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The Masthugget Chruch (Masthuggskyrkan) dominates the silhouette of Goteborg as it is located on a little hill.
The national romantic style church has a 60 m tall tower and was built in 1914. Its location offers splendid views over Goteborg and the harbour area.
The Masthugget Church is situated west of the city centre. The best way to get there is to take a tram to "Stigbergstornet". Form there it is still a 10 minutes walk uphill.
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God on high
The church of Masthugget (Masthuggskyrkan Church) is perched on a small hill and overlooks the harbour. Its tower is 62m high and is one of the most striking shillouettes on the skyline due to its position and unique shape. Take a tram to 'Stigbergstornet.' but its still a short climb to the church itself, its a little out from the city center but it is within walking distance.
This church is a major landmark in the city and its silhouette is seen on many things from postcards to logos. Not surprising since it sits on the top of a cliff in the harbour inlet so it is one of the first things you spot coming from the sea. It also has a very characteristic tower. Getting up here will give you great city views too when you have seen the church.
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This church is a little further out from the centre - although within walking distance - but as it sits high up and has such a high steeple it can be seen from quite far away. I was lucky enough to be staying in a hostel just at the bottom of the hill, about a 5 min climb from the church itself and went up there several times although I never actually ventured inside.
It was built in 1914 and designed by Sigfrid Ericsson. Due to its high position its used as a sea navigation point in Goteburg.
You can get fantastic views over the city from outside the church and particularly at sunset! I could have sat up there for hours if it hadn't been March and a trifle chilly!!
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I found the area around the Masthuggskyrkan was a good vantage point to watch the sun set over the south of the city. This particular night was really clear and I rushed up the hill when I saw the colour of the sky from the hostel window but I think I really missed the best of it. It was still well worth it though!
It's one of the Göteborg's most famous silhouettes and sights. The tower, with 62 m. , is the first and the last that you see of Göteborg when traveling by sea.
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