Hansa Autumn Commission in Torun

Calender Icon 28. October 2022

Delegates from 21 Hanseatic cities met from 21 to 23 October for the annual Autumn Commission of the Union of Cities. The meeting primarily served to prepare for the 43rd International Hanseatic Day, which will take place in Torun next year.

Herbstkommission Torun_Adam Zakrzewski

During the visit, the approximately forty delegates toured the venues of the 43rd International Hanseatic Day and had the organisational team explain the plans for the event. Following the city tour, the autumn commission meeting took place. Project manager Ewa Banaszczuk-Kisiel presented the event concept, which was unanimously approved by the commission members.

In a conversation with the Mayor of Torun, Michał Zaleski, HANSA president Jan Lindenau was impressed by the medieval Hanseatic city and the state of preparations. In the context of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, the Hanseatic Day in Poland will send an important signal for peace and cross-border dialogue in Europe.

The city of Torun is known for its UNESCO-protected medieval old town and as the birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. From 22-25 June 2023, the Hanseatic city will be the venue for four days of concerts, lectures, markets and many other events related to the Hanseatic League under the motto "In the Orbit of Cities". Delegates from more than 100 Hanseatic cities and numerous visitors from all over Europe are expected to celebrate the Hanseatic heritage together in Torun. We look forward to the Hanseatic Day in this wonderful city!

Further information on the 43rd International Hanseatic Day.