In these unprecedented times we at the Friends of Siegerland have been in a sort of shutdown since March but we have been keeping in contact with our friends in Siegen who are in a similar situation. We have had Zoom meetings and many private contacts.
In Siegen they are looking forward to seeing us in spring 2021, covid-19 permitting.
We are also looking forward to a better future and hope you will join us in furthering friendship between Barnet and Siegen.
Friends of Siegerland Committee
Siegerland, which Barnet has been twinned with since 1951, is part of Siegen-Wittgenstein in Germany... We have annual visits between the two countries, usually staying in members’ homes. In Germany we have visited Weimar, Frankfurt, vineyards for wine tasting, the Sonor drum factory, European bison in the Rothaarsteig Reserve, had trips on the river Rhine and much more.
With our German friends we have visited for example St Albans, Brighton, Colchester, Oxford, Cambridge and many London places too of course.
In addition we run social events in Barnet during the year such as restaurant visits, plus German food and wine events, walks and seasonal celebrations.
We always receive a very warm welcome from the German group and the twinning is a wonderful opportunity to get to know Germany, German life and culture. Many long-term friendships have formed as a result. We are always open to new members. Town twinnings are a unique way to really get to know another country and culture through direct links with its people.
People interested in joining the group can make contact through one of the officers. Please see the Contact Us page.
Or you can print out this leaflet and send the remittance to the address supplied in the leaflet.