Twin city Herzliya (Israel)
History and profile of the twin city
In the year 1924 seven settlers established a village on the Mediterranean and named it after Theodor Herzl, the founder of present-day Zionism. The community grew rapidly and by 1960 Herzliya had received the status of a town.
What began as an agricultural settlement by the Mediterranean is today one of Israel's most important technological centres.
Herzliya lies 15 km to the north of Tel Aviv on the Sharon plain, and has sandy beaches stretching for miles. With Israel's largest yacht harbour it is also a popular destination for holidays and excursions.
Facts and Figures
- Also known as the "white pearl of the Mediterranean"
The city of Herzliya was only founded in 1924
Population: approx. 97,000 inhabitants
Twinned with Leipzig since 18.09.2011
Sights worth seeing
- The marina - one of Israel's most attractive yacht harbours, and with approx. 800 berths the country's largest harbour for mooring yachts
Discover the cultural diversity of Herzliya: the Herzliya Ensemble Theatre, Herzliya Biennieal of Contemporary Art, Herzliya Chamber Orchestra, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Stage Arts Center and Herzliya Cinematheque
Every year sandy beaches stretching for miles attract many tourists to Herzliya