Destination Gotland

Destination Gotland, Visby, Sweden (B)

After sailing for three hours from Nynäshamn on the Swedish mainland, I finally arrived on Gotland at 11.20 PM on May 1st, to the beautiful town of Visby, which is the main town on Gotland. The old Hanseatic city center of Visby is surrounded by a 3,4 km. town wall and is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Scandinavia. It’s also represented on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Because of the fascinating history and the many well-preserved ruins in the town, Visby has always been on the top of my list of places that I want to visit. Therefore, it was only natural that I made it a part of my Northern Europe journey.

I started the 20-minute walk from the harbour to the center of Visby, through the town wall, trying to find my Visby Logi & Vandrarhem, where I’d be staying for the next two nights. It didn’t even cross my mind to check it out on a map first – I had the street name and I thought that was enought, but Visby was bigger than expected, haha. Stupid me! Eventually, after walking about for an hour or so, I asked two policemen for help and they pointed me to it – it was only two minutes away… lol. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Destination Gotland
Guide Location: Sweden » Visby
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Visby Logi & Vandrarhem
  • Stora Torget
  • St. Karins
  • Drotten
  • St. Lars
  • Surfers
  • Visby Cathedral
  • St Nicolaus
  • Botanic Garden
  • Kruttornet
  • Almedalen
  • Museum of Gotland
  • Österport
  • Dalmansporten
  • St Görans ruin
  • Helge And ruin