Hitchin town twinners enjoy fireworks, distillery trip and more during Bingen am Rhein trip
- Credit: Archant
Hitchin’s town twinners enjoyed fireworks, wine and above all a warm Teutonic welcome during their latest visit to Bingen am Rhein.
More than 40 members of the Hitchin Twinning Assocation travelled to the twin town in the Rhineland – where the hospitable Germans laid on a wine tasting, a trip to the Asbach Uralt brandy distillery and a tour of the Hesse state capital Wiesbaden.
Bingen’s mayor welcomed the English visitors and announced that as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations next year, Hitchin twinning patron Richard Cox will be made an honorary citizen of Bingen.
Robert Lord, chairman of the Hitchin twinners, fondly recalled their ride on the funicular railway to the top of the Neroberg for lunch in Wiesbaden, with a great view of the city.
Richard, however, said the highlight was the ‘Rhine in Flames’ evening cruise to the Lorelei, a steep 433ft rock on the right riverbank.
You may also want to watch:
“A spectacular firework display lit up the river, castles and high cliffs,” said Richard.
“Then there was a disco on board for the return journey, with dancing all the way back to Bingen.”
- 1 Aldi eyes new Hertfordshire store locations
- 2 Harry Styles and Emma Corrin snap confirms 'My Policeman' filming at Hitchin pool
- 3 Man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure following incident near splash park
- 4 Have your say on proposals for 18 new flats on Kwik Fit site
- 5 Yellow weather warning of thunderstorms in Herts
- 6 Stevenage lad donates 22 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust
- 7 MBE is an incredible honour, says Lister nurse Lizzie
- 8 Freedom Day: Events to go ahead but hospitality will be affected, says BID manager
- 9 No further action for teen arrested in connection with Christopher Hewett murder investigation
- 10 Survivors Against Domestic Abuse opens 23rd safe space as demand for services rises
Next year the twinners will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Bingen link by inviting their German friends to Hitchin.
Richard said: “We always welcome new members, including families, who would like to join in our activities and maybe host German guests.”
To find out more see hitchintwinning.org.uk.