|UNESCO #731 - Hanseatic Town of Visby (Town Walls) - SWEDEN|
Monday, July 14, 2014
Visby - SWEDEN - UNESCO #731
The medieval walled trading town of Visby on Gotland island in the Baltic Sea, Sweden was a Viking settlement and became a Hanseatic Town 800 years ago when hundreds of traders set their warehouses in this place. Thank you very much Merja, for another card for my UNESCO collection (425 down, 582 to go!). This postcard took 3 days to arrive!
A former Viking site on the island of Gotland, Visby was the main centre of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic from the 12th to the 14th century. Its 13th-century ramparts and more than 200 warehouses and wealthy merchants' dwellings from the same period make it the best-preserved fortified commercial city in northern Europe.