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Sights and things to do in Gothenburg

The west coast's one and only Gothenburg has a lot to offer, both for tourists and for those who live here. We have gathered lots of tips on things to do in Gothenburg. On this page you can find our various guides and articles, perfect for visiting Sweden's best coast. We go through some of the things you can do, restaurants with good food and places that you absolutely mustn’t miss on your visit.

Lilla Bommen in Gothenburg city

Lilla Bommen in Gothenburg city

Feast yourself to contentment with delicious food

Naturally you can find really good food in the city, from first-class restaurants to classic Gothenburg pubs. The guide Gothenburg's best bars & restaurants is a good starting point with numerous tips of reasonably priced establishments. Are you looking for something a little bit special? Why not check out what the Michelin Guide says about Gothenburg's restaurant offering. There are several restaurants from the city mentioned in this world famous guide. At Villa Belparc in the green Slottsskogen you can enjoy both fantastic food and concerts – here they offer American-inspired grilled food and at the same time you can listen to some of the biggest names on the Swedish music scene.

exterior-villabelparcVilla Belparc in Slottsskogen. Photo: Villa Belparc

Sights and things to do

When it comes to Gothenburg's sights and activities, there are simply too many to mention them all. Some of the city's most popular destinations and attractions are:

  • Liseberg
  • Universeum
  • The west coast and the archipelago Click on the different links to find in-depth guides and articles. Other attractions in the city that are well worth visiting are the city’s museums. Many of these have free entrance, which is great for those who are on a tight budget. The guides and articles contain everything you need to know if you want to make a visit, from opening hours and entrance costs to what you can expect once you’re there.

Events

Are you wondering what is happening in Gothenburg right now? It is very possible that there are several events already underway. The city has several huge annual events, such as Way Out West, Göteborgsvarvet, Westpride and Gothia Cup, as well as countless smaller events which you may well be interested in.

West Pride Paraden i Göteborg - prideflaggaWest Pride Parade in Gothenburg. Photo: Hampus Haara

Tips for weekend visitors

Are you visiting the city for a few days with the family? Read our article about family tips for a summer weekend in Gothenburg, perfect for families with children who want to get as much as possible out of the city's sights.

Suitable accommodation in Gothenburg

No matter how you spend your time in the city, you will need somewhere to rest up and sleep. We have several hotels that you can choose from before your visit. Some are better suited to certain people than others, especially if you have specific things that you want to be able to do during the visit. You can find our various hotels in Gothenburg here. We also provide several tips for suitable hotels among the various articles. Make sure you get as much out of your trip to Gothenburg as possible. Use our articles and guides to find inspiration and to be able to better plan your visit. With our help you will be able to see the best sides of the city.


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