Nature is just around the corner in Gothenburg, and distances are short, making it easy to combine bustling city activities with tranquil moments in the archipelago. How about a shopping spree, visit to a museum or the large amusement park Liseberg followed by a swim in the salty sea on the very same day?
The Museum of Gothenburg’s exhibitions tell the story of 12,000 years of history, explore the city of today and take a look into the future. You’ll find us in the unique setting of the Swedish East India Company building from the 1750s. We offer guided city walks, lectures and other activities.
The Children’s Museum has all sorts of activities for children aged 0-5.
Liseberg is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia. With around forty rides and attractions, there surely is something for everyone – young and old. The park also hosts popular concerts on the main stage throughout the summer months.
The Christmas market is a long-running cosy holiday favourite with market stalls, arts and crafts and traditional sweets and food. In 2015, the park is also open for Halloween for the first time.
Scandinavia's largest science centre features seven floors of animals, experiments and challenges for the whole family. The aquariums are some of the largest in Europe, hosting exciting exhibitions and an indoor rainforest all year round – right in the middle of Gothenburg.
The building Kronhuset, located behind the Gustav Adolf Square, is one of the oldest in the city. It was built in the mid-17th century as a storehouse for military uniforms and other military equipment. Today a concert venue and crafts centre with small shops and a café.
Enjoy the unique archipelago, with its' salty granite cliffs, beaches and deep blue sea. Spend time exploring fishing villages and islands by ferry and bike or by foot. This is the perfect day trip on a sunny day. The area is also great for sea kayaking, sailing or boat trips.
The best way to take in Gothenburg is from the water. The guided city tour passes under many, often low, bridges including the famous “Cheese Slicer” bridge, and out in the harbour. The boat departs from Kungsportsplatsen and the tour takes approximately 50 minutes.
The fish market hall Feskekôrka, actually looks like a church, but is a paradise for seafood-lovers. Several lunch restaurants and takeaway shops.
The museum tells the story of the city – today and historically. It is located in the Swedish East India Company building, dating back to the 1750s.