Borås Things to Do
Outside the university college library in Borås you can find an unusal sculpture of a man laying down.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Borås Djurpark (Borås Zoo)
My husband and I were staying in Göteborg and were heading to Borås with Henrik one day to go to a hockey game. Henrik said “Hey, want to go to the zoo? I haven’t been there since I was a kid, but it’s quite good.”, so we said “Sure, why not?”. I was very pleasantly surprised by this zoo. The layout is very free flowing and incorporated very well into the natural landscape. There are no ugly cages or animals in tiny, uncomfortable quarters. All of the outdoor animals have tons of space and seem to be quite happy, which is unfortunately not the case in lots of zoos out there. The zoo has 80 different species of animals, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, monkeys, penguins, giraffes, elephants, flamingos, moose, reindeer, seals and so much more. The two things that stand out in my mind are 1) The sea lions. They were in a natural body of water outdoors, and they seemed to be so happy, swimming around and jumping up on the dock and posing for everyone watching, and 2) The Savannah area. I’d never seen anything like this in a zoo before. It’s a very large area that has elephants, giraffes, antelopes, ostriches, rhinos, buffalo and zebras, all in the same area and all living very happily and naturally together. It was great. If you’re in Göteborg and have a spare afternoon, I highly recommend a visit to the Borås zoo. There is a restaurant, a cafe and a few souvenir shops. There is also a mini-golf course outside.
Prices and hours vary. See website.Related to:
- Family Travel
Walking to Borås, a giant Pinocchio
There is one thing in the small town of Borås that is very unique and that you won’t find anywhere else; a 9m tall bronze statue of Pinocchio called Walking to Borås. The statue is by American artist Jim Dine and has been in Boras since May 2008. There was a lot of controversy in Borås surrounding this statue before it was put up, and the residents are still divided. City counselors voted in favor of the statue by a vote of 40-28. I think it’s quite interesting, a little perplexing, and a little bit fun. The giant wooden boy is standing on a grassy patch with a few benches around. Take a look, take some silly pictures and sit and contemplate this tall, tall Pinocchio.
Hallbergsplatsen 2, Boras, Vastergotland, 503 05, Sweden
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Max: Fast food
Max is a hamburger restaurant (100% Swedish). They are found all over Sweden... but the one I went to was found just outside the Borås arena.
In Sweden the Max restaurants do better (more) business than McDonalds or Burger King.
The one in Borås is open every day of the week 10am - midnight.
Also, just noticed on the Max website you can listen to the 'max radio'. At the moment they are playing Per Gessle - nice!
Favorite Dish: Max restaurants is very similar to Burger King and McDonalds. They mainly sell burgers (beef, chicken, fish), fries, dips, drinks, deserts. They also have a range of 'deli fresh' options for those looking for something healthier.
I just remember having a burger when I was here - can't for the life of me remember what kind, just that it had a very nice sauce on it and wished that I had found out what it was.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Food and Dining
Borås Sports & Outdoors
The Borås Arena is a new stadium that was opened in April 2005. I went there for a cupgame in August 2005 and found it to be a great arena. Only had one problem when it started to rain a bit into the stands and then everyone was climbing back and up to higher seats under the roof :).
It is the home of IF Elfsborg who play in the 'allsvenskan' - which is the A league of football in Sweden. The game I went to I saw Elfsborg play Häcken, it wasn't the best game I had ever seen, but was more interesting in the second half than the first and especially when it went into extra time. Elfsborg won in the end 4-3.
Equipment: Hmm... warm clothes, I was there in summer, but probably needed a jumper. And if you're going to support Elfsborg - then something in black and yellow would suite!Related to:
- Study Abroad
- Adventure Travel