Sister City Thursday: Baumholder and Delaware, OH
Vertrag Baumholder und Delaware / Signing of the Sister City Contract, © Stadt Baumholder
The garrison town Baumholder is located in the Birkenfeld district between Pfälzer Wald and Hunsrück in the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It offers its approximately 4,100 inhabitants an attractive environment for living and working.
The town's wonderful location allows for a variety of activities:
-Cycling on the local cycle path http://www.naheradweg.de/, which runs 120 km from the source of the Nahe to the mouth in Bingen.
-Taking a trolley tour in the neighbouring district of Kusel https://draisinentour.de/
-Biking the picturesque mountains and hillsides
-Swimming in the natural, open-air pool in Baumholder http://www.badeseen.rlp.de/servlet/is/1114/
-Digging and cutting precious stones in the nearby gem city Idar-Oberstein
-Experiencing nature in the educational establishments of the nature park Saar-Hunsrück https://www.naturpark.org/
-Hiking on the Saar-Hunsrück Climb -Bärenbach Path or Loretta Dream Loop https://www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de/traumschleifen/baerenbachpfad-baumholder
The city is still characterized by the military training area, the facilities of the German and American armed forces and the American residential community. About 7,000 Americans live in and around Baumholder. So it is not surprising that there are close relations and many friendships between Germans and Americans. People meet at festivals, whether on the German or American side, at concerts, in restaurants, on hikes or at the weekly German-American regulars' table. A harmonious coexistence can be seen everywhere and at all times.
In 2011 the German-American sister city partnership was founded. A delegation from Baumholder flew to Delaware, Ohio to sign the partnership resolution between the two cities.
More information about Baumholder can be found at www.baumholder.de.
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