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Welcome to Gothenburg

Explore Gothenburg

Sweden’s second city has a wider population of around one million and dates back to 1621, when it was founded as a Dutch trading colony. The city today remains a major trade hub, and Gothenburg port is the largest harbour in Scandinavia. Other main industries in the city include manufacturing and finance.

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Despite it’s very northern located, Gothenburg enjoys particularly mild temperatures compared to other cities placed on a similar latitude, such as Stockholm. Summers are often warm and comfortable with average high temperatures that are frequently in the low 20s. Winters too are moderate, with averages are above -2 °C.

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Where to Stay

Where to Stay

Choosing where to stay in a city like Gothenburg is relatively stress free, due to the city’s relatively small size and great public transport connections. The urban population of the city is just 550,000. The city is divided into 10 boroughs that are each formed of several districts. Very little remains within the city of the 17th-century architecture, as many of the earliest buildings were wooden structures that have not stood the test of time. Much of the major historic architecture dates to the 18th-century, with beautiful Neo-Classical canalside buildings erected when the Swedish East India Company made the city an important trade route. The Haga district is the oldest in Gothenburg, and is famous today for its picture-perfect architecture and the Haga Nygata pedestrian shopping street. The Hisingen district is Sweden’s fourth largest island, and is a popular area with tourists. With large residential areas and an abundance of waterfront attractions, Hisingen may be the perfect place to stay during your visit to the city.

Things To Do

Things to do

With its long and rich nautical history, vibrant culture and modern attractions, Gothenburg has a wealth of things on offer to all visitors. One of the city’s proudest features is its architectural landscape. Amongst its most characteristic buildings, visitors will see the 19th-century Feskekôrka, known as the “fish church” owing to its strong exterior resemblance to a Neo-gothic church, the Lilla Bommen, known colloquially as “The Lipstick” - a postmodern high rise with 22 floors that include 27,000 square feet of shopping space, the Beaux-Arts-style Gothenburg City Hall, and the 18th-century Gunnebo House. Visitors will also find an exceptional range of sporting activities on offer, including ice hockey, football, basketball and much more. In terms of culture, there’s the Gothenburg Museum of Art, the Museum of World Culture, the design and arts focused Röhsska Museum, and many nautical museums looking at the history of sea, shipping and trade and the Swedish East India Company.

Eating and Drinking

Food and drink

If you’re looking for mouth-watering seafood delicacies then you need look no further than Gothenburg. Hardly surprising for a harbour town, fish is a popular staple. If you plan on self-catering then you can get the freshest of catches at the Feskekôrka Fish Church. The indoor market also has a seafood restaurant where you can sample popular local dishes prepared in the traditional way. If plan to explore Swedish cuisine during your stay then you don’t get any more typical than Inlagt sill (pickled herring). Especially popular in fishing communities, pickled herring became a Swedish stable as catches were preserved to sustain the population through the harsh winter months. In Gothenburg, pickled herring is served with a wide variety of spices, sauces and side dishes. The city centre is lined with an enormous selection of restaurants offering modern takes on traditional recipes, wholly traditional dishes and the best of international cuisine.

Getting Around

Getting around

Public transport in Gothenburg is both extensive and affordable. Public transport in the city is operated by Västtrafik, and comprehensive travel tickets are available for tourists to use all networks. Västtrafik operates bus, tram and ferry services across the city. Due to the soft ground upon which Gothenburg is built, the city has no subway system. The Gothenburg tram network is the largest light rail system in Scandinavia, and its 160 kilometres of track cover most of the city. The network has a fleet of around 200 trams that serve 15 lines, performing a total of around 2,000 trips per day. The city’s bus network is equally as extensive and just important for getting around. Public transport route planner apps are available for download, so that you can avoid the confusion of complicated transport maps in Swedish. Bike rental stations can also be found all around the city, and Gothenburg is particularly bicycle-friendly.

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8 Very good
October 2017
Central and Calm Room Older Style

We had a very nice time at Annika' s. The location is perfect, not far away from the city centre or the train station and full of restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. The only drawback was that there is no wifi in the room but we didn't ...

10 Excellent
September 2017
Elegant Duplex in Gothenburg

I rented this apartment for my family who came to Gothenburg to visit my husband in late August 2017. I used Wimdu for the first time. Lena turned out to be a very honest and friendly person. The apartment you rent is beautiful, clean an...

8 Very good
August 2017
Cozy Apt centrally in Gamlestan Old Town

Good flat in a very quiet district. Good experience.

8 Very good
August 2017
Cozy Apt centrally in Gamlestan Old Town

Stina is a lovely host, I am sorry we could not meet. But our communication online was nice. The house is perfect for a short stay in the city. We were with 2 children it was good. But for 2 persons it will be perfect! Everything is very...

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