Snack, Visby, 621 72, Sweden
More about Visby
This door which you see open was our room
Ferry to Gotland
The Watch Towers
Travel Tips for Visby
A very popular place for a picnic with friends or a romantic stroll is Kyrkberget, the "Church hill"m just above the cathedral. On a sunny evening this place will please any photographer trying to seek out images of Visby rooftops and the sea. You reach it either by walking from Österport gate northwards along the inside of the wall, or Norderport uphill. Alternatively there are stairs next to the cathedral which are easy to find but then you miss some lovely houses and alleys. When you have seen Kyrkberget, keep on walking along Norderklint, the street along the cliff up here.
This is an adventure company on Gotland and they fix all kind of excursions and adventure trips for you. They do everything from paintball, climbing, waterskiing, walk on a rope and many other kind of different travelling. You can call them or send them a mail and ask more about all their guided tours. With them you will explore a different Gotland!
I have only passed this village by bus so I have no photos, but just about 10 kilometres north-east of Visby, along the Fårösund road, you find this amazing place. First you come across a huge cairn (stone mound) where some local chieftain has his final resting place. Then you arrive at the village itself where the old medieval church has both a stone arch and one of the famous Gotland picture stones with a "whirl" to look at, not to mention several other standing stones as well as Gotland legends. I will definately return here and that's a promise. When dealing with Bro, you have to know that you can get turned to stone if you break your promises.
St. Katarina church ruins
You can find this ruin church in the middle of Visby, just beside Stora Torget. The church is called both St Katarina and St Carin church.
The church from year 1233 is 57 m long and 17 m in width.
As you can see from the plaque's inscription (located at the outside corner of the house), "The Burmeister House got its name from its owner, Hans Burmeister, who immigrated to Visby at the middle of the 17th century, and who was a merchant and later alderman. He died in 1681. The house is constructed with horizontal timbers such as a log cabin with interlocking logs which have been painted with a red color mixed with tar. The home was erected in 1652 - 1653. In the two floors there are decorative paintings by Johan Bartsch. A hall and a chamber in the upper floor are among the best preserved Burghar interiors from Baroque period. The Burmeister house is architecturally charming and has a steeply pitched roof covering 3 stories. The 3rd story is painted white and decorated with half timbers. The ground floor's windows are shuttered but both the ground floor and second floor's windows are stained glass. There also are profusely scupltured sandstone fireplaces which also indicate together with the many other exemplary decorative details that the Burmeister was a man of considerable means during that time.
The house belonged to the Burmeister family until 1851. The town Visby acquired it in 1905 and did restore it. The upper floor is shown in summer time as a museum. The owner today is the Gotland municipality.