September 2020 marks 70 years since the signing of the twinning agreement between Portsmouth and Duisburg in Germany.
The partnership was announced in 1950 and is the second oldest Anglo-German twinning, which aimed to unite Germany with Europe after the war.
More than 70,000 people have been involved with the partnership so far. The cities have exchanged music, art and sport, and many groups have visited the cities over the years.
Discover more about the history of the twinning in this short video voiced by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Rob Wood.
"The relationship between Duisburg and Portsmouth continues to provide both our cities with a deep sense of friendship and pride, new experiences for our residents and visitors, and rich and vibrant cultures shared with our friends in Germany. We are immensely proud of our twinning with Duisburg and look forward to continuing our relationship for many more years to come.”
Cllr Rob Wood, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth