Visby is the main city on the island of Gotland and although given city status has more of a large town feel than that of a city (there is a population of just 22,000 people). What Visby lacks in size it undoubtedly makes up for in Character, this is arguably the best example of a medieval city in all of Scandinavia. Small cobblestone streets wind up and around the different levels of the city, Stora Torget, Kyrkberget and Norderklint. Nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Visby is dominated by the 3.4 km stone wall that surrounds the city. The ‘Ringmuren’ dates back to the 13th Century and is a wonderful example of a walled cities defences against would be invaders.
Every year in August Visby turns into a medieval wonderland with the Visby Medieval week. The whole city dress up in medieval costume and plays out the life and times of a medieval city with feasts, court jesters and even Jousting!
Visby has its own airport and marina that is both accessible to small boats and larger ferries.