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The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg maintains numerous partnerships that have developed over the past decades - both nationally and internationally. The aim is joint exchange in different subject areas and at different levels.

  • Berlin-Charlottenburg

    The first placements of Charlottenburg children in foster families in the Waldeck Land took place as early as the beginning of the 1950s. School partnerships between Waldeck and Berlin-Charlottenburg as well as lively mutual visits and contacts between various groups and official political representatives finally led to the official partnership between Berlin-Charlottenburg and the Waldeck-Frankenberg district in 1988.

  • Burgenland

    The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg has entered into its third partnership with the Austrian province of Burgenland. Old connections and contacts between the old district of Frankenberg and Burgenland have been reawakened, partly in view of the European Union's funding priorities, and have quickly developed into an official and active partnership. Joint projects in the fields of tourism, agriculture and forestry, environmental protection and nature conservation as well as health are the focus of the partnership work.

  • Pereslavl

    The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg has maintained a very close and intensive partnership with the Pereslawl district, located about 120 km north-east of Moscow, since 1990. This partnership arose in connection with the regional partnership of the State of Hesse with the Yaroslavl oblast, which represents the corresponding superstructure. Agricultural exchange programmes and economic and technological transfer form the focus of the partnership work.

  • Walworth Couty

    In June 2003, the Waldeck-Frankenberg district sealed the German-American partnership with Walworth County, Wisconsin. The partner county has about 100,000 inhabitants and is located in southern Wisconsin, 80 miles west of Chicago. Agriculture and tourism play a major role there, as they do in the Waldeck-Frankenberg district. Through the exchange of opinions and the sharing of experiences in the fields of education, youth exchange, science, art, culture, economy and trade, social progress and intensive business relations are to be promoted. The Holzfachschule Bad Wildungen e.V. has already entered into a school partnership relationship with the Technical College in Wisconsin's capital Madison and the Alte Landesschule in Korbach is striving for a school partnership in Walworth County.