Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft e.V.










About 60 citizens presented Freiburg to our Sister City at the Freiburg Fair in Madison from 26 August through 28 August 2005. The events ranged from an official breakfast with the Mayor of Madison David Cieslewicz and discussions with city officials about matters of mutual concern to a highly successful Energy Symposium with contributions from our city.


On the lighter side, there was the Street Fair at the top of State Street. Here Fasnet costumes were on exhibition, and alternatively, the Freiburg Brass Band sounded or the Freiburg Blue 6 Pack Jazz Quartet jammed with local musicians. Furthermore, the booth was used to present Freiburg's tourist qualities to many citizens of Madison who, as an opener, could taste and buy the wine of our region.


One of the highlights was the concerts of Julia Kirn, violinist, and Helge Aurich, pianist. These young musicians won the hearts of those who listened to their presentations. The Freiburg Fair was accompanied by two exhibitions: Quilts made in Freiburg and a Photo Exhibition: Faces of Freiburg. A German dinner at a well-known Madison Restaurant prepared by a Freiburg Chef closed the Fair in a harmonious atmosphere.


We wont to thank all our sponsors who helped with their contributions to finance the travel for the young musicians.


Most important however, was that we could revive old friendships and make new friends in Madison with the help of the Madison Freiburg Sister City Committee. Our special thanks go to them who had all the hard work to do before even the first guests had arrived.


For some pictures of the Freiburg Fair, look at the German page by clicking the link German.


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