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Best things to do in Gothenburg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“Great clubs and two bars, a long with regular concerts makes this place a solid venue for anyone interested in music and mingeling. Don't miss their Monday night club Ping pong Club! A good place if you are between 20 and 40.”
35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Here you can have a great prawn sandwish and a magnificent wiew over the city. ”
44 locals recommend
Café
“THE GÖTEBORG OPERA A great river-side opera house. City Centre Sight 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.”
26 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A short walk from the city's historic Haga district, up a steep flight of stairs, Skansen Kronan fortress offers a glimpse of Swedish history, as well as sweeping views over the city. Completed in 1697, the fortress was built to defend against perceived threats of Danish attacks from the south. However, Gothenburg was never attacked in this way, and the cannons inside have stood idle for centuries. The building served as a prison, as a private residence during the 19th century, and as a military museum in the 20th century. Today, the site encompasses a restaurant and conference center. In the old army barracks adjacent to the tower is a summer café serving home-baked cakes, pastries and ice cream.”
33 locals recommend
Museum
“Great place to go if you are into exhibitions - check their homepage first though =)”
25 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
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“One of Gothenburgs best night-clubs lies on Gothenburgs main street! It has everything you'll need in a great night club! Music, drinks, and a cool interior design! ”
30 locals recommend
Café
“Wanna have a chill night? Bergakungen is the largest cinema in town. And if you feel like give yourself an extra treat, try the VIP Cinema.”
7 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Saluhallen is our amazing indoor food market, here you have to try out a typical swedish meal like "meatballs and mash potatoes" or salmon and potatoes. Its located in the city center.”
23 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Toso is an asian fusion cuisine, great and tasyy food and very good drinks.”
30 locals recommend
Route
“On these street called "Magasinsgatan" you have many concept restaurants from different food courts in the world, You can find an asian one, an Mexican one, an Italian one and many more. Its a charmy and cosy street with lot of people.”
38 locals recommend
Church
“This is where you can find a spectacular view over Gothenburg, especially during the sunset! We recomend you to take the car, since it is a challenging walk to get to the church.”
33 locals recommend
Tech Startup
“The Gothenburg Museum of Art hosts a collection of works that is regarded as one of the finest in Northern Europe. The collection covers artworks from the 15th century to contemporary pieces, with a special emphasis on Nordic art. Artists featured here include Carl Larsson, Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn, Picasso, Chagall, Monet, Rembrandt, and many others. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, as well as family activities, lectures, workshops, guided tours, a shop, and café. The photo exhibitions at the Hasselblad Centre in the museum are also well worth seeing. A highlight is the annual Hasselblad Award Winner's Exhibition. Next door is the City Theatre and Art Deco Concert Hall. Before entering you can also take a nice picture and take in the view of the whole “Avenyn” street and the “Poseidon” statue in the foreground from the museum steps.”
23 locals recommend
Café
“Great food (some of the best vegetarian in Gothenburg!) and nice alternative movies if there is bad weather!”
39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hip and trendy bar and restaurant. Good food and great atmosphere. Good all year, inside and outside. ”
24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent seafood restaurant on the pricier end of the scale, but very well worth it. Very cozy and beautiful interior as well.”
27 locals recommend
Castle
“A very special castle with nice surroundings as well as cozy café. There is a lake close by and also paths for taking a walk.”
13 locals recommend