Tott Hotel Visby
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- 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 ...
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 ...
... the old stone houses, churches, and street system.
They drove us way back into the woods :-) to see a Bronze Age burial place - Gannarve Skeppssattning - dating back approximately to 600 BC.
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 ...