Bad Homburg has been twinned with Exeter since 1965.

Bad Homburg is a very attractive spa town a short distance northwest of Frankfurt. The town lies in the foothills of the Taunus mountains and its white-towered castle was the summer residence of the last German Kaiser. In the centre of town is a large central park, the Kurpark, which contains the Kaiser-Wilhelms-Bad, a Russian church, a Siamese temple, a Casino and various sporting and leisure facilities. Bad Homburg has strong links with the Victorian and Edwardian English monarchy and it is here that the famous Homburg hat was created.

For more information about Bad Homburg go to the Wikipedia Bad Homburg article at

One of our members, Tony Colvin, wrote an interesting short history of Bad Homburg following his participation in the 2010 exchange visit. Click here to read.

If you read German, you might also be interested in the official Bad Homburg site at

Below are some pictures taken by Exeter Twinning Circle members in Bad Homburg and are copyright protected. Click on a picture to see a slide show. Click on “esc” (top right-hand corner) to return here.