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 Visby is a walled town with roses, ruins, narrow cobblestone streets, a wide range of cozy restaurants and pubs, markets and of course the city wall itself: Visby was formerly a Hanseatic town in Sweden. The Hansa ruled Gotland for hundreds of years during the Medieval Times, today it's a popular destination for tourists.
 Discover the beauty of this medieval city in Sweden. Look at the pictures in the photo galleries, or read about the growth of Visby here.
 The town of Visby in Sweden was in 1995 chosen by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. The Medieval Week on Gotland is a medieval event with thousands of participants, and here we show The Medieval Week in pictures. Medeltidsveckan is one of many big medieval events in Europe.

medeltidsveckan Author: Göran Smitterlau
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You'll get a lot of vibes when you visit Visby because of all the restaurants. And not far from the town there are big sand beaches and interesting nature. The city has a lot of hotels with good standard, sometimes expensive. It's also possible to find cheaper hostels if your purse isn't thick enough, or maybe you have friends living in this summer paradise of Sweden.
A little tip: For a whole week in August people dress themselves in clothes as true to the Medieval Times as possible, the year 1361. The old-looking walled city of Visby makes Medeltidsveckan even better. The city gives the impression that you have stepped back in time. Of many cities in Sweden, this town is maybe the most beautiful. On Gotland are over 90 stone churches, many of them built in the 12th and 13th centuries. The pictures will probably inspire you.


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Visby, Sweden, is a very popular place for tourists in summertime from all over the world. The population of Gotland is only 60 thousand, but can welcome tourists many times more during the summertime. Except for Visby with its city wall, roses and ruins, the countryside has a lot to offer tourists; beaches, restaurants, campings, the island of "Fårö" with "raukar" and ... nice people.
The best way to get to Gotland is by ferry. They are not as big as Titanic, but they are big. One of the ferries can take you to Gotland in 3 hours. In the meantime, you can relax with a book related to Visby or Gotland. There are flights from various destinations, mostly Arlanda and Bromma in Stockholm several times daily.

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The Medieval Week in pictures,Visby Sweden

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