Hudson has developed a relationship with our sister city Landsberg am Lech, Germany since the early 1970s. In 1978, a Hudson soccer team visited Germany and played soccer with players in Landsberg am Lech. Over the years, the players and coaches established a friendship that continued into the 1980s. In 1983, Hudson City Council passed legislation that formally created the Sister City partnership.
On August 26, 1984, when officials from Landsberg visited Hudson, the formal documents were signed making the Sister City relationship official. Since then citizens of Hudson and Landsberg have traveled back and forth, continuing the enduring relationship.
Every few years, a group of Hudson citizens gets together to travel to Landsberg to visit our Sister City. The trips usually include a stay in Landsberg as well as visits to surrounding cities, such as Munich, Berlin, Dresden and others. The groups enjoy visiting medieval castles and other Bavarian points of interest. The organized tours are inexpensive since much of the time is spent living with host families in Landsberg. For more information about how to sign up for the next scheduled trip, email Roland Winzer, Co-Chair of the Hudson-Landsberg Sister City Committee or call him at 330-650-4852 (home), 330-618-6122 (cell).
Hosting a Family from Landsberg
The City seeks host families to accommodate Landsberg citizens when they visit our community. In addition, we would like families with teenagers to sign up to host teenagers for longer periods of time during their summer vacation or who are visiting our schools during the academic year.
If you are interested in hosting a family in your home, please complete the Online Application to Host a Family and submit it online, or download the pdf and mail it to the address on the form. The more host families we have, the better we can match people with similar occupations, interests, and hobbies.