Beautiful and compact, Sweden’s second city is one of Scandinavia’s top city breaks due to fantastic up market restaurants, museums, and green spaces which give Gothenburg a more relaxed feeling. Explore this superb city either on foot, bike, tram or take a boat ride along the beautiful canals.
Gothenburg has a lot to offer from Haga, the city’s oldest district bursting with character, vintage stores and Christmas market come December, and the bar and boutique lined Avenyn boulevard. A visit to a museum should be on your itinerary with many great museums from the Aero Museum found in an underground bunker to the Goteborg City Museum where you can unearth the story of the city.
If good food appeals to you then this city will be right up your street with some of the freshest seafood you will find anywhere. Wander around the abundance of markets offering local produce or check out Gothenburg’s vibrant and varied street food scene with food trucks scattered across the city. Also known as the capital of “fika”, a Swedish tradition of meeting up for a coffee, the city has lots of cafes to enjoy a coffee and cinnamon bun as you take a break from exploring this great city.
One of the appeals of Gothenburg is its numerous green spaces including the city’s biggest park the Slottskogen or the Lisebergs which is complete with a large amusement park offering something for everyone. The fabulous 40 acre Gothenburg Botanic Garden is well worth a visit with its array of over 16000 plant species and its renowned rock garden which is considered one of the best botanic gardens in Europe. Venture outside of the city for one of the area’s true treasures, the South Goteborg Archiepelago which offers bout tours, charming villages to explore and more.