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.

Visby town wall ©Region Gotland

THE HANSA featured by Visit Europe

DIE HANSE is presented together with nine other cultural routes of the Council of Europe on the tourism portal "Visit Europe" of the European Travel Commission. In addition to THE HANSA, well-known pilgrimage routes such as the Way of St James are presented, as well as cultural routes on the themes of art, architecture and cuisine.

Launch of Dutch Youth Hansa

Establishment of the Dutch Youth Hanse Association

The signatures have been put down, and the Dutch Youth Hanse is now officially an association. It was founded in Oldenzaal on Thursday, March 7, 2024. The association aims to stimulate contacts between young people in Hanseatic cities nationally and across Europe.

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A new logo for youthHansa!

Just in time for its 25th anniversary, youthHansa has a new logo. In order to visualize the close connection the the Union of Cities THE HANSA, the colour scheme and design of the logo are based on the logo of THE HANSA.

Kings Lynn Hanse House ©King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

BBC broadcasts Hansa podcast

The BBC podcast series "In our time" has now released an episode on the history of the Hanseatic League. Presenter Melvyn Bragg talks to his guests about the development of the network from a merchant organisation to a federation of cities, the importance of privileges and monopolies for the Hanseatic merchants and the political influence of the network.

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Tartu kicked off its European Capital of Culture year

Tartu is one of the European Capitals of Culture 2024. The cultural year in the Estonian Hanseatic city was officially opened on 26 January with a colourful live show in the open air. With more than 1000 events planned, Tartu presents itself as a young, hip cultural metropolis with crazy highlights - from a mass kissing event at the town hall market to the "Naked Truth" sauna debate festival.