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Best things to do in Gothenberg
Written by Nigilesh on July 24, 2020 Share on

Things to Do in Gothenburg (Sweden)

Gothenburg has attracted many travellers around the world due to its seafood culinary and stunning coastline. In recent times, the number of visitors to the place has been increasing. Next to Stockholm, Gothenburg takes the second place to be most visited by the tourist. But this has a completely different flavour altogether. This place has more European feel, unlike Stockholm which gives an authentic and complete Swedish experience.

The native people are well aware of their history and are extremely happy to have habited in this place. The average temperature stays around 7-8 degree celsius and the place has so much to offer for all types of travellers. Let us take a look at the best things to do in Gothenburg.

Top things to do in Gothenburg

  • Slottsskogen
  • Liseberg Amusement Park
  • Gothenburg Botanical Garden (Botaniska)
  • The Southern Archipelago
  • The Gothenburg Museum of Art
  • Feskekörka: The Fish Market
  • Haga

1. Slottsskogen

Slottsskogen is one of the best-known tourist places in Gothenburg. This is an ideal place to visit if you are travelling with your family. Despite located in the middle of the city, this place houses a mini zoo and also an absolutely pleasant park where you can take a nice stroll. The Zoo houses species from all over the world and a few native species with the likes of Moose, penguins and deer.

Slottsskogen
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In terms of activities, biking, golf and roller skating are the primary ones. And you can also find restaurants and well-maintained playgrounds for the kids in the 338-acre premise. Most parts of the park are covered with trees of Maple, Oak and Beech. Kids can also get along with the farm animals, petting them.

Also read: Travel Guide For An Interesting Visit To Sweden In September

 2. Liseberg Amusement Park

As the name suggests, this again is another attraction for the people who travel with their families or kids. This is not just an amusement park. Additionally, if you plan to visit this place in proper seasons, you can take part in the concerts that happen quite often.

Liseberg Amusement Park
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There are around 35 thrilling rides, with Europe’s tallest ride called AtmosFear. It is a free-fall ride. Apart from that, the famous wooden roller coaster is also there. While you are on the roller coaster, you’ll be treated with some stunning views of the city from that height. With good music, exciting rides, this is a one of the best things to do in Gothenburg, while you are on a vacation to Sweden.

3. Gothenburg Botanical Garden (Botaniska)

Gothenburg Botanical Garden is one of the biggest botanical gardens in the whole of Europe with around 15,000 species of different plants. This could be a perfect day out for the people who would like to learn and also at the same time have some peaceful time. You have walkways in the middle of the garden and places for you to relax in the 432-acre garden.

Gothenburg Botanical Garden
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Some of the exciting species of plant specimens include the extinct tree from the Easter Island. Apart from that, there are orchids and other rare species of plants. The attractions that shouldn’t be missed while you are here are the Rhododendron Valley, which is a treat to the eyes because of its vibrance. This park is mainly visited during the spring and the summer season, as you can expect the colours to be really attractive.

Also read: Northern Lights in Sweden

4. The Southern Archipelago

The Southern Island can be reached by a ferry from the Saltholmen port. These Islands have numerous beautiful villages with stunning scenery. The clean untouched beaches are another reason for travellers to travel to this place. This is not too far away from the city too. This place is not short of activities too. You have the traditional sailing along with fishing and seal safaris. Visiting the southern Islands is one of the most pleasing things to do in Gothenburg.

The southern islands encourage the hikers and backpackers who explore the place by a cycle, as it is a car-free zone. The other notable places are Styrso Island which has very few inhabitants and an ancient village called Byn, which dates back to 1752.

5. The Gothenburg Museum of Art

This museum is an exhibition of artworks that are considered to be one of the finest in the whole of Northern Europe. This collection predominantly consists of Nordic art. Few of the well-known artworks are by Carl Larsson, Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn, Picasso and few others. Hasselblad centre is the portion of the museum where the famous photos are displayed.

The Gothenburg Museum of Art
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You can also participate in the guided tours and workshops that are held occasionally. After a deep dive into the ancient artworks in the place, you might want to feed your stomach with something delicious. There is a shop and a cafe for you to have some munchies along with your family.

Also read: Sweden’s tallest mountain falls prey to climate change

6. Feskekörka: The Fish Market

As mentioned in the beginning, this place has a wonderful seafood culture. Trying out the authentic native culinary can be the best bet for you to understand the destination better. Surprisingly, this fish market is the result of an experiment. The people wanted to build a structure without pillars. The structure dates back to 1874 and was built to showcase the expertise of the fisheries in this place.

Rightly so, the literal translation of the word Feskekörka refers to Fish-Church. Most of the travellers spend their time trying out all sorts of fresh seafood in the local shops and relaxing around the canal nearby. This surely is one of the best things to do in Gothenburg while you are on a vacation to Sweden.

7. Haga

Haga is most likely to be called as an old town in the west of the city of Gothenburg. The walkways in this place are dotted with elegant houses constructed using timber and the old school boutique shops. This place has a famous cafe that serves the world’s biggest cinnamon buns. Love chocolates? Then you should not miss Bräutigam, who are considered to be pioneers in chocolate making.

Haga
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Again, like most other places on the list, you can still enjoy the seafood in this place as well. Additionally, you can participate in the live music events that take place in most of the tourist hubs by the evening. The list of best things to do in Gothenburg won’t be complete without Haga.

Now that we’ve gone through the best things to do in Gothenburg. There are many other places that one can try for a totally offbeat experience. Want to understand the destination more before planning your next Sweden vacation? Get in touch with the destination experts from Pickyourtrail to get your vacation plan crafted from scratch according to your needs. Check out our guides page or leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

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