Residents swapped Brighouse for its twin town.
Twelve members of the Brighouse Ludenscheid Society paid a visit to the German town that has been linked with Brighouse since the 1950s.
Stuart Black was one of the Society members attending and he said: “The Brighouse Children’s Theatre started the connection in the 50s and it’s gone on from there.
“We have visits each year and they are such friendly and welcoming people and I feel really at home when I visit. I call Ludenscheid my second home.”
The Ludenscheid folk organised a series of activities for their Brighouse guests which included a welcome dinner, a church service, a visit to a cave at Iserlohn and a civic reception at Ludenscheid Town Hall.
There was also time to fit in a trip to a brewery in Krombacher brewery, a local Siku model car exhibition and a day trip to Frankfurt before a farewell party.
Stuart added: “It’s a lovely place, there’s lots of wide, open spaces and we’re thankful for the warm welcome.” Ludenscheid residents will be visiting Brighouse next year.