Water, city and freedom – these were signs of recognition of the Hanseatic League, for 400 years uniting nearly 300 cities in 16 countries in the north-east of Europe. Nowadays, Union of Cities THE HANSA organizes a large-scale celebration – International Hanseatic Days – in one of the Hanseatic cities every year to honour these values. Riga has been awarded to organize the event in 2021. The exhibition is Museum’s tribute to the Riga Hanseatic Days, which will take place in Riga from 19 to 21 August.
The exhibition exhibits objects from the archeological collection of the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, provides an idea and visualizes the material culture of the people of Riga in the centuries, when Riga was a member of the Hanseatic League. The exhibited ancient objects tell and give substance to the imagination of how people lived in Riga many centuries ago.