New hotels – sleep tight by the water or in a 100-metre skyscraper

Unique escape room pop-up at Radisson Blu Scandinavia, February–April

Berengaria confidently holds the position as the must-visit escape room in Sweden and eager players travel from all over Europe to experience their authentic 1920s settings. This time, the game will start in the transformed hotel room 225 at Radisson Blu Scandinavia and then take the players on a mystery-solving journey around the hotel.

Scandic Göteborg Central, opens on June 14

Right in the centre of Gothenburg, next to the bridge Hisingsbron, you’ll find new hotel Scandic Göteborg Central with a fantastic view of the river Göta älv and the harbour. The hotel sports 451 rooms, large windows and a Scandinavian colour-scheme. The large open air rooftop terrace on the 15th floor will be one of the highlights.

From June 14, you can check into new Scandic Göteborg Central, with an amazing view of the river Göta älv.

Jimmy’z, opens on November 1st

This 100-metre skyscraper is a new landmark for Gothenburg and a (much) larger sister to Ess Group’s boutique hotels Pigalle and Bellora. Jimmy’z will be a spectacular resort with three different restaurants, a speakeasy, a sky bar, a Miami-inspired pool club on the 29th floor and much more.

Clarion Hotel The Pier, opens this autumn

Geely are building a brand-new hotel next to their innovation centre Uni3 by Geely at Lindholmen. Clarion Hotel The Pier will be an international meeting place run by Nordic Choice Hotels and inside you’ll find 254 hotel rooms, two restaurants and bars, conference rooms, a wellness centre and a splendid view of the river Göta älv and the city centre.

An impressive Wisdome, new Liseberg rides, festival frenzy and a grand re-opening

Sweden’s largest visualisation dome, opens in 2023 (opening pushed forward)

Universeum – Sweden’s national science centre and one of Gothenburg’s top family attractions – have a lot going on. This spring you can explore a brand-new Vislab, where scientific visualisation makes complex science available to everyone. There will also be new exhibitions about health and mathematics and in the spring of 2023, it’s time to open the new Wisdome Gothenburg. This impressive visualisation dome is designed by renowned architect Gerth Wingårdh and will be Sweden’s largest of its kind.

Universeum’s new visualisation dome will be the largest of its kind in Sweden. Credit: Wingårdhs

Luna Park – a new area at Liseberg Amusement Park

In 2022, a brand-new area called Luna Park will open at Liseberg Amusement Park, sporting two new family attractions – Turbo and Tempus. Luna Park will be a “retro universe” for the whole family and the new attractions will be launched in the summer, with the addition of boomerang roller coaster Luna in 2023.

Credit: Quarry Fold Studio

Credit: Quarry Fold Studio

Credit: Quarry Fold Studio

Credit: Quarry Fold Studio

Music festival Way Out West returns, August 11–13

After two years of Covid-19 and restrictions, immensely popular festival Way Out West is finally back in Slottskogen City Park. Since 2007, Way Out West has been a summer highlight in Gothenburg with a mix of top-tier and up-and-coming artists, film screenings, live podcasts, a vegetarian food scene and much more. This year you’ll find artists like Burna Boy, First Aid Kit, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Yung Lean, Girl in Red and Pa Salieu on stage.

Gothenburg’s Maritime Museum and Aquarium opens up again, late 2022

Since 1933, Gothenburg’s Maritime Museum and Aquarium has explored the relationship between humans and the ocean, as well as the history of shipping in the port city Gothenburg. During the past three years the museum has gone through extensive renovations and extensions, and in late 2022 it finally opens again. In the new aquarium hall, you’ll find around 15 aquariums, a few cast in situ, including a 400,000-litre one with a living coral reef. There will also be a new Ocean Lab for learning as well as a new restaurant, a summer terrace and a museum store.

New bars and restaurants to check out

Bulot, opens in May 2022

International Michelin chef Gabriel Melim Andersson and Emil Bjelke are opening their new restaurant Bulot on Norra Hamngatan in May 2022. The venue will be a casual fine dining place with sustainability at heart. Want to get a taste of what’s coming? Head to trendy Bar Bulot, the pop-up version in the city centre market hall.

Angeli, opens this spring

This spring, the small but crazy popular natural wine bar Bar La Lune will have a long-awaited big sister in the room next door. Angeli, with a floor clad in Spanish brick and a bar made of tiles from Etna, will serve 28 guests and sport two wine coolers with room for 800–900 bottles.

Ivans Pilsnerbar, opens in the spring

In the industrial area Ringön, a hub for creatives and entrepreneurs in Gothenburg, you’ll find Ivans Pilsnerbar. Scheduled to open this spring, the beer bar will be an explosion of colour and an adventure in visual art, electronic dance music and top quality beer. The kitchen will serve vegetarian and pasta dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Check their Instagram account for the latest updates.

Poppels move into the city centre

Craft brewery Poppels, in Jonsered right outside Gothenburg, make some of Sweden’s most sought-after beers. Last year they opened a restaurant next to the brewery and this year it’s time for a brand-new city brewery in Platinan next to the river Göta älv, the building that will also host Scandic Göteborg Central. Apart from the brewery, the new venue will also host a bar and restaurant.