Gothenburg Holiday Guide

Gothenburg Travel Information

Located on the scenic west coast, Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden. Famous as the 'Natural Gateway to the West' the city is graced with a stunning harbour that supports the city as the logistics centre of Europe. Gothenburg has much to offer its tourists to the city including lovely parks, canals and interesting museums.

Liseberg Park - the largest amusement park in Europe - is a must-see attraction for children and adults alike. Here you will be captured by the magic of this Swedish wonderland. The main attraction is the 'Balder', Scandinavia's biggest wooden rollercoaster.

Gothenburg Tourist Attractions

There are many excellent museums to visit in Gothenburg, including Göteborgs Konstmeseum, a commanding art museum with an excellent collection of modern art. Röhsska Konstslöjdmuseet is equally worthy of a visit. The museum houses bygone European furnishings, china, glass and pottery, to name just a few of the interesting displays on show. For those wanting to learn more about the history of the city head to East India House, otherwise known as the Museum of Gothenburg.

For the best in leisurely walks around the city, visitors should enjoy a stroll around Kungsportsavenyn, also known as Avenyn (the Avenue). This is a charming area of the city where due to the underground heating system you can enjoy the many street side coffee shops, even in the wintertime.

Those visitors wanting to explore outside of the city can head north to discover the Bohuslan Coast or south to Halland, also known as the Swedish Riviera. Also of interest are Vrångö, Brännö, Styrsö and Vargö comprise a small group of islands whose charming fishing cottages and a friendly pedestrian atmosphere provide the perfect location for a relaxed day out. Heading east visitors can experience the Renaissance castle 'Vadstena slott', which is located in stunning grounds next to Lake Vättern.

Shopping in Gothenburg

Shoppers will be spoilt for choice in Gothenburg. The largest shopping mall in Scandinavia is Nordstan, which is populated with over 150 shops, bars and restaurants and occupies the same area as 12 football pitches. Kungsgatan/Fredsgaten, Sweden's longest pedestrian mall, is also very popular with shoppers.