Gothenburg for Families
Collected by Marie Oskarsson , AFAR Local Expert
Many things make Gothenburg a perfect destination for families. The small city center and friendly atmosphere, of course, but also the many things you can do together as a family. Spend a day at the amusement park, or explore the free joys of Slottskogen park. Your children will love both.
Örgrytevägen 5, 402 22 Göteborg, Sweden
Even if you don’t like roundabouts and roller coasters, the amusement park Liseberg is a must when in Gothenburg. The park opened in 1923, and has been the social hub for the people of Gothenburg since then. They go to enjoy the beautiful flower...
Haga Nygata 28, 411 22 Göteborg, Sweden
There are many ways of creating a reputation. One is by making the biggest cinnamon rolls you have ever seen, like the ones served in this classic café. You only need one of them to feed the whole party! If you have the room, also try a...
Slussgatan 1, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden
When longing for a rose garden, this is the place. The café takes its name from the surroundings, which is the rose garden of Trädgårdsföreningen. Bring your coffee outside and just breathe! It's a brilliant place for families, with lots of space...
Vallgatan 4, 411 16 Göteborg, Sweden
Life on the small island of Käringön is at the heart of the work by designers Emma Landström and Malena Ostwald. Their clothes are often made of soft cotton incorporating prints inspired by the archipelago. They produce clothes for both women and...
Slottskogspromenaden, 414 76 Göteborg, Sweden
The large park by Linnéplatsen is called Slottskogen, which means Forest of the Castle. Unfortunately, there is no castle, but this is still a haven for locals of all ages. Friends and workmates celebrate the summer with drinks and snacks on the...
Karl Johansgatan 1-3, 414 59 Göteborg, Sweden
The Maritime Museum and Aquarium (Sjöfartsmuseet Akvariet) is a museum that really takes children seriously. It explains all about seafaring life and the industry of Gothenburg, and tells the story of how around a million Swedes emigrated to the...
Södra Vägen 50, 400 20 Göteborg, Sweden
In the middle of Gothenburg is a rain forest, swimming sharks, and other exciting natural attractions. They are at the Universeum museum, built to encourage children to explore, experiment, and learn about science and nature. Together with the...
418 34 Gothenburg, Sweden
In the 17th century, Gothenburg was protected from Danish marauders by three fortresses. Nya Älvsborgs Fästning was the most important, with its position at the mouth of the harbor. Take the boat to the fortress and enjoy one of the shows telling...
Museivägen 10, 413 11 Göteborg, Sweden
The Natural History Museum (Göteborgs naturhistoriska museum) is itself something of a glimpse of history, since it’s the oldest museum in Gothenburg, founded in 1833. The museum hosts a huge collection of over 10 million animals of all sizes. But...
416 55 Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg is all about the sea, or so everyone will keep telling you. But there are the lakes and the forests, too. Large Lake Delsjön is perfect on hot days, a place where locals go swimming, fishing, or paddling in one of the rental canoes....
Södra Larmgatan 6, 411 16 Göteborg, Sweden
So the kids like hotdogs? Well, at this place, so do grown-ups. This gourmet hotdog stand takes sausages seriously, and serves the likes of Thüringer bratwurst and sausages made with game or jalapeño cheese along with sauerkraut or homemade mash....
Kungsportsplatsen, 411 10 Göteborg, Sweden
This is a classic guided tour and a good thing to do early in your visit since it will give you a nice overview of the city. The Paddan ("Toad") boats drive along the canals while you listen to the story of Gothenburg's history. Beware! Some of...
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22A, 413 19 Göteborg, Sweden
The Botanical Garden of Gothenburg is the best spot for a few hours of blooming inspiration. Working as a research garden as well as a recreational/educational park with sections like the Japanese valley, the cliff garden, and the Rhododendron...
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