Councillor Carsten Michaelis
County District Office Zwickau
The partnership between the former county of Chemnitz and the county of Ludwigsburg was initiated in 1990.
After the 1994 merger of the county of Chemnitz with the counties of Glauchau and Hohenstein-Ernstthal, the county of Chemnitzer Land was formed. On 01 August 2008, in the course of the Saxon county reform, the county of Zwickau and the independent town of Zwickau merged to form today's county of Zwickau.
The county of Zwickau, with its 330,000 inhabitants, is located near the German-Czech border. It has the highest population density in the new federal states and is dominated by the automotive industry.
Cooperative cultural projects are carried our and supported, as are contacts in the fields of social work and music. For many years there have been annual exchanges between the young people of the Mobile Youth Association at joint football tournaments. Furthermore, joint exhibitions and plenair with artists from the Ludwigsburg and Zwickau counties take place.
During the annual Spätlingsmarkt in early November, the County District Office is transformed into a colourful, lively market hall in which we offer visitors a variety of regional products and delicacies. With its special charm and pleasant surroundings, it connects citizens with farmers, bakers, butchers, winegrowers and guests from the twin towns and regions. Ever since the 1st Spätlingsmarkt in 1997, the county of Zwickau has always been represented with culinary and informative stalls.
At the administrative level, there is a lively exchange of experience between the departments of the two counties and meetings alternate between Zwickau and Ludwigsburg.
The county of Ludwigsburg has been taking part in the "Travel and Leisure" trade fair in Zwickau since 2010.