|40th International Hanseatic Days Brilon|
June 4th to June 7th Juni 2020
EUROPE – in the heart of Brilon
“Brilon and Hansa?” Many guests, but also plenty of Briloners confronted for the first time with our Hanseatic history will be wondering what a Westphalian country town located in the rural Sauerland highlands has to do with this medieval trading federation.
Aware of the Hanseatic League's importance for European coexistence, the Federal President is pleased to
accept patronage for the Brilon 40th International Hanseatic Days, wishing the best of luck for the
preparations. May the many events enjoy the attention they deserve.
The Hansa is an active network of towns which historically belonged to the federation of merchant cities known by the name “Hanseatic League”, or which had busy trading relations with those cities.
Acting on the basis of historical experience and a cross-border Hanseatic ideal, our federation has made it its mission to revive the spirit of a truly European city, to foster the self-awareness of Hanseatic towns, and to develop the cooperation between those communities. It is the aim of the Hanseatic League to contribute to the economic, cultural, social, and national unity of Europe and thereby boost the confidence of towns and communities, consequently enabling them to accomplish their tasks as settings for a vibrant democracy.