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As with Lerdo, education brought Nienburg and Las Cruces together. For several years before the formal Sister Cities affiliation, students from Las Cruces’ Mayfield High School and Nienburg’s Albert-Schweitzer-Schule, participated in student exchanges. Las Cruces and Nienburg officially became Sister Cities on July 3, 1993.
Nienburg/Wesser is situated on the banks of the Weser River in northwestern Germany in the state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), a short distance from Hannover. It is a county seat and cultural center with a population of about 33,000. Nienburg is home to about 30 schools including a technical college several manufacturing plants, including a glass recycling plant, which serves northern Germany.
With history dating back to 1025
Nienburg today is a blend of ancient architecture, charming traditions and the contemporary, creating a wonderful mixture of old and new.