Hanseatic Day in Brilon / Germany
Historic Hanse A journey in pictures
195 hanseatic cities in 16 countries
Brilon Schnade 4741 Bea 4 T Rgb Cancelled
4-7 June 2020

Hansa. Homeland. Handmade. Brilon celebrates the Hanseatic Day!

From the 4th to 7th of June 2020, the German city of Brilon will host the 40th International Hanseatic Day. Themed "Hansa. Homeland. Handmade.", the event will present Brilon as a traditional, innovative, creative and cosmopolitan Hanseatic City.

More information about the Hanseatic Day in Brilon
The hanseatic cog © H.-J. Draeger / © BOYENS BUCHVERLAG
An entertaining picture journey in

The Hanseatic history

For four centuries the Hanseatic League was the determining economic and then political power in Northern Europe. We will take you on a short illustrated journey through the history of the Hanseatic League.

The history of the Hanseatic League
Map of the hanseatic cities
195 cities in 16 countries

The Hanseatic League

The first organized economic interest group, which has significantly influenced trade, business and politics in Northern Europe for over 400 years. Who were the allies at that time? You will find an overview and an overview of all 195 cities, localities and trade contacts here.

To the hanseatic cities
Ehm Aussenansicht Nah Quer  Thomas Radbruch

Hansemuseum Lübeck

A great success

When Low German merchants from Soest, Münster, Groningen and Lübeck moored on the banks of the river Neva in 1193 they did not know that they were among the founders of a powerful association, which became known from the 14th century onwards as the „Dudesche Hense“.

Brilon cancels International Hanseatic Day due to Coronavirus pandemic

24. March 2020

The organizers and the HANSE board have decided to cancel the 40th International Hanseatic Day in Brilon due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

"It really hurts to make this decision. People have put so much joy, so much energy, so much passion, heart and soul in preparing this European project", said the Mayor of Brilon, Dr. Christof Bartsch. 

HANSE president Jan Lindenau sent a video message to Brilon: "We are proud that you have prepared the Hanseatic Day with so much passion and that you have done everything to make this a special event." 

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