The Alvsborgsbron bridge is Goteborg's impressive bridge which is situated near the sea entrance to the city.
The bridge, which looks a bit like the Golden Gate Bridge links Goteborg with Hisingen, Sweden's fourth largest island. The bridge is about 900 m long and was opened in 1966.
The Alvsborgsbron bridge is located near Roda Sten (see previous tip). The nearest tram stop is "Vagnhallen Majorna". From there you can already see the bridge.
Roda Sten (Red Stone) is the name of an area which lies near the sea entrance to the city. Many locals come here for a walk along the seafront or just to enjoy the fresh sea breeze.
You can really find a big red painted stone in this area. Stories tell that the stone was coloured red from the blood of a Swedish officer who was killed by a Dane. Oh well, the Scandinavians don't seem to like each other ...:-)
Roda Stone is also the name of a building in this area, which is a sort of cultural project. Various exhibitions or even rock concerts take place here.
Roda Sten is located near the Alvsborgsbron (see next tip). The nearest tram stop is "Vagnhallen Majorna". From there the short way to Roda Stone is well signposted.
A stone painted red has given this place its name and these days there are several red stones but just one original. It is said that it became red when a Swedish naval officer was chased by the attacking Danes and killed, his blood splashing everywhere. Whatever the truth is to that legend, the old boiler house standing here since it was an industrial site has today been turned into a house full of culture. Concerts, childrens birthday parties, art and much more happens here every day apart from Mondays (as usual in the museum and theatre world). Weekends from May to September there is also a market here, similar to the Street in Stockholm, with art and jewellery etc. You find Röda Sten by getting to Klippan (see sights) and then walk on beneath the Älvsborg Bridge.
In case you came to Göteborg by ferry, you most probably have seen already the big bridge at the entrance to the city. It is fascinating, especially when the ferries pass it. Then there are just 2-3 meters left between the chimney and the bridge!
Take the well-known ferry running on down the river line, leaving more or less every hours from Lilla Bommen ... and do not forget to look at this shipyard.