The island of Gotland has many stone labyrinths, but the most famous is Trojaborg in Visby. It may have its origins in a pagan cult, but in more recent times it has been used for games and festivities.

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Founded: Medieval or earlier
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Historical period: Roman Iron Age (Sweden)

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Alex Pietrow (12 months ago)
Simon Grönlund (14 months ago)
En urgammal labyrint norr om Visby lasarett. Liknande trojaborgar finns på många platser, både i Sverige och andra länder och kontinenter. Se Wikipedia för mer info. Sommaren 2018 är Trojaborg utgångspunkten för en konstorientering på drygt 2 kilometer med 10 konstverk utplacerade i naturen. Följ kartan noga och undersök terrängen. Skanna QR-koden på kartan för lite tips om vad du letar efter. Inte handikappvänlig och passar inte för barnvagn och liknande. Barn som gillar att klättra och undersöka kommer att ha kul.
oscar knekta (2 years ago)
Xenodike 82 (2 years ago)
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