The European Hansa Museum is represented for the first time in the ITB Culture Lounge, with details about its highlights in 2019
The European Hansa Museum is unrivalled in Europe as the largest museum devoted to the history of the Hanseatic League. Attracting over 100,000 people annually, it is the best attended museum in Lübeck and is also popular with foreign visitors. The museum displays are in four languages, and in addition to German and English, Swedish and Russian-speaking visitors are also catered for at the permanent exhibition.
This museum is being presented for the first time to interested trade visitors at ITB Berlin, on Stand 16, Hall 30 at the Culture Lounge. The museum’s management is looking forward to holding interesting discussions with buyers, bloggers, colleagues and, of course, everyone else attending ITB Berlin. This is a fascinating opportunity to meet with so many different groups of interest in such a short period of time, and to present this museum to everyone.
Highlights of 2019
One of the main highlights in 2019 is the exhibition “Störtebeker and Associates – Pirates in the Hanseatic Era”, which will be running from 27 September 2019 to 19 April 2020. It deals with the image and perception of pirates, and especially of myths and legends, such as those surrounding Klaus Störtebeker.
The European Hansa Museum is also continuing with the format developed in 2018: ”Hansa Heroes – Rediscovering Old Cities”. These days numerous cities are recalling their Hanseatic past, and individual Hanseatic cities are being featured in a mini-exhibition format. From 2 April to 2 June 2019 the European Hansa Museum is presenting the city of Gdansk as the second Hansa Hero in the series of exhibitions. It is no coincidence that Gdansk has been chosen as a Hansa Hero, because, as one of the few cities participating in the final Hanseatic Day in 1669, this presentation forms part of the anniversary year “1669 – 2019: 350 Years since the final Hansa Day“.
The travelling exhibition “For Freedom and the Republic! The Black-Red-Gold Reichs Banner 1924-1933”, is coming to the European Hansa Museum from 26 May 2019, where it will be casting some light on a more recent historical subject. The Black-Red-Gold Reichs Banner, founded in 1923, was an all-party organization for the protection of democracy set up in opposition to the growing force of national socialism in Germany at the time. The travelling exhibition, which has been created by the Memorials to German Resistance, will be open until 7 July 2019 at the monastery known as the Burgkloster, part of the European Hansa Museum and also a memorial site recalling the national socialist past.
In addition to special exhibitions, in 2019 other regular events will again be taking place in the rooms at the European Hansa Museum, such as readings, concerts and scientific lectures. The European Hansa Museum also participates regularly in the International Museums’ Day and the Lübeck Museums’ Night.