Concept image of the upcoming World of Volvo experience center in Gothenburg, scheduled to open in April 2024.
Concept image of the upcoming World of Volvo experience center in Gothenburg, scheduled to open in April 2024. Credit: Illustration World of Volvo

1. World of Volvo

World of Volvo, operated by Volvo Cars and the Volvo Group, will be both a landmark and a meeting place with space for exhibitions, concerts and dining experiences. The round, five-story, 22,000-square-meter building is inspired by the Scandinavian landscape and will be located right next to Liseberg. World of Volvo plans to open in spring 2024.

2. The iconic market hall Feskekörka

The old fish market Fish Church, or “Feskekörka” as it is called in Gothenburg, reopens after almost four years of renovation. Built in 1874, this iconic seafood temple will house fishmongers, restaurants and a bar. Vegetarian options will be available. Feskekörka will be open all year round, with outdoor seating in the summer. Opening in 2024.

View from the street Plåtslagaregatan in the district of Lindholmen with the building Karlatornet in the background.
View of the landmark building Karlatornet – Scandinavia’s highest building. Credit: Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co

3. Clarion Hotel Karlatornet

Karlatornet is now the tallest building in Scandinavia. On a whopping 246 meters, spread over 74 floors, there will be space for apartments, restaurants, sky bars and a viewing platform with a photo exhibition about the tower. In addition, the tower will house the Clarion Hotel Karlatornet, which will provide the building with a total of 300 hotel rooms. The hotel plans to open in 2024 and the viewpoint and sky bar in late 2024 or spring 2025.

Address: Lodjursstråket 1

4. The Sauna in Frihamnen

The public and free sauna in Jubileumsparken in Frihamnen finally opens again in the spring of 2024. The sauna, which was originally a prototype, has now been replaced by a permanent sauna with the same unique appearance. Here it is also possible to swim all year round in the two newly opened saltwater pools, located in the Göta river (Göta älv) next to the sauna, and during the warmer part of the year you can also swim in a freshwater pool.

Illustration by Ilon Wikland of Ronia the robber’s daughter. Credit: © Design Ilon Wikland AB and © The Astrid Lindgren Company

5. Ilon Wikland’s fairy tale world

Ilon Wikland is one of Sweden’s most beloved illustrators. Generations of children and adults have seen har playful illustrations in Astrid Lindgren’s children’s books – From May 25, 2024, to January 12, 2025, the Gothenburg Art Museum presents the largest exhibition of Ilon Wikland’s work in Sweden to date, featuring over 400 original pieces. Experience a bustling exhibition filled with familiar characters and stories!

6. Clarion Hotel Draken Spa

The 33-storey Clarion Hotel Draken opened in October 2023 and is currently Gothenburg’s tallest hotel building, and can also boast 474 hotel rooms, a cinema, several restaurants and a skybar with a roof terrace whose views beat anything else. In spring 2024, the hotel will open its new spa area, which promises to be something really extra.

The Röhsska Museum

7. Design stories (Designhistorier) at the Röhsska Museum

Design stories, or Designhistorier in swedish, is a new permanent exhibition at the Röhsska Museum for Design and Crafts, and is based on the question “What is design?”. The exhibition will focus on Scandinavian design from the end of the 19th century until today. Objects, sketches, films and interviews become the starting point for different stories about design. The exhibition opens in autumn 2024.