Beginning of the town twinning
After a first town twinning declaration between Weimar and the French city of Blois had been made as early as 1981, the town twinning agreement was signed in Blois on 18th February 1995.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Association Blois-Weimar, celebrated in Blois on 28th May 2011, Tina Schiefelbein, desk officer for protocol and town twinning of the city of Weimar, compiled a documentation on the Blois-Weimar town twinning. The chronicle in particular deals with the first contacts between both cities and the beginning of the town twinning since 1980.
Based on old letters and telephone memos, the chronicle documents the efforts the cities had to make until they were able to at last officially sign their town twinning agreement fifteen years later, on 18th February 1995. The documentation also provides an overview of the formation of both town twinning associations – the Deutsch-Französische Gesellschaft Weimar e.V. and the Association Blois-Weimar.
June 2001: 374 Weimar residents visited Blois.
September 1996: From 26th until 30th September, 434 Weimar residents travelled to Blois by chartered train.