Have you ever dreamed of traveling back in time? Now you can, with your new friend Olaf S9.
Anno 1500 is a time travel adventure that takes you back to the late 1500s and the township of Luleå in the north of Sweden. On a barren place simply called The Mountain preparations for a church holiday are well under way. People here speak several different languages and dialects. You get to meet three characters who represent three branches of a multicultural society. Luleå parish, from mountain to coast, has about 3000 inhabitants. Gustav Vasa's son — John III — is the king of Sweden. The shift from Catholicism to Protestantism is still very recent. The people of this parish come to the church town to attend mass, trade and pay taxes.
No one lives here, except occasionally during these visits. The port has already moved further out into the bay due to the uplift but the city of Luleå is still founded here in 1621. Some citizens are forced to move here but the vast majority still live in neighboring villages. The shallow bay will soon make it impossible for ships to enter and Luleå is then moved to its current location. What remains here is known as Gammelstad — Church Town — a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.