View Chapters

Book: Medieval Visby and Gotland

Chapter: 9. The castle of Visborg

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26494


The chapter offers an overview of the historical and archaeological knowledge of the Danish royal castle Visborg, built in the southern part of Visby in 1411 and blown to pieces in 1679. Two accountant books from 1486 and 1523 clearly show the dominant role of the castle on the island. The chapter also includes a discussion about some of the few remains from late medieval Gotland and Visby.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anders AndrĂ©n ( - aandren) 'Stockholm University'