|HANSEATIC CITY LUEBECK
Of Luebeck partner and friends
The Hanseatic city Luebeck maintains a partnership between
cities since 1969 with Kotka, the most important
port of exportation of Finland. From business talks a friendship developed. The connection is maintained among other things by
cultural and sporty meetings. Already in the Middle Ages trade
relations are to have existed between the two cities.
At the end of of 1987 closed Luebeck with the throwing and
port Wismar in the DDR - now in the Land of the
Federal Republic Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania - a contract over a
German-German partnership between cities. Wismar, formerly member of
the Hans federation, and the Hanseatic city Luebeck are located only
about 60 kilometers from each other far away at the Baltic Sea and
indicate due to its historical development also in the townscape
numerous thing in common. Were agreed upon the opinion and exchange
of experience as well as after the union of the two German States of
the support with the structure of the Wismarer city administration.
Since 1980 a friendship treaty with La
Rochelle was converted 1988 into a partnership
between cities. Connections between the French and the German port
existed already since 1977. They began with a schueleraustausch.
Today there are active contacts particularly in the area of the sport
and youth exchange.
A partnership between cities with the litauischen port Klaipeda (Memel) locked the Hanseatic city Luebeck
in the spring 1990. The two cities want to exchange themselves in all
areas of the municipal administration and - politics. In the long run
they strive a connection by a ferry boat line
By friendship treaties the Hanseatic city Luebeck is
connected since 1979 with Venedig, since 1980 with
the American city Spokane (Washington) and since
1992 with the Japanese port Kawasaki. The relations with Venice was
taken up 1972. The contacts developed, when the lagoon city in
connection with a meeting of the German television fernsehlotterie
organized a Galeonenregatta in Luebeck.
The friendship with Spokane (Washington)
developed after attendance mayors at that time David of the Rogers
1977 in the Hanseatic city and the Luebecker of mayor Dr. Robert club
1978 in that
American city, in which about 30 per cent ethnic German citizen lives.
The exchange of pupils and mutual attendance of economic delegations followed. The friendship documents were exchanged in May 1980.
Luebeck closed a friendship treaty with
the year 1996. With this old Hanseatic city one wants to come in the
next years to a close partnership, exactly as with Visby
on the island Gotland into Sweden, with Luebeck a long common
Luebeck maintains friendly relations with more than 100
European cities, which participate regularly in the
Hans floors of the modern times.
In September 1991 Luebeck in Danzig took part in the
establishment of the Union of the
which has a global co-operation of the cities approximately around the
Baltic Sea as a goal. In the region CROSS-BEAM operates Luebeck since
1992 together with the sets Gadebusch, Grevesmuehlen, duchy Lauenburg,
east Holstein, Schwerin, Segeberg, Stormarn and Wismar as well as the
cities Schwerin and Wismar and the Chambers of Commerce and industrie
to Luebeck, Rostock and Schwerin.