Sister Cities: Verl, North Rhine-Westphalia and Delphos, Ohio
Blick in die Hofanlage, © Walcoford / CC BY-SA 3.0
Town twinning of Verl and Delphos
On November 2, 1998, the council of Verl decided to enter into a sister city agreement with the town of Delphos, Ohio.
The two cities are historically linked. In 1849, the Pastor Johannes Otto Bredeick, who was born in Verl, settled in what would later be the town of Delphos and had acquired land there. Many emigrants, who left Verl and the surrounding communities because of the bitter hardship at that time, followed him.
The partnership Agreement was signed on March 31, 1999. A group from Verl had travelled to the USA for this purpose. Since then there have been mutual visits at regular intervals. In addition, there is an annual student exchange.
Original German-language text provided by the City of Verl