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Hanseatic Town of Visby
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Hanseatic Town of Visby

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Sweden
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Hanseatic Town of Visby", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.