In 1992 Farnham twinned with Andernach in Germany, a beautiful and charming town located in the Rhine Valley.
Andernach is a town of approximately 30,000 inhabitants, situated towards the end of the Neuwied basin on the left Rhine bank between the former tiny fishing village Fornich in the north and the mouth of the small river Nette in the south east, just 13 miles north of Koblenz.
A few hundred metres downstream of Andernach the Rhine valley narrows from both sides forming the northern part of the romantic Middle Rhine stretch.
At more than 2000 years of age, Andernach is one of the oldest towns in Germany, founded by the Romans as 'Antunnacum' in 12BC on an old Celtic settlement site.
Local schools and residents are now participating in successful correspondence and exchange visits.
The 'Farnham Andernach Friendship Association' fosters ties between the two communities and promotes international understanding. Opportunities exist for clubs, societies, businesses, families and individuals to build contacts and make exchanges with the people of Andernach.
For more information visit the 'Farnham Andernach Friendship Association' website or for information on Andernach visit Andernach's website. Alternatively you can contact the Chairman of the 'Farnham Andernach Friendship Association' Penny Marriott 01252 714489 or the secretary Sheila John 01420 85063.