Community Statements

“It is my hope that with financial and other support from interested individuals, businesses, and the sister cities more cultural and educational opportunities will be made possible in the future leading to further strengthening of friendship and ties between our countries.”

Dieter K Gunkel, MD, President, Teutonic Council of Savannah

“Savannah has a deep and rich German heritage illustrated by the presence of dynamic societies promoting cultural activities and enhancing the excellent relationships between Germany and the US.”

Denis Blackburne, Former Honorary Consul for France & Germany in Savannah

“Our thanks to the Teutonic Council for making major contributions in working with Armstrong, the Greater Savannah International Alliance and other education institutions to build a strong relationship with the City of Halle.

James Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant to the Provost – International Education (retired), Armstrong State University, Former Chair of the Greater Savannah International Alliance

“Germany has been identified as a strategic “Target Country” by World Trade Center Savannah for trade and investment opportunities for the coastal Georgia region since the inception.”

Jesse Dillon, Manager of Trade Development, World Trade Center Savannah

“Savannah, GA, USA and Halle, Germany are official sister cities. The Teutonic Council significantly supports our sister city activities and projects, thereby fostering transatlantic friendships and relationships that build trust and understanding across our two nations.”

Sabine Pröschel, Halle International e.V., President, Halle, Germany

“Visitors from Germany make up a significant share of the number of international visitors to Savannah on an annual basis. They seem to enjoy the city’s architecture, culinary experiences and walkability the most.”

Joseph Marinelli, President, Visit Savannah, Savannah, GA

“The tourism already being generated between these very historic cities brings with it the many benefits of friendship and endless forms of cultural exchange.”

David Legasse, Owner of The Salt Table, Savannah, GA

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