Hanseatic cities

Old values for new trade relations

The league and its name may sound vintage – but in fact they are far from being outdated. We know the HANSE as the oldest and also the most successful association of merchants during the middle and late Middle Ages. Also it is a synonym for values such as honesty, honourableness, trust and fairness providing the basis for trade relations. And these very values are becoming more and more essential these days.

That‘s why the HANSE brand lives on. We are determined to strengthen the ancient union and to profit from it in the modern age economy as well.

Website of the city league: http://www.hanse.org/

Old cities, new business locations

You can find an up-to-date list of all Hanseatic cities here:

Belarus
Polozk
Vitebsk

Belgium
Brügge

England
Boston
Ipswich
King‘s Lynn
Kingston upon Hull

Estonia
Narva
Pärnu
Tallinn
Tartu
Viljandi

Finland
Turku
Ulvila

France
La Rochelle

Germany
Ahlen
Alfeld (Leine)
Anklam
Attendorn
Bad Iburg
Balve
Beckum
Bockenem
Brakel
Brandenburg
Braunschweig
Breckerfeld
Bremen
Brilon
Buxtehude
Demmin
Dorsten
Dortmund
Drolshagen
Duderstadt
Duisburg
Einbeck
Emmerich (Rhein)
Frankfurt (Oder)
Fürstenau
Gardelegen
Goslar
Göttingen
Greifswald
Gronau (Leine)
Halle
Haltern am See
Hamburg
Hameln
Hamm
Haselünne
Hattingen
Havelberg
Helmstedt
Herford
Hildesheim
Höxter
Kalkar/Grieth
Kamen
Kiel
Köln
Korbach
Kyritz

Lemgo
Lippstadt
Lübeck
Lüneburg
Lünen
Magdeburg
Marienmünster
Marsberg
Medebach
Melle
Meppen
Merseburg
Minden
Mühlhausen
Münster
Naumburg (Saale)
Neuenrade
Neuss
Nieheim
Osnabrück
Osterburg (Altmark)
Osterode
Paderborn
Perleberg
Pritzwalk
Quakenbrück
Quedlinburg
Rheda-Wiedenbrück
Rheine
Rostock
Rüthen
Salzwedel
Schwerte
Seehausen
Soest
Solingen
Stade
Stendal
Stralsund
Sundern
Tangermünde
Telgte
Uelzen
Unna
Uslar
Vreden
Warburg
Warendorf
Werben
Werl
Werne
Wesel
Wipperfürth
Wismar

Iceland
Hafnarfjördur
Stykkishólmur

Latvia
Cesis
Koknese
Kuldiga
Limbazi
Riga
Straupe
Valmiera
Ventspils

Lithuania
Kaunas

Netherlands
Bolsward
Deventer
Doesburg
Elburg
Groningen
Harderwijk
Hasselt
Hattem
Kampen
Maasbommel
Oldenzaal
Ommen
Roermond
Stavoren
Tiel
Venlo
Zutphen
Zwolle

Norway
Bergen

Poland
Bialogard
Braniewo
Chelmno
Darlowo
Elblag
Frombork
Gdansk
Goleniow
Kolobrzeg
Koszalin
Krakow
Kwidzyn
Lebork
Olsztyn
Malbork
Slawno
Slubice
Slupsk
Stargard Szczecinski
Strzelce Opolskie
Szczecin
Torun
Wroclaw

Russia
Belozersk
Ivangorod
Kaliningrad
Kingisepp
Nowgorod, Welikij
Porkhow
Pskow
Smolensk
Tikhvin
Torzhok
Totma
Twer
Velikij Ustjug
Wologda

Scotland
Aberdeen
Edinburgh

Sweden
Kalmar
Nyköping
Skanör-Falsterbo
Visby

International Hanseatic Days

2017 Kampen / The Netherlands (15.-18.06.2017)
2018 Rostock / Germany (21.-24.06.2018)
2019 Pskov / Russia (27.-30.06.2019)

The dates and venues for the International Hanseatic Days are already assigned to the year 2036. Reviews and previews, please look at www.hanse.org.

187 cities in 16 countries

Today there are 187 cities in 16 European countries organized in the city association of the HANSEATIC LEAGUE. This makes the union the biggest voluntary association of cities worldwide, and there is a lot of power and potential yet to be uncovered. Nowadays the HANSE stretches from France to Finland, and from Iceland to Russia. But its roots reach way back to the Middle Ages: Only cities that are able to document their direct or indirect association with the historic HANSETIC LEAGUE are eligible for a membership. And only a few among the formerly 200 Hanseatic cities are not or not yet organized in this exclusive league – this surely proves that the spirit of the HANSE is still alive.