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A successful International Hanseatic Day in Rostock

The 38th International Hanseatic Day Rostock was a harmonious and joyous occasion that was characterized by international exchange. 119 hanseatic cities from 16 nations were involved in the organization of this festival. The foreman of the Hanse Jan Lindenau expressed excitement about the 4-day event: “In comparison to past Hanseatic…

The first Hanse exhibition has opened

On the occasion of Rostock’s 800th birthday, many presented the city with gifts. The Hanse exhibition was opened by Mayor Roland Methling and the foreman of the Hanse Jan Lindenau in the University for Music and Drama. “The exhibit titled Inspiration through Diversity shows how the displayed cities can be…

On the way to the Hanseatic Day!

As if all roads lead to Rome. All roads lead to Rostock! Whether by ship, car, or bike, our guests were very creative, when figuring out how to arrive in Rostock in the most spectacular way. We accompanied the travelers in the days before the big event to show you…

Youth Hansa

“Learning how to be a real mariner” – the adolescents from twelve nations and, in total, 64 different cities met in Rostock for four days in order to get a whiff of sea air and acquire some real mariner skills. Setting sails, tying knots, and learning to navigate are part…

“Cheers everyone”

With song, dance, and the traditional tapping of the beer keg, the Hanseatic Market opened. Jan Lindenau, hanseatic foreman, Uwe Kästner, master brewer of the Hanseatic Brewerie Rostock, and Mayor Roland Methling spoke the greeting and subsequently tapped the brew specially made for this 800 year city anniversary. “With this,…

HANSEartWORKS Photo exhibit opens

For the past eleven years, HANSEartWORKS has been displaying their pieces on the Hanseatic Day. Every year, the works focus on a different theme. This year, the photos emphasize “Stadt der Zukunft – Future City”. “Capturing a possible picture of the future in a photograph is difficult. I’m eager to…

Delegates in Rostock

Daniela Kayßler checks off a point, crosses the subsequent line out, and turns toward the next guest. A lot is happening in the hanseatic office in city hall. Delegates from 119 cities have been travelling to Rostock since Wednesday. 100 delegates arrived on Thursday. It was a stressful day for…

AHOI Cap San Diego!

The Baltic seaside resort Warnemünde gained a new attraction on Tuesday evening. The museum ship “Cap San Diego” tied up to the passenger dock and will enrich the 38th International Hanseatic Day with many highlights. Premieres always induce a bit of nervous butterflies. Not only the crew of cargo ship…

Rostock welcomes Europe

Organizers have been planning this event for almost three years: the 38th International Hanseatic Day, beginning on June 21st, celebrates Rostock’s 800th birthday. Young and old can discover historic and modern culture, art, music, and gastronomy in seven regions of Rostock, including the inner-city and harbor. The main events are…

Hanse Trading: Cargo for Rostock

Photo: Büro Hansetag/Holger Bellgardt With the mayor of the hanseatic city Lübeck, Jan Lindenau, watching, the Kraweel “Lisa Von Lübeck” received cargo in her native harbor along the Trave last Monday. The “Hansevolk von Lübeck”, and the crew loaded and stowed 19 kilogram of Niederegger marzipan and Lübecker Rotspon from…

HansetagsJournal 2018 now published

What is the International Hanseatic Day and what are the special features of its 38th edition in 800-year-old Rostock? One-off major events raise specific questions that need to be dealt with in a journalistic way, both digitally and analogously. The HansetagsJournal 2018, published by the Hanse Sail office at the…

European Hansemuseum

While Rostock celebrates the Hanseatic Day, or Hansetag, 2018, the European Hansemuseum shines a light on the Hansetag 1518 in its new special exhibition – and in doing so, highlights surprising parallels between the history of the Hanse and the current political and executive challenges faced by the European Union.

Mast of the "Ship of Tolerance" now put up

In about a month the first German edition of the “Ship of Tolerance” is to be launched during the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern day. On the 17th of April the mast of this worldwide art project was put. With the help of a crane the long and heavy metal column was lifted up…

HANSETAG ROSTOCK IS ON COURSE

With the dawn of the 800th anniversary year, the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock sets course for the 38th International Hanseatic Days from 21 to 24 June 2018. “For the first time in 600 years, Rostock will host a Hanseatic day again – this is truly a special event.…

HANSEartWORKS chosen

The jury needes four hours on December 12th to select the participants of the HANSEartWORKS on the topic "Future City - City of the Future", which will be presented at the Kröpeliner Tor from June 21st to 24th, 2018 as part of the 38th International Hanseatic Day. More than 600…

Now it's up to us!

During the closing event of the 37th edition of the International Hanseatic Day in Kampen (Netherlands), Rostock Mayor Roland Methling received the Hanseatic Flag from his counterparts from Kampen and Lübeck on a swimming stage. The flag symbolises that Rostock takes over the annual event next year. On the occasion…

Rehearsal for 2018

Together with the mayor of the city, Roland Methling, a large Rostock delegation will take part in the 37th International Hanseatic Day in Kampen (Netherlands) from 15th to 18th June 2017. In cooperation with the five other Hanseatic cities of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – Anklam, Demmin, Stralsund, Greifswald and Wismar – Rostock…

Presentation of the Hanse Business Concept

From 21st to 24th June 2018, the 38th edition of the international Hanseatic Day will be celebrated as a central event of the 800th birthday of the City of Rostock. Together with Holger Bellgardt, Manager of the Organising Office, Manuela Balan, Director of the trade association Rostock-Mittleres Mecklenburg e.V., introduced…

Autumn Commission in Kampen

From 4th to 6th of November 2016, the meeting of the autumn commission of the “City League The Hanse” was held in Kampen (Netherlands). The Hanse Sail office team was represented with three staff members who introduced parts of the programme for the 38th edition of the International Hanseatic Day…