5 things that make Gothenburg stand out

Gothenburg is a flourishing green city with a vibrant cultural scene, world-class restaurants and a fascinating history. At the same time adventure is never far away. There is always an island waiting to be explored or a mountain to be conquered from the saddle of your bike. With its light summer evenings, colourful autumn days and snow-blanketed winter mornings, Gothenburg is where you can experience the real Sweden.

Gothenburg is an open and accessible city. It offers almost everything you would expect of a cosmopolitan city – within walking distance. All you need is right in the city and you can get everywhere on foot – from the Central Station to your hotel, to the arenas, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. But it’s not just close to everything; it’s also easy to get here. Both international airports are just 20 minutes from the city centre and you can get direct flights here from more than 65 European cities.

Gothenburg in numbers

Area 448 km2

Founded 1621

Population (city of Gothenburg) 571 868

Population (Gothenburg region) 1 028 248

Sunrise and sunset, June 21 Rise 04.11, Set 22:16

Sunrise and sunset, December 22 Rise 08:54, Set 15:27

Average temperature January - 1.0, July + 18.8 Celsius

Number of roses in the Rose Garden 2,500 roses (1200 varieties)

Trees 30,000 – natural areas not included

Green space per citizen 274 m²

Museums 20

Fish and shellfish sold each week at the Gothenburg fish auction 100 tons

Tram lines 12

Bicycle lanes 810 kilometres

Restaurants with one star in Guide Michelin 5

Universities 2 (University of Gothenburg, Chalmers)