Things to see and do - Visby
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Visby Travel guide
Visby : Michelin's recommendations
Seen from the sea, Visby appears to rise out of the water on terraces. The magnificent medieval fortified town and church ruins are vestiges of a Hanseatic past. It was a fortified town and trading hub with the East in Viking times. From the 12C, the Germans made it a Baltic trading centre. Fought over by the Danes and Germans in the 15C, it fell under the Lübeck army in 1525. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its ramparts, maze of medieval streets and cathedral should not be missed.
Tourist attractions Visby : Things to see and do
S - 621 25 Visby
The 3km length of the ramparts is punctuated with numerous towers and gates. The consist of a wall near the sea and another on the inland side. The sea wall, 5.30m high, runs along the coast and dates from the 13C. It has gates and a 12C powder tower..
S - 622 76 Visby
The so-called Pearl of the Baltic is located 90km off the east coast of Sweden. Its particularly clement climate makes it one of the favourite holiday resorts of the Swedish. The island is also famous for growing roses and orchids. Also known as City..
Västra Kyrkogatan 2 S - 624 48 Visby
A tour of the cathedral gives a clear idea of the past splendour of other churches that are now in ruin. The church was founded by German merchants and quickly became the parish of Visby's German community. The original basilica (1175-1225) was exten..
Smedjegatan 3 S - 621 55 Visby
This charming, eco-friendly hotel is just inside Visby’s medieval city walls, 350 metres from Stora Torget square. It offers 2 furnished courtyards, free Wi-Fi and cosy, individually designed rooms. Classic décor, wooden floors and fridges are stand..
Mellangatan 29 S - 621 56 Visby
This classy little hotel faces a quiet street 150 metres from Visby’s main square, Stora Torget. Wi-Fi and sauna access is free. Staff will gladly offer useful insider tips. Private bathrooms, refrigerators and cable TV are standard in Hotell Gute's..
Strandvägen 8 S - 62155 Visby
Prix Prices from : 1295 SEK
This family-owned hotel in Visby’s attractive Almedalen Park is 30 metres from the Baltic Sea. It offers free Wi-Fi, along with tastefully and individually decorated rooms with a fridge and tea/coffee facilities. A flat-screen TV, seating area and p..