Miniature Hanseatic time buildings to create medieval atmosphere in Valmiera
In order to popularize the Hanseatic heritage in Valmiera, since 2 September by the Valmiera Museum several miniature copies of buildings form the Hanseatic times can be found.
They are traditional fachwerk (timber framing) style buildings, which was a typical architecture style during the Hanseatic period. These miniature buildings will be used in several exhibitions and fairs, and as well to create historical atmosphere for locals and visitors alike.
“In medieval Valmiera from 13th to 16th century, which is considered to be the Golden Period of the Hanseatic League, trading didn’t take place in one single spot. Similarly, also the market squares have changed over time. We believe that the miniature fachwerk buildings will create a medieval atmosphere here in Valmiera and at the same time will have a special role during various events, namely, they will be used for trading purposes, therefore reflecting the historical role of the Hanseatic League, which facilitated establishment and development of trade and economic cooperation between the League’s cities,” explains the Director of the Valmiera Museum Iveta Blūma.
In total eight fachwerk style miniature buildings will be set up by the Valmiera Museum.
The Hanseatic League which existed from 13th till 17th century united the biggest and most powerful cities around the Baltic and the North Seas. Its main purpose was to facilitate political and economic ties between these cities, as well as to promote maritime trade and enhance cooperation.
A tender for rights to create and set up the miniature buildings for 41 430,40 EUR was won by „MY Eirobūve” Ltd. The project is carried out within the framework „Hanseatic Approach to New Sustainable Alliances” which is co-financed by the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020.
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