First Time Tourists Guide in Gothenburg, Sweden

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List down of your things to do in Gothenburg, Sweden.

For tourism, Liseberg Amusement Park is the biggest theme park and must-visit place in the city.

Have a sightseeing tour in Haga Nygata, the oldest town of the city.

The city downtown is just as beautiful as the old town. Centered in Brunnsparken, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the breathtaking view of the beautiful Stora Hamn Canal from the public space.

As Gothenburg is famous for its fresh seafood, Feskekörka is definitely one of the must-visit places to go.

The weather Gothenburg is mostly warm. Summer is the peak season of tourism in the city.

If you want to experience the cultural scenes in the city, you can visit The Gothenburg Culture Festival held in August.

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SIGHTSEEING

Have a sightseeing tour in Haga Nygata. It is the oldest area in the city. You can enjoy the old architecture buildings in the pedestrian area. There are many preserved houses that make the city has its own style. The common style of the housing here is one-floor decored in brick and wood for the rest. You can also find Skansen Kronan. It is a fortress situated on the hilltop. From the high, you can see the overview of the city beauty.

Skansen Kronan

Extraordinary views of Gothenburg from this strategic historical defense point.

Address : Skansberget, Leijonsparres Väg 15, 413 01 Göteborg, Sweden

DOWNTOWN

The city downtown is just as beautiful as the old town. Centered in Brunnsparken, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the breathtaking view of the beautiful Stora Hamn Canal from the public space. Brunnsparken is a central square that is situated on the canal side. There are numerous shopping centers and popular meeting places in Gothenburg. The square is just a perfect spot for tourists like yourself.

Brunnsparken

The most beautiful park in the heart of the city just so beautiful.

Address : Brunnsparken, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden

SHOPPING

As Gothenburg is famous for its fresh seafood, Feskekörka is definitely one of the must-visit places to go. This indoor fish market is a long-running market with numerous fresh seafood and local food stalls. Being the city's tourist magnet, the market building has a unique Neo-gothic architecture. You can also find a there is also a fish- and seafood restaurant in the market.

Feskekörka

Good place to taste seafood at reasonable price.

Address : Fisktorget 4, 411 20 Göteborg, Sweden

FOOD & DRINK

Eat and drink like locals in Gothenburg city. Taste the famous shrimp sandwich. With the freshness of the shrimp and the side vegetables, you can taste the perfection in every bite of your sandwich. And for the drink, you can have a bottle of the local Gothenburg's beer. There are a number of microbreweries in the city you can stop by.

CULTURE

As one of the cities in Sweden, Gothenburg has numerous excellent museums that showcase the history of Swedish and the city's cultures. The people in the Gothenburg like to walk with distance to each other. If you want to experience the thickness of the cultural scenes in the city, you can witness The Gothenburg Culture Festival that is held in August.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The weather Gothenburg is mostly warm. Summer is the peak season of tourism in the city. If you are looking for the most comfortable month to travel around the city, July and August have the most suitable temperature to go around. But, if you are there for The Gothenburg Culture Festival, August is when you should visit the city.

HOTEL

What kind of stay do you prefer in Gothenburg? Gothenburg has numerous hotels and stays to offer. Spoton Hostel & Sportsbar offers the guests an affordable price with excellent accommodations. This hostel has easy access to Liseberg amusement park and Gothenburg Museum of Art. There are a bar and international restaurant in the hostel. You can choose to have a private room or the sharing room. But if you want to have the best value of price and facilities hotel to stay during your trip, Center Hotel is where you should stay. This hotel is located close to public transit. With a red accent exterior, every room in the hotel is decored in wood floors and low-key interior. Speedy Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and en suite bathroom are complimentary. Breakfast and coffee are included during your stay here.

Spoton Hostel & Sportsbar

well located besides the tram station, with a supermarket at the ground floor, it is an ideal location for families and getaways.

Address : Mölndalsvägen 3, 412 63 Göteborg, Sweden

Center Hotel

Nice hotel, clean rooms, acceptable prices, personel very nice and helpful. Coffee and cookies available round a clock.

Address : Stora Badhusgatan 28, 411 21 Göteborg, Sweden

RESTAURANT

Have an amazing dinner experience in Bord 27. The restaurant is decorated in warm tones. There is also a cocktail bar in the restaurant. They serve local Sweden foods with a cozy atmosphere. This restaurant only has capacity for 25 people. Thus, it makes the restaurant has a calm atmosphere. Another recommended restaurant in the city is Gabriel Fisk- & Skaldjursbar. This restaurant is a paradise for seafood lovers. They serve tasty seafood cuisine from fresh ingredients only. You can try the fish soup. The broth is amazing.

Bord 27

A nice little restaurant that offers well cooked modern dishes.

Address : Haga kyrkogata 14, 411 23 Göteborg, Sweden

Gabriel Fisk- & Skaldjursbar

A fantastic restaurant located in the center of Fiskekyrkan in Gothenburg and fantastic seafood.

Address : Feskekôrka, 411 20 Göteborg, Sweden

CAFE

Start your trip with a cup of coffee in Viktors Kaffe. Located close to Avenyn, this small cafe offers you the quality coffee time in the city. This cafe is known to serve the coffee as the specialty, but you can still expect their food. It's tasty. Another cafe recommendation for your trip to Gothenburg is Rödasten Konsthall. Rödasten Konsthall is actually an art center located closed to the Älvsborgsbron bridge. But they also have a popular cafe for brunch. With the artsy decorations, you can enjoy your food while adoring the beautiful bridge and the waterfront.

Viktors Kaffe.

The place in Gothenburg for great coffee and a decent lunch.And welcoming and playing great music.

Address : Geijersgatan 7, 411 34 Göteborg, Sweden

Rödasten Konsthall

GIBCA 2019 is definately worth the trip to Röda Sten, for me the highlight was Michelle Dizon's project The Archive's Fold.

Address : Rödasten Konsthall

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Have a different nightlife experience in the city's culture vibe club. Trädgår’n is one of the largest clubs in the city. Located in the Garden Society, this club hosts several grand concerts and events. But if you are looking for a cozy place to please your drinking time, the Flying Barrel can be your answer. This Irish pub offers a less crowded place with nice beers and food. They also have wine and cider brewing in their menu. In the pub, you can learn to make your own beer with the help of friendly staff.

Trädgår’n

Trädgår’n is one of the largest clubs in the city. Located in the Garden Society, this club hosts several grand concerts and events.

Address : Nya allén 11, 411 38 Göteborg, Sweden

the Flying Barrel

Great Irish Pub with a huge selection of beers and awesome menu.

Address : Kristinelundsgatan 3, 411 37 Göteborg, Sweden

INTERESTING PLACE

List down to your things to do in Gothenburg, Sweden. Liseberg Amusement Park is the biggest theme park and must-visit place in the city. There are numerous arcade games you can enjoy in the theme park. Just once you step in the entrance, you can see that the theme park is dominated by pink and green color as the theme of the park. The wooden roller coaster Balder is the highlight of the theme park. Make sure you make your to-do list in the park, so you can save up your time. You can also find many restaurants and cafes here. But, if you are looking for a nature park rather than a theme park, Slottsskogen is where you go. This nature park provides picnic areas and running tracks as well as a Nordic animal zoo. You can pet the animals and ride on a pony in the zoo. There is also an observatory in the northern part of the park that is used to learn about stars and planets. In summer, you can enjoy the best view of the blue sky and green area.

Liseberg Amusement Park

the biggest theme park in Swiss. There are numerous arcade games you can enjoy in the theme park.

Address : Liseberg, Göteborg, Sweden

Slottsskogen

So many beautiful trees, winding pathways, hidden secluded romantic spots and animals (there is very cute mini Zoo!). Grass is vibrantly green, thick and soft like a Persian carpet.

Address : Slottskogspromenaden, 414 76 Göteborg, Sweden

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Bring along your camera and capture the sunset beauty in The bridge Älvsborgsbron. This beautiful bridge connects the north and south part of Gothenburg. There are walking and cycling trail on the bridge side. If you want to picture the full portrait of the bridge, you can go to the public space around the bridge. Another instagramable place with numerous picturesque spots is The Garden Society of Gothenburg. It is a horticultural garden located in the city center. The highlight of the garden space is The Palm House(greenhouse of palm tree) and the rose garden with 4,000 roses of 1,900 species. Make sure to take amazing photos here..

Älvsborgsbron

Nice walking & cycling trail on the side of the bridge.

Address : Älvsborgsbron, 414 51 Göteborg, Sweden

The Garden Society of Gothenburg.

Charming old-style palm house with free entrance. It is a beautiful place in summer and winter

Address : Slussgatan 1, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden