Braunfels maintains partnership-based relationships
- France Bagnols-sur-Cèze in France,
- Spain Carcaixent in Spain,
- Belgium Eeklo in Belgium,
- Italy Feltre in Italy,
- Hungary Kiskunfélegyháza in Hungary,
- United States New Braunfels in Texas, United States,
- United Kingdom Newbury (Berkshire), United Kingdom,
- Austria Rohrmoos-Untertal in Austria, since 1961.
Since 1959 Braunfels has been associated with Bagnols-sur-Cèze
. Bagnols-sur-Cèze is a French city with 18,172 inhabitants (as at 1 January 2014) in the Gard department in the region of Occitania. The town is the main town of the canton of Bagnols-sur-Cèze of the same name and belongs to the Arrondissement Nîmes.
Since 1961 a close partnership has existed with the former municipality Rohrmoos-Untertal
. Rohrmoos stretches from about 750 meters above sea level (Ennsufer west of Schladming) to 2,862 meters. The highest point is the peak of Hochgolling. Rohrmoos covers an area of 146.34 km² and is thus larger than the Styrian provincial capital Graz (128 km²).
The main settlement area is the north-eastern slope of the Hochwurzen with numerous courtyards, guest houses and hotels. There is also the Fastenberg on the northwest slope of the Planai and the two narrow but long stretched Tauern valleys Obertal and Untertal. The two streams from these valleys are united in the north of the village to the valley stream, which passes through a narrow ravine steeply to Schladming.
In the mountains on the former southern boundary (Zandwand, Vetternspitze) was mining from the early Middle Ages to the 19th century mining, mainly silver, nickel and zinc. Parts of these plants are today a museum and a showcase.
At the end of the valley, the Riesach falls, which are regarded as the highest waterfalls in Styria. Numerous mountain lakes, including the Giglachsen, the Duisitzkarsee and the Riesachsee, offer popular hiking destinations.
Shortly thereafter the friendship with New Braunfels
in Texas arose. New Braunfels is a German city based in Texas, United States. In 2010, the city population amounted to 57,740 persons, spread over 76.1 km². The city is the administrative seat of Comal County. The acting mayor is Bruce Boyer. The partner city New Braunfels in Texas (United States) was founded by emigrants from Braunfels. The small town between Austin, TX and San Antonio, TX is today a tourist attraction, which refers to its German roots and in which to today German-speaking shops and restaurants are to be found. A large amusement and aquapark ("Schlitterbahn"), the relevant gastronomy ("Schnitzelhaus", "Omas Haus" ...) as well as a "genuine Oktoberfest" were already helped by visitors from Germany.
Braunfels with Feltre
is equally spared. Feltre is a town of 20,646 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2016) in the Italian province of Belluno, region of Veneto. The city is located at an altitude of 325 m slm at a tributary of the Piave at the foothills of the Dolomites. The municipality covers an area of approximately 100 km², its population density is 203 inhabitants / km². The city is a regional center of the metal industry and the seat of the private university IULM, headed by Carlo Bo (Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione), headquartered in Milan.
Since 1963, Braunfels has been closely associated with Newbury (Berkshire)
. Newbury is a small town in the west of the English county of Berkshire in the United Kingdom. It is part of the West Berkshire district, as is Hungerford. The next major city in the county is Reading.
Newbury has over 50,000 inhabitants, with Thatcham.Eeklo
is a Belgian city in the Flanders region. It is located in the province of East Flanders and is the central city in Meetjesland. It is the administrative seat of the Belgian district of the same name and another partner city of Braunfels.
Also in Spain we found a partner with Carcaixent
(Carcagente, valencian Carcaixent). This accommodation is located in the town of Valencia (Valencia in Spain).
Recently, Braunfels maintains a partnership with Kiskunfélegyháza
[kiʃkunfelɛɟhazɒ] (German: Feulegaß later Felegyhaza, a town in the Bács-Kiskun county in the southeast of Hungary, about 120 km southeast of Budapest, 25 km southeast of the county seat and the eighth largest city of the country, Kecskemét, and 60 km northwest of the fourth largest city of Hungary, Szeged, with 30,000 inhabitants, Kiskunfélegyháza is the third largest city in the county.
The cities are partly also partnerships among themselves.
On our homepage you will find some pictures. These pictures lead you through a link to the respective partner cities, because each one of you is worth a trip.