In 2013, the DFG Cluny e.V. and the maison allemande Marseille organised the first citizen exchanges between Marseille and Hamburg on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the sister city agreement. Due to the extremely positive response and demand, this civil exchange will be repeated this year at the initiative of Gabriele Jacobsen, board member of Cluny e.V. The sister city exchange is supported by Gabriel Angela Reverdin, HamburgAmbassdor in the southern French port city and board member of the “maison allemande”, by the Senate Chancellery Hamburg and by the city of Marseille, where Joelle Giordano had the original idea.
In Hamburg, the visit of Marseilles citizens is planned from 10-15 September. The programme will include a reception at city hall, guided tours of the city and the harbour, individual explorations, and a group to the world heritage Hanseatic city of Lübeck. In Marseille, the Hamburg guests will be welcomed 5-10 November 2015 expected.
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