Our twin town of Bensheim, Germany


amersham bensheim twinning jubilee plaqueThe Society was founded in 1977 to encourage and develop friendship and understanding between Amersham and its twin town of Bensheim in Germany.

Bensheim is a lovely little market town of over 35,000 residents in one of the warmest regions of Germany. Set on the banks of the “Bergstrasse”, Bensheim is a notable wine-growing region situated between Darmstadt and Heidelberg, 55km south of Frankfurt.

Bensheim averages 1,600 of sunshine a year and Spring comes early to the Bergstrasse. The vineyards on the slopes to the east of the town lead into the wooded hills of the Odenwald – beautiful walking country. Bensheim has many old timbered buildings in the old German style. These are situated in the centre of the town and carefully restored. There are many bridges spanning the River Lauter and the pedestrian area has fine shops and cafes.

Bensheim offers cultural, sporting and social activities including the Bergstrasse Winzerfest  (Wine Festival) starting in early September.



Learn More about Bensheim

Link to English-language version of Bensheim’s web site

Link to Freundeskreis Bensheim-Amersham web site

Für unsere Freunde in Bensheim:

Leider ist es nicht möglich, eine vollständige deutsche Version unserer Website zu machen. Aber wir wünschen Ihnen viel Spaß, als Sie unsere Website durchblättern. Hoffentlich werdet Ihr verstehen, warum wir so stolz sind in Amersham zu wohnen, wie Sie in Bensheim!

bensheim way road sign, amersham


Get in touch with our twin town of Bensheim!

Would you like to know more about our beautiful twin town of Bensheim? Perhaps you are thinking of visiting and would like some helpful information for your trip?

Then get in touch with the Freundeskreis Bensheim-Amersham who will be more than happy to assist you on all things Bensheim!


Freundeskreis Bensheim-Amersham

c/o Waltrud Ottiger

Heinrich-von-Brentano-Str. 53

64625 Bensheim

T             06251-63252

eMail    fk-ba-vorsitzende@online.de






Twinning News

July 11, 2015
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