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1. The best coffee in town 

Autumn is perfect for coffee, regardless of whether it rains or not. Feel free to try a craft coffee at some of the city’s best coffee bars, such as Alkemisten Kaffebar in Kvillebäcken, Viktors Kaffe in Vasastan or Kafé Gapet in Majorna. There are of course many other cosy cafes in Gothenburg, check out our guide to “Coffee in Gothenburg” for tips!

The Göteborg Opera

2. See a performance at the Göteborg Opera

Rough autumn weather? Then you can take the opportunity to see a performance in lavish surroundings at the Göteborg Opera. Here you can enjoy performances of all kinds, such as musicals, concerts, dance and, of course, opera. There is also an appreciated restaurant, an opera bar and café. See current performances here.

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3. Autumn stroll in the Gothenburg Botanical Garden

TheThe Gothenburg Botanical Garden is one of Gothenburg’s real gems. Wander around and discover all the amazing plants (over 16,000 species) or sit on a bench with a friend and just enjoy the tranquility.

The Fürstenberg Gallery is one of the most popular sections of the Gothenburg Museum of Art. Credit: Lars Noord/Göteborgs Konstmuseum

4. Be inspired by world-class art

Museums and galleries are great spots for contemplation andMuseums and galleries are wonderful places to stay. Oases in the middle of the city that evoke calmness, contemplation and inspiration. Make your way to Gothenburg Museum of Art at the square Götaplatsen and enjoy one of Northern Europe’s foremost art collections.

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5. Enjoy delicious seafood

Fish and shellfish from the Swedish West Coast has incredibly high quality and are a must for all foodies, especially now when the lobster season is in full swing. Read our guide to “Fish and shellfish in Gothenburg” for more tips.

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6. Restaurants and nightlife

Whether you are looking for a gastronomic experience, or a place to celebrate something special, you will find something that suits you. Angeli offers wine and food in a classic Italian disco environment in the neighbourhood Vasastan, and if you’re craving pizza, you’ll find perhaps the best in town at Oizo in Kålltorp. If you are looking for something exclusive, you will find Restaurang Project, one of the city’s six restaurants with a star in the Guide Michelin, on the street Södra Vägen.

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7. Take the train to the walking trail

The walking trail Gotaleden runs between the cities Gothenburg and Alingsås and offers fantastic nature and exciting sights along the way. You can easily reach the various stages of the trail by commuting with train from Gothenburg Central Station, and there are plenty of restaurants and cafés along the way.

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8. Relax at Hagabadet

In the middle of the neighbourhood Haga in Gothenburg, in a historic building built in 1876, you will find the spa Hagabadet. Here you can exchange gray autumn skies for soft lighting, spa treatments and a soothing atmosphere. If you are not nearby, Hagabadet also offers a facility at the square Drottningtorget right next to the Central Station and one in Sannegården on the island of Hisingen.

Artilleriet the Kitchen interior
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9. Inspiring shopping in central Gothenburg

Are you in need of a new autumn sweater, or perhaps a completely new wardrobe? In central Gothenburg you will find Swedish fashion from Acne Studios, Filippa K, Arket and others, and at Aplace you will find both new and secondhand fashion. If you’re interested in interior design, Artilleriet has everything you’ve ever dreamed of.