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Sister Cities’ Market - San Carlos and Atlanta come together

Stall of San Carlos and Charkiw

Uwe Niklas

Almost 70 volunteers, most with personal experience with San Carlos, work each year in the San Carlos booth of the city partnership association Nuremberg - San Carlos e.V. For many of them, working at the booth is a regular – even sought after – part of their yearly calendar.

If someone happens to be visiting from San Carlos, they’re always invited along. Even the mayor of San Carlos enjoyed the experience of selling arts and crafts from Nicaragua, delicious Arabic coffee, fair trade chocolate, high-quality cigars and books. The city partnership association uses the proceeds to fund cultural and social projects in San Carlos. Every Advent the San Carlos booth is the place to be for friends and fans of the city.

Right next door at the Atlanta stand are two hot characters: Jack and Jim. That’s not a set of twins, but a hot apple cider drink flavored with whisky. When folks in the know come to order, it sounds like a magic spell. “We have lots of fun with our guests, especially tourists from the USA or Americans who live here,” says one of the volunteer helpers who supports the team of Rod Brown, the booth manager.

The Sister Cities’ Market also includes communities which are not officially partners, but with which Nuremberg has a friendly relationship, such as Bar in Montenegro and Klausen/Montan in South Tyrol. Here, you are greeted each day by singing ground hogs. Those who want to try different types of mulled wine shouldn’t miss the Alpine varieties. And every year the stand of Nuremberg’s Office of International Relations supports social institutions and organizations.

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