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Explore Hansa: strenghtening the tourism offer in the Baltic Sea Region
Hanseatic Approach to New Sustainable Alliances (HANSA) is a Swedish-Estonian-Latvian cooperation project. The project enhance the values of the historical Hanseatic League through cooperation, research and development of new tourism products:
- Food lovers can find the local culinaries speciality to not miss while on holidays. And those who would like to recreate hanseatic taste in their home can find recipes in the Culinary guide of Straupe, the world's smallest Hansa town.
- If you are looking for active or cultural holidays, you can follow the Koknese Nature Trail or the visit Visby during its medieval week.
- For those who prefer to travel from home, videos from the Hansa cities like Straupe, Cēsis, Koknese, Pärnu and Valmiera are available for all.
For more information about the project, visit Explore Hansa webpage.
The Hansa was certified "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" in 1991. The network consists of 190 cities in 16 countries, a significant number of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Hansa could be seen as a medieval forerunner to the European Union, and thus constitutes an invaluable heritage from a common European past.