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What to see in Gothenburg

Gothenburg Attractions


Gothenburg is much smaller than Stockholm and it is possible to see most of its prime attractions in only a couple of days. Gothenburg's attractions are fascinating, giving tourists a good sense of the long history of Sweden in museums like the Gothenburg City Museum, Museum of World Culture, Maritime Museum, Natural History Museum, and Kviberg Military Museum.

There are also many historical buildings in Gothenburg, including several forts and cathedrals, and the Crown House, former home of the Swedish Parliament. There is even a life-sized reconstruction of the Swedish Ship, Götheborg, which is open for visits in the harbour.

Outside the city, several popular attractions around Gothenburg include the Liseberg Amusement Park and the Wheel of Gothenburg. Paddan tourist boats run in the city canals, while Börjessons offer boat tours of the archipelago.

Tourists in Gothenburg can purchase a Gothenburg Pass, which grants them unlimited access to public transport, and free admission to Liseberg, the Botanical Gardens, and more than a dozen museums in Gothenburg.


Alvsborg Fortress

The well-preserved, 17th-century Alvsborg Fortress is located on a small island at the entrance of the harbour, at the mouth of the Gota River near Gothenburg. With a fascinating history…

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Göteborg Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden in Gothenburg is one of the largest in Europe and generally considered the most beautiful in Sweden, boasting about 13,000 different species of plant. The area covers 175 hectares…

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Gota Canal

One of the most famous attractions in Sweden, the Göta Canal was an important transport route for passengers and goods between Gothenburg and Stockholm throughout the 19th century, until the building…

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Gothenburg Archipelago

Boat trips to the southern and northern archipelago of Gothenburg are popular with both visitors and residents. The southern archipelago includes eight car-free, sparsely inhabited islands that boast…

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Liseberg Amusement Park

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Sweden, Liseberg Amusement Park has been welcoming millions of visitors a year for almost 80 years. Besides popular rides like the wooden roller coaster…

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