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REA members in Konstanz November 2017
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One of the many twinning signs which greet you as you enter the borough.

The borough of Richmond is twinned with Fontainebleau in France and Konstanz in Germany. The Richmond in Europe Association works closely with Richmond, Fontainebleau & Konstanz Councils to promote sporting, cultural and educational links and exchanges between the 3 towns & surrounding areas.

Konstanz

Konstanz is a university town which enjoys a stunning location on the banks of Lake Constance with the Swiss Alps as a spectacular backdrop.

Harbour & Alps

Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau lies south-east of Paris and is famous for its beautiful palace, once home to the French Royal Family, and the extensive forest which has many cycling & nature trails.

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If you would like to learn more about the exciting opportunities which our partnerships with Fontainebleau & Konstanz afford please click on the links at the top of this page.

If you would like to link your group or association with one in Fontainebleau or Konstanz or would like further information about the Richmond in Europe Association please contact Carol Wain on 07580 885145 or write to

richmondineurope@hotmail.com

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One of the many signs which greet you as you approach Konstanz. You see this one as you disembark from the ferry from Meersburg.

 Parlez-vous français?   Können Sie Deutsch sprechen?

If you would like to learn or improve your French or German free of charge please click on Current Partnerships (above).

ARCIF

(Association pour les relations culturelles internationales de Fontainebleau)

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Evelyne Wenzel, chairman of ARCIF, (2nd left) with members of REA.

ARCIF is responsible for the twinning of Fontainebleau with Richmond. In 2017 we celebrated 40 years of the twinning between Richmond & Fontainebleau. Please click on Past Events above to see how.

You can read more about the activities of ARCIF in France by clicking on the following attachment.

ARCIF report

For further information about ARCIF please write to

wenzel.france@orange.fr

Fontainebleau Château
Château de Fontainebleau

You can find out more about Fontainebleau by clicking on the following links.

Fontainebleau Tourist Office website

Fontainebleau Council Twinning Page

Fontainebleau Council Facebook Page

Konstanz

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Toni Langemann

If you have any enquiries about Konstanz please contact Toni Langemann. Toni writes, “Dear Friends in Richmond

I work in the Representation department of the Oberbürgermeister in the city of Konstanz together with my colleague, Slavica Stella & twinning manager, Claus-Dieter Hirt. Besides organising all the official events, commemorations & receptions in the city, the support of the five twinnings is a very important part of our work. We have a very close relationship with the Richmond in Europe Association.

I work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in my office in the town hall. You are welcome to contact me with any questions or ideas via

antonie.langemann@konstanz.de

You can find out more about Konstanz by clicking on the following links.

The latest film just released by Konstanz Council

Another film showing the beautiful town of Konstanz

Konstanz Tourist Office website

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The harbour, Konstanz.

Konstanz Council website

Konstanz Council Twinning Facebook Page

The stunning beauty of Konstanz was the inspiration for several paintings by J.M.W. Turner including this view from across the Rhine.

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Image courtesy of York Museums Trust

Richmond 

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London seen from Richmond Park

Richmond is the green lung of London, which is just a few minutes away on the train. You can even cycle there.

Richmond Tourist Office
Richmond visitor information is situated in the foyer to Richmond station.

To see a video of Richmond please click on the following link.

Video of Richmond

Richmond Council

ID photoElizabeth Kingdom is the partnership officer at Richmond & Wandsworth Council.  

elizabeth.kingdom @richmond.gov.uk      

020 8831 6095 

 

 

 

The Richmond in Europe Association works closely with the British German Association.

British German Association Website

Brandenburg Gate
Das Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) Berlin.