BEST WESTERN Solhem Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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A former Viking site on the island of Gotland, Visby was the main center of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic from the 12th to the 14th century. Its 13th-century ramparts and more than 200 warehouses and wealthy merchants' dwellings from the same period make it the best-preserved fortified commercial city in northern Europe.
Visby is an outstanding example of a north European medieval walled trading town which preserves with remarkable completeness a ...
... was unique to Gotland. Everything you can imagine made from sheepskin, shearling, wool and wool felt: coats, hats, scarves, slippers, rugs and a hundred other assorted knick knacks, from iPad covers to golf head covers, but all rather expensive.
We were back on board well before the last tender at 3:15. The weather continued to cooperate – no more rain – as we commenced our two-day sea journey back to Harwich, ...
... was less to worry about on the side facing the sea.
We rode along the wall, heading toward the Powder Tower, one of Visby’s oldest monuments. We were able to abandon our bikes to climb the tower, which we did. It paid off; the views both of inside and outside the wall were wonderful.
We rode through the lovely botanical gardens before heading up the first hill to Klinten, the old workers’ quarters. As we walked our bikes up the hill, we ...
Today allowed only a brief visit to the historic town of Visby with a long history of Viking occupation and membership of the Hanseatic League. We visited the Museum and wandered around the lovely town. It was overcast and cold but the Swedes were in ...
... English spoken by the staff in the Tourist Information centre was flawless, at least as good as, if not better than one normally hears being spoken by equivalent – aged young people in the UK.
So we hot footed or pedaled out to the store, situated in a typical US style out of town shopping development and I successfully purchased two pairs, one blue one black. Why two? Well it was 150 SEK for one pair and two for 200 so I couldn’t resist the bargain!