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From the Middle Ages to Modern Times

For more than 400 years, the Hanseatic League shaped the economy, trade and politics in northern Europe. Today, the Hanseatic cities are reconnecting with their great past through the Union of Cities THE HANSA.

The medieval Hanseatic League

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Union of Cities THE HANSA

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Member cities

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Discover the Hanseatic cities

The Hanseatic cities fascinate with their diversity, historical as well as modern architecture and a wide range of cultural offerings. The heritage of the Hanseatic era can still be discovered in many places today.

Overview of all Hanseatic cities

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Market square and Wasserkunst

Current events

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Medieval market

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3 Days in Stade and the Alte Land

During this trip you will spend the night in Stade and explore the holiday region Altes Land by the river Elbe. On the agenda there is a evening tour of the city, a covered wagon ride through the orchards...

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Hanseatic city break in Kaunas

A Hanseatic merchant’s story

Welcome to Kaunas, the only Hanseatic city in Lithuania. It’s a city full of merchants, craftsmen, travelers, and amazing stories so let’s travel back to medieval Kaunas and see how a young German merchant called Jakob could have lived here…

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Accommodation all over Gotland

Discover the Hanseatic city of Visby and Gotland, choose between hotels in Visby - a World Heritage site, or somewhere in the charming countryside, close to the sea or to a golf course.

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City Break Bremen

Bremen – an enchanting city! There's plenty to see and do on a mini-break in Bremen! Get to know our charming Hanseatic city, which will surprise and delight you at every turn. 

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City tour "Lüner Hansetuch" (Hanseatic Scarf)

A unique art project — the Lüner Hansetuch — a collection of 40 paintings by international artists from Hanseatic cities, which are shown in the Lüner Hansesaal and can be visited as part of a city tour.

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