Welcome to the Swanage Town Twinning Association Website

I hope you will enjoy navigating around the site and that you will like its contents.
As you see from the rather formal wording of the Association’s aims set out on the ‘About’ page, the principal aim is to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the residents of Swanage and our twin town of Rudesheim am Rhein. Rudesheim is a popular holiday resort by the Rhein (Rhine).

It is an historic town in a picturesque setting with a similar size population to Swanage.
Almost 3 million tourists visit Rudesheim and its sister town of Assmannshausen each year.

In addition to tourism its chief industry is wine making – if you go there you will see the surrounding hills and especially the banks of the Rhein are covered in vineyards.
The Germans describe Rudesheim as the Gateway to the Middle Rhein Valley, a World Heritage Site.

Please explore the site to find out more about the Association and our twin town of Rudesheim