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Our final port of call was Visby, Sweden, on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea south of Stockholm. I hadn't ever heard of Visby before this cruise, but it used to be another Hanseatic trading town and has a very long history. Many of its medieval houses and other structures still exist, some restored and some only as ruins. The city wall, built in the late 13th century, is also largely intact. As a result, Visby has ...
Nothing on today so it was a late start. Checked out a couple of shows & watched a movie. Rell was feeling a bit under the weather but the alcohol seem to bring her around. Off to the formal dinning & drinking champaign. After that a comedy & dance show.
That's all off to bed after a little to much ...
Visby is a Northern European walled Hanseatic town which has preserved its townscape and its extremely valuable buildings. The town wall dates back to the 13th century and is over two miles long. ...
Just to fit into the running theme of this trip, this adventure across water and back in time starts with a transportational ****up, but instead of the old missing a bus or train I thought I'd get the earlier one. I had just arrived in Stockholm and found an internet cafe and soon decided that instead of wasting time and money in Stockholm I just go straight to the 'Medeltidsveckan' or Medieval Festival. The festival takes place in week 32 (the ...
... over rights to trade and in 1288 there was a civil war, which the town won, with the result that Gotland ended up with two republics, the republic of Visby and the republic of Gotland. All was stable until the Danes arrived 80 years later and fought with the farmers, with the city spectating from the walls. The farmers lost and 1800 of them were buried in mass graves, many of which have subsequently been excavated. Seeing this, the city opened the gates and the Danish ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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