The Waldeck-Frankenberg district maintains numerous partnerships that have developed over the past decades - both nationally and internationally. The goal is joint exchange in various subject areas and levels.
The first placements of Charlottenburg children in foster families in Waldeck County 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 Waldeck-Frankenberg County in 1988.
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, among other things also with regard to the funding priorities of the European Union, and have quickly developed into an official and active partnership. Joint projects in the fields of tourism, agriculture and forestry, environmental protection, nature conservation and health are the focus of the partnership work.
The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg has maintained a very close and intensive partnership with the Pereslawl district, located about 120 km northeast 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 programs and economic and technological transfer are the main focus of the partnership work.
In June 2003, Waldeck-Frankenberg County sealed its German-American partnership with Walworth County, Wisconsin. The partner county has a population of about 100,000 and is located in southern Wisconsin, 80 miles west of Chicago. Agriculture and tourism play a major role there, as they do in Waldeck-Frankenberg County. 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.