Helmstedt is a medium size city by German standards with a population of 28,000. It is located on the Autobahn leading from Hannover to Berlin. The city has a long and rich history, going back 2,500 years. An ancient grave site on the edge of the city is witness to that.

Helmstedt County, with a population of over 100,000 residents is a very close-knit community. Primary employment includes auto manufacturing (Volkswagen), coal and salt mining, mercantile and tourism.St. Ludgery Monastery

Since our affiliation with Helmstedt, we have enjoyed a very active exchange program (annually), and have brought the people of both cities closer together in understanding and friendly relations.

Helmstedt became a Sister City on May 29, 1983 with ceremonies in Helmstedt, and later in Albuquerque.

For more information on Helmstedt, please contact the Chairs:

Nathan Young or Ray Heidfeld