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Amusement Park
“A Gothenburg institution, the Liseberg Amusement Park is a true family favorite. Thrilling rides and rollercoasters, regular concerts, and a wonderful Christmas market make this a popular attraction with locals and tourists. Around 40 different attractions and rides, such as AtmosFear, the tallest free fall ride in Europe, and the award-winning wooden roller coaster Balder along with the internationally praised Helix and Valkyria steel roller coasters will keep you entertained for hours. On the Liseberg Wheel, you'll be treated to terrific views over the city and there's also good food, music, games, and hundreds of thousands of flowers in bloom during the summer months.”
181 locals recommend
Park
“Slottsskogen is a place for relaxation, recreation and outdoor activities. The mix between planned park and natural forest creates a fantastic environment for everything from running to cosy picnics. In and close to the park are cafés, playgrounds and much more. Much of the park is given over to natural parkland with native trees such as linden, beech, maple and various species of oak. The Dawn Redwood and stately Serbian spruce are a few examples of the more exotic plants on display. The azaleas are not native but have become famous in Slottskogen. The petting zoo and pony rides are open from April to September. The park zoo is open all year round and the admission is free. Slottsskogen also hosts events, big and small, throughout the year. One of the main ones being the music festival Way out west. ”
98 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great Science museum in Göteborg with also animals, birds and sea life. For families with kids 2-15 years.”
91 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The turquoise bridge is one of Gothenburg's most popular landmarks on Instagram. Under it on the land side is an art gallery called “Röda Sten Konsthall”, named after a big rock painted red on the shore. Röda Sten art center is situated in the old boiler house in the harbor inlet. It's an alternative arena for contemporary art in all its forms. The art center almost always has exhibitions worth a visit and often a solid program with workshops and more. The restaurant serves lunch on weekdays, featuring three new dishes daily and one of the options is always vegetarian or vegan. On Sundays, don't miss the popular Meat Free Sunday brunch. Booking is recommended, and double check opening hours on the website. Various club nights are hosted here on some Fridays and Saturdays, take a look at their social media. The other side is an island called Hisingen, where I grew up but it’s so big, 199 sq. km with 130 000 people on it, that you forget it’s actually an island sometimes.”
52 locals recommend
Museum
“The art collection is one of the finest in Northern Europe with significant Nordic and international artwork. Among the collections you'll find masterpieces by Albert Edelfelt, Ernst Josephson, P.S. Krøyer, Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn, Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet, Picasso Chagall and others. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions, family activities, lectures, workshops, guided tours, a shop and a café. Gothenburg Museum of Art has three stars in the Michelin Green Guide. ”
30 locals recommend
Stadium
“This is the place to look at football, concerts and so on. I f you have booked an event here, this is were you are going!”
23 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
Asian Restaurant
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“Toso is an asian fusion cuisine, great and tasyy food and very good drinks.”
30 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
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
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