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Take a ‘Swedish Fika’ break in Haga

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.

Take a day trip to the Gothenburg archipelago

Explore the city using the waterways

Gothenburg has in many ways been shaped by its closeness to the sea, and the river and waterways are present throughout the city. They also offer a great view of the squares, parks and buildings, so try exploring the canals in a kayak, on a stand up paddle-board or with the sightseeing tours Ocean Bus and Paddan.

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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.

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.

Shop for Gothenburg designs

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.

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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.

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Landmarks like Poseidon and the Gothenburg Museum of Art were completed at the 300-year anniversary in 1923.Credit: Krister Engström

The view from the fortress Skansen Kronan is stunning.

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Go for a sauna and a swim in Frihamnen

The spectacular sauna and the floating public pool are two good reasons to go to Frihamnen: the activities are free and accessable, and the area is a melting pot for new development.

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!

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!