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.

Älvsborg Fortress

The well preserved, 17th-century Älvsborg Fortress is located on a small island at the entrance of the harbour,…

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Göta Canal

One of the most famous attractions in Sweden, the Göta Canal was an important transport route for passengers and…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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