"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.