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Gothenburg, (Swedish: Goteborg, pronounced "Yutheboori") is the second largest city in Sweden. It is situated on Sweden's west coast at the outlet of the river Gota alv.

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Gothenburg

Understand

Goteborg is a city founded by the Swedish king Gustav II Adolf, and was once the center of the Swedish ship-building industry. In 1970, with rising competition from foreign ship wharfs, many of the docks had to close down. Still, the working-class history is easily visible. There are comparatively few fashion houses, or posh cafeterias. Politically it is dominated by the Social Democrats (Labour Party), and has been for many years.

Gothenburg

Get in

Gothenburg

By plane

Landvetter Airport (airport code: GOT) is Gothenburg's main airport, located 15 minutes by car east of the city . There is also a bus service from Landvetter terminating at the Nils Ericson terminal (cost SEK 70) which takes about 30 minutes.

If you take Ryanair you will arrive at Gothenburg City Airport (airport code: GSE) which was previously known as Save Airport. This is definitely in the 'small' category of airport, and you should expect to wait a while for your bags. Remarkably for Ryanair however it is closer to Gothenburg than the main Landvetter airport. A bus (cost SEK 50) meets each Ryanair flight, and takes you to the bus and train terminal in 30 minutes.

Gothenburg

By train

From Centralstationen (tram Centralstationen/Drottningtorget) you can catch trains to all different parts of Sweden. There is also a service to Copenhagen via the Øresund bridge.

Gothenburg

By bus

Several coach services operate in and out of Gothenburg including Eurolines (http://www.eurolines.com), Safflebussen (http://www.safflebussen.se) and Swebus Express (http://www.swebusexpress.se). Nils Ericsson Terminalen, located in connection with the central station, is the most common bus stop.

Gothenburg

By ship

Stena Line 1 (http://www.stenaline.se) operates ships to/from Denmark (Fredrikshavn) and Germany (Kiel). The terminals are situated near the city centre. Tramway stops: Masthuggstorget (Frederikshavn), Chapmans Torg (Kiel).

DFDS Seaways operates ships to/from Norway (Kristiansand) and United Kingdom (Newcastle). The terminal is situated near the city centre. Tramway stop: Frihamnen.

From Belgium (Ghent) a cargo line with limited passenger capacity is operated by DFDS Torline 2 (http://www.dfdstorline.com/Infobridge).

Gothenburg

Get around

Public transportation within Gothenburg is operated by Vasttrafik (http://www.vasttrafik.se) and consists of trams, buses and boats.

Gothenburg

By tram

The main tram hub is Brunnsparken ('Well Park'), where you can catch trams to all parts of the city. It is located only a couple of stones' throws from the train station.

Gothenburg

By bus

The main bus hub is Nils Ericsson Terminalen located in city center in connection with the train station.

Gothenburg

By ferry

The ferries alvsnabben and alvsnabbare runs along on the river, where the port and wharfs used to be, from Lilla Bommen and Rosenlund to Klippan, stopping on the other side (Hisingen). It's a good way to see the city from the river.

Gothenburg

By taxi

Several companies, for example Taxi Goteborg and Minitaxi. Another option are the many illegal taxis ("Black Taxis"), which are generally cheaper. A warning though: don't travel alone, as several robbings and rapes have occurred.

Gothenburg

See

  • The Skansen Crown (Skansens Krone) is a hilltop fortification, southwest of the city center, built in 1641. In the 19th century it served as a prison, and now houses a military museum.
  • The Fish Market, called the "Fish Church" because of the shape of its structure, is located on the canal near the harbor.
Gothenburg

Museums

  • Gothenburg Art Museum (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), Gotaplatsen. Housed in a magnificent edifice flanked by the theater and concert hall, it features a world-class collection of Nordic art. The adjacent Hasselblad Center periodically holds public exhibitions, and the Art Hall (free entry) features contemporary art.
  • Gothenburg City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum), Norra Hamngatan 12. Covers the history of the city and region from prehistoric times to the present, with emphasis on the 19th-century Swedish East India Company, which was once housed in the building.
  • Universeum Sodra Vagen (Liseberg). A new museum focusing on the environment with an indoor rainforest, experiment workshop etc.
  • Museum of World Culture, Sodra Vagen 54 (Liseberg). A cultural counterpart to the science-oriented Universeum, it's a museum of ethnography and anthropology, with a thoroughly contemporary approach. There are regular special events such as concerts, films, and lectures. Free entry to the museum; events extra charge.
Gothenburg

Historical buildings

  • Gothenburg Cathedral, Vastra Hamngatan. Built in 1815.
  • Christinae Church (German Church), Norra Hamngatan. Built in 1748.
  • Crown House (Kronhuset), Postgatan. Built in 1643-1655, and briefly home of the Swedish Parliament. It currently houses Goteborgs Musik, and the surrounding buildings are now cafes and crafts workshops.
Gothenburg

Parks and Gardens

  • Slottsskogen
  • The Gothenburg Botanical Garden has an area of 175 hectares and was selected as the most beautiful garden in Sweden 2003.
Gothenburg

Itineraries

Gothenburg

Do

  • Liseberg - the biggest amusement park in all of Scandinavia, with lots of different rides for all ages. Be sure to try Balder, the new wooden roller-coaster. The number one attraction, by number of visitors, in Sweden.
  • The sailing ship Gotheborg, mentioned here before, has departed for China and its wharf Terra Nova has closed.
Gothenburg

Events

  • Every year in February, the town is invaded by cinema buffs for the annual Gothenburg Film Festival 3 (http://www.filmfestival.org). The festival, which is growing every year, is now one of the major Scandinavian movie festivals.
  • Goteborgskalaset
Gothenburg

Sport events

  • Once a year during the summer, football playing youths from more than 50 countries take part in Gothia Cup.
  • Goteborgsvarvet is half a marathon (21 km) which is run in central Gothenburg once a year.
  • Between 6 - 13th of August 2006, Gothenburg will host the European Athletics Championships at Ullevi Stadium.
Gothenburg

Eat

Gothenburg

Budget

  • Andrum, Östra Hamngatan 19A. Tasty and healthy vegetarian/vegan buffet.
  • Bar Centro - Small italian-style espressobar, takes coffee very seriously.
Gothenburg

Mid-range

  • Sjomagasinet - excellent (and pricey!) fish restaurant at Klippan.
  • Gyllene Prag - cheap and wonderful Czech restaurant with good beer in generous helpings. The breaded cheese is a classic, and you won't be hungry again for at least a week. Located at Sveaplan.
  • Kungstorgskaféet, Kungstorget 11. It's an old, classic, small and inexpensive restaurant, open in the daytime, right in the city centre. The menu is very Swedish.
Gothenburg

Drink

  • Ölhallen 7:an. One of the best places for good beer, and the only traditional "Beer-hall" left in the city. It is situated next to Saluhallen.
Gothenburg

Clubs

There are several different clubs in Gothenburg, with a wide array of music styles.

  • Haket (Masthuggstorget). Indie pop. Often arranges theme nights, with music, videos and even drinks featuring a certain artist.
  • Tradgår'n - EBM, House
  • Nefertiti - EBM, House
  • Cockpit - gay
  • Sticky Fingers - Rock
  • Uptown/Studio One - Reggae
Gothenburg

Sleep

Gothenburg

Budget

  • STF Hostel (Slottskogen)
  • Karralund Camping
Gothenburg

Mid-range

There are many big hotels near the station:

  • Sheraton
  • Riverton
  • Radisson/SAS
  • Scandic
  • Hôtel Eggers, Drottningtorget, +46-(0)31-333 44 40, fax 333 44 49. Located right by the train station, with nearly 150 years of history.
Gothenburg

Get out

Near Gothenburg is the beautiful southern archipelago. There's a resident population on most islands, so ferries run all year. Private cars are not allowed. Take tram 11 (or 9 in summer) to Saltholmen, and then one of the ferries to Styrso, Kopstadso or any of the other islands. Here you can swim in the ocean, buy ice cream and maybe eat at the restaurants on Branno, Styrso or Vrångo. Be warned that the tram is packed with people on sunny summer days, especially when the 9 doesn't run, and going by car isn't better since you are unlikely to find a parking place. The ferries, however, usually make extra tours such days.

The ferry alvsnabben runs along on the river, where the port and wharfs used to be, from Lilla Bommen and Rosenlund to Klippan, stopping on the other side (Hisingen). It's a good way to see the city from the river. Borjesson operates tourist boat trips is summer, such as Paddan in the city canals, to alvsborg fort and Vinga, and around the Hisingen island.

Gothenburg

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