High Wycombe

Town Twinning

Association

Group visit to Kelkheim - September


This year’s trip took place on the weekend of the 8th – 10th September. In the group was the Mayor of High Wycombe, Councillor Brian Pearce and the Mayoress, Mrs Helen Shingleton.

This year’s visit had a full programme:

On Friday we were met at Frankfurt airport and taken to Kronberg, a medieval town at the base of the Taunus Hills. We had a guided tour of the town and its 13th century castle.

On Saturday we visited Mainz where we had a tour of the Gutenberg museum and a walk around the city visiting the cathedral.

On Saturday evening, there was a dinner for the visitors and their hosts. This was attended by the Mayor of Kelkheim who exchanged gifts with the Mayor of High Wycombe.

On Sunday we visited a jazz festival in Höchst Old Town, Frankfurt before going to the Kelkheim Museum where we were given an entertaining talk entitled Machiavelli to Trump.

Next year’s twinning trip

Next year we will be hosting a group from Kelkheim. If you are interested in hosting one of our vistors, please contact the secretary by emailing secretary@hwtta.org.uk.


Youth visit

A project with Kelkheim and Wycombe Youth Action has resulted in a group of ten girls from High Wycombe visiting Kelkheim for a week at the end of October. It is hoped that there will be a reunion for the girls in August 2018.


For further information on this project, please look at the News and Events page.

Group at Kronberg Castle