Hotel Villa Borgen
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Stockholm For several hours both arriving and departing we enjoyed the scenery, weaving in and out of some of Sweden's 24,000 islands. The heavily wooded coastline dotted with houses and boat sheds, boats of all shapes and sizes going about their business created gorgeous pictures. We docked in the city within walking distance of Gamla Stan (old town). A marathon was being run in the city so ...
... the main center of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic. The Germans were followed by Russian and Danish traders; guild houses and churches were built in the town, and stone warehouses were constructed along the harbor. The earlier small wooden buildings were replaced during the 13th century by large stone houses, built in parallel rows eastwards from the harbor. Visby changed from a simple Gotland village to an impressive international town, enclosed by a ...
... break! We snacked on warm pretzels and shortbread cookies and enjoyed a hot cup of coffee, which a welcome reprieve from the rain.
We returned to our bikes and continued up a hill to the top of Hogklint, a steep cliff overlooking the port. After posing for pictures, we coasted down the hillside past Villa Villehulla (named for the famous house in Pippi Longstockings), and back into Visby, where we returned our bicycles.
We had all the time in the ...
... airport, who was NOT at an officer’s table despite the fact that she has been on ‘lots’ of SS cruises – obviously not enough! They can yah yah all they like, sometimes connections count! I smiled elegantly at them as I passed their table on the arm of my host!
So in bed now, will try and send this from the cabin, although signal not strong down here. Copenhagen tomorrow, so looking forward to a hop on hop off tour I think.,
Night night ...
... numbers of German settlers, so many that the legislation was written in both Swedish and German. One of the reasons why Visby is on the Unesco World Heritage List is due to its remarkable, well-preserved walls, 3.5km of them were completed by the mid 13th century of which significant remnants remain today. These walls served to exclude foreign invaders but also, interestingly, the local farmers. There was a dispute, no a war, between the townsfolk and the local ...