Nine small Hanseatic cities from Sweden, Estonia and Latvia are cooperating to gain more impact on the tourism market.

The “Explore HANSA” concept is developed by the HANSA Project (Hanseatic Approach to New Sustainable Alliances). It is implemented with financial support from the European Regional Development Fund Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020.

What is there to experience in smaller Hanseatic cities? Well, the advantage of smaller cities is the nearness to everything that is important for a traveller. The best experiences come from enjoying a city and its closest surroundings on foot or by bike. The most adventurous can even try visiting several cities in one region – going by bike means having enough time and endless possibilities to enjoy splendid views and magnificent offers. The landscape is perfect for biking – the distances are short and there are no high mountains, just pleasant slopes.

Some cities are rich in buildings and architecture from Hanseatic times. Other depend more on story telling or festivals to make history revive and be visualized. All our cities organise a historic festival where one can taste, smell, hear, see and test the wing-beats from Hanseatic times.

Hall 18 / Stand 106