Area of Jurisdiction: 22.44 sq mi
Population: 43,000 inhabitants
Height: 118 m
Location: North west of the state of Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany with 43,000 inhabitants, approximately 15 km (9 mi) north of Heidelberg and 10 km (6 mi) northeast of Mannheim.
Twin city agreement signature date: November 15, 1999
Official site of Weinheim: http://www.weinheim.de
On November 15, 1999 a Sister City agreement was signed between the city of Ramat-Gan and the city of Weinheim, although, the relationship between the cities had started ten years earlier.
Weinheim (Bergstrasse) is a town in the north west of the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, approximately 15 km north of Heidelberg and 10 km northeast of Mannheim. Together with these cities, it makes up the Rhine-Neckar triangle. In more than 1,000 years Weinheim has developed from a little marketplace to a modern city in the south of Germany.
More than 44,000 people are living in one of the most important economical centers in this region. The tanner's quarters with a lot of old houses from the 15th until the 17th century invites tourists for a tour in the so called "old town". The ruins of the Windeck Castle, the Wachenburg and the old castle, today's Town Hall, complete a walk through the historic town. Theaters, public pools, and sports complex, turn Weinheim into a town with many leisure amenities. Further to the south is the Schlossgarten (Palace garden) and the Exotenwald (Exotic forest), which contains species of trees imported from around the world, but mostly from North America and Japan.
There is much to see inWeinheim. Two castles, Windeck and Wachenburg, are on top of the hills above the city. The historic market square with its southern flair, the picturesque Gerberbachviertel (former tanning district) with the little timber-framed houses, or the unique green oases in the heart of the city with its Castle Park, Woodland Park and botanic garden Hermannshof.