Rockville Sister City Corporation

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This is the official site of the Rockville Sister City Corporation (RSCC) in Rockville, Maryland, representing a long-standing relationship between the people of Rockville, Maryland and the people of Pinneberg, Germany. The relationship was established in 1957. Rockville developed a Friendly Relations City Relationship with the city of Jiaxing, China in 2009.

Rockville-Pinneberg 60th Anniversary - 2017 !

For an amazing 60 years Pinneberg and Rockville have maintained a meaningful and intense friendship. The initiators were former mayors Henry Glissmann (SPD) and Dickran Hovsepian. The German-American Society Rockville-Pinneberg, founded in 1984, is under the leadership of Bernd Hinrichs since 2007. The Pinneberg City leadership has dedicated a Rockville Room at City Hall. The corresponding organization in Rockville was founded in 1983 under the name of Rockville Sister City Corporation.


German Toy Exhibit in November and December 2018

We are planning a special exhibit about German toys from the 19th centry to the present in the weeks preceding Christmas! Germany has been known as the country of toy makers since the late Middle Ages - from dolls to wooden figurines, tin soldiers to trains, German-made toys dominated the market, and American toy sellers ordered their items from illustrated catalogues.

How can you help us? We are currently gathering items for our exhibit, and if you think that you can make a contribution - either a temporary loan or a permanent donation - please email Katja Sipple at or call 202-467-5000 At the German-American Heritage Museum