10 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe
"Gothenburg is a city that’s easy to love. While Stockholm tries hard to impress, with polished, hyper-stylised spots, the second city is more naturally cool, and nowhere more so than Järntorget and Långgatorna, where locals go to let off steam."
Is Gothenburg Europe's greenest city?
"Today, Gothenberg is a glass and cast-iron greenhouse with towering palms and exotic plants. It is blue-and-white electric trams scooting along the streets, past locals riding bikes. It is roasted coffee, craft beer, some of world’s best seafood and a dozen varieties of vegan “milk”."
Why West Sweden Will Be Your Next Sustainable Fashion Trip"
"The area is known for its stunning landscapes and seafood but beneath that lies an innovative spirit and an exciting sustainable fashion scene."
52 places to go in 2020
"Hike a new trail, eat a new meal, then work it all off, all (mostly carbon free)".
The Second Cities Of Scandinavia
"Far from being a smaller version of Stockholm, Gothenburg has a more relaxed identity all of its own."
Easy train to Sweden
"The journey to Gothenburg starts with a night out in Hamburg before a ferry from Germany to Denmark, then it’s on to Gothenburg by train to devour some cinnamon buns. Two nights on the island of Marstrand, home to ornate wooden houses, precedes one in a floating hotel on one of many tiny islands visited by ferry."
The best of the Haga district and beyond in Gothneburg, Sweden
“Located on the western side of Sweden, surrounded by archipelago, Gothenburg is a city that appeals to all of the senses. Not only is the design, food, architecture and cultural scene noteworthy, this coastal town is putting sustainable practices at the forefront.”
"Swedish-Japanese fusion food and locally produced wine: The city’s foodies are highly creative, and like the city itself, very ecofriendly, too"
Ultimate guide to Gothenburg Christmas Markets
"During our three day city break, we explored four Christmas markets, shopped from local designers and embraced the Swedish fika culture. Here is my definitive guide to the Gothenburg Christmas markets, including other things to do in Gothenburg, how to get there, where to stay and where to eat."
Beyond the fika – What to do in Gothenburg, Sweden
"Sweden’s second city gets much less attention than its fancier east-coast alternative (Stockholm), but for us, that’s all the more reason to visit Gothenburg. Find out how to get the best out of any trip to this port-city in our tips for what to do in Gothenburg."
Is this the world's most forward-thinking city?
"The Gothenburg of 2019 is a place where an old warehouse might be reborn as a food market, a boiler house as an art gallery and a slaughterhouse as an urban winery. The guts of its grittier past are now canvases on which to paint new ideas."
Gothenburg and Málaga: are these Europe's most forward-thinking cities?
Part of what makes the city smart is its commitment to sustainability: 92% of its hotels are environmentally certified and local events can use the ‘Event Impact Calculator’ to tot up their social and environmental impact.
How to visit Sweden's second city on the cheap
"With its hip restaurants, cafes, boutiques and indie art scene, Sweden’s second-biggest city has stepped out of Stockholm’s shadow, but is too relaxed to take its new-found coolness seriously. "
The best secret islands in Europe
"The water at Vrångö is very cold. Lucky then that you can warm up post-plunge in a floating sauna. The southernmost island in the Gothenberg archipelago known for its wild swimming is snail-pace slow and utterly laid-back..."
What Does Food Look Like when Sustainability is the Main Ingredient?
"– It's no longer a question if we should practice sustainable cooking, but how we do it, Sofia Olsson says, the chef of vRÅ in Gothenburg."
Lessons from Inside the World’s Most Sustainable City
"It appears as if Swedes have managed to translate climate change from a future problem into a now problem."
A vegan’s guide to Gothenburg
"Veganism is booming in Gothenburg with an increasing number of exclusively vegan restaurants and cafés – while many others offer exciting vegan options."
Exciting Things to do in Gothenburg Sweden
"But it's not just about Gothenburg being a green city, but an incredible hub for indie art scene, vibrant restaurants, music, dance and of course epic coffee shops."
Sweden's Craft Beer Industry Booms with a New Generation of Brewers
"Scandinavian food and beer has been rising in prominence for more than a decade. And in Sweden—and Gothenburg in particular—the craft beer boom shows that the region will continue to draw the beverage world's attention."
7 great (and unique) restaurants in Gothenburg
"Having visited such great restaurants in Gothenburg, I felt it was only appropriate to share them with you guys, in case any of you are planning a trip to Sweden (I hope you are, the trip was incredible)."
Weekend Away: Exploring Gothenburg
"Although there are 15 tram lines (see Jens Lekman’s Tram #7 to Heaven for more on that) that make getting around a breeze, the city is best enjoyed on foot. That said, here are 10 tips for making the most out of your visit to Gothenburg."
The world's best food destinations in 2019
The gateway to Sweden’s island-strewn west coast, Gothenburg is a buzzing, student-filled city. You’ll find laid-back coffee bars for fika (the caffeine- and pastry-fuelled afternoon pitstop that’s a Scandi obsession), plus plenty of places to indulge in prawn-topped smörgås...
Best city breaks for foodies
"Known for its canals, bustling seaport and idyllic islands, Gothenburg, on Sweden’s west coast, is fast becoming the Nordic beer capital"
Gothenburg: The Swedish City That Quietly Became a Craft Beer Destination
"Sweden's second largest city has the country's biggest (and best) beer scene."
Top tips for a design-led city break in Gothenburg
"The first thing that struck us was the friendly, laid-back feel – it’s Sweden’s second-largest city, but you’d never guess from its carefree attitude and distinctive character"
Journal, Stay, See Gothenburg Design
"Gothenburg has evolved into a creative hub, a place where old meets new, a mecca for those seeking pioneering design and furniture stores, classic fashion, postcard-worthy Swedish scenes, museums, culinary wonders, street art and local handicrafts."
Gothenburg, Sweden, is taking its place among Scandinavias top tier food cities
"Sweden’s second-largest city is setting the standard for sustainable dining in Scandinavia, and the food-obsessed are starting to make the pilgrimage for the same innovative, earth-conscious cuisine found in the bigger cities"
9 Magical Reasons to visit Gothenburg in the Winter
"What many tourists (including myself) often don’t know before visiting the second largest city in Sweden is that it’s a pretty incredible foodie destination."
Going Green in Gothenburg
"the world is waking up to the need for sustainability and for all of us to eat more plant-based food. One of the countries at the helm of this positive change is Sweden"
The 10 Best Secret Islands in Europe
"While away the hours exploring the island’s sandy beaches, rocky inlets and scrags on foot or, better still, by kayak"
Why you need to visit Gothenburg and its archipelago in West Sweden
" I had always assumed that a trip to Sweden would land me in Stockholm. But Gothenburg caught me by surprise. And quite frankly, swept me off my feet. If you’re planning a trip to Sweden, a stop on the West Coast is a must." (2018-09-14)
Traveling to Sweden pt.1
"Swedish Travel Series with some facts about West Sweden leading up to Midsummer visit."
Traveling to Sweden pt.2
Swedish Midsummer for dummies. EP 2. of the Swedish Travel Series with midsummer in the Gothenburg archipelago.
Smart Cities: Gothenburg, Sweden
A global leader in workable green solutions, Gothenburg puts sustainability into practice for the public good.
The beautiful Scandinavian city nobody thinks to visit
This Scandinavian city is on few British travel itineraries. Make it your first stop for culture and cafés this summer.
36 hours in Gothenburg, Sweden
Jazz, street murals, distinctive architecture and world-class breweries in Sweden’s second-largest city.
25 of Scandinavia’s best secret summer islands
A new twice-daily ferry takes an hour from Gothenburg city centre to its southern archipelago, making it possible to combine lazy days with busy, bar-hopping nights.
Wandering the Coolest Neighborhood in Sweden’s Second City
"Sweden’s charming low-key west coast hub, Gothenburg, actually lives up to its reputation as the “Little London” of Scandinavia thanks to one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, Haga."
Gothenburg: Second city, zero compromise
"Gothenburg’s planners are unafraid to confront the hard questions about MICE innovation as they embark on a series of new builds."
West Sweden and the design shops of Gothenburg
"There’s so much to share that I’m going to break it down into cinnamon-bun bite-sized portions, starting today with a run-down of the amazing and trendiest design shops we visited in Gothenburg on day 1."
DESIGN TOUR : A la visite de l’Ouest de la Suède
Le design scandinave nous parle à tous. En effet, issu des pays nordiques célèbres pour leurs aurores boréales, leur climat, leurs mois obscurs, leurs montagnes, forêts et lacs étendus à perte de vue, le design scandinave apparait comme une représentation de cette richesse naturelle.
Your complete guide to Gothenburg, Sweden
"Located on the coast of West Sweden on an archipelago of 20 islands, the seaside city of Gothenburg is a fishing and trade powerhouse that’s quickly becoming a leader in European art and culture. With quaint cobblestone streets, stunning canals, and dozens of museums and restaurants to enjoy, here are some of our must-try experiences in one of our favorite cities on the planet."
Risk Takes Sweden
“From the archipelagos of Stockholm, the shopping of Gothenburg, to kayaking in the West Coast in the town of Grundsund, Swedish Summer is diverse in more aspects than one.”
Why Gothenburg should be your next European city break
“But Sweden’s second city is actually a ray of sunshine: friendly, funny, multicultural (23 percent of people living here weren’t born in the country) and on the thrilling cusp of massive expansion.”
"Göteborg, a port city on Sweden’s southwest coast, may be geographically closer to Oslo and Copenhagen than Sweden’s capital city of Stockholm, but it is definitely a Swedish city. The city government is green and eco-friendly; office workers follow the traditional Swedish custom of the latemorning fika (coffee with cinnamon buns); and Volvo, headquartered in Göteborg since its founding 90 years ago, remains one of Sweden’s most admired companies."
10 Things to Do in Gothenburg, Sweden
"From nautical adventures to cozy meals, and from thrill rides to nature walks, there’s an abundance of things to do in Gothenburg. Goteborg, Sweden’s second largest city, may have a name that’s almost impossible for foreigners to pronounce—it sounds something like “Yuteyorgha” to untrained ears (foreigners can stick to the anglicized Gothenburg)—but its abundance of fun is familiar to all."
Cool Alternatives To 6 Popular City Break Destinations
"Less famous, more original: switch up your next city break destination. Paris too crowded? What about Lyon as a city that’s no less cultured and romantic? Stockholm too expensive? Why not visit Gothenburg for its cool urban scene and amazing fresh seafood? We look at six authentic alternatives to the more obvious city break destinations."
Gothenburg Will Be Your New Favorite European City
"Situated along an archipelago on the western coast, Sweden’s second largest city has been a hidden gem in the travel world for years. With half the population as Stockholm (and roughly 10% cheaper than it as well), Gothenburg is making second place cool again."
7 Reasons You Must Add Gothenburg to Your Bucket List
"I knew I would love Gothenburg after reviewing the official visitor site and seeing so many different things that I enjoy highlighted, but it was not until I arrived and started exploring in person that I realized how truly wonderful this city is."
The NYLON Guide to Gothenburg, Sweden
"Sure Gothenburg might not be as big as Stockholm, but don’t call it Sweden’s second city. For years, Gothenburg has been known as the capital’s artsy cousin—where start-ups, creatives, and students can all thrive at costs lower than in the capital. It’s also, unsurprisingly, a great place to vacation for fans of ocean air, music, fashion, and food. (That’s all of us, right?) Plus it’s walkable! Strap on your sneakers—here’s a few Gothenburg hot spots worth checking out."
City Guide: Gothenburg, Sweden
"Stylish, serene and warmer than a freshly baked cinnamon bun, Sweden’s second-largest city bursts into life in the summer. Bars overflow onto the streets, restaurants stay open late and the docks fill with locals stocking little boats with camping supplies for a weekend of island hopping."
The world's 27 most hipster neighbourhoods
"Gothenburg's most historical district is also the city's coolest, with its share of beanie hat-wearing, striped and checked shirt-clad young folk sauntering past trendy jeans shops, arty home design boutiques and plenty of outdoor cafes for a fika (a coffee break) on its cobbled streets.”
Gothenburg: Going green in Sweden's wildest city
"Long neglected by tourists in favour of Stockholm, this coastal city has become increasingly popular with Britons in recent years, in large part because of its garden scene."
Why Sweden's second city - Gothenburg - is a must-visit
"Sweden’s second-largest city is often overshadowed by the capital, Stockholm. But the popularity of Gothenburg—birthplace of Volvo (and Alicia Vikander), home to Michelin-star restaurants, picturesque architecture, sophisticated bar culture, renowned galleries and art museums, and designer shops—has exploded in the last few years."
48 hours in Gothenburg: hotels, restaurants and places to visit
"Sweden’s second city, a civilised, stylish port on the south-west coast, is worth visiting at any time of year but comes alive in autumn with festivals and Halloween excess."
Gothenburg voted world´s most sociable city
"Gothenburg has been named the world’s most sociable city, according to a new study looking into the social behaviour and attitudes of residents in 39 destinations."
A Gay Atheist Enters Gothenburg Cathedral — And Finds An Antidote To Darkness
"While there are many beautiful holiday traditions throughout Sweden, the Saint Lucia processions and concerts are the most beautiful reminder that, invariably, light will vanquish the darkness."
The 12 Ways of Christmas in Gothenburg and West Sweden
" In keeping with the city’s affable reputation, holiday choirs serenade shoppers in Gothenburg’s numerous picturesque, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, while the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants offer their own interpretations of the traditional “Julbord” Christmas buffet table."
Kreative Hafenstadt mit viel Natur
"Göteborg (ausgesprochen: Jöteborj) ist eine moderne Hafenmetropole mit unzähligen Freizeitmöglichkeiten, breitem Kulturangebot und erstklassiger Gastronomie."
Åh Herregud! – A Swedish Seafood Odyssey.
"Spotless, uncluttered and purveying an innate sense of Nordic charm, the streets and open vistas of downtown Göteborg exude a relaxed and friendly welcome."
Why Gothenburg is Sweden's coolest city
Hip pavement-side cafés, cutting-edge art exhibitions and shops rammed with fairtrade gear and antiques (…) I’m talking about Gothenburg: Sweden’s second city, and its coolest.
Gothenburg, Sweden: Deep in Volvo Land
"It’s the ultimate collaboration of technology and human ingenuity — and a good representation of the region’s values."
Swedish coffee culture: How to take a fika
"Autumn marks the end of Sweden’s brief but glorious summer, yet it’s still a great time to visit. Despite the notoriously fickle weather, moody skies provide an excellent excuse for hanging indoors, indulging in the Swedish tradition of a coffee break called fika. Along with its Scandinavian neighbors, Sweden is among the world’s top coffee consumers per capita, far exceeding the USA."
Viaggio a Göteborg, in Svezia, alla scoperta del giardino delle meraviglie
"La città ha dato il via al "Gothenburg Green World", un intero anno dedicato al verde, durante il quale si potranno ammirare installazioni d’arte e fioriture eccezionali in ogni parco, serra o giardino. Chi l’ha detto che il grande Nord è poco caldo e colorato?"
Garden Society of Gothenburg – Commitment to Green in the City
"One word that describes West Sweden perfectly, especially during summer, is “green.” The lush gardens in the cities, the green country side, the ecological lifestyle and the garden-to-table food concept. It’s all green. Gothenburg, the largest city of West Sweden, is also the home of Volvo factory, one of the very greenest car factories in the world."
Brännö island: Day trip from Gothenburg
"When we landed on Brännö, we were stunned by how beautiful and quiet it was. The ferry across was full, but people seemed to quickly disperse and we were left to wander through the car-free little roads by ourselves, taking it all in."
Exploring Gothenburg’s archipelagos
"Before visiting Gothenburg I didn’t know much about the archipelagos, or that they could be so easily reached from the city centre! I’m so glad we spent a day exploring these beautiful islands, and getting a glimpse at how the Swedish spend their summers."
Foodie fun in Gothenburg and West Sweden, in 10 easy steps
"The beautiful West Sweden, with Gothenburg as its gateway, is emerging as a hotspot for all things food. It’s gaining an international culinary reputation as the foodie capital of Scandinavia because of its passionate local producers, imaginative chefs and bounty of organic, natural produce."
Way Out West – Scandi mini-break for the musically minded
"With it I found an ideal occasion to immerse myself in the vibrant city that is Gothenburg, discover its people and nightlife, while also getting the chance to see dozens of topnotch acts in one go. Way Out West is basically the ultimate Scandinavian mini-break for the musically minded."
Way Out West Festival 2016 review, best bands and what we learnt from Gothenburg
"Hosting Massive Attack, Morrissey, PJ Harvey and an outrageous supporting cast, Getintothis’ Peter Guy and Vicky Pea go gallivanting in Gothenburg to see what the fuss is about at Way Out West."
Gothenburg photo diary
"To explore Gothenburg, I would recommend just going out and getting lost (this isn't me trying to justify the fact that we actually did just get lost). Either walk - which is what we did - cycle or hop on and off the trams. Within about ten minutes of exploring I remember turning to Karen and going, 'oh yes, I very much like it here'."
From sea to plate
"Explore West Sweden's Bohuslän coast in search of the region's seafood ‘Big Five ’ — lobsters, oysters, mussels, crayfish and prawns. Hop aboard fishing boats, head to seafood auctions and follow these shellfish and crustaceans all the way to your plate.
"Sweden’s second city is like the cooler, laid-back kid sister of more established Stockholm. Small wonder it’s known as Little London, says Imogen Lepere.2
West Coast Sweden – 3 Day Itinerary
"If you’re going to travel the West Coast of Sweden, you’re bound to be going through Gothenburg sooner or later. If you’re in search of nature, you may be tempted to skip the city and head straight to the coast – but believe us, Gothenburg is a really pleasant place for a wander, especially if it’s a sunny day."
Skandinaviska artiklar och reportage
Därför spelades "Vår tid är nu" in i Göteborg
"Korta avstånd, blandad bebyggelse och krav från finansiärer. Det är några anledningar till att fler och fler filminspelningar landar i Göteborg. Här berättar personerna bakom kulisserna hur inspelningen av "Vår tid är nu" gick till."
Fem snabba tips inför sommarbesöket till Göteborg
"Göteborg är bad från klippor, fisk och skaldjur… men också mycket annat. Den här reseguiden hjälper dig att maxa dagen eller helgen i Göteborg. Från Kvillebäcken till Andra Långgatan – oaktat vilken sida av älven du befinner dig på har Sveriges framsida något för alla."
På bærekraftig hummerfiske i Sverige
"En helg på Hönö i kombinasjon med Göteborg er en hyggelig ting å gjøre som par eller sammen med venner. Det tar ikke mange timene å kjøre/ta buss eller tog fra Oslo til Göteborg."
Guide til Gøteborg
Den svenske storbyen har masse å by på: Kanelboller, spennende interiørbutikker, flere museer og masse god mat. I Gøteborg er det mange Michelin-restauranter, og prisene er forholdsvis lave.
Urban Winery og håndverksbryggeri – midt i Göteborg!
"– Göteborg er en ølby, men jeg mener det er plass for god vin også, sier Kenneth Gustavsson. Sammen med blant annet Johan Malm fra Restaurang Gabriel (mangeårig verdensmester i østersåpning. Nummer to i år) startet Kenneth Wine Mechanics restaurant og vinbar i april. Snart kommer også egen østersbar med østers fra Grebbestad – de beste i verden ifølge Paul Bocuse."
Øyhopping i Gøteborgs vakre skjærgård
"Visste du at du for under 200-lappen kan komme deg til Sveriges nest største by OG en svensk øyperle helt uten egen bil? Har du en helg ledig i sommer er en storby- slæsj skjærgårdsferie ikke en dum kombinasjon!"
Gøteborg – den grønne storbyen
"Gøteborg er Sveriges nest største by, men med massevis av grønne lunger. Har du sansen for urbant turliv, bør du legge ferien dit i sommer. I midten av juni besøkte vi i Spirea Gøteborg i tre dager. Vi ble svært overrasket og imponert over de mange flotte parkanleggene som finnes i og utenfor byen. De fleste av dem holder åpent året rundt og har gratis inngang."
Tre heftige dager i Gøteborg
"Jeg digger Sverige! Det siste året har jeg vært i flere byer og områder som har truffet meg midt i hjertet. Vårt naboland har så mye å by på av varme og vennlighet."
José drømmer om sushi
"Sushirestauranten Hoze i Göteborg har seks plasser – og tre måneder venteliste."
Jakten på den siste nordmannen
"To prosent av Norges befolkning har aldri vært i Sverige. Derfor starter svenskene nå jakten på den «siste nordmannen» og leter etter en som vil være med på en spektakulær tur over grensen. Og den som blir plukket ut har mye å glede seg til."
Kulinarisk weekend i Gøteborg
"Sveriges næststørste by, Gøteborg, lader intet tilbage at ønske, når sulten skal stilles, og tager man en weekend dér, er der mere end rigeligt at spise og drikke sig igennem."
Bli med på matsafari i Göteborg
"Den svenske byen er et matmekka med seks stjernerestauranter og et trendy matmiljø."
Spis deg gjennom ferien
"I Sveriges største byer kan du oppleve byen ved å spise deg gjennom sentrum. Bli med på matvandring i Gøteborg!"