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Gothenburg
Exciting museums, shopping, lots of events and an amazing archipelago await you in Gothenburg.
USEFUL INFO
  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 50 min
  • Göteborg Landvetter Airport: 29km from the city centre; transfer time about 30 min
  • Gothenburg Central Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station
  • Currency: Swedish krona

                                                                   

Exciting museums, shopping, lots of events and an amazing archipelago await you in Gothenburg. The archipelago stretches along the coast like a string of pearls and you don't have to travel far from the city to find charming villages, stunning nature and blissful beaches. The city itself is bursting with gardens, historic sites, beautiful churches and magnificent museums where you can see works by world famous artists, yet nature is always around the corner.

Göteborgs Konstmuseum (Gothenburg Art Museum)

Famous Swedish art from the 19th and 20th centuries. The gallery is also known for its collection of works by 19th and 20th-century Scandinavian artists like Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, Edvard Munch and Christian Krohg.

Slottsskogen (Castle Park)

With 110 hectares (272 acres), this is the largest park in Gothenburg and it's perfect for a picnic on a summer day.

Botaniska Trädgården (Botanical Garden)

This park is Gothenburg's oasis of beauty and is, in fact, the most dramatic cultivated area of nature in western Sweden. The botanical gardens were first opened to the public in 1923 and have been improved considerably over the years with better landscaping and more stunning plantings.

Other Activities

Rent a bicycle and head out to one of Gothenburg's many scenic country roads alongside beautiful fields, woodlands and lakes.

Visit Sweden's biggest fish auction located in Gothenburg's harbour. Whilst visitors cannot purchase fish here, it's a fantastic experience to watch local restaurants bid on Pollock, shrimps, catfish, haddock, squid and more.

Visit the theatres of Stadsteatern, Folkteatern and Lorensbergsteatern, considered three classic Swedish scenes.

Sjömagasinet

Sjömagasinet is a gourmet restaurant specialising in fish and seafood, located by the Älvsborg Bridge. It offers a nice view of Gothenburg's harbour.

Wasa Allé

This gourmet restaurant offers a delicious Swedish cuisine. It also has a strong emphasis on organic and locally sourced ingredients.

Joe Farellis

Joe Farellis on Avenyn offers all the classics in very pleasant surroundings and at reasonable prices.

La Sombrita

La Sombrita is one of many pleasant restaurants along Linnégatan and specialises in tapas. Food, drinks and the lively atmosphere are all great, and there is often live music.

Gothenburg's main shopping districts first are as follows:

Nordstan

Nordstan is Sweden's largest shopping centre with around 150 stores, boutiques cafés and eateries.

Innerstaden

Innerstaden combines the following shopping streets in one popular shopping area: Fredsgatan, Kungsgatan, Magasingatan, Östrahamngatan, Västra Hamngatan and Södra Hamngatan. Come here for the latest fashion, design, interior and gift shopping. Magasinsgatan offers an eclectic mix of fashionable boutiques, shops, cafés, arcades and shopping malls.

Avenyn

This boulevard is where the locals come to meet, chat, drink coffee and shop. In the evening, you can go the cinema or theatre. A must see in Gothenburg is the beautiful Saluhallen food market at Kungstorget.

Overview

Exciting museums, shopping, lots of events and an amazing archipelago await you in Gothenburg. The archipelago stretches along the coast like a string of pearls and you don't have to travel far from the city to find charming villages, stunning nature and blissful beaches. The city itself is bursting with gardens, historic sites, beautiful churches and magnificent museums where you can see works by world famous artists, yet nature is always around the corner.

Attractions

Göteborgs Konstmuseum (Gothenburg Art Museum)

Famous Swedish art from the 19th and 20th centuries. The gallery is also known for its collection of works by 19th and 20th-century Scandinavian artists like Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, Edvard Munch and Christian Krohg.

Slottsskogen (Castle Park)

With 110 hectares (272 acres), this is the largest park in Gothenburg and it's perfect for a picnic on a summer day.

Botaniska Trädgården (Botanical Garden)

This park is Gothenburg's oasis of beauty and is, in fact, the most dramatic cultivated area of nature in western Sweden. The botanical gardens were first opened to the public in 1923 and have been improved considerably over the years with better landscaping and more stunning plantings.

Other Activities

Rent a bicycle and head out to one of Gothenburg's many scenic country roads alongside beautiful fields, woodlands and lakes.

Visit Sweden's biggest fish auction located in Gothenburg's harbour. Whilst visitors cannot purchase fish here, it's a fantastic experience to watch local restaurants bid on Pollock, shrimps, catfish, haddock, squid and more.

Visit the theatres of Stadsteatern, Folkteatern and Lorensbergsteatern, considered three classic Swedish scenes.

Things to do
Dining

Sjömagasinet

Sjömagasinet is a gourmet restaurant specialising in fish and seafood, located by the Älvsborg Bridge. It offers a nice view of Gothenburg's harbour.

Wasa Allé

This gourmet restaurant offers a delicious Swedish cuisine. It also has a strong emphasis on organic and locally sourced ingredients.

Joe Farellis

Joe Farellis on Avenyn offers all the classics in very pleasant surroundings and at reasonable prices.

La Sombrita

La Sombrita is one of many pleasant restaurants along Linnégatan and specialises in tapas. Food, drinks and the lively atmosphere are all great, and there is often live music.

Shopping

Gothenburg's main shopping districts first are as follows:

Nordstan

Nordstan is Sweden's largest shopping centre with around 150 stores, boutiques cafés and eateries.

Innerstaden

Innerstaden combines the following shopping streets in one popular shopping area: Fredsgatan, Kungsgatan, Magasingatan, Östrahamngatan, Västra Hamngatan and Södra Hamngatan. Come here for the latest fashion, design, interior and gift shopping. Magasinsgatan offers an eclectic mix of fashionable boutiques, shops, cafés, arcades and shopping malls.

Avenyn

This boulevard is where the locals come to meet, chat, drink coffee and shop. In the evening, you can go the cinema or theatre. A must see in Gothenburg is the beautiful Saluhallen food market at Kungstorget.

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