The event district is found around the public transport hub Korsvägen and along the street Skånegatan, past the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and the arenas Scandinavium, Gamla Ullevi and Ullevi. There is always something going on here – from large concerts to sports events and annual highlights such as the Göteborg Book Fair.
Experiences for young and old
The amusement park Liseberg, which celebrates 100 years in 2023, is one of Sweden’s most visited destinations. The amusement park has experiences for all ages: Kaninlandet and Barnens Paradis for the smallest, challenging attractions such as Valkyria, AtmosFear and Helix and two concert stages with a packed summer program. There is also a dance floor and several restaurants and services, all in a green park environment. The park is open in three seasons – the summer season from April to September, Halloween from October to early November and Christmas at Liseberg from mid-November until New Year.
The Universeum Science Centre is open all year round. Explore both Earth and space at Universeum’s exciting exhibitions, interactive experiences and activities for inquisitive visitors of all ages. In the aquarium Akvariehallen and in the rainforest Regnskogen, you can meet exotic animals and learn more about life in the sea and the jungle. Miniverseum is a world for all little adventurers, from 0 to 6 years old, who get to learn about biodiversity and sustainable development in a playful way.
In 2023, Universeum opened the visualization dome Wisdome, which is Sweden’s largest of its kind. Here, the audience is completely enveloped by a screen with 8K resolution and taken on breathtaking adventures around the galaxy.
At the Museum of World Culture you will discover objects and stories from all corners of the world. In addition to constant up-to-date exhibitions, there is also a restaurant, café, museum shop and a workshop where various activities take place. The permanent exhibition Together, for children between 0-12 years, is about the wonders and the difficulties of living together. Here, children and adults can play and learn with all their senses.
Accommodation close to everything
Along the Event District there are several hotels that suit everything from the business traveler to large families.
The Gothia Towers are directly adjacent to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and opposite to the main entrance of Liseberg. The hotel’s three towers have 1,200 rooms available and several restaurants and cafés. At the top of the middle tower is the Upper House boutique hotel with its spa and spectacular pool hanging from the outside of the skyscraper.
In the spring of 2023, the imaginative family hotel Liseberg Grand Curiosa opened at the theme park’s southern entrance (and at the Oceana adventure pool, which will open in 2024). The hotel’s large rooms are perfect for families and groups, and here there is something to discover in every corner. Take the slide down to the lobby, ride the carousel among the restaurant guests or try the menu at the Mei Rose rooftop bar.
Scandic Opalen is close to both Ullevi and Scandinavium, and the main boulevard Avenyn is a 10-minute walk away. This hotel also makes it extra easy for families with children by offering family rooms, teenage rooms and extra activities during the school holidays.