Gothenburg is a maritime city located on the west coast of Sweden and is the second largest city in the country. The city is renowned for its lively festivals, archipelagos, natural parks and nature reserves, museums, architecture and tasty Scandinavian cuisine.
Begin to uncover the real Gothenburg in the city’s Haga district, known for picturesque wooden style houses and charming café culture. Try the famous Swedish cinnamon roll and take a fika, or Swedish coffee break, while there and soak up the atmosphere with the locals. Spend a day discovering the impressive Nordic collections of Artwork dating back to the 15th century at the Gothenburg Museum of Art or take a waterside tour which winds through the canals of the city or continues to the unspoilt natural beauty of the outlying archipelagos. For a day of family-friendy fun, Universeum rainforest houses a huge aquarium and many exotic animals and plant species, making it a popular choice for a day out. Alternatively, head to the theme park Liseberg. Liseberg is located in the city centre and is one of Gothenburg’s top attractions, where visitors will find thrilling rollercoasters and white knuckle rides. Gothenburg is also home to several pristine gardens and parks, where locals love to take a picnic and enjoy the spectacular city views from Keiller’s Park or explore the Gothenburg Botanical Gardens. Evenings in Gothenburg are as just as exciting as the daytime, as visitors can watch an opera performance and enjoy the sweet melodies of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, take in a rock concert, or simply enjoy dinner in one of the city’s many restaurants.
The Gothenburg transport network is punctual, prompt and reliable. A transport ticket or card can be purchased from tourist centres, one of these allows visitors to travel via trams, buses and boats inside the city boundaries. Another way to get around is by bicycle, as the city advocates clean living and there are many cycle routes and bike rental stations across the city. Many of the main attractions, museums, parks and shopping areas are easy to reach on foot in less than 30-minutes, however, frequent local bus and tram services can transport visitors to other points of interest in the city with ease.
Gothenburg was originally Sweden’s only direct access to the Atlantic and the North Sea. This made the city a strategic maritime trading port, bringing much investment into the country. During the centuries which followed, Gothenburg transformed from a maritime trading city to a thriving modern metropolis, flanked by abundant nature and with a focus on the quality of living for all its residents.