WHS that consist of two separate towns, whose history is linked (sometimes leading to strong rivalry).
|Bauhaus Sites||Weimar & Dessau|
|Budapest||Buda and Pest, separate cities until 1873|
|Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin||"the ancient twin towns of Maresha and Bet Guvrin" (AB ev)|
|Cesky Krumlov||Krumlov and Latran - where the castle is located- used to constitute two distinct towns separated by the river.|
|Cordoba||With Medina Azahara|
|Dubrovnik||Dubrovnik and Ragusa were separate entities until the 12th Century.|
|La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle||La Chaux-de-Fonds & Le Locle|
|Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape||Lednice & Valtice|
|Mantua and Sabbioneta||Mantua & Sabbioneta|
|Medina Azahara||With Cordoba: "Substantial political effectiveness was achieved by establishing these new cities within a short distance of the old centers that preceded them, following a Near Eastern tradition which was largely pre-Islamic. The examples of such twinned cities are multiple, on scales that are very diverse: besides the conurbation of Medina Azahara and Cordoba..." (AB ev)|
|Melaka and George Town||Melaka and George Town rivalled over trade hegemony in the 18th / 19th century|
|Nan Madol||Nan Madol and Lelu (The similarity between the two sites is stressed in the Nom file as well as the future intention to extend the nomination to include Lelu.)|
|Nice||Nice and Cimiez: Cemenelum (Cimiez) was an important rival of Nice, continuing to exist as a separate city till the time of the Lombard invasions. (Wiki)|
|Qhapaq Ñan||Santa Ana and Vale Colorado - Almost an entire page is dedicated to the description of their shared culture in the nomination file|
|Quebrada de Humahuaca||Tilcara and Maimara are in such strong rivalry that it sometimes comes to physical violence between their inhabitants|
|Regensburg||Regensburg and Stadtamhof: the latter was a rival neighbouring city until its incorporation in the 20th century.|
|Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans||Arc-et-Senans & Salins-les-Bains|
|Stralsund and Wismar|
|Úbeda and Baeza||Ubeda & Baeza|
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Twin Towns?
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- Be explained, with reference to a source