Travel Blogs from Visby
... from the cruise line or from Rick Steves, so we headed to the Tourist Information office first, a short walk from the pier. There we picked up a map and some suggestions for a walking tour.
We walked through some narrow streets admiring the medieval houses and through what they called the Botanical Garden, but it was really just a park with some flower beds. Given the northern climate, it wasn’t all that impressive. ...
... This garden dates back to 1855 and is rich with exotic plants, bird life and stunning flower displays.
We continued our exploration stopping to view several beautiful church ruins within the heritage site. It was lovely to walk within their walls and feel the history under our feet while peering skyward. We made our way to the town square and museum where we had a great coffee and snack. Jan ...
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. ...
... of Denmark. Princess Eugenie had tuberculosis and was told by her doctor to go and live somewhere temperate, and Gotland fit the description well.
After our coffee break, we continued up a cliff side to Högklint, a lovely park with a view of the port. We then went back down to the city for lunch at Bolaget, a delicious little restaurant. Just beside our table a flash mob appeared, riding in on bicycles and singing beautifully.
The third and final night I am there has the fire show, after which I must leave at 3am. ugh. Ferry, bus, bus, plane, bus, tram, tram to my hostel in Helsinki, but for now a delicious cheap bag of Rekorderlig. I spent 100 Swedish crowns ($15au) and get 2L of crazy flavours and 1L of 7.5%, eat your heart out Rhian.
Sitting on the hill waiting for the fire show, I make friends with some Gotland locals and Christoffer ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVisby Hamnhotell
We were here on a weekend package and our room was fine, clean and functional. A typical Swedish breakfast buffet was included. Unfortunately, as vegans, most of the options were not good for us. But they had soy milk and prepared oatmeal for us so it was fine! The only real disappointment was the free wifi. It was difficult to connect and very slow. Not great for a blogger!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.