Breda Blick Hotell
Tranhusgatan 33, Visby, 621 56, Sweden
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Travel Tips for Visby
Swedish Summer Cottages
Since Visby is a popular Swedish summer resort, the city is full of adorable, little, sweet cottages that I just fell totally in love with. I was actually trying to figure out how I could go about buying one. Their gardens are just as lovely as the houses are. Most of them are full of gorgeous climbing roses. They are like something out of a fairy tale.
The tourist office in the harbour.
The tourist is situated in the harbour of many reasons, first it is a very central point and many of the tourists move around in this area. And at the same time many of the tourists arrive with their sailing boats and also the big ferries arrive little further away, but very close anyway. So the location is perfect for all tourists.
In this tourist office you can get help withmost of the things from booking events and places to stay at, buying concerts tickets, buy guided tours through Visby, buy gifts for your family at home or for your kids. You also can free maps and booklets about Gotland and Visby. They will provide you with all things.
The address is Skeppsbron 4-6 Visby. You can buy an ice cream to the kids while you go in here, because it can be many tourists visiting this palce at the same time.
Stora Karlso Island
Stora Karlso (sorry, again no grammatical accents could be added here) is a special island for several reasons, not the least of which is an amazing abundance of birds---razorbills, peregrin falcons, guillemots, etc. The island just off the west coast of Gotland, is also home to sheep, but it is the sea bird population which tends to attract the interest of bird fanciers especially in breeding season. In addition, there is a lighthouse and caves where Stone Age artifacts have been found.
We didn't have time to the visit the island, but for those staying longer, the 40 minute boat ride from Klintehamn may be just the ticket. The island has only one restaurant and a small inn for overnight visitors. Come prepared with reservations for the inn. It wouldn't hurt to bring food as well. It would be best to do some internet research to check for updated information (if any) on accommodations, restaurants, attractions, seasonal activities etc.
The Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens of Visby date back to 1855. They are arguably the most unusual botanical gardens. Besides roses and medieval ruins they contain mulberries, figs, walnuts, plane trees, handkerchief trees and more.
If one stands here today looking at this beautiful park with a pond in the centre one could not imagine that this used to be the main port during the medieval times. During the 12th and 13th century ships offloaded here the goods, but already in the 14th century the port closed because of mud and could not be used anymore since ships also needed deeper water to sail. Hence the port was moved to its current location.