The City wall of Visby (Visby Ringmur in Swedish), a medieval defensive wall surrounding the medieval Hansa town Visby on the island Gotland, Sweden.
The construction of the city wall was likely begun in the 13th century. Around 1280 it was rebuilt to reach its current height, along with the addition of its characteristic towers. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in Visby. The war in 1288 between the citizens of Visby and the Danish army gave the citizens of Visby a reason to continue the work with the wall. All together the city wall became 3.4 km, and it was finished in the beginning of the 14th century. At the time, the wall contained 29 towers, 27 of which are remaining today.
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