Frihamnen is an urban environment, just by the river Göta Älv, connecting the two riversides in the very heart of the city. The area, where the raw, industrial look and feel is still very palpable, is under development. One step at a time a new environment is formed with residential buildings, workplaces, greenery and innovation, where the old and the new intertwine.
Jubileumsparken is a part of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary in 2021 and the first step in the development of Frihamnen into a dense innercity area focusing on social, economical and environmental sustainability. In Jubileumsparken you’ll find the public pool, a book trading booth, the intriguing water artwork and playground Berget, the sandy beach Playan, the unique public sauna and a rollerderby track, as well as urban farming possibilities, a swimming school and the opportunity to try your hand at sailing. In Jubileumsparken availability and inclusion are two main focus areas: the park has something to offer everyone, and everybody is welcome.
Next to the public pool you’ll find Café Fluss where they offer food and drinks, music and DJs, even after the pool closes in the evenings!
The activities in Jubileumsparken are a result of the locals’ wishes and is an example of the citizens’ participation in the city development.
Park 113 is an old port hangar where for example Experimentverkstaden welcomes children of all ages to experiment, discover and reseach during the annual Science Festival, and other events and exhibitions are also held here.
Bananpiren has become one of Gothenburg’s most happening event areas. In Hangar 5, the pavillions and on the huge pier itself there’s always some kind of event going on: fairs, festivals, concerts and sporting events.
In 2015 Bananpiren was teeming with boats and people when Volvo Ocean Race invited everyone to a sailing bonanza in the city centre, and in June 2018 it was time to once again enjoy the sailing festivities when the impressive racing boats came to Gothenburg, this time for their penultimate stop before the last leg of Volvo Ocean Race started.
Starting in 2021, Bananpiren will house the popular restaurant/bar/dance floor-extravaganza that is Café Fluss. It will be located along Kajskjul 105.
Explore further along the river
Heading east from Frihamnen you’ll come to Ringön, yet another old part of the harbour where new and exciting businesses and activities are taking form, for example Vega Bryggeri, one of Gothenburg’s micro breweries making craft beer and ICIA – Institute for Contemporary Ideas and Art. Take the tram to stop “Frihamnen” and head east up the river to get to Ringön, or go there by bike!
If you continue westwards from Frihamnen, preferably by bus no 55 — the quiet bus powered by a 100 % renewable electricity, going between Johanneberg Science Park (Chalmers) and Lindholmen Science Park — you’ll find lots of interesting activites and places at Lindholmen och Eriksberg. Lindholmen Street food market, architecturally interesting building Kuggen and the neighbourhood Slottsberget, Dome of Visions and Ostindiefararen Götheborg are a few of them.