Welcome to Göteborg!
Gothenburg (Göteborg) is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries. Situated by Kattegat, on the west coast of Sweden, it is the core and growth engine of the Gothenburg region and Region Västra Götaland. It is home to a variety of strong industries and Scandinavia’s largest port.
It has considerable appeal for tourists and locals alike. Neoclassical architecture lines its tram-rattled streets, hip pavement-side cafés hum with bonhomie, and there's always some cutting-edge art exhibition, shops rammed with fairtrade gear and architecture to grab your attention.
From Centralstationen in the north, shop-lined Östra Hamngatan leads southeast across one of Gothenburg’s few 17th-century canals, through verdant Kungsparken (King’s Park) to the city’s boutique and upscale bar-lined ‘Avenyn’ boulevard.
The waterfront abounds with all things nautical, from ships, aquariums and sea-related museums to the freshest fish. To the west, the Vasastan, Haga and Linné districts buzz with creativity. Fashionistas design fairtrade threads, artists collaborate over mean espressos and street artists spice up forlorn facades.
You can visit the Official Visitor Guide to Gothenburg here and the City of
Gothenburg website here for detailed information.
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Getting to Göteborg:
The international airport Landvetter (GOT) is located 20 kilometres south-east of the city centre and you can travel from various destinations in Europa and the world. Please note that the smaller Göteborg City Airport (GSE) is no longer in use for commercial flights and will be phased out as from the winter 2015.
Further information are available here