Powder Tower

Visby, Sweden

The so-called Powder Tower (Kruttornet) is the oldest monument in Visby. It was built in the 12th century to protect the harbour. There was initially no door in the tower, but only a small entrance in 10 meters high. Defenders used ladders to climb up to the entrance. Today 25 meter high tower is open to the public in summer season.



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Fiskarplan 1, Visby, Sweden
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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steve (27 days ago)
Wonderful place to visit. So much architecture, a few ruins, very photographic town.
Robert Wagstaff (3 months ago)
Nice place to visit but to see it all, hire a taxi or bike so you can stop where you want not a tour bus like we did
Giovanni Andres Moya Avendaño (5 months ago)
A beautiful place with a rich historical and cultural heritage.
Juyin Inamdar (10 months ago)
It’s amazing how the town wall is still preserved and you can feel the town within preserved in the medieval era too. It’s a nice stroll around the town wall and it is really lovely to see all the houses well preserved along the way. Surely there are places where you can see some houses have their backyards attached to this wall. But is impressive to see how well it is still standing.
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