Plans are underway for the main twinning trip this year to Cheltenham’s twin town of Göttingen in Germany from Thursday 25 July to Friday 2 August 2019.
This is an excellent opportunity for any residents of Cheltenham and surrounding area to get to know the lovely place and people of our German twin town.
In Göttingen you can stay with local people free of charge in their homes and experience true German life or pay to stay in a hotel. During the 5 full days in Göttingen a programme of events and excursions will be organised including a welcome reception in Göttingen’s beautiful Old Town Hall, a barbeque with members of the Göttingen Twinning Association, a twinning party for all participants and hosts, and excursions to the picturesque town of Wernigerode in the foothills of the Harz mountains, a visit to Scharfenstein castle where whisky is produced (with tasting), as well as a trip to nearby Friedland once on the border of the GDR with a tour of its refugee transit camp . There’ll be plenty of time to explore Göttingen and its local area, as well as meeting its people and making new contacts.
The organised travel there and back will be by coach with overnight stops in the Belgium town of Leuven on the way out, with a visit to Ypres, and the pretty town of Bruges on the way home. The cost of the organised coach travel with overnight stops is approx. £295 pp. Alternatively people can make their own travel arrangements directly to Göttingen and join the group there.
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