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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.

Restaurant
“Hip and trendy bar and restaurant. Good food and great atmosphere. Good all year, inside and outside. ”
24 locals recommend
Hotel
“Very good Restaurant very high up in the highest tower hotel in Göteborg at 100 meters with fantastic view of Göteborg.”
20 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“The best Swedish hockey is in Scandinavium. Watch Frölunda Indians and never go settle for anything less.”
20 locals recommend
History Museum
“One ot the big museums of Göteborg. The entrance is SEK60, but a year-pass costs SEK100 and grants you access to the other big ones - Göteborgs konstmuseum, Göteborgs stadsmuseum and Röhsska museet.”
19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Tacos & Tequila is tucked away in a cosy courtyard and serves manly tacos and ceviche in a contemporary setting. Enjoy some tacos, quesadillas or ceviche and perhaps a margarita? Tacos & Tequila is one of several the restaurants by Avenyfamiljen at Tredje Långgatan in the Linné district. The restaurant takes no tabel reservations or cash, so it's all drop-in and card payments. During summer there is a lovely outdoor area.”
27 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Amazing Thai restaurant. A great experience. The decor is out of this world. Don't miss going there!”
22 locals recommend
Fish Market
“Ever visited a church filled with seafood? It might sound odd, but Feskekörka translates to “fish church” and it truly is a mecca for anyone who loves fish and shellfish. Feskekörka opened in 1874 and was at the time a futuristic building inspired by Gothic stone churches – hence the name. Since then Feskekörka has been Sweden’s number one meeting point for anyone who likes seafood. The building originally incorporated a fish auction, but is today a large fish and shellfish market with two restaurants. You can purchase fresh seafood caught on the day, get recipe advice from the experienced fishmongers, stop by for a quick super fresh fish or seafood take-away or stay for a lovely lunch at one of the restaurants. Restaurant Gabriel is located at the second floor of Feskekörka and is run by chef Johan Malm, who has won the World Oyster Opening Championship, not only once, but twice! It is safe to say that Malm has a true passion for seafood, which definitely reflects on his restaurant. The menu changes daily depending on what’s in season and what can be found in the sea surrounding Gothenburg. Restaurant Gabriel serve a wide array of seafood such as oysters, lobsters, crab, prawns and salmon, but you’ll also find Swedish classics cooked with finesse – all served with views over the buzzing market hall below. Feskekörka fish market hall & restaurant Gabriel, Fisktorget 4, 411 20 Gothenburg Feskekörka (‘fish church’) is an indoor fish market in Gothenburg, Sweden, which got its name from the building's resemblance to Gothic churches or the typical wooden churches of Norway. It dates back to 1874, and was drawn by architect Victor von Gegerfelt. Photo: Per Pixel Petersson/imagebank.sweden.se Seafood at restaurant Gabriel in the fish market hall Feskekörka in Gothenburg. Photo: Tina Stafren/ Göteborg & Co Feskekörka (‘fish church’) is an indoor fish market in Gothenburg, Sweden, which got its name from the building's resemblance to Gothic churches or the typical wooden churches of Norway. It dates back to 1874, and was drawn by architect Victor von Gegerfelt. Photo: Per Pixel Petersson/imagebank.sweden.se Seafood at restaurant Gabriel in the fish market hall Feskekörka in Gothenburg. Photo: Tina Stafren/ Göteborg & Co 1 2 ”
22 locals recommend
Route
“Kungsportsavenyn, commonly known as Avenyn, stretches from the bridge Kungsportsbron by the canal to Götaplatsen and the Museum of Art, the City Theatre and the Concert Hall. The main boulevard is busy all day until late. The main boulevard, Avenyn, runs from Kungsportsplatsen to Götaplatsen where the landmark statue of merman Poseidon, by Carl Milles, is overlooking the neighbourhood. Shops, restaurants and night clubs are lining the street and there are plenty of choices for al fresco lunch or dinner on a fine summer's day. ”
21 locals recommend
Route
“The Garden Society of Gothenburg, Trädgårdsföreningen, is one of the best preserved 19th century parks in Europe. There are thousands of roses, carpet beddings and lush woodlands. The palm house from 1878 houses exotic plants in a Mediterranean climate.”
15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cool restaurant with burlesk feeling! Nice drinks and cakes! They also have a cosy rooftop bar.”
26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Trevliga strövområden & bra slingor (finns även badplats) / Great hiking/walking around the lake (also possible to swim in this lake)”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gothenburg’s most famous street featuring restaurants, shops, night clubs and more”
23 locals recommend
Food
“Built in 1874, the indoor fish market hall Feskekôrka, actually looks like a Neo-Gothic church, but is a paradise for seafood-lovers. Besides a market place, they also offer several lunch restaurants and takeaway shops that serves all kinds of fish and seafood. It is conveniently located in the city centre and popular among locals and tourists alike.”
25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The "Central Park" of Gothenburg. Its huge and gorgeous. Worth a visit. From spring to autumn a small zoo is open. You can see penguins, seals, muse etc. free of charge.”
17 locals recommend
Plaza
“There is a lot of Gothenburgs legacy here. Theatre, library, monument etc. ”
17 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Frölunda Torg resecentum is the stop and changing hub for trams and busses on the west side of town. Buses out to the ocean and trams to the city, up to 24 hr service (fri + sat) , shorter other days and holidays”
13 locals recommend