It’s been over fifteen years since I walked the cobblestone streets of the medieval town of Visby, located on the Swedish island of Gotland. I’m plotting a return visit to the island–and if I go I’ll be sure to stay at the hotel and restaurant Hotel Magazin 1.
Located on the southern part of the island of Gotland, Hotel Magazin 1 is owned and operated by Fannia and Pelle, a couple who recently decided to buy and revive the barn-like building that once served as a grain storage depot for the Swedish army. The hotel features a restaurant serving locally grown organic food, five light-filled bedrooms, a large yard and play area, bicycles to ride to a nearby beach, and a summer art exhibit of the works of local artists. For more information, visit Hotel Magazin 1.
The island of Gotland offers lots of visit-worthy places. For more throughout the country, see our picks:
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 9, 2013.