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Greetings from your twins! - Marburg and Northampton celebrate their 20th anniversary of twinning

Deputy Mayor Dr. Franz Kahle (left) and the Mayor of Northampton Roger Conroy (right) signed the twinning agreement once againThe historic deal was sealed in Marburg's historic Guildhall on 26 October 1992! Marburg and Northampton signed the agreement to become twin cities. Six months earlier the same document had been signed in Northampton. Last Friday, members of the twinning association came to Marburg to celebrate the anniversary

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Preparations in Marburg pay off: Ashton Eaton wins gold in the decathlon at the Olympic games in London - Mayor Egon Vaupel sends congratulations

The american and german flag in the wind in front of the Marburg castleIn the University Stadium and the Georg-Gassmann Stadium in Marburg, Olympic champion in decathlon (8869 points) Ashton Eaton and silver medal winner Trey Hardee (both USA) completed their training sessions in July.

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"The Merchant of Venice” in Marburg - open-air theatre spectacle of Hesse State Theatre Marburg and the Berlin ensemble "Grotest Maru" performed on the market square

The Merchant of Venice on the Market PlaceLove, hate and other Venetian goings-on can be seen from 14 to 29 June 2012 in front of the Guildhall in a vibrant production of Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice". Director Ursula Maria Berzborn and her team from the Berlin ensemble "Grotest Maru” together with the Ensemble of Marburg Hesse State Theatre are staging the play in the "scenario " of the Marburg market square outside the Guildhall as a colourful spectacle.

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The Flair of the Berlin Film Festival in Marburg! - Twelfth Marburg Camera Prize Awarded to Agnes Godard

Mayor Egon Vaupel (left), Coucillor Dr. Kerstin Weinbach (third from left)  and University president Katharina Krause (right)  togehter with prize holder Agnès Godard (second from left) and laudatory Ursula Meier (second from right)It was like Marburg's own version of the Berlin Film Festival! With a solemn ceremony in the auditorium of the old university, the Frenchwoman Agnès Godard was presented with the twelfth Camera Prize for her outstanding achievements as a cinematographer. Following Judith Kaufmann, who received the 2006 award, she is the second female winner of the €5000 prize, presented to cinematographers by the City of Marburg and the Philipp University.

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Marburg 2011: Energy policy change, local elections and 50 years of German-French friendship

Winter in Marburg and the new year is comingMarburg had a promising and exciting year in 2011! One positive example was the University City's change in its energy policy long before the decision of the German Bundestag on the 30th of June 2011 was passed phasing out nuclear power. Marburg is not only moving towards the future with its solar code, which requires homeowners to instal solar panels to generate heat, but also with its solar cadastral land register,...

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Access city award, 2012: Marburg is among the top four in Europe

The Logo of the Access City Award 2012We have the following quote about Marburg from the poet and collector of fairytales Jacob Grimm: "In Marburg, one must move one's legs, and climb upstairs and downstairs!” This peculiar topography - a medieval city on a mountainside, with cobblestone streets - was also to be mentioned by City Commissioner Dr. Kerstin Weinbach in Brussels, at the presentation of the access city award in 2012, as an example of the multiple challenges facing the Marburg city administration as it moved to make the city barrier free.

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