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5 reasons to visit Liseberg in Gothenburg

Liseberg is one of the most popular and well-visited places in Gothenburg and it is easy to understand why. There are lots of things to see and do, whether you visit on your own, with your family or with a partner. We have gathered 5 reasons to visit Liseberg.

Roller coaster at Liseberg in Gothenburg

You’ll have no trouble spending a whole day or even weekend at Liseberg!

Liseberg is perfect for both parents and children

Liseberg is practically made for families with children. Here you will find everything you need for a fantastic full day, good food, fun rides and cosy spots to have a rest. One tip is to choose a central hotel, such as Clarion Collection © Hotel Odin. It is easy to get to Liseberg and other attractions like Universeum from here as there are several tram lines right by us. You can also stay at Quality Hotel ™ Panorama which is within walking distance of the amusement park.

Perfect for a date

If you visit Gothenburg with your other half, one day at Liseberg can be a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together. Have a go at the pentathlon course, eat at one of the good restaurants or venture up the heights of the scary Atmosfear together. If you are in Gothenburg for a weekend, there are also many other things to discover in Gothenburg, from good shopping to world-class restaurants. Book a hotel in the centre of town, such as Avalon Hotel, to give yourself easy access to the city centre. If you’re on a weekend for two in Gothenburg, a visit to Liseberg is a great way to get closer to each other. If you are looking for another city you can read more about romantic weekends here.

liseberg-summer-sky-carousel-blomsterkarusellen.jpg Photo: Liseberg.

Fun events and concerts

Liseberg has extremely talented event planners and all kinds of large and small concerts are held on site. In 2018, the theme park was visited by global stars such as Mando Diao and The Sounds as well as Swedish favourites such as Kapten Röd, Darin, Molly Sandén and Lena Philipsson. On Liseberg's website you can see which current artists will be on the big stage this year, as well as read about other events, from theatre performances to lectures and much more.

Entertainment all year round

Every year, Liseberg has several special days, such as Liseberg's garden days, when around eighty exhibitors present their garden products and hold interesting lectures and seminars. Even during the autumn and winter there are special days at Liseberg. During Halloween, the whole area becomes "ghostly" and scary, whilst Christmas includes immense amounts of Christmas lighting and also the Nordic region's largest Christmas market. One tip is to check if something special is happening during your visit to the West Coast. On Liseberg's website you can find dates and opening hours for the different days.

concert-liseberg-gothenburg Experience everything from concerts to lectures at Liseberg. Photo: Liseberg.

Some of the best amusement park rides are at Liseberg

If there is something Liseberg is especially good at then it has to be the attractions. In fact, Liseberg is regularly ranked as one of the top five theme parks *in Europe. Helix and Balder have several times received prestigious awards, for example top placements for the best roller coaster in steel and wood respectively. The newest ride, Valkyria, is the longest ride in the Nordic countries and a thrilling experience that must not be missed. Alongside this you also have classics like Flumride, Lisebergsbanan, and many more.

Rollercoaster Valkyria at Liseberg Valkyria is Europe's longest Dive Coaster – a roller coaster with a vertical drop of 50 metres. Photo: Liseberg.

These are just some of the fun things you can find when you come to Gothenburg. Liseberg may be the largest and most popular destination in the big city, but it is far from the only one. If you want to find more attractions, we recommend our guide: Attractions and things to do in Gothenburg.


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