Liseberg, Göteborg

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    Liseberg has something for everyone!

    by yvgr Updated Sep 21, 2012

    Liseberg is an amusement park for children, young ones and older ones. It has something for everyone no matter what your interests are. It kffer some 35 different rides ad other attractions like culture and nice gardens.

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    Let your hair down!

    by maria_hz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is why we go there!
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    ... or on second thoughts, best maybe tie it up again, so it won't be in your face when you enjoy the rides at the amusement park in Gothenburg, called Liseberg!

    Liseberg is the biggest amusement park in the Nordic countries, and this is thanks to some farsighted park planners in the early days. The early days were in the early 1920s, as the park opened in 1923. The amusement park is in the city centre (not far from Avenyn) and the park administration in the early days bought what then seemed a lot of land, but nowadays it is getting a bit crowded. Even so, there is ample greenery and lots of rides, games and fun to be had for all ages here. There are also food outlets suitable for various budgets, and the usual trinket shops and ice cream sellers around. Liseberg also hosts shows and concerts.

    You can buy a simple admission ticket to just the Liseberg area, or then go the whole way with a day pass. It is not the cheapest of amusement parks, but as with most things, you get what you pay for. The area is well kept, attractions range from the ladybird train for the smallest to the daredevil rides for the bravest of the crowd.

    You can also add to the experience by riding the Liseberg tram from one of the stops in the city centre all the way to the park. The tram is an old style tram and especially children will appreciate it.

    The season starts in April, when the park is open during weekends, and starting June, all weekdays. In September the autumn season starts with weekend openings, until it finally closes in October. These days, they also open for the Christmas holidays, starting late November and on through December.

    With Göteborg Pass you get free admission to the park (though you have to pay for the rides).

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    Liseberg - Biggest and best in scandinavia

    by MickeH Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Part of Liseberg as seen from the liseberg tower

    The largest tourist attraction in Gothenburg is without a doubt Liseberg.
    It is scandinavias biggest amusementpark, and the best as well. Due to it's location in central gothenburg it has some problem with space. It just don't have enough of it. But you will still find plenty of rides to suit your taste and nerves. From the gentle rides for the smallets children to more thrilling rides for the not so faint of heart. These include a wooden rollercoaster called Balder and the new, even faster, Kanonen (The Cannon) wich can both be seen in the picture.

    Be aware that queues can be, and often are, painfully long during the busy season!

    Prices:
    Enterance fee is 60 sek and an all day pass to ride as much as you want is around 270 sek. There is cheaper options for those who just want to test a ride or two.

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    Amusement Park

    by rattay Updated Apr 4, 2011

    We went here for the cultural experience - and just because it looked like fun. We went on the rollercoaster there, which is really tame compared to the stuff at Six Flags. The most intense ride was basically like Colossus or Cyclone at Six Flags Magic Mountain - wooden with lots of drops, no up-side-down parts. It really was fun, even though it scared my boyfriend's sister. What was really cool also was the rest of the park. It was green and lush and beautiful (at least for an amusement park). There were games you could play to win HUGE piece of candy (I'm talking like 3 feet long Toblerones here). As well as the equivalent of an IMAX theater. You buy tickets to each ride after paying the approx $10 entry fee. There were a ton of school kids here when I went so it would be good for a family trip and I recommend going just to see what it's like even if you might be a little older than the target audience.

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    Liseberg Amusement Park

    by evancheong Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Although I spent only 1 full day in Göteborg, nevertheless I chose to spend 1/2 a day in Liseberg. Being a die hard fan for theme parks, Liseberg has multitude of rides, restaurants and entertainment, there is never any chance for a dull moment.

    My top pick will be Balder. The ultimate roller coster and it is scary. Do sit in the 1st cabin or the last, if not the effect will not be that great.

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    Scandinavia's biggest amusment park

    by Henrik_rrb Updated Oct 28, 2010

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    The amusment park Liseberg is probably the most famous thing in Göteborg.

    The amusment park, started up as early as 1923, is the biggest one in the Nordic countries, and their roller coaster "Balder" was actually named "the best roller coaster in the world" in 2003.

    I have to admit that I don't use the attractitions so much anymore, but Liseberg can be fun anyway. Just a stroll in the whole park, a couple of beers in one of all the bars/restaurants, or a whole evening of competition with my friends on all the different games (Femkamp, five sports in one, is very popular at Liseberg).

    Or why don't go to one of all the 30-40 concerts that are held at the "Big stage" every season, with some of the best artists from Sweden.

    Every year more than 3 million people visits Liseberg.

    Not sure how old I was the first time my parents took me there, but I know I was scared to death for all those scary roller coasters, even for the mini-one! Think I just dared to ride in the small merry-go-round until I was like 12 years old... :)
    My favourite attraction? Definitely Flumride, where you go in a tree-wagon on water, and if you're many enough in the wagon you'll get totally wet!

    Yes I know, it's easy to entertain me... ;)

    The season starts in May, and the park closes in October. In December it opens up again, with a special "Christmas-celebration", with light all over the park, and big markets with Christmas things to buy.

    The attractions opens up every day at 15.00, and close somewhere between 23 and midnight, depending on which day it is.

    You can just enter the park, for a fee of 80 SEK (8,50 euro). Then you can also buy tickets for the attractions in different price categories.

    To buy a "åkpass", which will give you free rides for a whole day at all attractions, you'll have to pay 265 SEK (27 euro), and for two days you'll pay 335 SEK.

    If you want to use less attractions you can buy the "big pass" or the "small pass" which gives you 18 or 12 tickets for the attractions. Every attraction costs 1-4 tickets.

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    Liseberg park

    by viajeras2 Updated Oct 6, 2010

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    http://www.liseberg.com/en/home/

    Liseberg is one of the leading amusement parks in Europe and offers entertainment, attractions, restaurants and accommodation
    of the highest standard.
    The amusement park has almost 40 attractions. They range from gentle children's carousels and a fairy tale castle to dizzying high-speed rides, water rides, tall towers and terrifying ghosts. Liseberg also has four roller coasters. The bestknown is Balder, which has twice been voted the world's best wooden roller coaster by international roller coaster aficionados. Entertainment is also an important part of the park's business, and each summer many of Sweden's top artistes appear on our stages. Admission to the park is kept low so that those who want to can come into the park to watch a concert or simply admire the beautiful flowerbeds.

    Since winter 2000 we have celebrated Christmas at Liseberg. Then the park takes on a completely different guise; the trees shimmer with over four million sparkling Christmas lights and there is an ice rink, large Christmas market and everything else that makes Christmas special. Each year half a million visitors are attracted
    to the park in winter

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    Enjoy the tivoli.

    by Dizzyhead Updated Sep 14, 2010

    This is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Göteborg and Sweden. Here you usually go with your kids or I would call this family travel. Here is a place to have fun and smile all the time. This is the perfect place to bring kids to.

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    rollercoasters and thrill rides!

    by marielexoteria Updated Mar 9, 2009

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    Two rollercoasters: Balder in wood and Kanonen in steel/metal, thrill rides for people of all ages, a 3D movie theater (Pandavision), the ghost house. Need I say more? Bring your kids and enjoy a day full of laughter, and while you're here why not let your inner kid out too?

    Want to make the experience last a little longer? Book a hotel room in one of their hotels.

    Christmas market during winter. They also have concerts with popular artists during the summer.

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    Winter Wonderland

    by SapineKuu Updated Jan 3, 2009

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    Liseberg By Night

    Even if you share the philosophy of Ebenezer Scrooge it would be difficult not be won over by the seasonal joys of the Liseberg Christmas market. After all where else can you can win an improbably large bar of chocolate called Kecks by shooting an air gun, eat candy floss until you feel ill, gaze in wonderment at an abundance of Christmas lights, watch skating rabbits (that might have been the glog) and dine on lots of tasty Swedish snacks.

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    Nice Park

    by viajeras2 Updated Sep 8, 2007

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    I recommend get the Pass then u can enjoy all the rides.
    Have lot of places to eat, casual and informal. Specially for families and students, friends groups.

    Is good and safe place to go on weekend, summer is open everyday till 10 pm.

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  • A place that you have to see in gothenburg

    by infinitys Updated Jun 15, 2007

    Liseberg amusement park is located at the main city centre of gothenburg,very easy to find! very easy to go! You can reach liseberg by using either tram or bus within 10 minutes from centralstation. Park is one of the biggest fame parks of scandinavia,and offers variety of different fun styles to its visitors.Entrance is not so expensive as well.Liseberg opens offically at the arrival date of spring in sweden every year (usually around may sometimes at the middle of april) I strongly advice to try a kind a lifter so called (located at the middle of the park) to have a look at the wonderful view of gothenburg from the top.

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    Have a great time

    by Joacim Updated Dec 7, 2006

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    Liseberg is the biggest amusement park in northern Europe. It is full of restaurant and amusement attractions but also a big park where you can stroll along, watching the flowers and all the people.

    From the beginning of december they have a big christmas market with over 5 000 000 small lamps covering buildings, trees and making the market a beautiful place to be. A lot of handicraft, candy and amusement attractions are open.

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    An excellent day out at Scandinavia’s biggest fun

    by Marpessa Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    I went on a few of the rides - the Flume ride a couple of times (got a bit wet the first time because I was sitting in the front part), Balder (excellent Roller Coaster), another roller coaster - I think it was Lisebergbanan. I was going to go on 'Kanonen' - the latest rollercoaster, that only takes about 47 seconds to go around, but there was a 35min wait.

    I also played 'Fem Kamp'. This is where you have tickets and you and your friends select five different games to play and you get scores for coming 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. We played; Skee-ball (rolling a ball up a 'ramp' and into a hole to get the most points), Traslaget (trying to hit things that come out of a hole with a hammer), Balderacet (rolling balls into holes to get a connected train to move the fastest along a track), Golfslaget (putting) and Water Ball (using a water pistol to navigate a ball around a 'track' and into a hole - this was the hardest one for me).

    Also, while there go up Liseberg Tower - you will get great views of the park and of Göteborg, the tower rotates 360 degrees!

    Wheel of Fortune tickets - this is where you put your ticket on a number and if that number comes up you can win: chocolate, sweets, coffee, coffee makers, toys and other things - just depends on which wheel you pick!

    Liseberg really is a huge amusement park - but it really is more than that. There is plenty of live entertainment, you can stay there for conferences, there are hotels to stay at, and they even have a 'guest harbour'.

    This is definitely an amusement park for the young and old alike. I had a great time when I was there.

    Liseberg sells many different kinds of tickets, which allow you to be flexible. For all the information on tickets, check out: Liseberg Tickets.

    But generally a 1-Day Ride Pass (excluding Gasten Ghost Hotel) costs SEK 265. Or a Large Ticket Book - 18 ride coupons and 3 Wheel of Fortune tickets - costs SEK 215

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    Fun Park

    by polardabar Updated Nov 22, 2005

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    Liseberg [pronounced with [j] instead of [g] at the end - we'll be repeating the lessons over & over again! ;)] is the biggest entertainment park in whole Scandinavia. You can pay a day card or individual tickets for each ride. If you're up to something like that, it's a lot of fun! Of course, when I was there, it was rainy & all, so there wasn't much point... Well, one more excuse to go back! ;)

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