National Geographic : 1973 Aug
Gotland: Sweden's By JAMES CERRUTI SENIOR ASSISTANT EDITOR Photographs by ALBERT MOLDVAY Gem of the Baltic's jewel box, Visby charms 200,000 summer visitors with its churches, warehouses, and red-roofed cottages. Gotland's only city has changed 268 little from its medieval days of glory. A INVENTORY of the riches of the Swedish island known as Gotland might run like this: Literal: Seven hundred hoards of gold and silver unearthed-mostly from Viking days. Architectural: The mighty 13th-century Wall of Visby, and that capital city itself, still much as it appeared when it was one of the great trade centers of northern Europe.