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Hamburg - Prague: 25 Years

Sister cities to celebrate twining with a fully packed agenda of events. Bilateral business forum at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in late June

In 2015, Hamburg and Prague will be celebrating the 25-year anniversary of their twinning. For this special jubilee, exhibitions, concerts, business forums, student exchange projects, theatre performances, lectures, film series and more are schheduled in the event calendars of the sister cities

Living Partnership

Hamburg’s Secretary of State Wolfgang Schmidt, Commissioner for Federal, in the European Union and of Foreign Affairs, said: “The partnership enables the direct exchange between our two cities. The numerous events in the anniversary year invite you to get to know better our sister city in Czechia. They also witness the many close friendships and lifelong connections formed by and between the citizens of Hamburg and Prague. “

Economic Forum in late June

To mark the anniversary, the Primátor (mayor) of Prague, Adriana Krnáčová, will visit Hamburg 24 – 26 June. During her visit, she will attend a bilateral business forum as guest of honour to be held in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Also on the agenda is the visit of the exhibition of the Czech artist Jiri Votruba at Levantehaus, a tour of the Port of Hamburg with its Vlatava harbour and a talk with Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz. The return visit by Olaf Scholz to Prague is planned for autumn.

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Economic Forum

On 25 June at 10 a.m., the economic forum “Czech Republic” will be held in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the European Association of the German Industry Association will be jointly hosting the event for all interested free of charge. Mrs Adriana Krnáčová, mayor of Prague, has been invited as guest of honour.

Important Trade Partner

Hamburg and what is now the Czech Republic can look back on a long economic tradition. Hamburg has been one of the region’s most important trading partners and a significant transhipment port for Czech and Slovakian foreign trade since the 14th century. In 2014, more than 450,000 TEU were transported on hinterland services with the Czech Republic. Of these, approx. 400,000 TEU went by rail. With a share of almost 90 per cent, rail is the most important carrier. Over 100 direct container block trains run weekly between the Port of Hamburg and the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Another important mode of transport are trucks. They benefit from the excellent connection along the E55 motorway via Dresden.
(source: Port of Hamburg,

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