Town twinning

Town Twinning started after the Second World War when the rebuilding of links between countries was vital to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and between former foes as an act of peace and reconciliation. Originally twin-towns were chosen on a like-for-like basis of population, ethnicity and employment sector and offered the opportunity to gain an understanding of different cultures and ways of life. There are more than 30,000 town twinning links between communities from different parts of Europe and beyond.

Knowsley Council has been twinned with Stadt Moers in Germany since April 1980. Moers is situated in the Wesel district which is located in one of the most populous states in Germany, the North Rhine-Westphalia. Moers has a long and rich history dating back more than 700 years.  The 103,000 plus inhabitants enjoy a high quality of life because the town can boast extremely attractive green areas as well as a particularly strong economic location on account of its central position at the interchange of 3 motorways and rapid connections to the neighbouring areas.

Please access Moers’ website direct for more information.

For more information please contact the Mayor’s Office on 0151 443 3478.