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Presenting nine HANSA cities

The Explore HANSA stand in Hall 18 is where visitors to ITB Berlin can learn all about the new products from the HANSA project, which brings together nine small Hanseatic cities.

The power of the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages is well known, but many people are not aware that this network is still active today, with a membership comprising 190 towns and cities in 16 countries. The Hanseatic League bears the label of a certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, and focuses on cultural tourism. The HANSA project is one of the activities of the modern Hanseatic network. It combines nine small Hanseatic towns and cities with a rich heritage and tradition: Visby in Sweden, Pärnu and Viljandi in Estonia, as well as Cēsis, Koknese, Kuldīga, Limbaži, Straupe and Valmiera in Latvia.

On the Explore HANSA stand visitors to ITB Berlin can find out about the many different possibilities for getting to know these towns and cities and their real, hidden treasures. One could enjoy a pleasant weekend sampling local specialities, an active cycling holiday, a hiking or trekking tour, experience authentic Hanseatic festivals or an expedition through the wonderful landscapes. Visitors can also test their knowledge about these towns and take part in a quiz, or sample local specialities. First hand information is being provided by Inger Harlevi, Project Manager, Vice President and Route Manager for the Hansa organisation.

Hall 18, Stand 106

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