1. The view from Skansen Kronan
It’s well worth the effort to take the stairs up the fortification Skansen Kronan. From here you have an amazing view over large parts of central Gothenburg.
2. The Palm house in the Garden Society
This greenhouse in the city park Trädgårdsföreningen (The Garden Society) is an Instagram favourite, no wonder with its beautiful exterior and jungle-like interior.
3. Haga Nygata
The main street in the old neighbourhood Haga is lined with cafés and small shops, and is a must to visit, and photograph, when you’re in Gothenburg.
Haga is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Gothenburg. The pedestrian street Haga Nygata is lined with well-preserved houses, many in the characteristic Gothenburg style called “landshövdingehus” with one floor in brick and the rest in wood. Today they house plenty of independent shops and cafés.
4. The courtyard at Magasinsgatan
The open space at the street Magasinsgatan is a popular stop for food trucks, coffee in the sun and interior design shopping at Artilleriet. At the back of the café da Matteo Panetteria is another small courtyard with the the flower shop Floramor & Krukatös.
Magasinsgatan is a given destination for shopping and coffee as well as eating out or grabbing a drink when the evening comes. Trendy shops, restaurants and bars all offer something special, no matter if it comes to barista skills, local clothing brands or restaurant decor.
5. The cranes in the harbour
The cranes in the harbour by the river is much loved by the Gothenburg locals. You’ll get a good view of them from the Opera house or the travel centre Stenpiren.
6. The bridge Älvsborgsbron
The turquoise bridge is one of Gothenburg’s most popular landmarks on Instagram. Art centre Röda Sten, located just below the bridge, is also quite picturesque.
The steps by the canal Stora Hamnkanalen is a popular spot to sit and catch the sun with a cup of coffee or ice cream. From here you have a great view over the canal.
The city centre
It’s easy to explore central Gothenburg on foot and there are plenty of fun to see and do. From the large market hall and shopping streets Kungsgatan, Vallgatan and Södra Larmgatan to cafés and sights. Many hotels are located here too, which makes it easy to stay right in the centre of things.
The alley between the streets Vallgatan and Södra Larmgatan is home to popular shops and a café with year-round outdoor serving area.
The square Järntorget is a hub for trams and Gothenburg’s alternative nightlife (and culture, with popular theatre Folkteatern right around the corner). It’s a popular Instagram spot – especially when the cherry trees blossom in the Spring.
The eye-catching Kuggen, “the cog”, at Lindholmen is a colourful round building with triangle-shaped windows, designed by Gothenburg-based architect Gert Wingårdh. Not far away you’ll find tasty Lindholmen Street Food market, located in a very photo-friendly old shipyard.
Eriksberg & Lindholmen
The former ship-yard district on the northern banks of the river has been transformed into wide-stretched quays, new residential areas, restaurants, cafés and theatres. Go for a stroll along the water and see some of the newest neighbourhoods in town, while feeling the breeze from the river.