Explore the cosy shops and cafés around Haga Nygata. Credit: Frida Winter

Take a ‘Swedish Fika’ break in Haga

Check out the impressive Nordic collections and contemporary exhibitions at Gothenburg Museum of Art. Credit: Carl Ander

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.

Hönö is one of many lovely islands to visit. Credit: Peter Kvarnström

Take a day trip to the Gothenburg archipelago

Climb the steps to fortress Skansen Kronan and enjoy stunning views of the city. Credit: Peter Kvarnström

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!

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Try out the local craft beer

Experience the 1700s aboard the Swedish Ship Götheborg

The Swedish Ship Götheborg is a replica of the East Indiaman that sank outside Gothenburg upon the return from China in 1745. Here, you can explore everything from captivating stories and the amazing art of shipbuilding, to knot-tying courses and culinary delights in a contemporary 18th century environment. The ship is currently undergoing maintenence to get ready for coming expeditions. Check gotheborg.se for more information.

Explore 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.

Fine Little Day at Spinneriet in Lindome offers unique textiles, posters and ceramics. Credit: Maria Kopp

Shop for Gothenburg design

Local clothing brands, second-hand items and interior design are just some of the many treasures you can find while exploring the city. Up for a daytrip? Check out Spinneriet in Lindome – a design centre filled with design shops, art dealers and Sweden’s only vinyl factory.

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.

Stroll around in a the beautiful Garden Society.

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. And 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.

The square Götaplatsen sits at the top of the main boulevard Avenyn. Credit: Peter Kvarnström

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Taste your way through the market hall Saluhallen

The market hall at Kungstorget has been the place to go for food and delicacies since the mid 19th century. Today, the market hall is home to a wide range of stalls selling cheeses, meats, vegetables and more, as well as a number of restaurants.

Visit Götaplatsen

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!

History and artisanal goods at Kronhuset

Kronhuset and Kronhusbodarna dates back to the 17th century, and the buildings are some of Gothenburg’s oldest. Browse the studios and galleries of local artists for everything from chocolate to fine art.