Today, relations on an international level are of great importance for the communities. Towns and cities are working together in many different fields, exchange experience, develop concepts together and learn from each other. Such cooperations arise, for example, when a city is a member of different European and international committees and networks and often when there are friendly long-term relationships between towns and cities in different countries.
Mannheim has always been a city that attracts people from all over the world, does multinational business and production and where many nations and religions meet and live peacefully together to the present day. Here, internationality has tradition, is a formula for success, something that modern Mannheim builds on by maintaining good relations with its twin towns, for example. The division of “International Relations” is responsible for this subject within the city administration, but the many citizens who commit themselves as volunteers for the twin towns do particularly valuable work.