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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public transportation within Gothenburg is operated by Vasttrafik (http://www.vasttrafik.se) and consists of trams, buses and boats.
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.
The main bus hub is Nils Ericsson Terminalen located in city center in connection with the train station.
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.
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.
Parks and Gardens
There are several different clubs in Gothenburg, with a wide array of music styles.
There are many big hotels near the station:
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.