City of Visby, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Gotland, Sweden

History and features

This whole historic district is a UNESCO world heritage site. Visby is a unique example of a northern European medieval walled trading town which is well preserved.


The island of Gotland (where Visby is located) has been designated as a national pilot for a ‘smart and renewable energy system’.
As Visby is a well-defined and well-documented historic district, the development of methods and approaches on a building stock level is facilitated. Starting from existing data, INHERIT will propose packages of cost-effective measures.
Thanks to access to district heating, the Visby pilot provides an opportunity to balance demand-side solutions with green supply-side ones.

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