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Visby, Gotland, Sweden

Visby was an important trading center in the Baltic Sea region during the Middle Ages, and many of the city's historic buildings date back to this period. The city was also an important religious center with several impressive medieval churches, cathedrals, and cobbled walkways. Upon arriving, visitors first see the impressive cathedral and its surrounding medieval town wall and towers.


Visby is a popular destination for its beautiful architecture, historic landmarks, and scenic coastal location. The city is trendy during the summer when visitors enjoy the beaches, cultural festivals, and outdoor activities. The city also has a thriving food scene, with many restaurants and cafés specializing in local cuisine. Saffron pancakes and truffle dishes are local specialties.


Visby is also home to Ullkontoret, Sweden's only large-scale wool laundry. The island of Gotland is home to many sheep farms. Ullkontoret processes wool from the island and the Swedish mainland. Ullkontoret is Sweden's only large-scale wool processor.


Visby's combination of historic charm, natural beauty, and gastronomy make it an excellent destination for those seeking a memorable experience in Sweden.


Ship Location

Ships tender and dock at Visby. Passengers disembarked close to the town center, making exploring this very walkable city easy.


Getting Around

Visby is a relatively small city, and the most prominent attractions are within the city walls, making it easy to get around on foot. However, if you want to explore further afield or have limited mobility, several other transportation options, including a hop-on-hop-off bus, are available. The best way to get around Visby is walking, but there are many other options.



The city is known for its excellent restaurants and cafes and is a popular destination for foodies. There are many things for visitors to enjoy in Visby.


The most notable attraction is the Visby City Wall that surrounds the old town of Visby is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. You can walk along the wall and enjoy stunning views of the city and the Baltic Sea.


The Visby Cathedral is an impressive medieval cathedral located in the heart of the old town and is a must-see attraction. It was built in the 13th century and features beautiful stained-glass windows and other historic artwork. The Gotlands Museum is another popular attraction and is dedicated to the history and culture of the island of Gotland and features exhibits on everything from Viking artifacts to medieval art. Almedalen Park is a beautiful park located just west of the old town and is a popular spot for many outdoor activities. The Botaniska Tradgarden is a botanical garden located just outside the city walls and features a wide variety of plants and flowers from around the world.


For those who enjoy caves, Lummelunda Cave is Sweden's most magical cave, with beautiful stalactites and formations. The limestone cave began as a coral reef at the equator, which, over 400 million years, moved north to the Baltic Sea. The cave features guided tours, a visitor information center, and a café.