There is always something going on in THE HANSA!
Here you will find news from the Union of Cities and its almost 200 Hanseatic member cities.

Autumn Commission

The Hansa in Gdansk

The Union of Cities' Autumn Commission took place in Gdańsk from October 24 to 26. Around 40 representatives from the commission cities of the Hanseatic League were able to see for themselves the status of preparations for the 44th International Hanseatic Day, which will be held in the Polish Hanseatic city from June 13-16, 2024.

St Marys cathedral, Visby ©Region Gotland

Hansa Organ Project: Competition for composers

October saw the launch of the Hansa Organ Project. Composers and musicians from the Hansa are cordially invited to participate in the project - by submitting compositions for the planned Hansa Organ Book and the participation of organists in the Hansa Organ Festival on the occasion of the Hanseatic Day in Visby 2025.

Smart Hansa_Cooperation HL Wismar Rostock Stralsund ©HL

Smart Hansa sets course for digitalization

The mayors of the Hanseatic and Baltic cities of Lübeck, Rostock, Stralsund and Wismar agree to work closely together in the future on the development and implementation of digital solutions in the face of major social challenges. On October 23, they signed a declaration of intent in Lübeck for cross-city cooperation on the digital transformation to a smart city.

Youth Hansa Day Deventer title image

Deventer Youth Hansa Day

On Friday 22nd and Saturday 23th of September the Deventer (Youth) Hanseatic Days took place. Young people from the Dutch and Rhenish Hanseatic cities got the chance to discover one of the most beautiful Hanseatic cities: Deventer. The event was organised by our YouthHansa delegates Silke Zeeuwen and Mika Pater, both from the city of Deventer.

Gdansk Main Town ©Visit Gdansk

HANSEartWORKS 2024: Call document published

As part of the 44th International Hanseatic Day in Gdansk, the joint exhibition HANSEartWORKS will be held for the 18th time. In 2024, the motto of the exhibition is "Made in Hansa". Hanseatic cities can submit their contribution to the organization team in Gdansk until January 8, 2024.