5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerDec 20, 2019
Charming, lively city with excellent dining, great public transportation, ease of walking, museums.
With its wide streets and waterways, fascinating maritime history, seafood smorgasbords and many parks and museums, this easygoing city is well worth exploring.
The city’s cobblestoned streets and canals evoke comparisons to Amsterdam. This is no coincidence: Dutch immigrants were responsible for the fortification and layout of Gothenburg (Göteborg) because they established the city in 1621. The wide thoroughfares are compared to Parisian boulevards. Locals call their city “little London” because of its parks, cultural appeal and nightlife.
You can fly to Gothenburg in western Sweden, take the ferry from Frederikshavn in Denmark or make a canal cruise from the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Once there, getting around is easiest by tram, bicycle or taxi. Parking spaces in the compact city center are rare and expensive, but if you purchase the Gothenburg City Card you get free public transportation, parking and admission to attractions.
Near Gustav Adolf’s Square is the Kronhuset, the historic City Hall which is now a crafts center. Visit the nearby 18th-century City Museum (Stadsmuseum) with its Viking ship or the Maritime Museum and Aquarium in the port to learn about Sweden’s long seafaring history. Admire the church-like design of the Feskekôrka (Fish Market) and order fresh seafood.
A Poseidon statue towers over the city’s main hubs, Götaplatsen and Avenyn, which are hot spots for culture, shopping and nightlife.
Gothenburg is close to the Arctic Circle and it becomes a magical place when covered in snow. During the festive season, thousands of sparkling lights brighten the streets and Christmas markets.
The cold winters are dark, but the short summers have long daylight hours. Starting in June, alfresco restaurants and bars pop up and cruises operate on the Göta Canal. Visit Slottsskogen city park’s free zoo with Nordic animals around lunchtime to see seals and penguins being fed. Children will also love the rides in Liseburg Amusement Park.
To see a little more of Sweden’s southwest, drive to the ruins of Bohus Fortress in nearby Kungälv.
Gothenburg is regarded as a more relaxed and cheaper alternative to Stockholm and a good base for exploring Sweden’s western coastal archipelago.
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Museums, historic sites, and theme parks highlight some notable features of Centrum. Make a stop by Gothenburg Museum of Art or Universeum while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Berzeliigatan Tram Stop or Korsvägen Tram Stop to get around town.
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Majorna-Linne is well-liked for its monuments and spas. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Stena Line Germany Terminal and Gota Canal are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Fjällgatan Tram Stop or Kaptensgatan Tram Stop to get around.
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The bars and museums are just a few things visitors like about Örgryte-Härlanda. Gota Canal and Nostalgicum Museum are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Welandergatan Tram Stop or Töpelsgatan Tram Stop to get around the larger area.
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Appreciated for its restaurants and museums, you might consider exploring Vasastaden. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Haga Church, and jump on the metro at Vasa Viktoriagatan Tram Stop or Vasaplatsen Tram Stop to get around the city.
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Bars, river views, and spas highlight some notable features of Lundby. Make a stop by Backaplan or Gota Canal while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Wieselgrensplatsen Tram Stop or Rambergsvallen Tram Stop to get around town.
Travelers like the golf courses in Hovås, and Gothenburg Golf Club is a top attraction you might want to visit.
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Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019
Classic rides, a freefall at top speed, lively dance halls, restaurants and a botanical garden attract people of all ages to Gothenburg’s inner-city amusement park.
Explore an indoor rainforest, create your own superhero or sit on a real space toilet in the largest science museum in Scandinavia.
One of Gothenburg’s most famous landmarks stands proudly in the city’s main square, protecting sailors and fishermen and attracting photographers.
Enjoy the collegiate vibe at Gothenburg University during your stay in Lorensberg. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.
Browse the natural history museum, visit a zoo, dance at the pavilion or simply relax in one of the many secluded areas in Gothenburg’s largest green space.
Buy freshly caught herring or smoked salmon for a picnic or have the seafood cooked for you and brought to your table in this lively church-like trading hall.
All of Gothenburg in your hand – save time and money with the Gothenburg Pass. You can choose to purchase a card for 24 h, 48 h, 72 h or 120 h. The Gothenburg Pass gives you free admission to over 30 sights and attractions including sightseeing tours and unlimited travel with the green Hop On-Hop Off buses.
Get an insight into the history of Gothenburg and its monuments on a relaxed and highly personalized small group walking tour. Venture through the city center in a group of no more than 10 people and see landmark attractions such as the indoor fish market of the Feskekôrka (“Fish Church”), so named due to its resemblance to a Gothic church.
Travel from any of the stops listed in Gothenburg City bus stop to Landvetter Airport. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.
Travel from Landvetter Airport to any of the bus stops listed in Gothenburg City. There are two routes from Landvetter Aiport: First Route • Korsvagen • Park Aveny • Kungsportspl • Nils Ericson TermSecond Route • Lundaskog • Sandlid • Provn.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Gustavi Cathedral, Kyrkogatan, Gothenburg Sweden Domkyrke Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Fish Church, Rosenlundsgatan, Gothenburg 411 25 Sweden Fiskakyrke Food Market Duration: 15 minutes
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Skansen Kronan, Skansberget, Gothenburg 402 33 Sweden Old fortress Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Haga Nygata, Gothenburg 31135 Sweden Famous Haha district Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: K
JayJaySep 11, 2019
Dull Place. Nothing exciting to see. Overpriced Hotels. Rains all the time! Not a Vacationing place. Only Volvo Factory is there. Who Cares?