S:t Goransgatan 1, Visby, 621 55, Sweden
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Travel Tips for Visby
If you like Churches - it is the place to be
There are alot of churches in Gotland. Every little Town got his own Church. They are so big and I like how they are looking inside. I am not use to all the paintings and ornaments inside a church, so I'd appriciate it alot. The old big white and grey chuches, you can see they are very old. You can see them for a distance.
Nope, this is not Thailand but Gotland :) In fact, it is Nordresand just north of the Old town. The wooden planks along the seashore have been put there as this part of the coast would otherwise lose too much sand due to ferry waves. To be ctd.
A major reason to visit Visby for anyone interested in Scandinavian history! Gotlands Fornsal is the Visby part of the Gotland County Museum and its prime exhibits are on the ground floor in the form of stunning Iron age "pictorial stones", like Viking stones but with pictures rather than runes to tell a story. They tell of both religion, adventures and life at home, and some include fascinating whirl symbols. Then there is the main picture here where the stone has the cultural heritage "H" sign on it, so now you know where that originated.
The museum also has a section on Viking life consisting of exhibits dug out on Gotland such as tools, equestrian items, graves and even proof that there was trade with the Romans on the island. Then you go on to Medieval Visby and on to the arrival of the Danes in rooms dedicated to the building of the wall, battles and such. The other main reason comes almost last: the Treasury. Here you will find the largest Viking silver hoard ever found in Europe and other treasures, old coins from Europe and the Middle East and so on found on Gotland. Apart from all this, there are exhibitions on medieval merchant halls, furniture, churches and other things.
The port of Visby
The Visby port is a crowded place in the summer. Boats and people everywhere, and even if you not are a boat owner anchoring in the harbour, it's still a great place for a walk in the late summer evening, it's always happening something in the port area.
This corner becomes "Speakers Corner" every year during the first week of July. Instigated by the former Prime Minister of Sweden Olaf Palme who spent his annual vacations always on the island of Gotland. The tradition lives on and members of different political parties gather here to discuss politics with the Swedish people.