Explore the 9 HANSA cities with the new travel Apps


HANSA cities have developed “Explore HANSA” Apps to smooth the visit to the 9 enchanting Hanseatic cities rich in heritage and tradition – Visby in Sweden, Pärnu and Viljandi in Estonia and Cēsis, Koknese, Kuldīga, Limbaži, Straupe and Valmiera in Latvia. The Apps allow to immerse in the city with all the necessary information in your pocket.

Traveling to cities is exciting but can be a bit overwhelming when trying to find all the tips and tricks, the best spots and the most suitable places to stay overnight and dine. “Explore Hansa” mobile applications give all the necessary tourist information about each city – the places and experiences that should not be missed during the visit, including information about events, routes, cafes, hotels, handicraft shops and different services. With the help of the mobile Apps the guests can also learn about the Hanseatic history of the 9 cities.

There is an individual mobile application for each city available both for Android, as well as iOS devices and in several languages. The Apps can be downloaded on the respective App Store and later the Internet connection is not required allowing to plan the stay and navigate the streets of the city fully offline.

Use the App to explore Visby – the Manhattan of Middle Ages – , the Old Town today  listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In Estonia the “Explore Hansa” city guide will ease the visit to Viljandi – the city of festivals and Pärnu – the Hanseatic paradise for seaside holidays. The 6 HANSA cities in Latvia also offer various experiences – the well-preserved Medieval Castle Complex in Cēsis, the scenic walk along River Daugava in Koknese, the poppy-seed bread baked according to a Hanseatic times’ recipe in Kuldīga, a biking tour around Straupe, the amusement park on the steep banks of the River Gauja in Valmiera or the Museum of Living Silver in Limbaži, just to name a few. The “Explore Hansa” Apps are the ultimate personal travel assistant to explore everything these cities can offer.

The Apps are developed within the project “Hanseatic Approach to New Sustainable Alliances” (HANSA) which is implemented with the support from the European Regional Development Fund Central Baltic Programme 2014–2020.

From October 2015 to December 2018 11 partners from Latvia, Estonia and Sweden work on the common aim to enhance the values of the historical Hanseatic League. Read more about the project on our website. Follow HANSA project activities on our Facebook page!

More information:
Inger Harlevi, Project Manager, “Inspiration Gotland”, e-mail: [email protected]