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.
Liseberg is the biggest amusementpark in Scandinavia. Take a ride with the big wooden coaster, or in the logs of flumeride, experience a feeling of weightlessness at Uppskjutet, or go up 125 metres in the Liseberg Tower for a great view over the city. The atractions are many more.
The amusement park opens in the end of April.
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!
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.
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
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.
I guess everyone that goes five tram stations from the centre of town and pays 50 SEK for entrance knows what to expect in an amusement park. This is just it: a good amusement park, one of the biggest individual attractions in Sweden in recent years. If you don't like crazy rides and kitchy artificial atmosphere of this kind of places than at least taking the ride on Liseberg tower is worth the visit since it offers one of the best views of the town. See my Travelogue for "view from above" to Göteborg from 125 metres above the sea level.
Recently built "Balder" wooden rollercoaster is the biggest rollercoaster in Scandinavia and one of the major attractions of Liseberg.
Liseberg Amusement park is one of Scandinavia’s most popular tourist attractions, and whilst not competing with the umpteen parks in America and the UK for sheer scare-the-crap-out-of-you thrills, is still a fabulous destination for any visiting family. It embodies more of the ‘park’ than thrills label often hosting large pop concerts, firework displays and entertainment for the more sedate visitors. ‘Spaceport Liseberg’, the futuristic tower that dominates the park offers superb panoramas of the city from the tope of the rotating viewing galley that travels to the top of the tower at regular intervals. Considering the prices of many amusement parks these days it’s surprisingly good value and thankfully you won’t have quite the massive waits you experience for star attractions in parks back home.
This is one of the most popular amusement parks, or maybe the most popular one, in Sweden. I adore this park, it's so much fun and has something for everyone. There's rides for kids and daredevils, concerts, games, restaurants, museums, bigscreen cinema, theatre, shops and more! I really recommend everyone to go here at least once. After that, you'll want to come back again. ;)
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
... 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).
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.
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.
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.
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! ;)
The largest themepark in Scandinavia is Liseberg. It's located in the center of Göteborg.
Unlike many other large themeparks, this park opens quite late. In fact, in pre-season it sometimes only opens around 3PM. The park has the usual amount of thrillrides, entrance is quite pricy.