Visby Tourism

Situated on the west coast of Gotland island in Sweden, Visby is popular tourist sightseeing destination especially between the months of June and August. It’s called the city of roses or the city of ruins—just the way two widely divergent words like roses and ruins describe this city, Visby is a perfectly preserved medieval city that also likes to party – an eclectic tourist attraction! This city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One defining feature of the city is the 3.4 km long wall that encircles a large part of the town. 

Essential travel information and Visby tips for your visit

  • Bike rentals can be expensive. If you plan on staying long, it’s better if you buy a used bike instead.
  • Even though cars are not allowed within city walls during the summer, parking outside the walls is free.
  • If you’re taking the ferry from Visby, be sure to reach the port bright and early as it can get very crowded later in the day and you might have to wait a long time to catch one.
  • Gotlandsdricke is local beer which is no longer legal to sell, however you can brew it home without any legality issues. If you’re lucky enough to know a local, you might be able to savour it.
  • Some of the streets in the city can be quite narrow and are cobblestone-paved which may make it difficult for the handicapped. 

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  • Are dates set yet for Medieval Festival in Gotland for 2023. I am planning a trip to Sweden in 2023 and want to visit Gotland. Most of my ancestors hail from there. I live in Springfield, MO, USA

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  • How can I locate great gandparents graves on gotland (Visby) ?

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    • Not much information is available on this. I suggest you ask the locals around as they would be your best source of information.

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