Sister City

Landsberg am Lech, Germany


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.

To learn more about Landsberg am Lech, visit the Official Landsberg Website.
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Hudson's First Annual Hudson-Landsberg Christkindlmarkt!

Friday, December 14, 2018
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 15
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, December 16
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Clock Tower Green

You can find the entertainment schedule here.

This event is brought to you by Hudson-Landsberg sister city led by Jeff Moore.


The first annual Hudson-Landsberg Christkindlmarkt is an outdoor market featuring local vendors as well as vendors from our Sister City in Germany. Stop by for Old World ambiance while you shop including choirs, food, and drink. Be prepared for a visit from St. Nicholas, too! View parking information and the vendor map below. For more information, call 234-738-1799 or visit the event page on Facebook. 

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Parking Map Christkindlmarkt

Parking Available for Full Event

  • Parking Garage at First & Main
  • Lot on N. Oviatt Street (Former School)
  • Lot on S. Oviatt (Barlow Overflow)
  • Lot on Village Way (Across from Library)
Parking is available at the following areas only during the specific days and times listed:

Christ Church Episcopal
Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

First Congregational Church
Friday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Mary Church
Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Christkindlmarkt Vendor Map

Visiting Landsberg

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.