1. Have fun at Liseberg, Scandinavia's largest amusement park
Head-spinning rides, carousels and concerts are an essential part of summer. In October there is fantastic Halloween theme and later in November the park opens up for Christmas at Liseberg.
More about Liseberg.
2. Visit the splendid Gothenburg Museum of Art
The museum has three stars in Michelin’s Green Guide and houses impressive Nordic collections dating from the 15th century, among other works of art.
More about Gothenburg Museum of Art.
4. Enjoy Christmas in Gothenburg
Winter is long and dark in Sweden. In some parts, the sun doesn't even rise for weeks. That's why we invented "julmys" – a uniquely Swedish combination of ancient Nordic traditions and modern customs. Christmas City Gothenburg, one of Scandinavia's most popular Christmas destinations, takes place between November 29 and January 6.
More about Christmas in Gothenburg.
5. Buy seafood at Feskekôrka fish market
The "Fish Church" is a fish market hall completed in 1874 to a design by the city architect Viktor von Gegerfeldt. And yes, it does actually look like a church.
More about Feskekôrka.
6. Take a 'Fika break' in Haga
This charming neighbourhood has a wonderful selection of cafés and small artisan shops. You might like to try a giant cinnamon bun on Haga Nygata.
More about Haga.
7. Go on safari through the rainforest at Universeum
At Universeum you can find a rainforest, a huge aquarium and a variety of exotic animals and plants – all under one roof.
More about Universeum.
8. Shop for Gothenburg designs
Local clothing brands, second-hand items and interior furnishing are just some of the many treasures you can find while exploring the city.
More about shopping in Gothenburg.
9. Indulge in seafood
Fish and shellfish is a real speciality in the port city of Gothenburg. Shrimp sandwiches, newly caught fish in classic and modern dishes, clams and oysters - the selction is huge! Go to our restaurant page and find your new favourite place, whether you'd like to go all in on seafood or try something else.
More about restaurants.
10. Visit the Garden Society in the city centre
Just a stone’s throw from the city centre is the Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgårdsföreningen) – one of the best preserved nineteenth-century parks in Europe. A short tram ride away you'll find Gothenburg Botanical Garden, a world class botanical garden with more than 16 000 different species of plants.
More about Gothenburg parks and gardens.
Up for more? Here are 5 bonus tips!
Take the tram!
The blue and white trams are typical for Gothenburg and also a great way of exploring the city, so use the trams for getting around.
Try out the local craft beer
Go for a sauna and a swim in Frihamnen
Götaplatsen, inaugurated for the World's fair in 1923 and the home of Poseidon and his neighbours the Gothenburg Museum of Art, the City Theatre and the Concert Hall, has become a signature view of Gothenburg. Architecture, culture and history all in one!
Take in the city view from Skansen Kronan
Enjoy the stunning view from Skansen Kronan, the fortress from the 1690s located in Haga. The fortress has been used as a prison, emergency residency and a museum. From the hill you can see for miles and it's a perfect picnic spot!