What to See in Gothenburg
Collected by Marie Oskarsson , AFAR Local Expert
Sweden’s second largest town is a buzzing city with a small town feel. It's the center of the Swedish craft beer scene, a great place for fresh seafood and a top cultural scene with opera, art museums and lovely botanical gardens. The compact city center and warm, easygoing ambiance makes Gothenburg a favorite for visitors of all kinds.
Kungstorget, 411 17 Göteborg, Sweden
This is the perfect place to explore some of the culinary possibilities in Gothenburg. The old indoor food market first opened in 1889. At that time, 92 different food stalls could be found in the building. Today there are not quite as many, but...
Trädgårdsgatan 6, 411 08 Göteborg, Sweden
Järntorgsgatan 12, 413 01 Göteborg, Sweden
Soup kitchen by day, rock club by night: Pustervik is the former theater that has become the heart of the Gothenburg music scene. Local bands as well as international acts like Drive By Truckers, Future Island, and Billy Bragg fill the stage. And...
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...
Magasinsgatan 17A, 411 18 Göteborg, Sweden
Enjoy the coffee of masters! It started as one small café and is now a chain under the same name, but preserving the same high quality. How do we know? Well, because some of the winners of the 2017 Swedish Barista Championships work at da Matteo....
Tredje Långgatan 8, 413 03 Göteborg, Sweden
Brewers serves upscale sourdough pizza and a good selection of craft beer (including local brews) in the relaxed Långatan area. In the summer, the whole street is for pedestrians only, turning it into a very long outdoor terrace for the bar and...
Gothenburg's music scene is lively on all levels, from small cafés that host acoustic sessions to large festivals showcasing all kinds of music. Way Out West is a three-day festival conveniently situated in a central park, Slottskogen, and has...
Heurlins Plats 9, 413 01 Göteborg, Sweden
The Gothenburg Film Festival takes place each February, just as you are wondering why you live in a damp, cold city entangled in gray fog from the sea. This welcome respite started in 1981 as a project by film loving friends, but soon developed...
Archipelago of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
The sea has always played a big part in the lives of the people of Gothenburg. When you want to relax from city life this is where you go. A tram ticket will take you all the way out into the southern archipelago to enjoy the harsh beauty of the...
Christina Nilssons gata, 411 04 Göteborg, Sweden
The impressive opera building on the harbor houses one of the major ballet companies in northern Europe—GöteborgsOperans Danskompani—with dancers from 16 countries and a good reputation when it comes to modern dance. Lovers of modern operas,...
Slussgatan 1, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden
The impressive Palmhuset greenhouse in the middle of Trädgårdsföreningen park hosts a large number of tropical plants and butterflies. It was built in 1878 with the famous Crystal Palace in London as its inspiration. It's named after the middle...
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