Photo: Bengt A. Lundberg, National Heritage Board, 1998
With its town wall, church ruins, a well-preserved street grid and small-scale architecture from the Middle Ages and onwards, Visby is a characteristic hanseatic town.
The Hanseatic Town of Visby was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1995.
The Justification of the World Heritage Committee
Visby is an outstanding example of a Northern European walled Hanseatic town which has in a unique way preserved its townscape ant its extremely valuable buildings, which in form and function clearly reflect this significant human settlement.
Facade from the old pharmacy of Visby.
Photo: Lars Kennerstedt, National Heritage Board, 1991