Regensburg – the symbol of the French-German friendship for inhabitants of Clermont-Ferrand.
The French-German treaty, signed by the General de Gaulle and the chancellor Konrad Adenauer, existed for six years. The Mayor of Regensburg, Bourgmester Rudolf Schlichtinger and Senator Mayor of Clermont-Ferrand, Gabriel Montpied, followed the example : they signed, on May 12th, 1969, the agreement of the twinning between the two cities. Clermont-Ferrand became, after Aberdeen, the second sister city of Regensburg.
The first contacts between these cities started a few years earlier, in the 1960s, thanks to Horst Gericke, the social assistant of the youth of Regensburg, The knowledge in French of his wife, Mrs Ingeborg, helped him a lot to organize the first meetings.
Exhibition On the occasion of the 45th the anniversary of the twinning, which took place on May 12th, the painter of Regensburg, Günther Kempf, will expose his works at the Center Camille Claudel center, from June 9th intil July 5th, in partnership with the Collectif Artogue of Clermont-Ferrand.
The artist, which was born in Bavaria, has been working and creating in Regensburg since 1969. He organized since 1992, a dozen exposition in several cities of Germany also in the USA and Italy. He is a member of the association of the painters of East-Bavaria (Ostbayern).