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Things to do in Gothenburg, Sweden

Updated on July 19, 2009

Gothenburg Attractions

 Gothenburg is a great place to visit in Sweden as prices are much cheaper compared to Stockholm, the most popular destination for most tourists with plenty of attractions for kids. You will find some of the great attractions and things to do in Gothenburg including Botanical Graden, Liseberg Park, list of museums like maritiman, Gothenburg’s Skyscraper, etc. Continue your expedition and let me know how your trip to Sweden went in the comments section below.

Top Gothenburg attractions
Top Gothenburg attractions

Liseberg Park in Gothenburg

 The top tourist attraction in all of Sweden in terms of number of visitors is the Liseberg Park in Gothenburg making it one of the top things to do in Gothenburg, Sweden. This park has everything from roller coaster rides to live band music to flower gardens. You will find romantic couples strolling around the park's paths surrounded with beautiful flowerbeds. A lot of adventure rides including Kallarado rapid river, a simulated white water trip through northern Sweden and the HangOver, a speedy roller coaster ride.

Botanical Garden in Gothenburg
A beautiful park and garden in the city is one of the top things to do in Gothenburg with kids as it is the most dramatic cultivated bit of nature in western Sweden. There are plants and garden from all over the world including a bamboo grove evoking southern asia and Japanese dale. It also features a stunning Rock Garden featuring ponds, rocks, cliffs, rivulets and a cascade.

East India House (Museum of Gothenburg)
Originally a warehouse, this place after the city took over from East India company, was turned into three museums for archaelogy, history and industry. It is kind of a dull museum for some visitors.

Liseberg Park in Gothenburg
Liseberg Park in Gothenburg

 Gothenburg Art Museum

The Göteborg Museum of Art at Gotaplatsen, Gothenburg, is renowned for its collection of Nordic art from around the end of 19th century. One of the highlights of this museum is the lavishly decorated Furstenberg Gallery, named Pontus Fürstenberg. Among the artists showcased one can mention Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn, and P.S. Kroyer. The museum also exhibits older and contemporary art, both Nordic and international. The Museum has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide.

A perfect museum to spend time with family and kids, this is the largest floating ship museum in the world. It is located right on the harbor and consists of 19 ships ,boats and barges, the largest and most dramatic Smaalland. The museum also includes lightships, steamships and tugboats and a giant submarine.

Gothenburg’s Skyscraper
Gothenburg’s Skyscraper is the tallest building in the city and gives visitors some spectacular views of the entire city and make sure to visit Gothenburg’s best cafes located at the top of the building.

Travel to Gothenburg, sweden


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    • Max Graham profile image

      Max Graham 7 years ago from London

      I'm going to Gothenburg in about a month. Didn't have a clue what was there until i read all of this. I'm quite excited now, thanks.