Hanseatic League

The Hanseatic League was an alliance of trading guilds, active in Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries.

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Brugge "Bruges had a strategic location at the crossroads of the northern Hanseatic League trade, who had a kontor in the city, and the southern trade routes. " (wiki)
Bryggen "In 1350 the Hanseatic League established a “Hanseatic Office” in Bergen. They gradually acquired ownership of Bryggen and controlled the trade in stockfish from Northern Norway through privileges granted by the Crown." (OUV)
Edinburgh Subsidiary Kontore (foreign trading post)
Kraków "As the capital of the Kingdom of Poland and a member of the Hanseatic League, the city attracted many craftsmen from abroad" (wiki)
Kuldiga "In the 14th century, whilst only a hamlet, Kuldīga joined the activities of the Hanseatic League and started to engage in international trade." (AB ev)
Lübeck "Lübeck was from 1230 to 1535 one of the principal cities of the Hanseatic League" (OUV)
Novgorod Principal Kontore (foreign trading post)
Quedlinburg "The town became a member of the Hanseatic League in 1426. Quedlinburg Abbey frequently disputed the independence of the town, which sought the aid of the Bishopric of Halberstadt. In 1477, Abbess Hedwig, aided by her brothers Ernest and Albert, broke the resistance of the town and expelled the bishop's forces. Quedlinburg was forced to leave the Hanseatic League and was subsequently protected by the Electorate of Saxony. " (wiki)
Rammelsberg and Goslar "Located close to the Rammelsberg mines, the town of Goslar played an important part in the Hanseatic League because of the richness of the Rammelsberg metal-ore veins." (Official description)
Riga "one of the key centres of the Hanseatic League in Eastern Europe from the 13th to the 15th century" (OUV)
Stralsund and Wismar "leading centers of the Wendish section of the Hanseatic League from the 13th to 15th centuries" (OUV)
Tallinn "a significant centre of the Hanseatic League during the major period of activity of this great trading organization in the 13th-16th centuries." (OUV)
Torun "Toruń became a leading member of the Hanseatic League in the territories ruled by the Teutonic Order." (OUV)
Town Hall and Roland, Bremen "For most of its 1,200 year history, Bremen was an independent city within the imperial jurisdiction of Germany's Holy Roman Empire. Its governing merchants and guilds were at the centre of the Hanseatic League that sought to monopolise the North Sea and Baltic Sea trade. " (wiki)
Visby "It became the only trading place on the island with the privilege of trading with German towns and hence the main centre of the Hanseatic League." (OUV)


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