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  • 1 Visby Ramparts Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Gotland Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 3 Bungemuseet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bunge Hägur 119 S - 624 64 Fårösund

    This open-air museum is located next to the village church. The fine ensemble of buildings is divided into three groups: the 17C farmhouse (to the left), the 18C farmhouse (to the right) and the 19C one situated further east. The collection of engrav..

  • 4 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 5 Gotland History Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Strandgatan 14 S - 621 56 Visby

    Gotland's History Museum has a fine collection of engraved steles, whose origin is estimated to be between 400 and 1100 AD. There is also a typical shop and the gracious virgin of Öja (a village in the south of the island); this polychrome wood sculp..

  • 6 Krusmyntagården Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Krusmyntavägen 4 S - 622 76 Visby

    This picturesque garden has a wide choice of medicinal plants (available to buy) in keeping with monastic tradition.

  • 7 Dalhem Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    S - 62256 Dalhem

    Its 50m-high tower makes it one of the largest churches in the region. Take time to admire the sculptures around the west portal, created by the master Egypticus, as well as the stained-glass windows in the choir.

  • 8 Garda Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    S - 41664 Garda

    Dating from the 11C and situated in a medieval enclosure into which are built four lychgates, this church is famous for its murals, which indicate a strong Byzantine influence.

  • 9 Lau Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    S - 416 64 Garda

    This church is an impressive size and has a harmonious interior made up of a nave dating from the 13C and extended by a vast chancel dating back to 1300. The triumphal cross dates from the mid-13C, while the mural depicting the Last Judgement was cre..

  • 10 Medieval city

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Mellangatan S - 622 76 Visby

    The maze of streets that date back to medieval times is demarcated by the three main streets, Strandgatan, Mellangatan and Sankt Hansgatan, all running parallel to the coastline and linked together by little cobbled streets. Due to a lack of space, t..

  • 11 Fårö

    Nature and gardens

    S - 624 66 Fårö

    One of the small islands off Gotland, Fårö was a favourite spot of director Ingmar Bergman, and continues to draw politicians and other public figures. The northwest coast of this paradise is lined with stacks (stone columns detached from the coastli..

  • 12 Lye Church

    Religious buildings

    S - Lye

    The well-preserved Lye Church is famed for its stained-glass windows.

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