Spain - Vilafranca del Penedès
This Catalan city, which lies just 50 kliometres from the Spanish city of Barcelona, was brought together with the City of Bühl at a big festival, "Agermanament" , in the spring of 2002. The aim of this partnership is to make a reality of the idea of a common Europe. Vilafranca has about 40,000 inhabitants. The Spanish town is the capital of the region of Alt Penedès and of the wine-growing region with the same name. The partnership thrives on a lively exchange of visits, joint events and personal friendships.