Visby city wall

What is Visby city wall known for?


nearby close

. The shingle roof (Roof shingle) probably dates from the time when the building was used as a tar manufacture. Category:13th-century works Visby (Category:City walls) Category:Buildings and structures in Sweden Category:Visby Category:Visitor attractions in Gotland County Category:History of Sweden Category:Buildings and structures in Gotland County


original

, the wall forms an important and integral part of Visby World Heritage Site. Built in two stages during the 13th and 14th century, approximately still stands. Of the 29 large and 22 smaller towers, 27 large and 9 small remain. A number of houses that predate the wall were incorporated within it during one of the two phases of construction. During the 18th century, fortifications were added to the wall in several

. An archaeological guide book. url http: libris.kb.se bib 12028545 year 2011 publisher Historiska Media location Lund isbn 978-91-85873-83-8 pages 117–124 language Swedish Large parts of the original wall remain intact, and it incorporates the majority of the medieval large full-length towers, so-called "saddle towers" (small towers riding on the wall) and gates. In addition, large parts of the original system of trenches have been preserved outside the wall.

Haglund 1893 p 127 The city wall is mostly unencumbered by the presence of modern buildings with very few visible from outside the wall. Taken as a whole, this provides for a uniquely genuine picture of what a medieval city wall was like in its original state. Construction thumb City wall of Visby (File:Visby ringmur Gotland.jpg) The wall was built during two periods, the 13th and the 14th century. It is made from locally quarried limestone, rubble


century works

: libris.kb.se bib 9846205 External links * Visby vallgravar. Kulturhistorisk dokumentation 2010 Visby trenches. Historical cultural documentation, 2010 (in Swedish). * Northern Fortresses: Visby Category:13th-century works Visby (Category:City walls) Category:Buildings and structures in Sweden Category:Visby Category:Visitor attractions in Gotland County Category:History of Sweden Category:Buildings and structures in Gotland County


poor people

served as lodging for guests of the Solberga Abbey. During the 14th century it was one of the houses in the part of town where the poor people lived, and during the 1600s it housed craftsmen and merchants. Since the 1800s, merchants have used the house and Category:13th-century works Visby (Category:City walls) Category:Buildings and structures in Sweden Category:Visby Category:Visitor attractions in Gotland County Category:History of Sweden Category:Buildings and structures in Gotland County


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57 38 31.93 N 18 17 29.07 E type:landmark name Kruttornet - The Love Gate ''Kärleksporten'' 170px (File:Kärleksporten in Visby.JPG) '''''Kärleksporten''''' was built as late as 1872. It was constructed in a section of the wall which had collapsed and was used by local fishermen as a passageway between the ''Strandpromenaden'' (the Beach Promenade Road) and the area now known as the Visby Botanical Garden. The wall north of ''Kruttornet'' facing the sea, originally lacked

C.E. Gernandt via Project Runeberg location Halmstad page 336 url http: runeberg.org famijour 1879 0340.html volume 18 language Swedish accessdate 16 November 2014 According to tradition, couples who pass through the gate should stop here and kiss each other. There are numerous romantic inscriptions on the stones of the gate. - The Slit Bottle


original place

was preserved in its original place until 1873. No traces of an earlier gate have been found, and hence it is assumed that the gate tower of ''Söderport'' dates from a later time. In contrast with the other gate towers, this one is delicately constructed with very thin joints. The walls of the tower are only preserved as high as . The ground surrounding the tower has not been raised since the construction of the gate, and thus it has retained its original proportions.


title construction

of the first wall. The joints of lime mortar in these layers were reinforced with stronger cement during 20th century restorations. Originally


shooting range

''Dalmanstornet'' in the middle of the 16th century. From the 1830s to 1900, the area in front of it was used as a shooting range, and the wall of the caponier still carries marks of rifle fire. Category:13th-century works Visby (Category:City walls) Category:Buildings and structures in Sweden Category:Visby Category:Visitor attractions in Gotland County Category:History of Sweden Category:Buildings and structures in Gotland County


unusual

Haglund 1893 p 131 Construction of city walls was unusual in Nordic countries during the Middle Ages, and so the construction of the city wall testifies to Visby's commercial importance during this time. In medieval Sweden (History of Sweden (800–1521)), only Stockholm, Kalmar and Visby had city walls. The last great rebuilding of the city wall occurred in the 1350s, when the wall was strengthened and its height increased

;, is of a significantly later date. During the wars with Denmark in 1361 and intermittently from 1394 to 1487, it served as a gunpowder store for both sides, since it was not unusual for the representatives from the town of Visby to change their allegiance.

25 Medieval city wall towers with similar uses are known from several German cities, e.g. Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Dinkelsbühl. During the 19th century, snus was produced in a small factory established in the tower. The tower is semi-circular, which is unusual for Visby but common in the Baltic states. The tower was built as part of the first, lower wall and was kept intact when the height of the wall was later increased. Except for the ''Söderport'', no other tower


historical cultural

: libris.kb.se bib 9846205 External links * Visby vallgravar. Kulturhistorisk dokumentation 2010 Visby trenches. Historical cultural documentation, 2010 (in Swedish). * Northern Fortresses: Visby Category:13th-century works Visby (Category:City walls) Category:Buildings and structures in Sweden Category:Visby Category:Visitor attractions in Gotland County Category:History of Sweden Category:Buildings and structures in Gotland County

Visby city wall

The '''city wall of Visby''' ( , sometimes ''Visby stadsmur'') is a medieval (Middle Ages) defensive wall surrounding the Swedish town of Visby on the island of Gotland. As the strongest, most extensive and best preserved medieval city wall in Scandinavia, the wall forms an important and integral part of Visby World Heritage Site.

Built in two stages during the 13th and 14th century, approximately still stands. Of the 29 large and 22 smaller towers, 27 large and 9 small remain. A number of houses that predate the wall were incorporated within it during one of the two phases of construction. During the 18th century, fortifications were added to the wall in several places and some of the towers rebuilt to accommodate cannons.

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