The Mayor of Bad Rappenau, Herr Heribert Blättgen, has recently visited Llandrindod Wells. He was accompanied by a small delegation from the town hall in Bad Rappenau on a visit to consolidate the friendship between the two towns. The visit had been organised by the Mayor of Llandrindod Wells, Councillor Jeff Green, who had arranged a varied programme of events to enable the delegation to enjoy a wide range of activities whilst in the Mid Wales spa town.
Bad Rappenau is a spa town in southern Germany and has been twinned with Llandrindod Wells for twelve years. In June Bad Rappenau hosted over 1,200 guests from twenty two communities and eight countries to celebrate Eurofest 2013, an international festival commemorating the historic signing of the Elysée treaty by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer in 1963. As part of the celebrations the Herr Blättgen presented a Ginkgo tree to Councillor Jeff Green to be planted as a token of friendship in Llandrindod Wells.
The two mayors shared the duty of planting the tree in the grounds of the Pavilion to celebrate twinning between the towns.During the visit members of the Bad Rappenau delegation were able to renew friendships with former mayors of Llandrindod Wells during a dinner at Jules Restaurant. The delegation also enjoyed rally driving, horse riding, walking and a trip to the Welsh National History Museum at St Fagans, Cardiff during their short visit.