Philadelphia

Philadelphia

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The Partner Cities

Philadelphia

© VISIT PHILADELPHIA, Photo: k. A.

16 July 2015

One of the oldest cities in the USA, Philadelphia played a central role in the history of American democracy. The Declaration of Independence was signed here on 4 July 1776. The city has maintained relations with Germany right from its earliest days. German immigrants founded the Germantown district shortly after Philadelphia was established.  The city has a strong financial and IT services sector, and it is also an important logistics hub thanks to the Port of Philadelphia.              

Frankfurt's most recent city partnership is developing very nicely. Both cities defined potential fields of cooperation during the first delegation trips.  Links were quickly established between schools in each city. The first groups of pupils have already been able to discover their respective partner city for themselves.