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Hanseatic Town of Visby
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 12-14th century
Date of Inscription: 1995
Location: Europe, Sweden, Island region of Gotland
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Description: Visby, previously a Viking site on the island of Gotland, was a major Baltic centre of the Hanseatic League from the 12th to the 14th century. The site is northern Europe’s best-preserved fortified commercial city, with its 13th-century fortifications and over 200 warehouses and wealthy merchants' dwellings from the same period. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; it is arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the most notable historical remains are the 3.4 km long stone wall called Ringmuren that encircles the city and the old church ruins. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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