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Gotland History Holidays & Gotland Holiday Ideas

Gotland's history

The medieval walled city of Visby, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the primary attraction on Gotland. Surrounded by a 13th century wall, a walking tour of the historic centre is like stepping back in time; cobbled lanes, well-preserved medieval trading houses, 17th and 18th century wooden buildings and an atmosphere of a bygone era awaits. The history of the island, and its Viking ancestry, is told at the Gotland Historical Museum in the city. Other sites of interest in Visby include: the fortifications of the medieval cathedral; the lively main square Stora Torget; and the botanical garden of Trädgården.

Throughout July and culminating in Medieval week (second week of August), Visby is transported back in time to 1361. Medieval Week unfolds with music in the streets, medieval food on sale in restaurants, re-enactments and processions, and locals and visitors alike dressed in medieval costume.

Notes: The months of July and August are the height of the tourist season in Sweden. Please note that outside of these months, many attractions are closed or are open for reduced hours. If you have a specific site or museum that you would like to visit, please contact us to check that it will be open during your visit.

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