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Medieval city on the largest Swedish island....
The Baltic Sea islands of Öland and Gotland have the best summer weather in Sweden, sunny, but not too hot due to a smooth sea breeze. Visby is located on Gotland - Sweden's largest island. This island has a unique and different flora and fauna compared to the mainland because of its limestone surface. The town of Visby is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites because it is a typical North European Hanseatic town with a very valuable settlement from the middle age.
The combination of the islands landscape, a visit to the old city, the many things to see and do on the island, make it a dream spot to visit.
Tip: if you go here think about timing! There are two great festivals you might like to see. In July there is a big event called the Stånga games - The Gotland 'Olympics'. It contains of games like pole throwing and a Jeu-de-Ball-alike game with big stones. In 2004 the festival is held from the 8th until the 11th of July.
Another big festival is the "Medieval Week" that is held annually in the beginning of August. In the year of 2004 it will be held from Sunday the 1st to Sunday the 8th of August. It is a big event, with a tournament, church procession, markets, plays, music, and lots and lots more!
Name: STF/HI Youth hostel Visby
Location: County of Gotland, the largest island of Sweden. It is located in the southeastern part of the country in the Baltic Sea.
Opening times: Individuals: 20/06/04 - 08/08/04
Prices: Adult member, bed only 115 - 150 SEK. Price per room: 2 beds 350 SEK. Non-members of STF pay a supplement of 45 SEK per adult.
There are washing and drying facilities at the hostel.
Address: Alléskolan, Fältgatan 30, 621 82 Visby
Directions: in the centre of Visby
Phone: +46 498 26 98 42
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