Gothenburg, Sweden’s vibrant coastal gem that promises an unforgettable adventure. With its captivating blend of old-world charm and modern innovation, Gothenburg offers an array of experiences for every visitor. Explore picturesque canals, wander through cobbled streets lined with charming cafes, and immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and culture.
From the iconic Liseberg amusement park to the stunning archipelago, in just a short ferry ride away, there’s no shortage of activities to fill your days with joy and wonder. Embrace the warmth of the locals’ hospitality and savor the Scandinavian cuisine.
Whether you’re an art enthusiast or nature lover, Gothenburg has something extraordinary waiting for you. Seize this opportunity to attend the 17th Congress of Paediatric Dentistry while creating long lasting memories.
What is (in) Gothenburg
Parks & Gardens
Just a 20-minute walk from the hotel you will find the Garden Society of Gothenburg – one of Europe’s best-preserved 19th-century parks. At the other end of town you will find the Botanical Garden, a world-class botanical garden with over 16,000 species to admire.
Slottsskogen is one of Gothenburg’s largest, oldest city parks. There are large lawns for picnics and many walking paths for exercise. The park is open all year round, and also includes one of Sweden’s oldest zoos – free to visit.
Amusement park Liseberg
Across the street is our nearest neighbor, the amusement park Liseberg, a park for everyone. One of Scandinavia’s largest amusement parks, offering a thrilling mix of roller coasters, rides, and attractions for visitors of all ages.
The summer with about 40 attractions as well as international artists on the big stage.
Food and drinks
Visit one of Gothenburg’s restaurants. The delicacies of the sea taste extra good in the port city of Gothenburg. World-class seafood, innovative cuisine, Michelin stars and fine ingredients from a living agricultural landscape.
Along the coast, the archipelago spreads out like a string of pearls of islands. Just a short trip from central Gothenburg, you can stroll along picturesque alleys, lovely beaches, in nature reserves and nice walking paths. It is easy to get to the southern archipelago by boat, and the northern archipelago can be visited by car.
Universeum Swedish national Science Discovery Centre, is located across the street from Gothia Towers. In one house you will find an entire rainforest, an aquarium hall with exotic fish and sharks, lots of exotic animals and plants.
The Paddan Tour
Experience Gothenburg from the water with this classic sightseeing tour. The Paddan boats take you on a historical experience along Gothenburg’s canals. The classic city tour on the Paddan boats shows you the beauty of Gothenburg from a waterside perspective. The tour takes you under 20 bridges and out to the harbor.
Gothenburg Museum of Art
The Gothenburg Museum of Art houses an impressive collection, one of the finest in Northern Europe, with significant Nordic and international artwork, including works by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Picasso, and Monet. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, family activities, lectures, workshops, guided tours, a shop and café, offering a glimpse into the vibrant art scene of Gothenburg.
Gothenburg Museum of Art has three stars in the Michelin Green Guide.
In the mood for shopping? Local clothing brands, second-hand and interior design are just a small part of everything you will find during a shopping trip in Gothenburg. Start at Avenyn just a couple of minutes’ walk from Gothia Towers and then stroll between small shops, international chains and large department stores.
Haga is a charming neighbourhood known for its well-preserved wooden houses, cobblestone streets, and cozy cafes. It’s an excellent place to stroll around, enjoy a fika (Swedish coffee break), and explore unique boutiques and antique shops.
Is conveniently located within walking distance of the city centre, but if you arrive by tram, you can get off at the stops Hagakyrkan or Järntorget.
Attractions in Gothenburg
The Göteborg Opera
The opera offers a wide range of operas, musicals, classic and modern ballet. The river-side building is worth a visit for its architecture alone.
The building designed by Jan Izikowitz and built in 1994 was inspired by both the opera world and the nearby harbour. Specific seats have wheelchair accessibility and hosts are available for assistance. Hearing aid is also available.
The opera restaurant opens two hours before the show and you can choose to have starters and main course before the first part and dessert in the break. All tables have views of the river and there are also a bar and cafés. Lunch is served on weekdays.
Gunnebo House and Gardens
One of the finest 1700s establishments in northern Europe.
Gunnebo house was built as a summer villa for the wealthy merchant John Hall and his family. Today, is a thriving cultural landmark with guided tours and events, a coffee house and restaurant, a shop and a farm. Visit Gunnebo house and Garden and come closer to the 1700s. It’s open daily and all year around.
The gardens are always open and there’re guided tours of Gunnebo House and gardens all year round, at set times. Groups can pre-book tours in English or German. You’ll find more information on schedules and tickets at the Gunnebo website.
Christinae kyrka is beautiful church located in the city centre.
The German church, also called Christinae church, is located in central Gothenburg near the moat. The church was named after Gustav II Adolf’s daughter, Queen Kristina. It was inaugurated in 1748.
Gustaf Adolfs Torg
Gothenburg’s political centre. Includes the old and new City Halls, the City Council and the Commodity Exchange. Formerly Stora Torget. There is a statue of the city’s founder Gustav II Adolf in the square.
The Göteborg City Hall was completed in 1673 and was designed by Nicomdemus Tessin. This is where Göteborg’s town council is housed. The additional functionalist annex was designed by the internationally famous architect Gunnar Asplund.
The commodity exchange, built in 1849, and designed by Pehr Johan Ekman, was home to the oldest commercial guild and is currently the town’s assembly place
The city hall and Wenngrenska Villa, both typical of the 18th century are still used today for the city’s administration.
The cathedral serves as a quiet oasis in the middle of the shopping district.
The city of Gothenburg was founded by King Gustav II Adolf in 1621. A church was built on the same ground as where the cathedral stands today. The church was dedicated in 1633 and named Gustavi kyrka after the king who, in the previous year, had fell in the battle of Lützen. It got its status as cathedral in 1665 and was then renamed Gustavi Domkyrka, called Domkyrkan.
An over 700-year-old fortress north of Gothenburg.
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish forces have tried to invade the Bohus fortress 14 times, but never succeeded. The fortress is over 700 years old and carries a big legacy from Nordic culture.
Day trip, resting place along the road or full day visit with overnight stay – few sites can offer so simple and varied opportunities. Bohus Fortress and Fästningsholmen is a perfect stop on the way to or from Bohuslän and Göta Älvdalen.
The center of Gothenburg is only twenty minutes away and the city airport can be found on the way there. The fortress is easily reached by bus and you can even dock your own boat.
Explore and learn about Nordic stories of 700 years and more. Participate in programs that will make your visit a unique adventure. Plan your visit upfront and visit their website for current activities and events. Click here for opening hours and entrance fees.