Twin town visitors

Students from Carlisle's twin town of Flensburg in Germany have begun a one week placement with organisations across Cumbria.

Local businesses welcome foreign guests

The relationship between Carlisle and the town of Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein dates back to 1960. The first formal exchange visits took place a year later.

Twenty eight Students from Flensburg have begun placements in local businesses and organisations this week to continue promoting friendship between people from both areas.

'It's a great opportunity' says exchange student

Lars Caspersen is at Dalton pharmacy as part of the exchange Credit: ITV Border

Lars Caspersen is a German student taking part on the exchange programme between Flensburg and Cumbria.

He said:

"It is a great opportunity for me to see a new culture, it is my first trip to England. I could have done my work experience at a pharmacy in Germany but this way I will learn much more.

"We're going home on Sunday but I wish I could stay longer."

Flensburg Harbour, Germany Credit: Flensburg Tourism
Flensburg Marine School, Germany Credit: Flensburg Tourism

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Local businesses welcome German guests

The relationship between Carlisle and the town of Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein dates back to 1960. The first formal exchange visits took place a year later.

Twenty eight Students from Flensburg have begun placements in local businesses and organisations this week to continue promoting friendship between people from both areas.