The friendship between the region in northern Israel and our county has existed since 1983 and is the county's oldest partnership. It was officially sealed in 1997 with the exchange of partnership certificates. Today there are regular student exchanges between schools in the county and their partner schools in Upper Galilee.
1990 the partnership between the county of Ludwigsburg and the former county of Chemnitz began, which, after the county reforms, finally became what is today's county of Zwickau. The county of Zwickau is represented every year with a stand at the Spätlingsmarkt in the County District Office.
The partnership with Hubei province in central China began in 1990. The first contacts followed in 1991, with the 1st Yichang People's Hospital, with which there is still today a regular exchange between doctors and nursing staff.
Since 1992 there has been a friendly relationship with the county ('komitat') of Pest. Like a "collar county", it surrounds the capital Budapest. In 2000, the partnership was officially sealed with the exchange of partnership certificates. Young people from both counties participate annually in the joint youth nature conservation camp.