When my dad was living in Stockholm and I was visiting he took me here one weekend. I was pretty sure he was taking me because of the goofy name, seeing as how my dad has a rather strange sense of humour, but when we got there I was in awe. The little port area in Visby really feels like a place from an ancient time. It really is a place you would expect to be in a Viking movie.
“Gotland, the largest of the Baltic islands, was an important trading post from long before Viking times and became a major power base of the Hanseatic League in the 12th and 13th centuries. Start your trip at Visby, the main port and town of the island, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk around the magnificent three-kilometre city wall, which dates from the end of the thirteenth century. It was built to isolate the city’s foreign traders from the islanders and has over 40 towers. Take your time to savour the atmosphere of Visby and wander around the many narrow roads and lanes. Visit one of the many ruined medieval churches inside the city walls. The Cathedral of St Maria is especially worth a visit, as much for the building as for its stained glass windows.”over 7 years ago