Styria[edit]

Gaflenz, Upper Austria[edit]

Gaming, Lower Austria[edit]

Gars am Kamp, Lower Austria[edit]

Gleisdorf, Styria[edit]

Gmünd, Lower Austria[edit]

Gmünd, Carinthia[edit]

Gmunden, Upper Austria[edit]

Gnesau, Carinthia[edit]

Graz, Styria[edit]

Groß-Siegharts, Lower Austria[edit]

Haiming, Tyrol[edit]

Hall, Tyrol[edit]

Hallstatt, Upper Austria[edit]

Hard, Vorarlberg[edit]

Heidenreichstein, Lower Austria[edit]

Hermagor-Pressegger See, Carinthia[edit]

Hohenems, Vorarlberg[edit]

Hollabrunn, Lower Austria[edit]

Hollersbach im Pinzgau, Salzburg[edit]

Hornstein, Burgenland[edit]

Hüttschlag, Salzburg[edit]

Innsbruck, Tyrol[edit]

Judenburg, Styria[edit]

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[edit]

Kapfenberg, Styria[edit]

Kirchdorf an der Krems, Upper Austria[edit]

Kirchdorf in Tirol, Tyrol[edit]

Kirchham, Upper Austria[edit]

Kitzbühel, Tyrol[edit]

Klagenfurt, Carinthia[edit]

Kleinsölk, Styria[edit]

Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria[edit]

Knittelfeld, Styria[edit]

Köflach, Styria[edit]

Kramsach, Tyrol[edit]

Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria[edit]

Kuchl, Salzburg[edit]

Kufstein, Tyrol[edit]

Laakirchen, Upper Austria[edit]

Langenlois, Lower Austria[edit]

Lassee, Lower Austria[edit]

Leoben, Styria[edit]

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

Leobendorf, Lower Austria[edit]

Lermoos, Tyrol[edit]

Lienz, Eastern Tyrol[edit]

Linz, Upper Austria[edit]

Litzelsdorf, Burgenland[edit]

Lower Austria (State)[edit]

Ludesch, Vorarlberg[edit]

Maria Wörth, Carinthya[edit]

Mariapfarr, Salzburg[edit]

Mariazell, Styria[edit]

Mautern an der Donau, Lower Austria[edit]

Mautern in Steiermark, Styria[edit]

Mauterndorf, Salzburg[edit]

Mauthausen, Upper Austria[edit]

Mayrhofen, Tyrol[edit]

Meiningen, Vorarlberg[edit]

Micheldorf, Carithia[edit]

Micheldorf in Oberösterreich, Upper Austria[edit]

Millstatt, Carinthia[edit]

Mistelbach, Lower Austria[edit]

Mödling, Lower Austria[edit]

Molln, Upper Austria[edit]

Mondsee, Upper Austria[edit]

Moosburg, Carinthia[edit]

Müllendorf, Burgenland[edit]

Mürzzuschlag, Styria[edit]

Neudörfl, Burgenland[edit]

Neukirchen am Großvenediger, Salzburg[edit]

Neumarkt in Steiermark, Styria[edit]

Neusiedl am See, Burgenland[edit]

Nickelsdorf, Burgenland[edit]

Obdach, Styria[edit]

Oberpullendorf, Burgenland[edit]

Obervellach, Carinthia[edit]

Paternion, Carinthia[edit]

Perchtoldsdorf, Lower Austria[edit]

Pfaffstätten, Lower Austria[edit]

Pilgersdorf, Burgenland[edit]

Pinsdorf, Upper Austria[edit]

Pöls, Styria[edit]

Pöndorf, Upper Austria[edit]

Pottenstein, Lower Austria[edit]

Poysdorf, Lower Austria[edit]

Raabs an der Thaya, Lower Austria[edit]

Radenthein, Carinthia[edit]

Rechnitz, Burgenland[edit]

Reith bei Kitzbühel, Tyrol[edit]

Retz, Lower Austria[edit]

Reutte, Tyrol[edit]

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

Ried im Innkreis, Upper Austria[edit]

Rohrmoos-Untertal, Styria[edit]

Roppen, Tyrol[edit]

Rosenau am Hengstpaß, Upper Austria[edit]

Rossatz-Arnsdorf, Lower Austria[edit]

Rust, Burgenland[edit]

Salzburg, Salzburg[edit]

Sankt Andrä, Carinthia[edit]

Sankt Florian, Upper Austria[edit]

Sankt Georgen am Walde, Upper Austria[edit]

Sankt Johann im Pongau, Salzburg[edit]

  • Lage, Germany (1977)

Sankt Koloman, Salzburg[edit]

Sankt Martin an der Raab, Burgenland[edit]

Sankt Michael im Lungau, Salzburg[edit]

Sankt Oswald-Möderbrugg, Styria[edit]

Sankt Pölten, Lower Austria[edit]

Sankt Stefan im Gailtal, Carinthia[edit]

Sankt Ulrich bei Steyr, Upper Austria[edit]

Sankt Veit im Pongau, Salzburg[edit]

Schärding, Upper Austria[edit]

Schattendorf, Burgenland[edit]

Schladming, Styria[edit]

Schlierbach, Upper Austria[edit]

Schönbach, Lower Austria[edit]

Schörfling am Attersee, Upper Austria[edit]

Schwaz, Tyrol[edit]

Schwechat, Lower Austria[edit]

Seewalchem am Attersee, Upper Austria[edit]

Senftenberg, Lower Austria[edit]

Sigmundsherberg, Lower Austria[edit]

Silz, Tyrol[edit]

Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia[edit]

St. Johann in Tirol, Tyrol[edit]

Stadl-Paura, Upper Austria[edit]

Stams, Tyrol[edit]

Stegersbach, Burgenland[edit]

Steuerberg, Carinthia[edit]

Steyr, Upper Austria[edit]

Stockerau, Lower Austria[edit]

Stratzing, Lower Austria[edit]

Styria (State)[edit]

Tauplitz, Styria[edit]

Telfes, Tyrol[edit]

Telfs, Tyrol[edit]

Thalgau, Salzburg[edit]

Thörl, Styria[edit]

Treffen, Carinthia[edit]

Trofaiach, Styria[edit]

Tyrol (State)[edit]

Ungenach, Upper Austria[edit]

Velden am Wörther See, Carinthia[edit]

Vienna, Wien[edit]

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[edit]

Vils, Tyrol[edit]

Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria[edit]

Volders, Tyrol[edit]

Völkermarkt, Carinthia[edit]

Waidhofen an der Thaya, Lower Austria[edit]

Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Lower Austria[edit]

Weißenkirchen in der Wachau, Lower Austria[edit]

Weitensfeld im Gurktal, Carinthia[edit]

Wels, Upper Austria[edit]

Wenigzell, Styria[edit]

Weyregg am Attersee, Upper Austria[edit]

Wiener Neudorf, Lower Austria[edit]

Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria[edit]

Wiesen, Burgenland[edit]

Wildschönau, Tyrol[edit]

Wolfern, Upper Austria[edit]

Wolfsberg, Carinthia[edit]

Wörgl, Tyrol[edit]

Ybbs an der Donau, Lower Austria[edit]

Zell am See, Salzburg[edit]

Zeltweg, Styria[edit]

Zistersdorf, Lower Austria[edit]

Zwettl, Lower Austria[edit]

Major settlements without town twins or sister cities[edit]


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]

Brčko[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]

Lom[edit]

Lovech[edit]

Montana[edit]

Pazardzhik[edit]

Pernik[edit]

Pleven[edit]

Plovdiv[edit]

Razgrad[edit]

Shumen[edit]

Silistra[edit]

Sliven[edit]

Sofia[edit]

Stara Zagora[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 Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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