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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Sublocality
“Old part of town with plenty of small shops and coffee places☕️. Cosy place! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Route
“A nice street to visit in a charming neighbourhood full of coffeeshops and bakeries! ”
  • 47 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
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
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
Route
“This is a nice area in Gothenburg for restaurants and bars. From basic kitchens to luxury, all within walking distance.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hip and trendy bar and restaurant. Good food and great atmosphere. Good all year, inside and outside. ”
  • 24 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
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you like fish or seafood, this is a perfect lunch place in the heart of the city. For a la carte, we also recommend their Michelin star syster restaurant, Sjömagasinet. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“If you are looking for a Nightclub that represents Gothenburg then Nefertiti is the place to go. The old Jazz club has hosted artist like Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones for open mic sessions. It is always something happening at Nefertiti from Hip-hop to improvised Jazz music. Nefertiti got everything, and yes during weekends it is just a great place to go out for some dancing!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Establishment
“Play boules and drink drinks and eat food. Good outdoor seating right by the river.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Raw concrete and stick chairs characterize this rustic and hipster-friendly restaurant that uses eco-labeled meat and locally produced ingredients. Recommended in the White Guide.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The cows gloating at the nearby Swedish farms where they eat grass and other natural growing. Also serves Veggie-burger.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gym
“Rainy day? Take a swim and have lunch in this old and beautiful bath house. (Not for kids)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent Indian Food, and nice atmosphere. Reasonably prices. A bit off for tourists, but worth a try. About 10 min walk from Slottskogen or Haga old town.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“This small café/bakery is located in one of the most beautiful streets in all of Gothenburg! The area is called Haga, and boasts some of the most cozy café's around as well as a beautiful church! Viktoria and I generally take every chance we can get to walk through these gorgeous streets! Café Husaren especially is one of our favourite spots for a cup of coffee or one of their famous HUGE Swedish cinnamon buns! ”
  • 11 locals recommend