Civic and Twinning

Lincoln's twin towns

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse lies in the heart of the Palatinate region of Germany and literally translated means ‘New Town on the Wine Street’. It is an historic town with beautiful historical buildings and is Germany’s largest wine-growing community. Neustadt, and its nine adjoining villages, is surrounded by beautiful vineyards and countryside.

The twinning relationship with Lincoln was formed in 1969 and is one of the oldest, strongest and most successful in the Country. The most important feature of the partnership, however, is the personal exchanges between the citizens of Lincoln and Neustadt and the understanding and friendship which this creates.


Port Lincoln, Australia

Port Lincoln, Australia is situated at the tip of the Eyre Peninsula, Southern Australia and was discovered in 1802 by the famous British Sea Dog, Captain Matthew Flinders. It enjoys a mild climate and is renowned for its pleasant summers and mild winters. Within 35 km around the city there are numerous islands, bays, inlets and coves; and many varieties of fish can be seen, for which Port Lincoln is particularly known.

A Friendship Agreement with Port Lincoln was signed in January, 1991, by the Mayor of Lincoln, England and Mayor of Port Lincoln, Australia.


Nanchang, China

Nanchang is the capital of Jiangxi Province in South Eastern China. As of 2010, a population of 5,042,565 live in the prefecture, in which 2,357,838 live in the area made up of all five urban districts.
The official twinning agreement was signed on Tuesday, 21 October, in the Guildhall by Mayor of Lincoln Brent Charlesworth and the Mayor of Nanchang, Guo An.

Tangshan, China

The City of Tangshan, in the Republic of China, has a population of some 7.6 million and lies 100 miles south-east of the Chinese capital of Beijing.

Lincoln accepted an invitation to establish links with Tangshan in the Republic of China, following an industrial breakthrough by one of Lincoln’s largest companies, in 1988. A Twinning Agreement was then signed in 1988, during a visit by a Chinese delegation.


Radomsko, Poland

Radomsko is one of the oldest cities in Poland and is located on the Radomka River in the southern part of the province of Piotrkow Trybunalski. This beautiful historic city has a population of around 52,000.  

The Twinning Agreement between Lincoln and Radomsko was signed in June, 2007, by the Mayor of Lincoln, England and the Mayor of Radomsko, Poland.