Visby, Sweden

Anyone have any insight on what to do or see in Visby? Going on a cruise and will be there for the day.

Posted by Harold
New York, NY, USA
2852 posts

I've never been, but Rick has a section on Visby in his Scandinavia book (since you're on a cruise, you will be seeing lots of other places covered by this book, so it will be very useful). Here's the Visby port review on Cruise Critic. Note their opening sentence, "To be honest, there's not a great deal to do in Visby. But then, that's kind of the point of the place." http://www.cruisecritic.com/ports/newport.cfm?ID=477

Posted by Brendon
Auburn, Washington, USA
497 posts

Old Town City wall Begun in the late 13th century, Visby's city wall stretches almost 3 and a half kilometers and stands 11 meters high. Today, 36 towers and three main gates remain. DBW's Botanical Gardens Enter through the "Door of Love" to this picturesque garden of trees and ruins. Klinten Once the workers' quarter and now a popular spot to take in the view over the lower town, Klinten is an attractive maze of small, rose covered, homes. St. Maria Church Built in the early 13th century Church ruins in the Old Town St. Clemens ruins St. Gerturde ruins St. Hans ruins St. Karin ruins St. Nicolaus ruins St. Olof ruins (located in the Botanical Gardens) St. Per ruins Art and Museums Gotlands Museum , Strandgatan 14, Open 10 AM-6 PM, Entrance: 80-100 SEK. Museum of local history (Fornsalen), plus a science museum for children (Fenomenalen).
Gotlands Konstmuseum , S:t Hansgatan 21, Open Tu-Su 12 PM-4 PM. Entrance: 40-50 SEK, or it's included in the fee for Gotlands Museum above. Art museum.

Posted by Dennis
Santee, CA, USA
47 posts

Thank you Harold and Brendan. Great info! I really appreciate it.