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Places to Visit in Gothenburg


Interesting Sites

As any city as old as Gothenburg, it has a large number of interesting sights and buildings. If you are into nature, all you have to do is to take a trip out to the southern archipelago and visit anyone of the 5000 persons who are living here the whole year.


With a visit rate of approximately 3 million persons a year and with the biggest numbers of rides in Scandinavia, the amusement park Liseberg is a place to visit.

Opened in 1923 it has a wooden rollercoaster, Balder, which was voted twice as the “Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster” in the world in 2003 and 2005 in an international poll. During the colder months of the year it features a Christmas market with traditional Swedish food and delights.

Botanical Garden.

One of the biggest gardens in the world which covers an area of 175 hectares and contains some 16.000 different species. Inaugurated in 1923 when Gothenburg celebrated its 300 year anniversary. Sweden’s biggest collection of orchids which include somewhat 1500 flowers is found here as a rare specimen of the Easter Island Tree.

The Avenue

Created in the later half of the 19th century, Avenyn is the main street in Gothenburg. It was the result after an international town planning competition and has a total length of 1000 meters. At the end of the Avenyn lie the Museum Of Art and the statue of Poseidon by Carl Milles. A major concentration of pubs, restaurants and discotheques is found here which is unusual in Sweden.

Feskekôrka (The Fish Church)

An indoor fish- and seafood market which was built in 1874 and takes its name by the fact that the building looks like a church with inspiration from Norwegian stave churches and gothic stone churches. Became an attraction early since fish and seafood is one of the oldest trades in Gothenburg.

Masthugget Church

The church has become one of the symbols for the town of Gothenburg. Located on a high hill (Masthugget) it was built in 1914 and its tower has a height of 60 meters. It was closed down in 1940 due to lack of fuel during the war.

New Elfsborgs Fortress

Built during the late 17th century on an islet by the mouth of the Gothenburg port, the fortress played a big role when the Danish attacked Gothenburg in 1717 and in 1719.

Today the fortress is a popular tourist attraction with regular boat rips to the islet and different theater plays are performed there.