Ljubljana in Slovenia
Capital of Slovenia
Since 1979, Leverkusen has maintained a twin town partnership with today's capital of Slovenia. No other town twinning was prepared with more ground-work by contacts between the citizens, institutions and clubs. This also included meetings of the trade unions, visits by the adult education institute and a close co-operation of the museums for modern art.
Finally, friendly relations between the heads of the councils developed, and the information contacts were formally signed as twinning oath.
Today, most personal contacts still are maintained on the level of clubs and sporting events. One of them is the annual competition for the Leverkusen Cup for gymnastics, with friendship being traditioned within the third generation of participants.