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Leighton-Linslade is linked by agreement with Coulommier in Northern France and Titisee-Neustadt in the High Fore area of southern Germany. Find out more about our twinned town below.
Each country has its own twinning association that helps to co-ordinate various events.
The three countries take it in turns to host visits from the other two. Every three years Leighton-Linslade will host visitors from France and Germany. This usually takes place in July to coincide with the Linslade Canal Festival. The last visit took place in 2018.
The Town Twinning Forum meets in the evening approximately 6 times a year. Would you like to find out more about our Twinned Towns or become part of the Town Twinning Forum please get in touch.
Titisee-Neustadt is the name of the administrative area that covers an area of the High Forest of Southern Germany.
Germany’s largest natural ski jump is situated in Titisee-Neustadt and hosts regular international competitions. For the less adventurous there are multiple slopes for skiers and snowboarders.
One of the many interesting events held in the area is FASNET, a week of fun when the ‘fools’ take over the area, this is held a week before lent and is an explosion of sun and festivity.
The link with Coulommiers began in 1958 and was renewed in 1982 whilst the Titisee-Neustadt link was established in 1991. The town of approximately 35,000 is in the heart of the area where the brie cheese is created. Each year Coulommiers hold an international Cheese and Wine Festival in late March or early April, it is possible to sample up to 100 different wines and 50 cheeses in a carnival atmosphere. There is also a Christmas Market held in the 14th Century Barn which is also a great event.
The town is a very pleasant area with a large formal park and sports ground. The river running through the town offers an interesting feature. The 12th Century Commandery of the Knights Templar Is another interesting site on the outskirts of the town.