Friday, 19 July 2013

Malvern Twinned with Mariánske Lázne – 15 April 2013

Malvern Hills

Malcolm Salisbury, Economic Development Officer of Malvern Hills District Council (one of WelDest’s UK industry partners), has been working with both district and town councils to further develop links with the spa town Mariánske Lázne  in the Czech Republic.

This has led to an official twinning ceremony that took place in Marienbad on Monday 15 April, 2013. It was held at the local Hotel School and attended by members of the ML City Council and business leaders. The ML Chamber of Commerce are interested in establishing trade links with the Malvern area and are planning a visit in July to meet the Worcestershire and Herefordshire Chamber of Commerce and local companies.

Links have been developed with Mariánske Lázne  because the town, like Malvern, has a history as a spa town and has an abundance of curative mineral springs. It is not far from Graffenberg, where Vincent Priessnitz pioneered hydrotherapy treatments in the 1820s and his example inspired Dr James Wilson to start the Malvern water cure.

Mariánske Lázne