Next reenactment of the Battle of Wisby
Saturday the 13th of august 2022

Historical background

There are many stories and legends about the battles of 1361. One of them mentions that the burghers in Visby kept the city gates closed, and refused to let the peasants in. We do not know if this is true or not. It might just be that the Danish forces were already in place, blocking the path for the Gotlanders, and forcing them to fight outside the walls.

In our scenario, the Danes have arrived and the Gotlanders are forced to make a stand outside the city.

Some facts about the battle:

– 1185 skeletons from the battle have been found in mass graves outside Visby.
– The Franciscans of Visby mention that 1 800 peasants fell in the battle.
– There is a stone cross that commemorates the battle. It was likely put up in conjunction with the events. It bears an inscription about the fallen Gotlanders.

Video clips

Battle of Wisby 2011 – Promo

Gotland: Visby’s Last Stand | Medieval Dead | Timeline

The Battle of Wisby 2019 – Shot in 150 MPix – Making of

Medieval massacre

Battle of Wisby 2016

1361: The Medieval Massacre Of Sweden | Medieval Dead | Chronicle

The soldiers of ”the battle of wisby 1361”

Photo by Joost Hette Keller