The best view of Gothenburg!
On Jenny Lindsgatan 14-18 you get the best view over Gothenburg! You see the whole central city and can see the river valley that Gothenburg is built around. It is a fantastic way of taking in the city, perfect place for a picnic in the small park just beside!
What fascinates me most (I know I am strange) is that you can, in one glance, see all kinds of vehicles. Cars, lorrys, buses, trains, trams, ships, ....!
Go to Västtrafik (the public authority responsible for the trams, buses, etc in Gothenburg) and there you can fin how to find Jenny Lindsgatan 14Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Go Karts in Majorna
If you like driving around in small carts in an indoor arena, competing against your friends, feeling the rush when you take a corner good in a high speed, this is definately something for you! We were 10 persons competing against eachother and is was so exciting and fun so it more or less became an addiction :-)
The company in charge was very professional and the arrangement were fantastic!Related to:
- Adventure Travel
This is really an activity that I think is quite silly, running around in masks in the wood firing paint at eachother. However, when you are in the middle of the game you really gets into it and it is actually very fun and you find muscles after that hasn't been used for years :-)
With the comapny we were playing with, The Painball Factory, you can play paintball both in- and outdoors.Related to:
- Adventure Travel
The posh graveyard
I like walking on graveyards. It is peaceful and quite and when you look on the tombs you always think about the faiths and destinies lying deep under ground. If you are interested in history it is always interesting to look at the architecture, the names etc on a graveyard.
The Eastern Graveyard is the third biggest graveyard in Gothenburg. The graveyard as 25,3 acres and can hold up to 15 000 coffins. It is located in Öregryte, in the eastern part of the city near the square Redbergsplatsen.
In 1860 the graveyard was bought from Mr Shuback for a price of 60 000 Riksdaler (the old Swedish currency). The graveyard was designed by the city architect J H Strömberg and it was opened the 16 November 1860. The 27 February the first burial was done in the graveyard and it was the son of the former soldier N Moberg. The son was only 20 days when he died. He was buried in field nr 9, grave nr 1.
12 March 1861 the first family grave was bought for 100 riksdaler to captain C E L Lunge in field nr 10, grave nr 1.
In the Eastern Graveyard you can find a lot of family graves from persons and families that has made a big impact on Gothenburg history.
In the southern part of the graveyard you can find a Jewish burial place.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
Keillers Park is situated on and around the mountain Ramberget (you can read about that in another tip of mine). In the beginning of the early 20th century the area around Ramberget was owned by the Keiller family. After some businessproblems and a reorganization in the family business James Keiller decided 1906 to sell all the businesses and donate the area on and around Ramberget to the city of Gothenburg. The conditions were that the park should be used, now and in the future, as a nature park and a recreation area for the citizen. The only thing that were allowed to be built was a watertower.
The park was designed in nationalromatic style, partly by Eugen Thorburn. The park was opened 3 October 1908. The park has been expanded on a number of occations and is today over 31 acres big.
Ramberget (the frame mountain)
Ramberget is a "mountain" on Hisingen in the northern part of Gothenburg. The mountain and the park around it is called Keillers Park (you can read about that in another tips from me). The mountain is 87 m high and you get a fantastic view over the entire inner city and achipelago! It is possible to drive all the way up.
If you want an overview of Gothenburg, take a trip to Ramberget and enjoy the scenery! If you come by car drive to the second parking place, there you have the highest point and a little monument pointing out different interesting places in Gothenburg.
Kättilsröd 4h farm
There are a number of 4H farms in Sweden and one of them is located on Hisingen in Gothenburg. It is a very nice farm. The purpose of the 4H farms is to grow the international understanding of farming, animals, forest, environment, etc. The farms is sponsored by the local council and work done by volunteers. The goal is to learn kids how to interact with animals by "learning by doing".
This farm is located in a fairly big forest area with lots of paths to walk around in, looking at the horses, cows, etc. They arrange camps, riding excursions, you can have guided tours, kids birthdays parties, etc. During weekends they have a café at the premises.
If you want a few hours "in the country" visit this farm, it is fantastic!Related to:
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
- School Holidays
In what place could be better to see Swedish design at its best and most famous?
There are two floors, in which upstairs are display rooms, retail space and a restaurant, which serves primarily Swedish food and there is a bistro and a small supermarket downstairs, which exclusively sells Swedish food and is cheap by Swedish standard
There are two IKEAs in Gothenburg. One in Kållered and the one that I went to is in Hisings Backa. It is accessible by bus No. 40
from Angered and Johanneberg or bus No.43 from Gerebacka and Centralen. It is quite far away from Gothenburg city centre. It is next to a giant retailer park on your right.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 1000-2000
Sat & Sun 1000-1800
Restaurant: Mon-Fri 1100-1900,
Sat & Sun 1100-1730
Café: Mon-Fri 1000-1930
Sat & Sun: 1000-1730
- Family Travel
The Kulturreservatet Gathenhielm is a small group of houses, which are part of the beginning of the city of Gothenborg. You can find them close to Stigbergstorget in Masthugget.
How to get there: Take tram #11 direction Saltholmen and get off at Stigbergstorget. Cross the street in opposit direction of the big supermarket (Hemsköp). Take the footpath between the parking area and the houses and then follow the street. Before you cross the next street it is on your left side.
Trouble around Poseidon
I am not sure if I should post this or not. In case somebody feels offended, please drop me a line and I will remove the tip...
There is a funny story behind the statue of Poseidon on Avenyn. After finishing the statue its artist got the information from the client, that the thing, which makes Poseidon a man, was too big. Even though that it had the real live proportions. He had to make it smaller. So the artist made it smaller, but he was so angry that he also changed the fish in the hand of Poseidon. The client didn't realize it, but now there is one special place on the big square, where you can see it: The exit of the theater...
On Hisingen there is a huge crane, which was used for building ships for the ocean. It can lift a weight of 450 tons!
In summertime I once saw people doing bungy-jumping from it, but I don't know if it is each year!
Get there with the Älvsnabben from Klippan. Its the stop directly on the other side.
Masthuggets Kyrkan (Church)
If you want to find a perfect place to have a look onto town and harbour, you will definitely have to go to Masthugget Kyrkan. You can also go into the church, which is quite simple, but nice inside. I don't know if it is still there, but when I have been in it the last time, there was a little boat hanging somewhere.
This place is especially nice at nighttime, when the town has the lights on!
I love this place as I lived in the studenthouse nearby.
How to get there:
Take tram #11 direction Saltholm and get off at Stigbergstorget. At the tramstop there is a street leading uphill (there is already the streetsign for the church). Go all the way up and on top turn right.... there you are!
So you like to walk a bit on the wild side? Parks and statues are just fine, but you feel bored to death and if you have to look at one more dead Swedish king you might just throw yourself off a cliff?
Well then, do it!
At the Eriksberg-crane, you can plunge 85 meters down to earth. And live to tell the tale!
I can?t really say what the price is as it was a couple of years since my last jump, but if you can spare it the jump is worth every SEK!
And if you don?t like the whole jump-off-a-perfectly-stable-crane-with-a-rubber-cord-around-my-legs idea, then you can, for a cheap fare, take the elevator up the crane for the view, which is great.
If you are going to jump I recommend that you call ahead and settle a time and avoid having to sit and wait forever for an opening.
The company that runs the jumping is called Jump 4 Joy Norden AB.
Easiest way to get there is to take a boat from Lilla Bommen.
They are only open during the summer, but would you relay want to jump in snowfall and -15 degrees Celsius?Related to:
- Bungy Jumping
As a landmark The Masthuggs Church is standing high on a rock. From here there is a great view over the harbour and the harbour entrance.
The church is built in red brick and was constructed in 1910-1914.Related to:
- Religious Travel
So, after reaching Saltholmen take one of the many boats you see there ... be sure to head to Vrango to depp yourself in another continent !!!!
Almost a desert island, at least when we were there ... crowded with nice 2nd houses, one restaurant and one church.
If u never felt the __silence__ around you go there and try it !!!Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
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