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Published: 5/12/2013


Past meets present in Germany

Toledo has 10 sister cities scattered across South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. A group of political and business leaders from Toledo recently spent nearly a week in one of those cities, Delmenhorst, Germany, which has about 77,000 people, and also the nearby and much larger Bremen. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Bremen's city center and St. Peter Cathedral. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bremen's city center and St. Peter Cathedral.
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A typical narrow street in the city of Delmenhorst. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A typical narrow street in the city of Delmenhorst.
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Mayor Mike Bell and his team pose in front of a sculpture near Bremen's St. Peter Cathedral in Bremen. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor Mike Bell and his team pose in front of a sculpture near Bremen's St. Peter Cathedral in Bremen.
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Haake-Beck is tapped and served. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Haake-Beck is tapped and served.
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Spargel (white asparagus), a German seasonal favorite, is on sale at an outdoor farmers' market in Delmenhorst. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spargel (white asparagus), a German seasonal favorite, is on sale at an outdoor farmers' market in Delmenhorst.
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Mayor Mike Bell and Christa Luttman, a Toledoan with ties to Germany, look up at Bremen's St. Peter Cathedral in the market place of Bremen, Germany. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor Mike Bell and Christa Luttman, a Toledoan with ties to Germany, look up at Bremen's St. Peter Cathedral in ...
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A statue in the Bremen city center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A statue in the Bremen city center.
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Town musicians of Bremen tourist-attraction manhole cover. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Town musicians of Bremen tourist-attraction manhole cover.
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Bremen is home to a historic windmill originally brought from Amsterdam. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bremen is home to a historic windmill originally brought from Amsterdam.
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