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Vizima or Wyzim (Polish: Wyzima) is the capital city of Temeria, one of the Northern Kingdoms and the seat of king Foltest. The city is not described in great detail in the Witcher saga. Most of the description comes from the short story "The Witcher". In that tale, two taverns are mentioned: The Old Narakort and The Fox. There is also mention of the Roper's Gate, by which Geralt enters the town.

The Witcher (PC) Edit

Located on the shores of a beautiful lake, Vizima is a walled city and the main setting of The Witcher computer game. The city is under a state of quarantine for the duration of the game, so movement about town in general is limited most of the time, and totally restricted, for some particular areas.

Journal entry Edit

Vizima, the capital of Temeria, is the largest city in the kingdom. It is located on the shore of Lake Vizima, at the intersection of important trade routes, one of which is a waterway. Owing to a developed network of roads, the city draws considerable profit from trade. By King Foltest's order, the city is governed by Burgomeister Velerad. Vizima is divided into three large district. The poorest one is the Temple Quarter, where Saint Lebioda's Hospital and the Cloister of the Order of the Flaming Rose are located. The Trade Quarter is home to the wealthiest and most important inhabitants, and both the town hall and the main marketplace are situated there. The oldest part of the city, Old Vizima, has been recently converted into a ghetto for non-humans.

I acquired a pass which allows me to pass through the gates into the city in spite of the quarantine.

Gates Edit

Map Vizima major locations

Locations marked by Chapter

This restriction of movement is achieved through guarded gates which separate the various areas. There are nine gates in total. Six main gates:

Three internal gates also restrict movement between areas of the city, at least for parts of the game:

During the Prologue, Chapter I and Chapter IV, the city proper is inaccessible, but the main story takes place within its confines. The city and surroundings are divided into the following locations:

City proper Edit

Surroundings Edit

The Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsEdit

Tw2 journal Vizima

Journal EntryEdit

Lying where important trade routes converge, Temeria's capital sits picturesquely on the shore of Lake Vizima in the valley of the Ismena River, a tributary of the Pontar. The city is divided into four teeming quarters, which are home to thousands and host travelers from all corners of the world. The Royal Palace and court are both found here, and the city boasts many markets, temples, forges, shops, banks, workshops, inns and brothels. Since our story does not concern Vizima directly, I will end my description here and urge those interested to consult other sources.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Edit


In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Temeria has been conquered by the Nilfgaardian Empire and Emperor Emhyr var Emreis has made the palace his seat during the ongoing conquest of the north. A guerrilla force of Temerian soldiers, led by Vernon Roche, former commander of the elite Blue Stripes, wages an underground war of attrition in an effort to resist the Nilfgaardian occupation and restore sovereign Temerian rule.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Geralt of Rivia may only visit the Palace and the Gardens of Vizima.


In-game Description Edit

One time home of the kings of Temeria. Currently occupied by Nilfgaard.

Trivia Edit

  • In the throne hall you can find Hereward II, Prince of Ellander (most likely son of Hereward) complaining that emperor didnt invite him for an official audience.

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