Our twin town of Bensheim, Germany


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Bensheim is a lovely little market town of over 35,000 residents in one of the warmest regions of Germany. Set on the banks of the “Bergstrasse”, Bensheim is a notable wine-growing region situated between Darmstadt and Heidelberg, 55km south of Frankfurt.

Bensheim averages 1,600 of sunshine a year and Spring comes early to the Bergstrasse. The vineyards on the slopes to the east of the town lead into the wooded hills of the Odenwald – beautiful walking country. Bensheim has many old timbered buildings in the old German style. These are situated in the centre of the town and carefully restored. There are many bridges spanning the River Lauter and the pedestrian area has fine shops and cafes.

Bensheim offers cultural, sporting and social activities including the Bergstrasse Winzerfest (Wine Festival) starting in early September.

Recent News

Special Twinning Concert at the Memorial Gardens this Sunday, starting at 10.30am

June 15, 2023

We have a special twinning concert taking place this Sunday with the Amersham Band Concert Brass Band joining forces with the KKMV Fehlheim e.V. Band from Bensheim, in Germany. Please note that this is a morning concert taking place between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Memorial Gardens. There is no concert in the afternoon this […]

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Visit to Bensheim

September 16, 2022

Last weekend Amersham Town Councillors Dominic Pinkney and Jason Keeler visited Bensheim to celebrate 45 years of Amersham’s twinning with the town. The visit formed part of Bensheim’s annual Winzerfest (wine festival) which included performances from The Amersham Band who played at a twinning concert and parade. There was also an exchange between the pupils […]

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