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... more
Paddan boats have been cruising the canals of Göteborg for years, and are much of a concept. I have taken their tours many times, and still find it great fun! The best part is the fact that you travel... more
If you are in Göteborg for any amount of time, you are sure to find yourself on the Avenyn (the Avenue) at least once, if not more. Formally called Kungsportsavenyn, it is the main street running... more
Okay, if there only is one place you'll take your girlfriend/boyfriend for a romantic walk, Haga is the place!
The Haga quarter is a small area, but you won't need anything more. The streets are small... more
The bus to here takes about an hour. You'd love the scenery as you approach the water & see all the boats, etc.
Next, you jump onto a ferry (using that same 24-hour ticket) to cross over to the... more
The art museum o Gothenburg is located in a central area of this city. The building is a piece pf art itself, nice architecture. It has permanent exhibitions and collechtions from 15th century until... more
A museum giving you the history of medicine from the Antiques until today, always with some exhibition on a hot topic. The permanent collections are from the 18th century and onwards and show hospital... more
Unfortunately I was feeling REALLY tired and my feet were killing me by the time I reached this museum at Lilla Bomen so I decided I'd go back the next day if I had time, which in the end I didn't..... more
The Göteborg area was part of a much-wanted piece of land, which was fought over by Swedes, Danes and Norwegians, and as a result, the city and surrounding areas were fortified. One such fortification... more
Universeum is unlike any other place I have ever been to.
It shows you the world and teaches you about it. Universeum has different 'zones' - take the 'elevator' up to the top floor and then work... more
There are several tips already for the Archipelago on VT. It is a very nice area and I have to say that you didn't see Göteborg if you miss this.
If you go there you can use the tram ticket for the... more
No, there are no lions roaming free in Sweden.
However, the Natural History Museum in Gothenburg is well worth a visit. It was founded in 1833 but moved to its current building in 1921. It details... more
The Sailor's Tower was erected to commemorate the sailor's who lost their lives at sea during the First World War. On top of the Sailor's Tower there is a figure of the sailor's wife.
The 62 m tall... more
Outside Göteborg, on its return from China and India, the East India company ship called Götheborg sunk just a little outside the harbour in 1745. Luckily, no one was killed but much of the cargo sunk... more
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... more
The Crown Fortlet (Skansen Kronan) is one of the three fortresses which were built during the 17th century to protect Goteborg. Nowadays it houses a military museum of uniforms and weapons. The Crown... more
The whole block was originally built for the army as a warehouse. The big red building was built in 1642-54 in dutch style. 1660 there was a parliment in the building that Charles X summond for.... more
Goteborg's Opera House was inaugurated in 1994. It was built after plans of the architect Jan Izikowitz and is nowadays one of the most modern buildings in the city. The classical style auditorium has... more
Volvo was born in Göteborg in 1927, and this excellent museum is dedicated to all things Volvo; cars, trucks, buses, and engines for airplanes and rockets. The museum takes you through the history of... more
The New Ullevi is a bit wrong to say, since the huge stadium in Gothenburg was built for the World Cup 1958. But it was no matter what more new than Old Ullevi, which was built in the beginning of the... more
What to do when the city's biggest church has burnt down, twice?
Build it up again, of course.
Domkyrkan (the cathedral) is the result of those two fires (1721 and 1802) and is today the biggest... more
Göteborg is Sweden's second city and always painfully aware of it - some locals hate Stockholm citizens with that feeling that only a nation's second city can have. Despite this, a great mix of city...
After living in Kungsbacka for most of my life I decided it was time to move on. Since 2006 I'm now living in the beautiful city of Gothenburg.
It's the second biggest town in Sweden, and located on...
Over Easter 2006 I spent a long weekend in Goteborg. With a population of 490.000 it is the second largest city in Sweden and one of the most important port towns in Scandinavia. Goteborg offers many...