Gothenburg Attractions Guide

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Gothenburg is a beautiful historic port city with plenty to see and do for all ages, from attractions to sightseeing tours. Its maritime history makes up a significant part of Gothenburg’s culture, past and present, and there are many museums which celebrate the city’s heritage and legacies. Set on the waterfront, this famous bustling port is also famed for its canals and harbour views, making make it one of the most picturesque cities in Sweden.

For visitors wanting to learn more about Gothenburg, the city certainly doesn’t shy away from celebrating its history and heritage. Boasting many wonderful museums which explore the city’s rich past, you won’t want to miss the floating museum, Maritiman, made up of 19 historic vessels, some dating back to the late 1800s, or the replica of the East Indiaman Götheborg that sank outside Gothenburg 1745 upon the return from China.. If cars are more your thing, pay a visit to the Volvo Museum and learn all there is about the world’s safest and most trusted car.

To see the sights from a new perspective, a Hop on Hop off Bus Tour is one of the best ways to get around and see the top attractions. With 7 stops around the city it’s a great way get a feel for Gothenburg from the comfort of your seat and create your own itinerary. Alternatively, explore the area by Paddan, an open top ‘toad’ style boat and tour the canals and harbour for a novel experience, or hop on hop off along the wateway, too. Other tours include an Archipelago Tour and a tour of Hisingen.

Step back in time and visit Bohus Fortress, a historic Nordic stronghold that really has stood the test of time. Its fascinating past is complicated, with power struggles and sieges, and it’s a wonder there’s any of it still standing. Gunnebo House, on the other hand, is a beautiful untouched example of neoclassical architecture and a visit to this stately home will leave you breathless in awe of its elegance, thanks to the vision of architect Carl Wilhelm Carlberg at the end of the 18th century. Gothenburg’s Botanical Gardens are not to be missed for those who love the outdoors and natural beauty. One of the largest gardens in Europe, they will inspire every gardener with the wide range of exotic plants and flowers, including Sweden’s largest collection of tropical orchids.

If you’re visiting Gothenburg with the kids they won't be disappointed! Liseberg Amusement Park is a great one for the adrenaline seekers, with some of Sweden’s most nail-biting rides. There’s also an area for the littler ones too, so they won’t feel left out. Universeum is a must-visit in the city - as Scandinavia´s most visited Science center, there's plenty to discover and learn! If they’re really little, then they might like a trip to the Alfie Altkin’s Cultural Centre to make friends with Alfie, Sweden’s most loved literary little boy. It’s a great opportunity to encourage playfulness and curiosity with the wide range of interactive areas. If the weather’s nice then a game of miniature golf is fun for all the family and Slottsskogen Adventure Golf in the park is a fun way to inspire a bit of friendly competitiveness….

Whether you’re visiting with friends or family, interested in history, nature, culture, or just having fun, there is plenty to see and do in Gothenburg! With over 30 top attractions included in the Gothenburg Pass you can explore and experience everything there is – at no extra cost!