"What with a "bridal show the partnership between the two cities, which began in 1996, culminated on the 24th. September 2000 in hochstadt at a high time." this could be read in the FT of 25. September 2000 read. From 22. Until 28. September 2000 a delegation from castlebar visited aischgrund, and the highlight was the ceremonial sealing of the twinning agreement between hochstadt and castlebar. The then castle mayor pat king and hochstadt’s mayor gerald brehm signed the partnership deed in english and german at the anton wolker school in the presence of theresa walsh-zaby, the "mother of the partnership, and john condon, the head of administration of castlebar.
The tender little plant became a lively partnership with many reciprocal visits and school exchanges. Even whole travel groups were in the twin city. The patricksday celebrations in the weberskeller with the hochstadt dance group "irish heartbeat" were unforgettable.