The cherry blossoms at the square Järntorget are always popular. Credit: Frida Winter

Järntorget/Seminarieparken

Some might argue that the cherry blossoms are a bit cliché, that they’re really not worth the fuss. Well, we couldn’t disagree more. If you need convincing, take a stroll underneath the light-pink cherry trees at Järntorget, or sit down for a minute at Seminarieparken and admire nature’s very own candy floss. Irresistible!

Skynda till Azaleadalen i Slottsskogen när det blommar. Credit: Lo Birgersson / Visuell Kommunikation

Azalaedalen in Slottsskogen city park

When the azaleas begin to blossom, the Slottsskogen staff put up signs to let people know. But you could just as well just follow the droves of people from Linnéplatsen to the azalea valley, usually towards the end of May!

There is a lot of spring to enjoy in the Garden society of Gothenburg.

The Garden Society of Gothenburg

This 19th century garden is one of Gothenburg’s most popular parks and boasts a magnificent palm house, a huge rose garden, walking paths along the moat and a lot more. Spring time is perhaps the best time to visit the park as trees and flowers bloom and the garden is buzzing with life. 

Blommor i botaniska trädgården.
The Gothenburg botanical garden ranks as one of the best in northern Europe. Credit: Peter Kvarnström

Gothenburg Botanical Garden

The botanical garden is a bit of a no-brainer if you’re after pretty spring spots in Gothenburg. Stroll through the rhododendron valley and you’ll get to the top of the hill Håberget for an amazing view of the western part of Gothenburg.  

Wood anemones in the nature reserve Lärjeåns dalgång.

Nature reserve Lärjeåns dalgång

There’s more to Gothenburg than the city centre. A tram ride from the shopping streets and restaurants you’ll find nature reserves and excellent hiking trails. A favourite around spring time is Lärjeåns dalgång, north-east of the city centre. Follow the river Lärjeån and you will find yourself surrounded by a wall of wonderful wood anemones.

Climb the stairs to Skansen Kronan and get a great view of the city. Credit: Dick Gillberg

Skansen Kronan

High above the rooftops of cosy neighbourhood Haga you’ll find the fortification Skansen Kronan. Climb the stairs to one of Gothenburg’s top lookouts and you will get a birds-eye view of spring in Gothenburg.

Archipelago island Styrsö is a great choice for a daytrip.

Styrsö & Café Öbergska

The archipelago is worth a visit all year round, and spring is no exception. The 20 or so islands all have their unique charm, but Styrsö is a good choice with several walking trails through deciduous forest and the garden at café Öberska is the perfect spot for an outdoor fika.

Did we miss your favourite spot? Let us know at redaktionen@goteborg.com.