With a unique mix of opera, contemporary dance, musicals and concerts, the Göteborg Opera is profiled as a modern and innovative opera house. You will be entertained by famous actors, directors, soloists and conductors from around the world, and see productions that attract international attention.
Gunnebo House was built at the end of the 1800s and the outdoor pursuits area offers the opportunity for superb walks or other exercise in beautiful countryside. The natural environment around the house at Gunnebo is well known and armed with binoculars you can discover many rare plants and birds. Gunnebo Kaffehus & Krog is housed in the servants’ quarters, right next to the kitchen garden. Freshly baked and with a wonderful smell, the bread comes from the Baking Cottage to be enjoyed with freshly made ecological coffee.
Casino Cosmopol is Gothenburg´s international casino and offers entertainment, non-stop excitement and high quality dining in a beautiful setting. Guests come to the casino to socialize, choose great dishes and drinks from the delicious menu, and enjoy the exciting games 365 days a year.
Hop On – Hop Off Bus offer a convenient way of getting around Gothenburg. The bus pass most of Gothenburg’s most popular sights such as Avenyn, Liseberg and Feskekôrka. Hop on and off as often as you want over a 24-hour period. The tour takes about one hour if you decide not to get off.
Experience the history and adventures of the Swedish Ship Götheborg. The guides, dressed in 18th century costumes, tell the story of the harsh life on board the ship, the expeditions of today, and the daily eﬀorts to keep the ship under sails. While visiting the ship you can watch the ﬁlm about the China expedition (2005-2007).
Liseberg is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia. With around forty rides and attractions, there is something for everyone – young and old. The park also hosts popular concerts on the main stage throughout the summer months. The Christmas market is a long-running cosy holiday favourite with market stalls, arts and crafts and traditional sweets and food.
Welcome to one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe with a strong emphasis on horticulture. Here you will find 16, 000 different species in the greenhouses and beautifully arranged garden rooms. This is the perfect place to experience the change of seasons which are typical for Sweden. Every season has its own setting within the Gothenburg botanical gardens. On site there is also a shop, café and a full service restaurant.
The Museum of Gothenburg’s exhibitions tell the story of 12,000 years of history, explore the city of today and take a look into the future. You’ll find the museum in the unique setting of the Swedish East India Company building from the 1750s. They offer guided city walks, lectures and other activities. The Children’s Museum has all sorts of activities for children aged 0-5.
The Hasselblad Foundation is a unique platform for photography in the Nordic region. They present five major exhibitions a year at the Hasselblad Center, of which one is the annual Hasselblad Award Winner exhibition. Additionally, a number of smaller exhibitions take place in the Project Room.
Enjoy the unique archipelago, with its salty granite cliffs, beaches and deep blue sea. Spend time exploring fishing villages and islands by ferry, by bike or on foot. This is the perfect day trip on a sunny day. The area is also great for sea kayaking, sailing or boat trips.
Built in 1874, the indoor fish market hall Feskekôrka, actually looks like a Neo-Gothic church, but is a paradise for seafood-lovers. Besides a market place, they also offer several lunch restaurants and takeaway shops that serves all kinds of fish and seafood. It is conveniently located in the city centre and popular among locals and tourists alike.
Temporary exhibitions about the world around us are combined with workshops, events, talks and more at The Museum of World Culture. The building was designed by London-based architects Cécile Brisac and Edgar Gonzales and the museum has one star in the Michelin Green Guide. In addition, a playful exhibition is featured that invites children and adults to explore and experience together.
The Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgårdsföreningen) is considered to be among the best preserved 19th century parks in Europe. Stroll around, take a break and enjoy the peace and quiet in the middle of the city, just a stone's throw from the central station. For the children there is a very popular playground with swings, slides and winding paths.
Towering over the Haga neighbourhood, in central Gothenburg's southern part, you can find one of the city's two remaining forts. It was built in 1698 to protect Gothenburg from possible Danish attacks, which fortunately never happened. Although, there is no access inside of the fort it is worth your time since the view over the city is spectacular from the hill where it is beautifully located.
Founded in 1833, this is the oldest museum in the city and located in Slottskogen. A fantastic collection of animals from all over the world, including the only mounted blue whale and the African elephant is displayed here. Explore the earth, life in sea and the history of life at Göteborg Natural History Museum.
Welcome to a journey through time. Follow the development of the Volvo cars, trucks, buses, construction vehicles, industrial and marine engines, from the 1920s up until today. The museum also displays about the Volvo Ocean Race and the Volvo Golf Experience. For the small ones, there is a playground and a children’s’ car.
The Gothenburg Museum of Art has a leading collection of Nordic art from the 15th century up until today, where you can explore Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn, P.S. Krøyer and much more. It has three stars in the Michelin Green Guide and features a range of temporary exhibitions.
A creative cultural centre for children and their adults, inspired by the popular Swedish children's book character Alfie Atkins. Children can play, climb and discover daily activities like theatre, music and kid's workouts. Here the kids can have lots of fun in the different rooms and play for hours. At the in-house Malcolm’s Café, visitors can take a break to have something to eat and drink.
Enjoy an exciting train ride along the streets of Gothenburg while exploring unique quarters, historic buildings and interesting sights. The onboard guide will tell you more about the city and the different sights along the journey. Choose to join the entire tour or try the hop-on-hop-off ticket.
Step on board on a boat for a trip to Gothenburg’s most westerly outpost – the lighthouse Vinga. The beautiful island offers a unique natural setting with fantastic waters for swimming. The Swedish singer and composer Evert Taube grew up here when his father was the lighthouse-keeper from 1890 onward. Today, their house is a museum and you can join a guided tour for a fascinating glimpse into early 19th century life.
The Ringlinien Vingtage Tram runs during summer and winter, allowing visitors to experience the city on-board on a vintage tram from between 1900–1960. The tramline runs a service from the central station to Liseberg amusement park. Fun for both adults and kids alike.
The large park Slottsskogen is a popular area to enjoy a relaxing day with family and friends. It offers the perfect setting for a picnic, exercise, walk or bbq. Here the kids can enjoy the biggest playground in Gothenburg called Plikta that offers lots of fun activities. There is also the zoo that houses wild Nordic animals like elk, deer, penguins and seals.
On a small island, only 30 minutes by boat from Gothenburg, stands Nya Älvsborgs Fästning, one of Sweden´s most well-preserved fortress. It dates back to the mid-17th century and is the perfect place to stroll around and to learn more about Gothenburg’s history. Strömma archipelago boats provides guided tours to the island. www.stromma.se
Åbybadet has water activities for the whole family. The 50-meter pool in Åbybadet is a good place for swimming and has a separate play area with a diving board and floating toys. The jungle contains small paddling pools, mini slides, toys and animal-themed sprinklers and spouts. If you are in need of relaxation, Åbybadet has a soothing sauna, Jacuzzi and a heated pool.
Haga, the city’s oldest "suburb," is a small town in its own right. Along Haga Nygata are several second hand shops, antique shops, fashion and interior design shops situated directly next door to restaurants and cafés. Strolling through the cobbled, narrow streets between the wooden houses will take you back at least one hundred years in time.
The main boulevard Kungsportsavenyn is not only a center for entertainment, but this upscale neighborhood also offers exclusive boutiques and clothing stores. Kungsportsavenyn, or simply Avenyn, stretches from the Kungsportsbron bridge by the Moat to Götaplatsen situated near the Museum of Art, the City Theatre, the Concert Hall and the Poseidon statue. Avenyn is lined with shops, cosy cafés, renowned restaurants and popular bars. It gets extra lively here in the summer when holidaymakers enjoy the bar and restaurant life, spilling onto the terraces, giving the atmosphere a very electric yet relaxing feel.
This 1914 church is a well-known sea navigation landmark in Gothenburg and a great example of the National Romantic style as designed by the famous architect, Sigfrid Ericsson. Around 90,000 tourists visit the church every year with its' splendid viewpoint, allowing the church and the parish to welcome and engage with visitors who are looking for a very local experience.
This area has a long history of shipbuilding, and as late as the 1970's it was home to some of the world's largest shipyards. Today, the old shipyard located by the Eriksberg and Lindholmen quays is a new residential area with restaurants, theaters and cafés, and it is well worth the stop for a coffee or an ice cream with a river view.
The Nordic Watercolour Museum is an inspirational meeting place for art and nature lovers - a place where people can enjoy a venue for art based on water, pigment and paper. Since the beginning, world class art has been on display from Salvador Dali, Bill Viola, Louise Bourgeois and Swedish favorites like Elsa Beskow, Anders Zorn and Lars Lerin. Together with Restaurant Vatten, the museum offers you an experience that appeals to all your senses.
Explore one of the Cold War’s most top-secret defense facilities, located in a 1950’s subterranean hangar 30 meters below the rock surface. Aeroseum is an aviation discovery centre packed with fascinating experiences for people of all ages. Visitors can explore, experience and experiment in the 22,000 square meter subterranean hangar, which was once top secret. Exhibits include Draken and Viggen warplanes, civil aircraft, helicopters, engines and more. Take a break in the underground café with a coffee and refreshments,and the museum shop will allow you to buy a unique gift for that special someone.
The Sports Museum was established in 1983 and is run by the Friends of Sports Museum’s foundation. The museum has an Olympic Games room, a Hall of Fame, a library, and a collection of sports photos to keep you engaged for hours. There is much to do and see at the Sports Museum, so come along and enjoy a day filled with sports history at this famous attraction.
The diagnosis and treatment of many diseases and ailments have evolved over time, and human health continues to be a main topic of interest on a daily basis. The Medical History Museum hosts a variety of exhibits with authentic tools and recreated wards based on various themes and presents a history of the development of western medicine from antiquity to modern times.
With an exquisitely crafted atmosphere, authentic period decor and staggering attention to detail, Puta Madre is Gothenburg's premiere Mexican food establishment and a highlight in the city's gastronomic scene. It's like stepping into a 1920s cantina, complete with authentic photos, one-of-a-kind period knick-knacks and Revolution-era china stacked to the roof. Everything on the menu is crafted from scratch, including the house tortillas, and the lovely outdoor terrace on the second floor - soon to be renovated and expanded - is perfect for summer drinks, made from the restaurant's over 320 varieties of tequila (the largest collection in the Nordics).
Let Strömma show you the unique archipelago of Gothenburg! Enjoy tasty food and beverages whilst sailing by the beautiful archipelago. There are a choice of dinner cruises, such as the evening cruise around Hisingen, the 'Shrimp and Salmon' cruise and the Archipelago evening on the M/S S:t Erik. Departures are from Lilla Bommen.
Brighten your visit to Gothenburg Opera with a meal at the restaurant. Food and drink is their passion and they strive to provide you with an extraordinary meal experience. The kitchen focuses on locally grown and organic food. Cafés and bars are available for those who want to have a lighter meal or refreshments.
The dishes are inspired by traditional Swedish fare, from the far north to the southernmost tip. Always with their special west coast twist and occasionally with a sprinkling of exotic spices from around the world. Hemma Hos believe in keeping things simple, so you won’t find "frittatas" and "arugula" on their menu, but you will find hearty omelettes and rocket salad. Their trademark side-dish sized portions invite you to treat your taste buds to a culinary journey through Sweden.
With a menu inspired in Swedish tradition and devoted to using raw local ingredients from the Gothenburg area, award-winning SK Mat is one of the city's finest restaurants. Each dish is carefully selected, prepared and paired with a suitable beverage in the open-design kitchen where guests can get a full view of the skilled chefs at work. For the full experience, be sure to order the sampling menu.
Located in charming Haga, this classic, mid-range seafood restaurant offers an evening à la carte and lunch menu. Here you can relish mouth-watering dishes such as baked scallops, fish & seafood soup, oysters and much more in a cosy and friendly ambiance. The backyard is a favourite al fresco dining area in summer and popular among tourist and local alike.
Heaven 23 offers a spectacular view like no other, stretching for miles wide, in every direction. This is what first strikes you when you walk into Heaven 23 Restaurant and Sky Bar, but other experiences await. Start with a swanky cocktail in the bar and then a delicious dinner from the exciting contemporary kitchen. Try the famous King Size shrimp sandwich, which has topped Heaven 23’s sales charts for almost a quarter of a century.
The seafood restaurant Sjömagasinet with a picturesque location by the waterfront overlooking the Älvsborg bridge has a one star in Guide Michelin and is run by Ulf Wagner and head chef Gustav Trägårdh. Here the passionate staff beautifully combines food and wine, which all can be enjoyed in a rustic warehouse from 1775 making the dining experience something really special.
Brasserie Lipp - One of Gothenburg's most popular watering hole! Brasserie Lipp has been regarded as one of Gothenburg's favorite restaurants since 1986. The menu offers a range of classic dishes and modern cross-cooking is also a specialty. Combined with exceptional service is the Art Nouveau setting, creating an atmosphere that has attracted our guests for many years.
West Coast is a modern bistro with a focus on the best of what the sea has to offer, plus locally produced, organic ingredients from the Gothenburg region. Sizable meat and fish counters plus and an oyster staircase display all combine to create a restaurant with a market hall atmosphere.
A contemporary West Swedish brasserie with an award-winning bar and a relaxed atmosphere. Local and seasonal produce is in focus and you can have everything from classic Swedish flavours to a full three-course dinner or small snack. Popular outdoor bar in summer where to enjoy the sunset while sipping a cocktail.
Opened its doors in 1997, this fine dining restaurant with one star in the prestigious Guide Michelin present a menu with modern Scandinavian and regional cuisine, which changes according to the season. The chef prepares the food with carefully selected regional products and with a team with constant development and creativity, the culinary experience will be beyond the ordinary.
A true Gothenburg-institution serving traditional Swedish food under the management of chefs Per Ove Lundgren and Mats Sjölander. The service minded and welcoming staff serves dishes like their renowned Wiener schnitzel, poached cod and the Swedish dish Wallenbergare (luxurious veal burger) among others. Weekday lunch is also served.
Welcome to Oakleys Show Restaurant, a carefree retreat from everyday life. Indulge in your senses with an experience you will not soon forget, in an atmosphere of a bygone era that breathes anticipation and magic. You are invited to an enchanted evening of food, entertainment and a show with burlesque theme inspired by the movies Moulin Rouge and Burlesque with Christina Aguilera and Cher, you will experience one of the greatest dinner shows in Sweden!
Michelin starred restaurant, Koka has the goal to be a leader in modern West Swedish gastronomy. Choose between three-, five-, or seven-course menus composed daily from the best local ingredients available. The restaurant has received excellent reviews and ranked as the number one restaurant in Gothenburg by White Guide Nordic in 2016.
A meeting place with an easy-going atmosphere and with an affordable menu. This contemporary restaurant with influences from around the world serves both small and big dishes making it perfect for sharing. In summer, you can enjoy the view of the main boulevard, from the al fresco dining area and you can pop into the Gothenburg Museum of Art next door.
At Norda Bar & Grill, the Swedish west coast meets the American east coast. Celebrity-chef Marcus Samuelsson is behind the concept and the menu includes popular classics with a modern twist in the form of lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Here they grow their own vegetables in the hotel rooftop garden.
Avalon Restaurang & Bar is located right next to the market hall Saluhallen, in the hotel by the same name. Food with Nordic roots is prepared with influences and techniques from around the world. Here you can order everything from smaller dishes to set menus and the cocktail bar is something special. Popular al fresco area in summer.
In the middle of Avenyn, you will find this family-friendly restaurant where Italy meets America. From the large menu you can pick everything from pasta to wood oven baked pizza and hamburgers including juicy steaks. Also with a bar menu, large outdoor terrace where to people-watch and brunch on Sundays.
Decorated with brightly coloured lamps and booths made of bamboo, the inside of this Thai restaurant instantly sweeps you off to Southeast Asia. From the menu, you can choose mouth-watering dishes such as Pad Thai one of Thailand's national dishes, Yum Talay a Thai seafood salad and Gai Pad King a tasty ginger and chicken stir-fry.
Two popular locations, with different menus with Asian fusion team. At Magasinsgatan the focus is Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese, with dishes like Dim Sum, Sashimi, Vietnamese beef salad and more while the Linnégatan location is more influenced by Korea, Malaysia and Japan with dishes like Green mango & papaya salad, baby scallops, Sashimi and much more. Very busy places so make a reservation if you plan to visit.
On the beautiful island of Styrsö, only 15 minutes by boat from Gothenburg, you find a charming restaurant with an ocean view. The cuisine is based on classic Swedish flavours with European influences, where seafood is a staple feature on the menu. The restaurant is situated in a 4-star hotel, with a small garden.
Lilla London is considered by many as Gothenburg's most central 'local'. Great food in a relaxed atmosphere and popular with the 'after work' crowd. The menu ranging from pub classics like fish'n'chips to traditional à la carte with fish and meat dishes. Lilla London is a safe bet any day of the week.
"Still Haga but different". Nöller will spoil you as they import their own Italian coffee. Enjoy a grilled ciabatta with tallegio and cloudberry jam, or a Nöller salad, Nöller-fruitdrink and home made pastries. Since 2004, this restaurant is happily situated in its' environment, which has taken in consideration Haga´s characteristics, but with a modern twist.
Located in one of the most popular street in Gothenburg, Da Matteo takes coffee seriously and this location is not only a café, but also a micro-roastery and bakery. Here you can enjoy newly baked bread and pastries. The small courtyard is a summer favourite among locals and tourist alike.
A classic patisserie with elegant décor, close to the Gothenburg Cathedral and the canal. This is the place to go for breakfast or just for a coffee and if you have a sweet-tooth, then you have come to the right place, the sweets, pastries and cakes are delicious and made with high quality ingredients.
Homemade pastries and lunch specials served in a cosy café in the middle of the old charming neighbourhood Haga. Simply sit back and enjoy a cup while looking at people strolling by. The outdoor seating along the street in summer is very popular. They serve gluten free options too.
A popular "hole-in-the-wall" café serving Italian espresso in the city centre. The premises are small, but you can also sit outside in the street if the weather permits. Often music like jazz and soul is played to create a relaxing vibe. They serve coffee during the day (everyday) and food and wine from 18.00 (Wed-Sat).
Bönor & Bagels specialize in bagels with a variety of different toppings. Together with bagels, you can also order a delicious hot soup. They also have a growing range of raw food including great options for those who are vegan or wish for gluten and dairy free products. Freshly roasted coffee, freshly squeezed juice and smoothies are also in the menu. During spring and summer days, the outdoor seating on the sunny side of Linnégatan is very popular.
As close as you can get to Italy while still in Gothenburg. A cosy place that serves good coffee in all its forms, but also breakfast and lunch. The small coffee bar at Prinsgatan is a slice of Italy in Gothenburg. If you are in a rush, it is also the perfect place for a coffee on the go. Locals and office-workers all flock at this Italian favourite, especially in the early morning hours and during lunch.
Café Grindstugan is beautifully situated next to the Garden Society entrance at Bältespännarparken. Here you can eat pancakes and waffles, served with jam and cream. For those who want something hot to eat they serve their delicious homemade lasagna, various pies, toasted sandwiches. Cold beverages like soft drinks and ice tea, even beer and wine. In summer the terrace is open.
Well known for their huge cinnamon buns and other home baked goodies. The café also serves lunch, soup, pies and pasta salads. Outdoor serving in the backyard during summer. The courtyard is a nice getaway from the city, perfect for a coffee break when shopping or perhaps before the cinema.
A luxury and glamorous café where they really know how to make cakes. The "Alldeles Cocco cake" is a favourite with those with food intolerances. If you like a hot beverage, try the strong coffee blend. There is a daily lunch menu but also the special soup and cake buffet. This is a place for both lunch and snacks, where you can take a break and treat yourself with baked goods.
Cafe Santo Domingo serves organic and fair-trade coffee from the Dominican Republic and organic, homemade bread and vegetarian soups. There is also a record store in the same venue, so while you are having a coffee, browse among the record shelves. Here they play live music every Friday, so pop by and enjoy the relaxing vibe.
Formerly a secret underground bar called Baño (accessible only through the neighbouring Puta Madre), Basque is today a fantastic San Sebastian-style 'cidreria' and pintxos bar. It is much beloved by patrons for its over 250 varieties of beer, authentic Basque cider and self-serve tapas at the bar, as well as its unique atmosphere and decor, which still retains elements of its past iteration.
Made up of two joined glass containers, Pixbar lights up in the dark at Grönsakstorget with its cool street art vibe. A meeting point with international influences, which is evidently shown in the well-composed Basque pinchos and its beautiful decoration of modern street art made by illustrators from different parts of the world. In a relaxed and friendly vibe, enjoy some classical or modern cocktails made by internationally acclaimed bartenders while mingling with the locals. A place that just needs to be seen!
Pub and restaurant with a focus on quality beer and classic pub food. The beer selection is large, with about 30 different varieties on tap another 200 on bottle. There is also a wide range of whiskey. Beside the great selection of beverage, it is the welcoming and knowledgeable staff and the vibrant atmosphere that attracts the locals to visit the place over and over again.
Beer is the heart of the restaurant, with over 20 kinds of draught bear and 100 different kind of bottled beers from Sweden and around the world. A place where the people from Gothenburg go to by day and night. Pop by and enjoy the lively atmosphere with friends and some friendly locals.
In the heart of Gothenburg, Yaki-Da is the club with many faces and you will find a terrace, two dance floors as well as a coffee bar, all spread over several floors. There is also a restaurant in the converted attic on the fourth floor. The cool vibe and the great mixture of music attracts a diverse crowd.
The Rover, is a traditional pub and popular among the locals. At the pub, you will find several beers from local and Swedish smaller breweries, but also several beers from the US and other goodies from around the world. If the hunger kicks in, then do not worry, they serve pub food such as burgers and meat dishes.
The people behind some of Stockholm's most famous clubs has created the nightclub Push where dark meets light, pulses run high and club nights meet Swedish summer nights on the roof. Fresh mix of house, disco and 80s hits. You will find this glamorous nightclub on the mail boulevard Avenyn.
Lounge(s) has got several floors and everything you need for a night out with bars, dance floors, roulette and a popular rooftop terrace. Lounge(s) attracts a large crowd and has a busy dance floor frequented by a variety of different DJs. A place with perfect mixture of people, music and surroundings.
A unique selection of cocktails, exciting Italian cuisine and a great location on the main boulevard makes Locatelli the place to be for the in-crowd who likes to party. During summer they offer a summer club each week with various DJ-acts so either you put your dancing shoes on or just relax on the terrace with the comfy coaches.
Glittering disco lights, bars, performers and shows. At the weekend, the party is always in full swing with plenty of club nights such as Spritluckan on Sundays and Club Queer on the last Friday of every month. You will find this popular venue at the top of the main boulevard, Avenyn.
Restaurant, bar and concert venue and nightclub in beautiful surroundings in the Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgårdsföreningen). In the summer, you can enjoy the outdoor seating overlooking the garden while sipping a cocktail. The huge nightclub host different events and party themes so check the calendar before your journey to Gothenburg.
This famous American chain restaurant is located on the sunny side of the main boulevard Avenyn. The four-floor venue with nightclub, restaurant and bar offers live music, shuffleboard tables and events. If you are in the dance mood, choose one of the two dance-floors and dance to some of the best modern or classical hits.
Restaurant, bar and meeting place, all in the same beautiful premises in the middle of town. The menu is based on Swedish flavours with international influences. Food is served for lunch, à la carte, at the bar, at night (Friday & Saturday) and with different themes. Don’t miss the afternoon tea. Spacious outside terrace in the summer.
Nordstan is the largest indoor shopping mall in Scandinavia. It’s situated in the centre of Gothenburg, and holds three floors of shops. All the major chain stores such as H&M, Åhléns and Lindex are to be found here. It contains a wide selection of interior decoration, toys, sports goods, electronics, music, restaurants and cafes.
Hede Fashion Outlet is a shopping centre with only well-known brands that include: Acne, Adidas, Clarks, Desigual, Filippa K, Gant, Guess, Hugo Boss, J. Lindeberg, Le Creuset, Lexington, Levis, Lindt, Nike, Norrøna, Nudie Jeans, Odd Molly, Peak Performance, Samsonite, and Tommy Hilfiger.
The Market Hall called Saluhallen is the biggest indoor market in the city. Here you will find everything from spices, coffee, cheese, fruit, fish, meat to other delicacies from all over the world. There are around forty shops and places where to eat. This lively market is the ideal places for foodies!
Few other neighbourhoods have as many different shops as the city centre. Nordstan, Arkaden, the department store NK, and Kungstorget with the Market Hall are all great places to shop. From the latter, follow the three parallel pedestrian streets: Södra Larmgatan, Vallgatan and Kungsgatan to Magasinsgatan. Stroll along the first two and browse Swedish fashion brands like Tiger of Sweden or Filippa K, but also small independent shops featuring interior design, home decor and kitchen items. Don't miss the "secret" lane Victoriapassagen, between Vallgatan and Södra Larmgatan. The cosy oasis emits a lovely scent of coffee and chocolate, thanks to the chocolatiers at Flickorna Kanold and the original Da Matteo cafe. Kungsgatan features mostly Scandinavian high street brands such as H&M, Gina Tricot and Din sko, while Magasingatan is the home of many Swedish brands like Velour and Acne, but also interior design and vintage fashion.
Haga is conveniently located within walking distance from the city centre; if you arrive by tram you can get off at the stops Hagakyrkan or Järntorget. The area is between Vasa and Linné, and the main street Haga Nygata stretches from one end to the other. A shopping spree is not complete without a proper coffee break, and Haga is perfect for the occasion with its many cafes lined along Haga Nygata. The selection of shops is varied, with everything from a hatter to an independent toy store and a local marzipan and chocolate maker. You can also find interior decoration, fashion, antiques, tea, spices and olive oil. The neighbouring Linnéstaden, commonly known as Linné, is laid-back with plenty of local charm. By day a tempting mix of independent shops and cafes, and by night a bustling borough with eateries and bars.
Kungsportsavenyn, commonly known as Avenyn, stretches from the bridge Kungsportsbron by the canal to Götaplatsen and the Museum of Art, the City Theatre and the Concert Hall. The main boulevard is busy all day until late. The side streets have a lot to offer, especially the ones towards the Vasa neighbourhood. Smaller independent shops and restaurants are also found along Södra vägen. One of the latest additions on the main boulevard is Kopparhuset, a galleria where you can take a look at Tommy Hilfiger's American denim fashion, or the flagship store of Swedish high street brand Lindex. The Nespresso Boutique is another highlight. Both the Gothenburg Museum of Art and the Röhsska Museum of design has great museum shops featuring books, design items and prints.
A British luxury brand associated with the English rural countryside and the latest catwalk trends at the same time. Mulberry has created a variety of iconic pieces during the years, bags like Alexa, Bayswater, Del Rey, Lily and the latest addition, the Willow. These icons and many more items can be found in the store at Nordiska Kompaniet (NK).
Nordiska Kompaniet – or simply NK – is one of the most well-known department stores in the country. 45 departments of fashion, beauty and interior design make this one the largest department stores in Gothenburg. You can find both Swedish and international brands here. The Christmas window display is a must-see.
Located south of the city (about 15 minutes from central Gothenburg) Frölunda Torg is a large mall with 200 shops that offers everything from fashion, home decor and sporting goods to cosmetics and electronics. Shops like Björn Borg, Desigual, Esprit, H&M, Tiger of Sweden, Ecco and The Body Shop are all here. In between shopping, take a break and head over to one of the cafés or restaurants inside the mall.
Kville Market Hall (Kville Saluhall) isn’t the largest market hall in town, but it offers a wide range of local and international delicacies. Here you can find anything from flowers, vegetables and fruit to local foods and tastes from all over the world. You can also enjoy a bite to eat in the restaurants and cafés.
Sweden can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Göteborg Landvetter Airport is an international airport, situated 20 kilometres southeast from Gothenburg. It takes about 20 minutes to travel to city centre from the airport. It is easy to travel to and from the airport with the bus service called Flygbussarna. The journey takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes and departures up to every 12 minutes. You can take the bus right outside the terminal building and it will take you to the city centre. The final stop is the main bus station Nils Ericssonterminalen in central Gothenburg. Tickets can be bought directly on the internet (www.flygbussarna.se/en/Landvetter), at the airport, at resellers like 7-Eleven and Pressbyrå or from the ticket machine by the bus stop at the airport. You can also buy tickets on-board but only with credit/debit cards. Taxi is located outside the arrivals hall. The taxi companies often have fixed price when travelling between the airport and city centre, always ask about the price before travelling. There are several major taxi companies to pick from: Sverigetaxi Göteborg, Telephone: + 46 (0)31 100 100 Taxi 020, Telephone: +46 (0)20 93 93 00 Taxi Göteborg, Telephone: +46 (0)31 650 000 Taxi Kurir, Telephone: +46 (0)31 27 27 27 If planning to rent a car, there are several companies like Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
There are four seasons in Gothenburg; the colourful yellow-red autumn, the rather mild winters compared to the north of Sweden, the spring when the light slowly returns after a dark winter and summer with light evenings. Every season has it charm but in general, May to September is the best time to visit Sweden. The summer is the peak season for tourists when people from all around the world enjoys the long, sunny days when the sun sets late in the evenings. This is also when locals and tourist enjoys various musical and cultural events that Gothenburg hosts every summer. The picturesque archipelago is also perfect to explore on a warm summer day. The Swedes really embrace summer and the sun to max and generally take yearly vacation (four or even five weeks) between mid-June and mid-August.
In Gothenburg, the public transport is easily accessible and reliable. Västtrafik operates the public transportation and they run the buses, trams and ferries. When travelling in Gothenburg, you can use the same ticket for trams, buses and ferries. You can buy your ticket at any Västtrafik’s sales outlets as well as kiosks like Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven or the grocery stores. You can also buy your ticket with cash or card on board (this do not apply every transport). On the trams, you can buy your ticket on board with coins or card from the ticket machine and on the boats (southern archipelago boats), just pay your ticket with cash or card to the staff on board. If you take the river boats, you can buy your ticket from the staff on board but they only accept cards. However, on the city buses you cannot buy tickets on board, so make sure you have bought a ticket before boarding. If you have a smart phone, you can download for free Västtrafik To Go app, which is an easy way to buy single, period and day tickets. (Available for Android and iPhone) Gothenburg is a bicycle friendly city, with good bicycle paths, so why not do as many locals do, go by bike.
There are several taxi company operating in Gothenburg and you can easily get hold of a taxi. You can either call and book your taxi, hail one on the street or just head over to one of the taxi stops around the city (Centralstationen, Kungsportsplatsen and Kungsportsavenyn). Make sure you take an approved taxi; they always carry yellow number plates. When it comes to the price, it can vary between the operators so make sure to check the price beforehand. Some of the authorised taxi companies in Gothenburg: Taxi Göteborg +46 31 650 000 www.taxigoteborg.se Taxi Kurir +46 771 86 00 00 www.taxikurir.se Minitaxi +46 31 140 140 [email protected] www.minitaxi.se
Stamps can be bought in kiosks and Pressbyrå shops and at the Post Centres that are to be found Stamps can be bought in kiosks and Pressbyrå shops and at the Post Centres that are to be found in some grocery store. If you need to mail, pick up packages and parcels that are too big to fit in the mailbox, you will probably need to pick up or mail your package at a 'Posten ombud', which is a grocery store or corner store. The mailboxes in Gothenburg are yellow and are scattered around the city. One can be found in the shopping centre Nordstan.