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Parks & nature in Gothenburg

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
“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
“Great for a hike (you can go deep into the forest and up the mountains - biggest park in central Gothenburg) - or to just be in a nice park”
84 locals recommend
“The biggest park in town. Very nice to just walk around in or have a look at the animals. There are both seals, penguines, elks and birds!”
80 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Take tram number 11 towards "Saltholmen". Here you can hang out on a hot summer day with your friends on the cliffs by the sea, take a swim or grab something to eat. You can also take the ferries "skärgårdsbåtarna" from here and you can get off at any island and stay there during the day or stay there over a night or two at smaller hotels and B&Bs. ”
56 locals recommend
“Super cute park to walk around in and to visit the greenhouse with palm trees. ”
36 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
“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
Scenic Viewpoint
“THE place if you look for a secret spot with stunning view... just when you reach the top!”
16 locals recommend
“Jättehärlig strand med stor gräsmatta, mysigt café och brygga. Fina promenadstråk i skogen. ”
6 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Rent a canoe, fishing rodd or take a swim in the lake at this recreation center. MTB or running is also largely executed here. ”
8 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Quite close you find saltholmen bay ( 15min with car). From where you can take a ferry to all nerby Islands. ”
9 locals recommend
“Since summer 2015, the people of Gothenburg have a new favorite place to cool off on hot days. The pool is located in Frihamnen, on the Hisingen side of the river Göta Älv. It is 20 meters long, 8 meters wide and open to all who want to take a dip. The sauna is situated in the park Jubileumsparken which is part of the city’s quatercentenary in 2021. It was created by German architect collective Raumblabor Berlin and in large parts it’s constructed from recycled material. For instance, the changing rooms were made from 12 000 recycled bottles. In summer the sauna timeslots are drop-in, and the rest of the year you have to book in advance. You can choose between ladies, gentlemen and mixed. And it’s free! Just like the sauna and the sandy beach in the same place, the pool is part of Gothenburg's 400th anniversary in 2021 and has been built as a response to the citizens' desire to get closer to water. The water is cleaned entirely without chlorine and the pool is developed to be socially and ecologically sustainable.”
6 locals recommend
1 local recommends
“Take a walk around the lake (3 km) or jump in for a swim in the summer. You find lovely little sandbeach and plenty of rocks. ”
5 locals recommend
“Näsetbadet is very child friendly sand beach. The beach is shallow so its perfect for young children. You also have a jetty you can bath from. During high season there is public toilets. There is a big parking are close to the beach.”
6 locals recommend