Biking in the footsteps of the Hanseatic League
On 11-13 September the members of the Rhenish Youth Hansa biked along a newly established Hansa-themed bike path by the river Rhine. They started the 170 km tour at the harbour in Neuss. The first stop was Wesel, bevor the youngsters continued to Kalkar and Emmerich. In each of the Hanseatic cities they were welcomed by the mayor. Besides the Hanseatic heritage, the route also passed monuments of industrial heritage and crossed the picturesque country lanes and dikes in the Lower Rhine plain. The route is part of the Interreg project “Hanseatic towns – past and present”, which promotes the rich medieval history of the Hanseatic cities in the German-Dutch border region. 14 partners from both sides of the border cooperate in the project. The route shall be completed in spring 2021, allowing visitors to discover the Hanseatic past all the way between Neuss and Harderwijk.
The Rhenish Youth Hansa is the first regional association of the Youth Hansa, following the example of the Rhenish Hansa (comprising the cities of Emmerich, Kalkar, Neuss and Wesel), which has existed for more than ten years.
Read more about the project here (in German).
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Photo: Neuss Marketing