Enjoy fish and seafood

The classic restaurant Fiskekrogen, which has served fish and seafood to the citizens of Gothenburg since 1972, can be found on the ground floor of the historic Wijkska house (dated 1853) at Lilla torget 1 in the central parts of Gothenburg. On the menu, you’ll find classics such as seafood platter, turbot and witch flounder. Here you can choose between three different menu packages with wine pairings or what you prefer from the à la carte menu.

The Göteborg Opera Credit: Ingmar Jernberg/Göteborgsoperan

See a show you won’t forget

A short walk from the early mentioned restaurant takes you to the Göteborg Opera (Gothenburg opera house). Here you can enjoy performances of all kinds, such as musicals, concerts, dance, and, of course, opera. There is also a popular restaurant, an opera bar, and café if you prefer to stay in the house. See current performances here.

Experience world-class art

In the middle of Götaplatsen, at the top of the street Avenyn, you’ll find the Gothenburg Museum of Art, which is one of Sweden’s foremost museums for Nordic art. The collection also includes world-class international art and includes art from the 15th century to the present day from both USA and Europe. The museum also has one of the foremost collections of Nordic Colourists, including the Gothenburg Colourists. See current exhibitions here.

The shopping street Magasingatan Credit: Beatrice Törnros

Shop in the central parts of Gothenburg

The shopping range in central Gothenburg is large, and there are shops for all tastes. On the corner at the street Kungsgatan 27 you will find, for example, Ströms, which sells classic men’s and women’s wear, and a few streets away you will find exclusive furnishings at Artilleriet on the street Magasinsgatan 19. In the iconic department store Nordiska Kompaniet, located on the street Östra Hamngatan 42, you will find everything for the wardrobe, the kitchen and the bathroom cabinet.

Michelin food in the beautiful neighborhood of Vasastaden

If you wish to have dinner after shopping or the museum visit, you’ll find Restaurant 28+ in the neighborhood Vasastaden. The restaurant, located on the street Götabergsgatan 28, has been awarded with a star in the Guide Michelin for 32 years in a row. Here you can count on white tablecloths, first-class service and an extraordinary food and wine experience.

A collection of chairs at the Röhsska Museum

Discover design and fashion history

If you are interested in design and fashion, a visit to the Röhsska museum is a must. The museum’s collection includes approximately 50,000 objects, mainly from Sweden and Europe. The collection also consists of Greek and Roman antiquities as well as material from China and Japan. See current exhibitions here.

Stay in one of Sweden’s oldest hotels

In a grand and well-preserved building at the square Drottningtorget, right next to Gothenburg Central Station, you’ll find Hôtel Eggers. Hotel operations have been conducted here since the building was erected in 1859, and the hotel was given its current name as early as 1894. The hotel is a good starting point for those who wish to discover Gothenburg on foot or by public transport, as a large junction with trams and buses is nearby.

Enjoy Swedish and international jazz

At Unity Jazz, which you will find at Kyrkogatan 13 in central Gothenburg, you can enjoy live music from both Swedish and international jazz musicians. Of course, the jazz club also has a restaurant that serves both simple and slightly heavier dishes. See the current program here.

Credit: Ludvig Wallin

Experience Gothenburg’s archipelago

If you long for fresh sea air and magical nature, a visit to Gothenburg’s archipelago is something for you. There are over 20 islands here, all with their own charm, which regardless of the season offer something to discover. Stroll along picturesque lanes, enjoy the local food and experience beautiful nature reserves. Even the ferry trip out is something to look forward to! Read more in the guide below.