An popular visit in the Hanseatic city of Wisby
Today Kapitelhusgården is a popular destination for tourists as well as a lush oasis for the locals. During summer the restaurant is open daily with food and drinks carefully prepared with inspiration from medieval recipes. During spring and autumn we host feasts for different organisations and traveling groups, and keep the garden open at selected weekends for markets, traditional Gotlandic lamb barbeques, story nights, mead tastings…
Around the middle of the 13th century the bishop of Linköping had the chapter house built behind his residence in Wisby. In the beginning the building only had one floor and was used for administrative purposes and storage, but by the end of the century a second floor was added which to this day is still used for grand feasts. The stables and servants’ residence, which today contains kitchen and office, were built during the 18th century and are unique within the walls of Visby. The oldest part of Kapitelhusgården that is still in use dates from the 12th century and is located under the kitchens. Here we still host parties, meetings and feasts to this day.
After the reformation the place stood unused and deteriorated until Gotland’s Museum at the beginning of the 1990’s began to host educational activities for children which continued until 2008 when the restaurant that is here today was established.