Travel Guide: Gothenburg

Sweden’s second-largest city is often overshadowed by the capital, Stockholm. But the popularity of Gothenburg is growing. Concerts, theatre performances, hockey or football games, fairs, and exhibitions. The list of what’s happening around town seems never-ending. Exciting museums, interesting sights, lots of activities and an amazing archipelago. Discover Gothenburg! Today, we´ll share our top placed and must-do’s in Gothenburg.

Liseberg amusement park

Head-spinning rides, carousels, and concerts are an essential part of summer. If you have more time while staying in Gothenburg, you should definitely visit this attraction. Forty-one rides and attractions offer thrills, spills, and laughter for kids and grown-ups.

Gothenburg´s museum of art

The Gothenburg Museum of Art has always been contemporary in the sense that the museum has primarily acquired the contemporary art of its time, in the past as well as now. The collections of this museum include about 70,000 works from the 15th century to contemporary art.

Gothenburg archipelago

The archipelago of Gothenburg stretches along the coast like a string of pearls. You don’t have to travel far from the city to find charming villages, stunning nature, and beaches. You’ll reach the car-free southern islands by ferry from boat terminal Saltholmen or from Stenpiren Travel Centre. To get to the northern islands you take the ferry from Lilla Varholmen on Hisingen. Both the northern and the southern archipelago are beautiful and well worth a visit. 

Trädgårdsföreningen

The Garden Society of Gothenburg, Trädgårdsföreningen, is one of the best-preserved 19th-century parks in Europe. Here you can find thousands of roses, carpet beddings, and lush woodlands.

Haga

This is one of Gothenburg´s neighborhoods packed with cute cafés and shops. Haga is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Gothenburg. The street called Haga Nygata is lined with well-preserved houses, many in the characteristic Gothenburg style called “landshövdingehus”. Haga is conveniently located within walking distance of the city center, but you can get there by tram as well. It is the perfect spot for a Fika with coffee and cinnamon bun between shopping. One of the most famous pastries in the city is called Hagabullen.

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