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.
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.