Note that many of the town’s attractions are only open during the summer months, usually until Aug 30th.
Oldest surviving merchant house in Visby. Hans Burmeister, a merchant and an alderman, built this two-story house in 1652-1653 using horizontal timber in the log cabin principle with interlocking logs, painted with red color mixed with tar.
Begun in the late 13th century, Visby’s city ringwall stretches almost three and a half kilometers and stands 11 meters high. Today, 36 towers and three main gates remain. It is considered one of the best preserved medieval city walls in Europe. Take a stroll to the north gate for an unsurpassed view of the wall.
DBW’s Botanical Gardens
Enter through the “Door of Love” to this picturesque garden of trees and ruins.
A medieval step-gable house in stone built in the 13th century, likely used as a warehouse and/or residence. In the 1800s, there was a pharmacy in the building; hence its name.
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.
Sankta Maria Kyrka
Visby’s cathedral is the only one of the town’s 13 medieval churches that is still intact and in use. It was originally built between 1190 and 1225 for the town’s German parishioners.
Church ruins in the Old Town
Medieval Visby had more churches than any other town in Sweden – fifteen within the walls and two outside, which served various functions: parish churches, guild churches, monastic churches, and hospital church.
St. Clemens ruins
St. Gerturde ruins
St. Hans ruins
St. Karin ruins on Stora Torget is one of the most evocative of Visby’s medieval church ruins. It was founded by Franciscans in 1233 and the construction extended in the early 14th century. The Church was built with large stained glass windows, seven altars inside the church, and in 1404 an organ was installed, making St Karin the richest Church in Gotland.
St. Nicolaus ruins
In 2012 a new glulam roof was erected over the ruins to adapt it to a concert hall.
St. Olof ruins (located in the Botanical Gardens)
St. Per ruins
Art and Museums
Open 10 AM-6 PM. Museum of local history (Fornsalen), plus a science museum for children (Fenomenalen).
Open Tu-Su 12 PM-4 PM. Art museum.