Welcome to Göteborg
It is easy to be a tourist in Göteborg. There are many fun things to do and not everything has to cost money - and almost everything is within walking distance. You will find a wide range of things to enjoy, a large assortment of musicals, theaters and shows. For the shopper at heart, Göteborg is a perfect place to visit for the many stores and boutiques - to find the best prices around. Here is something for everyone’s tastes - the trendy, the classic’s, the cool, the everyday necessities and for the exclusive. With a Göteborg Pass you also get a coupon booklet that gives you discounts in a wide variety of shops in Nordstan, Arkaden and Kompassen shopping centers.
Open seas with glorious west winds, an unique archipelago, idyllic waters, forest and wildernesses. Göteborg is Sweden’s second largest city. Many feel Göteborg is not too big and not too small - or in other words - just right. Here you can find one’s own culture, one’s own language and ones own self. In Göteborg, it is never hard to find wonderful entertainment, beautiful nature and glorious sights. Despite Göteborg being a large city, it also has a typical small town charm.
Göteborgs Tourist Bureau Kungsportsplatsen 2, Göteborg +46 31-61 25 00
Göteborgs Tourist Bureau Nordstadstorget, Göteborg +46 31-61 25 00
Welcome to Göteborg
It is easy to be a tourist in Göteborg. There are many fun things to do and not everything has to cost money - and almost everything is within walking distance. You will find a wide range of things to enjoy, a large assortment of musicals, theaters and shows. For the shopper at heart, Göteborg is a perfect place to visit for the many stores and boutiques - to find the best prices around. Here is something for everyone's tastes - the trendy, the classic's, the cool, the everyday necessities and for the exclusive. With a Göteborg Pass you also get a coupon booklet that gives you discounts in a wide variety of shops in Nordstan, Arkaden and Kompassen shopping centers.
Open seas with glorious west winds, an unique archipelago, idyllic waters, forest and wildernesses. Göteborg is Sweden's second largest city. Many feel Göteborg is not too big and not too small - or in other words - just right. Here you can find one's own culture, one's own language and ones own self. In Göteborg, it is never hard to find wonderful entertainment, beautiful nature and glorious sights. Despite Göteborg being a large city, it also has a typical small town charm. Göteborg is compared to other west coast cities, such as San Francisco, for its many bridges, rolling hills, beautiful sea, lakes and rivers, trolleys, and delightful seafood restaurants. Göteborg has a long successful industry and business tradition, along with some of Scandinavia's most famous industry icons such as, Volvo, SKF, ESAB, Haselblad - all have their origin and headquarters here. Being the largest port in Scandinavia, Göteborg has a significant part of the Swedish exports and imports in shipping. Göteborg is a city located in Västra Götalands Municipality.
See and Do
Dogs are not allowed during the period 01 May - 15 September. Equipment: Pier, 2 playgrounds, volley ball court, outside showers. Askims badväg, Askim www.naturen.goteborg.se
Beautiful small lake in the forest with cliff beaches. Located higher up and in an open area with pine forest on the heights and a hardwood forest along the slopes and valleys. There are powerful cliffs along the south and west side of the lake. Pier, jumping/diving towers, grill area. 10 km northeast from the center. Cliffs.Tram 7 and 11 to tram stop Bergsjön.
Hovåsbadet (Bathing Place)
Located 11 km southwest of the center. Both sand and rocks. Kiosk, restrooms, trampolines, and grass lawns. GL Express Blue or line 80 from Nils Ericsons terminal to Hovås Nedre.
Näset med Smithska Udden (Bathing Place)
Rocky area with cliff beaches and tall dominating forests along the valleys. The Bathing area has a blue flag which means excellent clean beaches and swimming. Kiosk.Equipment: Piers, bathing ladders, playground. Directions: Västerleden, Näsetvägen, Näsets Badväg.
Valhallabadet (Bathing Place)
Valhallabadet is one of Scandinavia's largest inside swimming complex's, with over a half million visitors every year. Public capacity, the pools length and depth make it possible to host championships at elite levels. Here you will find a large variety of bathing and recreational activities, body training, and beauty care. Directions: Tram 4, 5, Tram stop: BerzeliigatanTram 2, 6, 8, 13, Tram Stop Scandinavium. Valhallagatan 3, Göteborg +46 31-61 19 56 www.gotevent.se
Vattenpalatset (Bathing Complex)
Vattenpalatset in Lerum, is a complete health center. Adventure bathing with a waterfall, cave, slide, bubble bath, sauna, solarium and outside swimming pool. Here you will even find bowling and a cinema. Directions: Only 15 minutes by car, take E20 from Göteborg. Local traffic, bus and train, make it easy and quick for you to visit Vatenpalatset. Häradsvägen, Lerum +46 302-170 20 www.vattenpalatset.nu
Bushuset (Childrens Play Center)
Let the kids jump, play, romp, run, get into mischief - just let the kids run wild.Tram: 2, 4, Tram stop Varbergsvägen. Grafiska vägen 30, Göteborg +46 31-773 04 50 www.bushuset.se
Elfsborgs Fästning (Fort)
Elfsborgs Fästning is on an island situated at the mouth of Göta Älv's and dates back to the 17th century - with a very intriguing history. On the island, you will find a cafeteria, prison caves and the Karoliner Church. Guided boat trips are available which takes around 30 minutes to the island. The tours go along the inner and outer parts of the harbor. Take a tour and hear the intriguing history related to prison life and the fort. www.borjessons.com
GötheborgsUtkiken (Göteborgs Lookout)
The building called "The Lipstick" is 86 meters high and provides a fantastic panorama view over the area. Located along the harbor, Lilla Bommen.Tram 5 & 10, Tram stop: Lilla Bommen. Lilla Bommen, Göteborg +46 31-61 25 00
Lek & Buslandet (Playground Complex)
One of Europe's largest inside Playgrounds with Jungle Jim's, inflatable jumping toys, racing cars, skating rink and café.Tram 5, 6, 10Tram stop: Backaplan. Herkulesgatan 1, Göteborg +46 31-23 21 21 www.lekobus.com
Liseberg (Amusement Park)
The Uppswinget - Screamin' Swing - is a gigantic swing where you sit with your legs dangling high over the ground. It accelerates from 0-80 km/h, ten times during the ride. Try one of the other roller coasters, Balder or Kanonen (The Canon), along with many of other other rides featured in the park. For the parents, take a stroll and enjoy the magnificent display of flowers found only at Liseberg. www.liseberg.se
Paddan (Boat Tours)
Take a guided boat tour through the canals in Göteborg and out into the harbor. The tour goes from Kungsportsbron (Bridge). Season runs from May - Septermber. www.borjessons.com
Ringlinjen (Vintage Trams)
The vintage trams run between Central Station and Liseberg. All the wagons are more than a 100 years old. The personnel are volunteers and all the proceeds are used for maintenance and preserving the trams. J Sigfrids Edströms Gata 2, Göteborg +46 31-19 00 27 www.ringlinien.org
Slottsskogen (City Park)
The Slottskogen is the people's city park, with wonderful open green areas and meeting places. In the zoo, you can see all sorts of Nordic animals, tame and wild. During the summer, the Childrens Zoo is open with pigs, piglets and chickens and many other animals. Don't miss Säldarmmen, where the seals and penguins are fed everyday. There is also a Natural Historical Museum, featuring cottages from the different counties in Sweden, and bird sanctuary.
Universeum (Science Center)
Sweden's National Science Center is for those whom have a longing for knowledge. Here you can find experimental workshops, spaceships, a giant aquarium with sharks, pet a Sting Ray, see deadly poisonous snakes, mountain slopes and an entire rain forest complete with apes, caymans, piranhas, the entire rain forest environment. Södra Vägen 50, Göteborg +46 31-335 64 50 www.universeum.se
They say the fishing around Göteborg is the best in the country. You can catch everything from salmon to perch and pike. (The lakes Vättlefjäll or Delsjöarna). To fish in the lakes and rivers, you must have a fishing license. Fishing Sea Charters go daily from Göteborg. Information regarding fishing license, prices and fishing tours can be found at all sport fishing centers in Göteborg. For fishing tips call +46 31-773 07 00
Gästhamn Vinga (Guest Harbor)
Bohusläns most well-know lighthouse. The harbor is small but well protected from the wind. The home of Evert Taubes. Bathing and grill area.Open year round. +46 70-366 60 60 www.wingavanner.se
Lilla bommens (Guest Habor)
Liseberg's Guest Harbor, Lilla bommens is located in central Göteborg between Göteborg's Opera House and the red/white skyscraper next to Götaälvsbron (bridge). The guest harbor's office can assist you with tourist information for Göteborg and it's surroundings, assistance with ticket reservations and the purchase of telephone calling cards.Tram 5, 10Tram stop: Lilla Bommen Lilla Bommen Göteborg +46 31-15 80 82 www.liseberg.se
Vrångö gästhamn (Guest Harbor)
Guest and Fishing Harbor located on the west end of the island Vrångo. Nature area and a walking trail goes completely around the island. Exceptional bathing area.Approximately 130 guest slips.Ferry to Saltholmen, Långedrag. +46 31-705 28 13 48
Göteborg's Natural History Museum
At the Natural History Museum, you can see some of the most deadliest reptiles/amphibians on earth. Here, you can learn about animals from every corner of the earth. Slottsskogen at Linnéplatsen +46 31-775 24 00 www.gnm.se
Göteborgs Art Museum
The world's leading museum for Nordic Art. Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, Anders Larsson, P S Kröyer and Edvard Munch. Café and Shop. Bus 40, 45, 58. Bus stop: Götaplatsen. Götaplatsen, Göteborg +46 31-611 000 www.konstmuseum.goteborg.se
Maritiman (Göteborg´s Maritime Adventure Center)
Enlist on the world's largest floating ship museum and be a sailor for a day. Maritiman now has 19 unique vessels, boats and barges that are all moored at Packhuskajen in central Göteborg. Packhuskajen 8 1/2, Göteborg www.maritiman.se
Röhsska museet (Museum)
Swedens only museum dedicated for "Design and Arts and Crafts." Exhibitions include; Chinese arts and Crafts from 2000 f-Kr to the 1900s, furniture and articles from the 1700s along with many other temporary exhibitions. Design shop and café.Tram 3, 4, 5, 7, 1Tram stop: Valand Vasagatan 37-39, Göteborg +46 31-61 38 50 www.designmuseum.se
Scoutmuseet (Scout Museum)
The Scoutmuseet is dedicated to camp scouts all over the world; scouting uniforms, camp material and thousands of scouting books. The museum also cares for the Scout Monument in Slottskogen, dedicated to the memory of Ebbe Lieberarth, 1959, and celebrates the 50 year old memory of the first scout patrol in Göteborg and in Sweden. At the monument ,there are engraved stones for every corp and district.Tram 6, 7, 10Tram stop: Kviberg. Vagnsmakaregatan 1B, Göteborg +46 31-330 70 53 www.scouthistoria.ssf.scout.se/ovrigt/goteborg.htm
Sjöfartsmuseet (The Maritime Museum and Aquarium)
Sjöfartsmuseet covers Swedish maritime history for over 400 years. The basic exhibitions reflect merchant shipping, the fishing industry and Gothenburg's port development. The temporary exhibitions show visitors modern maritime life through art, musical and presentations. An exciting renovation work started in 2006 and is taking place, so the museum can offer more experiences. There will be something for everyone that is interested in the sea, sailors and shipping. Renovations have been taking place since 2006, when the museum decided to invest into the future of the museum and the experience's it could offer. The aquarium is the most popular place to learn to have more faith in our waters, environment and new marine species. c Karl Johansgatan 1-3, Göteborg +46 31-368 35 50 www.sjofartsmuseum.goteborg.se
Stadsmuseet (Göteborg City Museum)
One of the countries largest culture history museums is located at the East India House. Wander through West Sweden's history during the Viking and Middle ages. There is also a child museum to play historical games. Norra Hamngatan 12, Göteborg +46 31-368 36 00 www.stadsmuseum.goteborg.se
Världskulturmuseet (Museum of World Culture)
The museum is a place for dialogue, where multiple voices can be heard and also controversial topics can be raised - an arena for people to feel at home across borders, trust and take responsibility for a common global future. Tram 4, 5, 6, 8, 13, & 14Tram stop: Korsvägen Södra vägen 54, Göteborg +46 31-63 27 30 www.varldskulturmuseet.se
Delsjöns friluftsområde, Göteborg (Walking/Hiking Trail)
Hiking trail and motion path that begins at Skatås motion central. Tram 5 to Welandergatan.
Skärgård & utflykter (Archipelago and Outings)
Göteborg is close to the sea with wonderful salt baths and cool cliffs on warm summer days. The sea is wildly captivating with its rich blue waters that can shine like a mirror. The cliffs, the houses, the ships are all likewise enchanting. A tour out in Göteborgs archipelago is an experience year round. The ferry Saltholmen can take you to the southern part of the archipelago.
Stora Amundön (Archipelago)
Stora Amundön offers 4,5 km of nature/walking paths which go around the island. There are hills here and there. A part of the path is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. The nature varies with meadows, oaks and ash trees and with exceptional lichens. Bare mountains with wonderful bushes, a variety of low growing trees with many interesting plants and rich with bird life. Excellent fisheries and bathing places. The island is a nature reservation. Cliffs, stone beach and deciduous forest. Approximately 30 minutes from the city center. Bus 58 from Drottningtorget to Brottkärr. About 1 km walk.
Göteborgs most westerly point. Evert Taubes childhood home is well worth the visit. Here, not only can you visit the lighthouse and Taube's Museum, but you can also bathe in several of the west coast's best bathing waters. Transportation provided by Börjessons Restaurant and tour boats.Boat tours are about 1,5 hours and are offer around the middle of July to August and leave from Lilla Bommen. +46 31-60 96 70 www.borjessons.com
Botaniska trädgården (Göteborg Botanical Garden)
Sweden's largest botanical garden with over 12,000 plant species. A fantastic park with a large variety of plants and trees from all over the world. Stroll around in Vitsippsdalens ravine or take a cup of coffee in our cozy café. Enjoy the garden and allow yourself a little relaxation. The Göteborg Pass provides a free entry to the greenhouse. Carl Skottsbergs Gata 22 A, Göteborg +46 31-741 11 06 http://w3.goteborg.se/botaniska/
Gunnebo Slott och Trädgårdar (Gunnebo Palace and Gardens)
Welcome to Gunnebo House and Gardens, one of Sweden's most beautiful neoclassical estates, situated between Stensjön and Rådasjön in Mölndal, just south of Gothenburg. There are three different types of gardens represented at Gunnebo: the formal garden, the landscape park and the kitchen garden. The entire park is ecological and focuses on antique garden handicrafts. Christina Halls väg, Mölndal +46 31-334 16 00 www.gunneboslott.se
Trädgårdsföreningen (The Garden Society)
The Garden Society is Sweden's best preserved park from the 1800's. A large solarium, entertainment and seminars make it a natural meeting place year round. Free entree with the Göteborg Pass. The Garden Society is located in central Göteborg and has two entrances. One to the south at Kungsportsplatsen and one at the Central Station. +46 31-365 58 58
Feskekôrka (Fish Hall)
Built in 1874 was an architectural experiment by Victor von Gegerfelt, (military), whom was one of two dominating architects during the 1800s. The house is a Fish Hall, but with the large bay windows and high ceiling, resembles the interior of a church. Rosenlundsgatan, Göteborg +46 31-61 25 00 www.fiskekyrkan.se
Masthuggskyrkan was built in 1914 and the tower is one of the first sights as the ships enter the harbor. Wonderful views. Built by the architect Sigfrid Ericsson. Open Mon. - Fri.Trams 3, 9 & 11Tram stop: Stigbergstorget. Change to Bus 87, Bus Stop: Storebackegatan. Storebackegatan, Göteborg +46 31-731 92 30 www.svenskakyrkan.se/masthugg
Tjolöholms slott (Manor House)
Tjolöholms Manor House is located at Kungsbackafjorden and is from the early 1900s. A unique castle environment and nearby church. The area also offers beautiful walking paths, bathing place, and a rich bird life. In Vagnsmuséet (museum) you can find articles of great value, such as, a Hansom-Cab and one of Sweden's first electrical vacuum cleaners. During the summer, the castle is open daily and for booking groups year round. Storstugan is located in the middle of the village and offers a wonderful buffet. Midsummer celebrations and a large Christmas market are organized every year. www.tjoloholm.se
Vasakyrkan is built of granite from Bohuslän and inaugurated in 1909. The beautiful paintings located in the choir are works by Albert Eldh. Engelsbrektsgatan, Göteborg +46 31-731 86 70 www.svenskakyrkan.se/vasa
Örgryte gamla kyrka (Ancient Church)
The churches traditions are from the 1100s and the current church is from 1250. Open Mon. - Fri.Tram 5Tram Stop: S:t Sigfrids plan Danska vägen/S:t Sigfrids plan, Göteborg +46 31-731 83 00 www.svenskakyrkan.se/orgryte
GöteborgsOperan (Opera House)
Centrally located at Lilla Bommen and built in 1994, as the world's most modern opera house. The Opera House offers everything from Opera to Ballet, to Musicals and Operetta. Guided tours year round. Tram 5, 10Tram Stop: Lilla Bommen. Christina Nilsssons gata, Göteborg +46 31-13 13 00 Information +46 31-10 80 00 www.opera.se
Konserthuset (Concert House)
Activities are year round at Göteborg's Concert House. The building has been praised by many for it's wonderful acoustics and is home for Sweden's National Ochestra and Göteborgs Symphonies. The Concert House is situated on Götaplatsen and is together with the Stadsteatern (City Theatre), Göteborgs Konstmuseum (Art Museum) and the magnificent Poseidon. Götaplatsen, Göteborg +46 31-726 53 00 www.gso.se
Saluhallen (Food Hall)
Saluhallen offer's a wide variety of foods from all over the world, such as spices, coffee, cheeses, fruits, butchers and fish delicacies. Enjoy an inexpensive yet exciting lunch at one of the shops in Saluhallen. Even if you do not buy any of the exciting food products, it can be fun to just enjoy the wonderful atmosphere or something to munch on at one of the small shops. Tram 3, 4, 5, 7, & 10Tram Stop: Kungsportsplatsen. Kungstorget, Göteborg
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