Welcome to the 43rd International Hanseatic Day!

Calender Icon 21. June 2023

The Polish Hanseatic city of Torun is inviting visitors to the 43rd International Hanseatic Day from June 22 to 25 under the motto "In the Orbit of Cities". Nearly 80 Hanseatic cities and numerous guests from home and abroad are expected to celebrate the Hanseatic cultural heritage together. On Thursday evening, the Hanseatic Day will be ceremoniously opened by Torun Mayor Michał Zaleski and the President of the Union of Cities THE HANSA, Lübeck Mayor Jan Lindenau.

Torun aerial view ©Daniel Pach

"Torun is not only known as the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, but can also look back on a long history as a Hanseatic city. The medieval old town forms a wonderful backdrop for the diverse cultural events and encounters within the framework of the Hanseatic Day," says a delighted Jan Lindenau.

For four days, everything in the city on the Vistula revolves around culture, history, music and art from the Hanseatic cities. The heart of the program is the Hansa Market, where the participating cities present themselves with handicraft products, culinary specialties and tourist information. FairTrade products from the Hanseatic cities are also offered at the market.

In addition to the public program, the Hanseatic Day is also a place of encounter and exchange for the members of the Union of Cities, who meet in working groups and committee meetings. Following the historical model of the medieval Hanseatic Day, the main decisions of THE HANSA are made at the Assembly of Delegates.

The Youth Hansa program is dedicated to Torun's history with impro workshops, a geocaching city rally and a day of astronomy. The young people get an insight into the local economy during a visit to Torun companies.