The sponsorship between Rastatt and the community of Entre Rios in southern Brazil has existed since 1988. After the Second World War, around 550 Danube Swabian families settled there. Many Danube Swabians also live in Rastatt to this day. In order to maintain the contacts of the Danube Swabians in Rastatt with the Danube Swabian ethnic group in Entre Rios, mutual visits take place regularly.
Entre Rios is located in the highlands of the state of Paranâ in Brazil and consists of five villages. About one third of the population living in Entre Rios is of Danube Swabian descent. The approximately 7,000 inhabitants live mainly from agriculture. Many of them work in the Agraria cooperative, which is still the economic and cultural pillar of the Danube Swabian settlement.