Gothenburg, Sweden's second biggest city, is a vibrant city with many wonderful things to see, expeirence and try. The city is a fabulous fusion of old-world charm and modern flair, with an incredibly friendly, industrial vibe. It’s less hectic than the capital, so you can relax while exploring the road-less-travelled. Here we have gathered tips from our local guides who know Gothenburg like the back of their hand.
The beautiful and often wild-landscaped islands of the Gothenburg Archipelago are a delight to explore in the warmer months and a personal favourite of our local guides is Marstrand, whose waterlily ponds, beautiful wooden houses, and winding costal paths never fail to enchant them.
One of our local guide's favorite is definitely the Stadsmuseum (Museum of Gothenburg). It tells the story of Gothenburg through objects and it has a Viking ship on display. The fabulous gift shop that sells beautiful replicas of traditional Swedish objects and gifts that will delight family and friends back home.
Liseberg theme park is not to be missed and in addition to offering plenty of fun for thrill seekers, it does a series of concerts in the warm summer evenings, a fabulous array of haunted houses (and a staggering quantity of pumpkins) at Halloween, and a truly magical Christmas market.
For a delicious and more sustainable dining experience, we highly recommend Folk. Folk is situated in the foyer of Folkteatern and offers mainly vegetarian and seafood choices with flavour combinations that are out of this world, paired with a fabulous selection of wine.
Fika is the practice of taking a break with a beverage and is widely accepted as central to Swedish life. Fika means 'coffee break' and a pastry will usually make the perfect Fika combo. We recommend trying a favorite in Sweden; kardemumma bulle (cardamom bun)!
The district of Haga is just magical with beautiful streets, incredible wooden architecture or the Skansen Kronan that stands sentinel over it (make the trek up to it to get the best view of Gothenburg).
We hope you get to try some of the things we have recommended here, please let us know what you think!! If you want to get bett knowledge of Gothenburg's history and buildings, join our 3-hpur walking tour here.
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