2016 Youth Exchange

Students from the Peoria area will visit Friedrichshafen, Germany, this summer. We are accepting applications for students age 15-19 living in Peoria, Tazewell or Woodford counties. FIND OUT MORE

40th Anniversary

2016 is the 40th Anniversary of Peoria's sister city relationship with Friedrichshafen, Germany. We will host guests from Friedrichshafen May 5-8 and will travel to Germany Sept. 30- Oct. 3. Watch for more details.

Memberships Now Due for 2016

If you believe in the mission of sister cities — to foster understanding and create international bonds — please become a supporting member or renew your support today. Download a membership form.

The Friends of Friedrichshafen is a private, non-profit organization located in Peoria, Illinois. We assist the city of Peoria's Sister City Commission in continuing, promoting and expanding Peoria's first sister city relationship with Friedrichshafen, Germany (pictured above and throughout this site). Find out how we go about meeting this goal, making wonderful lifelong friends, and having a lot of fun along the way!

The sister city relationship between Peoria, Illinois, and Friedrichshafen, Germany, was established in 1976. The Friends of Friedrichshafen assists in fostering a diversity of exchanges including cultural exchanges, teen exchanges, educational trips and internships, and adult visits and exchanges. When visitors from Friedrichshafen visit Peoria, we help plan events during their stay. We also sponsor adult trips to Friedrichshafen to offer members the opportunity to meet individuals and learn about the German culture.

While the sister city relationship is between the city of Peoria and the town of Friedrichshafen, membership in the Friends of Friedrichshafen is open to anyone interested in supporting the sister city relationship.


Patrick Roesler

VP - Membership

Lisa Horn

VP - Programs

Sue Ramey


Troy Schmick


Danielle Robb


Youth Exchange

Patrick & Tammie Roesler


Eric Hoadley

Entertainment of Guests

Tom Stanesa

Youth Exchange Alumni

Ryan Marquardt & Jamie Holben

Past President

Eric Hoadley

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