The 3,5 Km long town wall in Visby is the best-preserved town wall in northern Europe. The wall is 11-12 metres high and was built in the 13th century, the wall has 30 towers and saddle towers together with three impressive city gates. A walk along the town wall takes you about 45 minutes and is a lovely experience and also an interesting visit to our history.
St Mary’s Cathedral
St Marys church, today was inaugurated in 1225 and was then the church of the German merchants. In St Mary’s church a chest was kept containing important trade documents. The chest had four locks and the keys were in the possession of the mayors of Lübeck, Soest, Dortmund und Visby. Today the cathedral is a wonderful place for church services and music experiences.
Inside the town wall there are several church ruins, most of them built during the 12th and 13th century. They were destroyed through plunder and fires in the late medieval times. Today the ruins are popular places to visit and venues for concerts, theatres, and weddings.