Hanseatic route

Discover the most beautiful German Hanseatic cities.

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Hanseatic route
  • Germany, Europe
  • 1513 km
  • 22 hr

The Hanseatic League was an alliance of trading guilds along the coast of Northern Europe, the Baltic and the North Sea. From the thirteenth to the seventeenth century Germany played a key role in the “Hansa” trade union. This route takes you to the most important historic Hanseatic cities of Germany.

In every Hanseatic city a unique trademark and character is to be discovered. Trace back the origin of the first drafts of what is now the European Union. Moreover, on this scenic road trip you will be delighted with some of the most wonderful landscapes of the north of Germany.

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