Do you know that Gothenburg or Göteborg is the second largest city in Sweden? There are about a million people in the metropolitan area and 570,000 residents in the city, which is located by the Kattegat, which is on the west coast of the country. Indeed, this city is also the biggest industrial city in the country, where you can find the Volvo Group as well as the Volvo Cars. This place is also known for hosting various events, such as the Gothia and Partille Cup as well as the Way out West.
If Sweden is in your travel bucket list, then I suggest you to plan for a trip to Gothenburg City. I am pretty sure that there are a lot of exciting and interesting activities that awaits you there. Aside from shopping, you would surely appreciate the culture and enjoy exploring the city. Coming to Gothenburg and roaming around the city is no problem because transportation is available. They have this double track public transport like buses, boats, ferries and trains.
So, what do you think will you do in this amazing city? I know that you will surely search for things to do in Gothenburg. But anyway, we have here a few things to introduce you, if you have not yet prepared a plan of activities for your tour.
Parks and the Nature
If you are a nature-lover type of person, then you would surely enjoy the beauty of the parks as well as nature reserves in the city. One of the most beautiful spots that you should not miss is the Gothenburg Botanical Garden. Aside from that, you may also visit the Garden Society of Gothenburg, which has a horticultural garden. What’s notable here is the rose garden, having 4,000 roses out of 1900 cultivars.
Do not forget to also check the largest park in the city, which is the Slottsskogen. August Kobb created this 137 ha park in 1874. Coming here with your kids would be great because they have an open zoo, the Natural History Museum and the oldest observatory in the city.
When you come to Sweden, you would surely feel very excited about their culture. This is actually the best experience that you can share with your family and friends. Therefore, you may come to the museums like the Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Aeroseum, Volvo Mueum and the Universeum. You can learn a lot here about navigation history, natural history, science, aircraft and cars. Of course, do not forget to check out the statue of Poseidon, which is actually a famous landmark a cultural symbol.
Another way to experience the Swedish culture is through leisure and entertainment. You can find here the Liseberg, which was chosen by Forbes in 2005. Aside from that, they also have independent theatres like the Gothenburg City Theatre, Folkteatern and Backa Theatre. Another famous boulevard is called, the Avenue or Kungsportsavenyn, which was created between 1860 and 1870. This is where you can find clubs and pubs as well as the largest shopping centre, named the Nordstan.
Now if you are looking for a picturesque of wooden houses and various architectural designs, then you may go to Haga district. It is also where you can get a serve of the famous Haga bulle, which is a really huge cinnamon roll. Anyway, there are famous restaurants around here. They have the Basement, Fiskekrogen, 28 +, Fond, Sjomagasinet and Kock & Vin. Do not miss to eat at the Gustavus Adolphus pastry.
If you are coming to witness the festivals and fairs, then make sure to know the exact dates and be there. They have the largest film festival in Scandinavia, called the Gothenburg Film Festival, which they celebrate yearly. Every September, they have the Gothenburg Book Fair, which is the largest literary festival. They also have the International Science Festival in Gothenburg every April.
I supposed, you will also enjoy the Scandinavian diverse music community. For this, they have the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra for classical music. They also have music festivals yearly. These are the Metaltown Festival for heavy metal music bands. And then, the Way Out West for rock, hip-hop and electronic genres of music.