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The Maiden Tower

Swedish: Jungfrutornet

Visit to the tourist attraction of Sweden - the part of Visby city wall - The Maiden Tower: was erected during the 15th century to improve the town's defenses against attackers coming from the sea.

Wikipedia: According to tradition its name is derived from the legend of the daughter of Nils Guldsmed from Unghanse, Öja in the south part of Gotland. She was supposed to have been immured in the wall as punishment for betraying the town by letting King Valdemar IV of Denmark and his Danish troops into Visby during the Battle of Visby.

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