Visby, Sweden Overview
Visby is a locality and the seat of Gotland Municipality in Gotland County. Visby is also the episcopal see for the Diocese of Visby. It is the only locality with historical city status on the island of Gotland. The Hanseatic city of Visby is arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia and since 1995, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Among the most notable historical remains are the 3.4 km (2.1 mi) long town wall that encircles the town center, and a number of church ruins.
Visby is a popular vacation destination for Scandinavians during the summer and receives thousands of tourists every year. It is by far the most populated locality outside the Swedish mainland. Visby is also the only municipality seat of Sweden that is accessible only by boat and air traffic. The University of Gotland is in Visby, and since 1 July 2013, it is a department of Uppsala University under the name Uppsala university–Campus Gotland.
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The island is the home of the Gutes (the tribal name of the Gotlandic people), and sites such as Ajvide show that it has been occupied since prehistory. Early on, Gotland became a commercial center and the town of Visby was the most important Hanseatic city in the Baltic Sea.
Visby is a locality and the seat of Gotland Municipality in Gotland County, Sweden with 23,576 inhabitants, as of 2012. Visby is also the episcopal see for the Diocese of Visby. It is the only locality with historical city status on the island of Gotland.
Högklint är en klintspets på Gotlands västkust, cirka sju kilometer sydväst om Visby. Högklint, som är en de mest spektakulära klintarna på Gotland, är uppbyggd av revkalksten, underlagrad av lagrad kalksten och märgelskiffer, och stupar 46 meter nästan lodrätt ned i havet. Högklint med omgivande område utgår sedan börja av 1900-talet ett naturreservat.
Visby botaniska trädgård, sällskapet De Badande Wännernas trädgård, är en botanisk trädgård nära havet och Strandpromenaden i Visby. Trädgården anlades 1855 av den allmännyttiga herrsällskapet Sällskapet DBW., på förslag av magister Hans Petter Gustavsson. I början av 1930-talet gjordes en genomgripande renovering av trädgården och den fick då sin nuvarande utformning.
Gotska Sandön is mostly composed of sand, and its scenery is dominated by beaches, dunes, and pine forests. The name "Gotska Sandön" literally translates as the Gotlandic Sand Island, from the province of which it forms part. Since 1909, it is one of the National parks of Sweden.
Lummelundagrottan ( Swedish for "The Lummelunda cave") is a nature reserve located near Lummelunds bruk north of Visby on Gotland, Sweden. It is best known for the actual cave Lummelundagrottan, also called Rövarkulan ("The Den of Robbers"). The reserve is 17 ha (42 acres) and include the cave and an area above the ground.
Lilla Karlsö is a small Swedish island in the Baltic Sea, situated about 3 km west of Gotland and 4.5 km from Stora Karlsö. It has an area of about 1.6 km² and is 66 meters high. Most of the island consists of a limestone plateau.
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ADVANCED STEALTH Kockums Visby Class Stealth Corvette unveiled in Sweden
A warship is a ship that is built and primarily intended for combat. As well as being armed, warships are designed to withstand damage and are usually faster and more maneuverable than merchant ships. The Visby is the latest class of corvette to be adopted by the Swedish Navy after the Göteborg and the Stockholm class corvettes.
Visby 2, Innerstaden Del 1 - Gotland, Sweden
A true high definition video (HDV 1920x1080p) with stereo sound. Please view in full screen mode. Innerstad, i Visby, Gotland, del 1. Inom murarna, Skansporten, Söderport, Adelsgatan, Wallés Plats, Hästgatan, Österport, Stora Torget, m fl.
Visby på Gotland, Sverige / Sweden 25.06.2013
Rundvandring i Visby som ligger på Gotland i Sverige 25.06.2013 http://www.youtube.com/user/pargasit?
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Uploaded by daven amajan on 2013-06-30.
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June 9 2006
HMS Visby / Visby Class Corvette, Sweden
The Visby Class of stealth corvettes is being built for the Swedish Navy by the Swedish company Kockums. (The design of the Visby has been directed to minimising the optical and infra-red signature.)
2010 07 19 Exiting the ferry in Visby (Sweden)
Driving off the boat and into Visby. It was a fantastic, sunny day. Perfect weather for ones 1st visit to Gotland.
Sweden 1975 - Gotland 1 Visby (&fmt=18) Super 8 Film
An old Super 8 movie with stereo sound. To view in stereo and high resolution mode, append &fmt=18 to the end of the URL and press Enter. These Super 8 color movies were taken in 1975, hence the image quality is poor. Bilderna är tagna i Visby, Roma och Ljugarn, Gotland.
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