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Visit Gothenburg


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.

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.


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Top itineraries in Gothenburg

Sweden's West Coast

Gothenburg & The West

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,595 pp incl. flights

The west coast of southern Sweden is a beautiful landscape of undulating yellow and green fields, peppered with deep emerald forests, sparkling lakes and rushing rivers. Explore it all on this tailor-made self-drive.

Liseberg, Gothenburg Christmas Market

Gothenburg’s Christmas Markets

4-day tailor-made city break from £345 pp

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.

Top places to stay in Gothenburg

Elite Plaza, 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

Rica Hotel 25, Gothenburg


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.

When to go to Gothenburg

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Gothenburg articles

Liseberg, Gothenburg Christmas Market

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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