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What to see in Gothenburg

Gothenburg Attractions


Gothenburg is much smaller than Stockholm and, and it is possible to see many of its attractions in only a couple of days. Gothenburg's attractions are just as fascinating however, 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. The birthplace of the Volvo, there is even a museum dedicated to Sweden's most famous car.

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 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 for SEK 245 (24 hours) or SEK 390 (48 hours), which grants them unlimited access to public transport, and free admission to Liseberg, the Botanical Gardens, and more than a dozen museums in Gothenburg.


Elfsborg Fortress

The well preserved, 17th-century Elfsborg Fortress (or Älvsborg Fortress) is located on a small island at the entrance…

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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 the most beautiful in Sweden, boasting about 13,000…

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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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