Photos and report from Otterndorf twinning trip to Sheringham

Otterndorf residents visit Sheringham.

Otterndorf residents visit Sheringham. - Credit: Archant

A 'sehr gut' time was had by all as Sheringham's continental twins spent a week in the town.

Otterndorf cyclists are at Sheringham.

Otterndorf cyclists are at Sheringham. - Credit: Archant

Anglo-German relations were given another boost when 52 people visited from Otterndorf in northern Germany.

Apple trees presented to the people of Sheringham by Otterndorf residents are decorated with paper a

Apple trees presented to the people of Sheringham by Otterndorf residents are decorated with paper apples. - Credit: Archant

While most of the visitors arrived by coach, eight more intrepid people cycled from otterndorf to Sheringham, and were greeted by town mayor Doug Smith when they reached Otterndorf Green at lunchtime on Wednesday July 3.

The visitors presented Sheringham with two apple trees, which they asked people to decorate with paper apple shapes, each including the names of the hosts and their guests.

In twinning tradition, the visitors were hosted by local families, 26 years after the connection was established.

There was a busy programme of activities during the stay, including:

? A walking tour of the town.

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? A seal trip to Blakeney Point.

? A trip on a Mississippi paddle steamer from Horning, followed by a pub lunch at Coltishall.

? Bowling at Pinewood park, Bodham, followed by a walk through the park and golf course to Sheringham.

? A visit to Sandringham House and gardens.

? An evening hog roast.

? A free day, with activities including St Andrews Methodist Church Flower Festival, Lobster Potty Morris Festival, North Norfolk Railway, The Mo - Sheringham Museum.

? A farewell party at the community centre on the evening of Saturday July 6.

Evelyn Meakin from the Sheringham-Otterndorf Twinning Association said: 'We had a very busy and successful week.'