Hanse Guild

Logo of the Hanse Guild

The HANSE Guild advises and supports the city group DIE HANSE in its activities and projects, and also initiates its own projects. In general, members of the HANSE Guild are people who have shown particular commitment to the HANSE in the course of their previous professional or honorary activities, and who continue to contribute their experience to the work of the city group as members of the Guild.

The HANSE Guild was set up by a resolution of the Assembly in 2004, and since then it has been a permanent part of the HANSE.

The members of Hanse Guild

Wijnand Akkerman, Zwolle
Rolf Becker, Warburg
Yannick Bobsin, Lüneburg
Dr. Jürgen Bohmbach, Stade 
Jan Bosse, Osnabrück 
Ulrich Damke, Salzwedel 
Sabine Danicke, Salzwedel
Nick Daubney, King's Lynn
Dr. Heinz A. Ebben, Emmerich am Rhein
Dr. Heinz Günther Focken, Lippstadt 
Ernst Freistühler, Neuss
Peter Michael Giesen, Neuss
Lina Handrek, Hanseatic City of  Lübeck
Dr. Wilfried Hornburg, Anklam
Ulrich Jansen, Neuss 
Herbert Kleipaß, Emmerich am Rhein
Hans Klintbom, Visby
Lennart Krüger, Hanseatic City of  Lübeck
Jan Larsson, Visby 
Jan Lindenau, Hanseatic City of  Lübeck
Franz-Ulrich Lücke, Lippstadt
Mikko Lohikoski, Turku
Ludger Meier, Rheine 
Dietlinde Müller, Gronau (Leine)
Hartmut Müller, Gronau (Leine)
Heinz Runde, Neuss
Günter Schröer, Hamm
Udo Schulte, Hamm
Wolfgang Schwade, Lippstadt
Ake G. Sjöberg, Visby
Felicia Sturm, Osnabrück
Fabian Sturm, Osnabrück
Dagmar Szabados, Neuss
Martin Wehner, Einbeck 
Jutta Zachow, Hanseatic City of  Lübeck (President)
Rolf-Peter Zimmer, Stralsund
Dr. Rainer Zirbeck, Braunschweig

Purpose and aims of the Hanse Guild

The purpose of the HANSE is to contribute to the economic, cultural, social and national unity of Europe, and to enhance the self-awareness of the cities and municipalities, so that they can play their part as a place of living democracy.

  • The HANSE Guild supports the HANSE in fulfilment of its objectives, and has taken on the following tasks:
  • Active support of the HANSE events at regional, inter-regional and international level
  • Conduct of meetings in the form of regional HANSE Conventions, e.g. the Westphalian HANSE Convention, other HANSE events and in particular international HANSE Conventions
  • Supporting and conducting campaigns to promote the concept of the HANSE among the general public
  • Promotion of exchange of culture and traditions, strengthening economic and trading contacts, and enhancing exchange of knowledge, social viewpoints and information
  • Conduct and support of individual HANSE projects.


If you have a question on the HANSE Guild or would like to support our work, please contact us!

Jutta Zachow
Chair of HANSE Guild
Town Hall
Breite Straße 62
23539 Lübeck

e-mail: hansegilde@hanse.org