"HANSEATIC TOWN OF VISBY" Top 5 Page for this destination Visby by balhannah
Visby Travel Guide: 174 reviews and 562 photos
Visby, on the island of Gotland, was the main centre of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic from the 12th to the 14th century.
With the well preserved 13th-century ramparts and more than 200 warehouses and wealthy merchants' dwellings, it's the best-preserved fortified commercial city in northern Europe.
Visby is located in Sweden and is situated on the west coast of Gotland Island.
During the Swedish summer Mid June - Mid August Visby is crowded, although the day we were there in July, it was quite empty.
We arrived here a 9am, July 29th, 2011.
The view, what view, as the Island was covered in thick fog!
Well, we weren't going to stay on the Ship, so we caught the Ship's Tender, and braved the elements in Visby for the day.
It was braving the elements, as when the fog lifted, then light rain set in, making it quite a miserable day for walking around!
OUR 5th PORT OF CALL
As a virtual friend, please join me for a walk around the old part of this town.
Time to sail away and head back to Stockholm where we will leave the ship.
This cruise took us to lots of wonderful cities.
If I had my time again, I would choose a cruise with 2 days in St. Petersburg.
I hope you enjoyed virtual cruising and will join me again in Copenhagen, where we depart on a Norwegian Cruise!
- Cons:Not a real lot to see
- In a nutshell:Quite a pretty old Town
The Almedalen is a very nice park by the waterfront in Visby. The area was a lagoon in the Viking Age, and was a natural... more travel advice
The Kajsarporten is one of the Town Gates. In 1661, it was built for Margareta Bonderbys, so that she could bring her... more travel advice
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