Welcome to Gothenburg!
Sweden's second city is an authentic, sophisticated Scandinavian destination, boasting an eclectic blend of heavy industry, neoclassical architecture and a burgeoning contemporary arts scene. In fact, Gothenburg has recently gained a top 5 position amongst attractive European cities.
Haga is Gothenburg's most historic and charming district. With its 19th century wooden houses, saved from demolition in the 1970s, you will lose yourself in the cobbled streets lined with small stores with character and cosy cafés for a delightful caffeine fuelled afternoon stroll.
Among Gothenburg's industrial landmarks are the Volvo museum and the iconic Älvsborg bridge, which connects the northern and southern halves of the city. Do not forget to view the unique collection of Nordic art at the Museum of Art and enjoy Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra at the Concert Hall.
Gothenburg is abundant in parks. Slottsskogen is a 137-hectare haven in the middle of the city, with playgrounds and picnic spots, as well as a year-round free zoo.
A 30 minute tram ride will take you from the city centre to Saltholmen, right on the edge of the islands of Gothenburg's archipelago, where you will forget you've come from the city.
Fishing was once the city's most important industry. Feskekôrka - quite literally translated as "fish church" is a Gothic inspired fish market and Gothenburg's best place to find loaves and fishes.
To learn more about the large variety of venues and sightseeing opportunities offered by Gothenburg, please visit www.goteborg.com .
To learn more about the region of West Sweden, please visit www.westsweden.com