Revealing the Routes of the Hanseatic Era Online

16 April 2021

Research team led by University of Göttingen reconstructs late medieval trade routes digitally.

The Hanseatic League was a confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe, which came to dominate trade in the region for three hundred years. A digital platform has now been built which reveals the long-distance trade routes in Northern Europe between 1350 and 1650. The Research Center for Hanse and Baltic History, the Universities of Magdeburg, Aarhus and Nijmegen, and a team from the University of Göttingen worked together to make this possible. The map features historical road routes as well as a location database with more than 10,000 entries. It is published on

The project results will be presented in English via Zoom on Monday 19 April 2021 at 16:00.


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Institut fur Spätmittelalter und Reformation der Universität Tübingen