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- Lower Production cost (27 vs. 54).
- Major bonus (+2) to Production yield for each adjacent Commercial Hub.
- Major bonus (+2) to Production yield for each adjacent Aqueduct, Bath, Dam, or Canal.
- Standard bonus (+1) to Production yield for each adjacent resource.
- Minor bonus (+½) to Production yield for all other adjacent district tiles.
- +1 Great Engineer point per turn.
- Specialists provide +2 Production each
- Effects of some buildings extend to other cities whose City Centers are within 6 tiles of the Hansa.
The following buildings can be constructed in a Hansa:
Arguably the strongest weapon in the German arsenal, very similar to its counterpart in Civilization V: Brave New World, the Hansa turns Germany into a Production powerhouse. Try look for areas rich in resources (strategy, bonus, and/or luxury), settle your cities close together so that you can have a central core of multiple Commercial Hubs and multiple Hansas, and you'll be off to a good start. In this respect, the Germans are very similar to the Japanese, since they also love closely-settled cities for high adjacency bonuses, so you can apply the experience you have playing as the Japanese here to get the maximum adjacency bonus out of the Hansa. Afterwards, the Craftsmen Policy Card (unlocked with Guilds) is a must-have to further enhance multiple well-placed Hansas. Don't forget, though, that the Hansa is vulnerable to Sabotage Production missions by enemy Spies, same as the Industrial Zone.
From the Old French meaning “company of merchants,” the Hanse was a voluntary confederation of merchants and traders organized in a town for the protection and facility of commerce and transport. In the mercantile ports of the Baltic and North Sea these manufacturing and trading guilds became quite powerful and influential in the 13th Century, with their headquarters in complexes also known as the hansa. The largest hansa districts not only housed the administrative offices of competing guilds, but also storerooms, workshops, markets, banks and anything else that could turn a profit. The first such appears to have been built in Lubeck c. 1159 AD to facilitate trade between Western Europe and the resource-rich areas of northern Russia.