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.

Privileg des Königs Eduard IV. von England 1547 (Faksimile)

Hansa documents are UNESCO Memory of the World

The Executive Council of UNESCO has decided to include "Documents on the History of the Hanseatic League" in the "Memory of the World" World Heritage Register. The multinational application for this was prepared by the Archive of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck together with several European partners.

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Hanseatic cities celebrate "Day of THE HANSA"

Once again this year, the Day of THE HANSA will be celebrated in several Hanseatic cities on the 3rd weekend in May. In many Hanseatic towns and cities, a number of different events and activities related to the Hanseatic League take place on this weekend - from thematic guided walks to an open air breakfast.


Opening of the Hanseatic Year 2023

On 1 April, the Hanseatic Year 2023 was officially opened in the Dutch Hanseatic city of Kampen. With a variety of events, the nine Hanseatic cities in the east of the Netherlands are celebrating the Hanseatic Year together and are fully in the Hanseatic spirit.

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Youth Hansa Day in Oldenzaal

The Oldenzaal Youth Hansa Day took place on 13 April. More than 20 young people from the Netherlands and Germany participated in the event.

Annual Advisory Forum 2022

THE HANSA at the Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes

The 11th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe took place in Chania (Crete), Greece on 5-7 October. The Forum was attended by more than 400 participants, including representatives of the 37 EPA member states and international organizations such as the European Union and UNESCO.