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Gothenburg

Visit Gothenburg

Introduction

Gothenburg enjoys a position of national acclaim as one of Sweden's most beautiful cities. With a far more relaxed atmosphere than rival city Stockholm, Gothenburg also boasts better links to the rest of Europe, in particular Copenhagen.

Most of the main attractions can be found south of the Gӧta River, which bisects its way through the heart of the city. The beautiful architecture and charming cafes you'll discover as you wander streets offer a welcoming and exciting alternative to the usual city break destination.

Old Town

Where better to start your exploration of the old town than Gustov Adolf Square (named after the town's founder), from here the city will unfold before you with all the main attractions easy walking distance away. The Maritime and City Museum are excellent as is the city shopping district and opera house.

Sweden is famous for being at the cutting edge of modern design and Rӧhssa Design Museum is perfect for admirers of creativity and ingenuity. Look out for the Carl Milles' Poseidon statue in Gӧtsplasen, discover the lively area of Avenyn, or head west to the historic cobbled streets of Haga.

Alternatively embark on a boat journey and visit the Bohuslän Coast or the island town of Marstrand both perfect retreats during the idyllic summer months.

Top itineraries in Gothenburg

Gothenburg’s Christmas Markets

4-day tailor-made city break

From the middle of November into early January, the beautiful Swedish city of Gothenburg is transformed into a winter wonderland of festive fun. Millions of colourful Christmas lights illuminate traditional markets packed with handicrafts and delicious yuletide treats.

Gothenburg & Stockholm Sweden

5-day tailor-made city break

Combine Sweden's two largest cities on this five-day tailor-made tour, staying at 4-star superior hotels and travelling across the country by train.

West coast seafood safari - Sweden

5-day itinerary

The west coast of Sweden is a foodie's fantasy and this five-day self-drive tour gives a taste of its many flavours.

The Göta Canal – Gothenburg to Stockholm

6-day tailor-made journey from £1,660 pp incl. flights

The Göta Canal is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world and an age-old link between Sweden's two largest cities. The Göta Canal Steamship Company carries passengers on original 19th century steamers through a river, 3 canals, 8 lakes, 2 seas and 66 locks between Gothenburg and Stockholm.

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Top places to stay in Gothenburg

Elite Plaza Hotel, Gothenburg

Grand & elegant hotel

A neoclassical masterpiece brought into the 21st century by Swedish designers Christer Svensson and Lars Helling.

Rica Hotel 25, Gothenburg

Accommodation

New Rica Hotel No. 25 is a personal and vibrant hotel with a sense of a living room where all guests will feel at home.

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When to go to Gothenburg

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Gothenburg articles

A festive weekend in Gothenburg

David Ward travels to Gothenburg on and finds a charismatic city brimming with history, culture and a world of culinary possibilities – and a lively Christmas market.

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