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View from a pool in Gothenburg
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Gothenburg. It’s a little bit different…

Welcome to Gothenburg – the perfect summer city. Creative and refreshingly unpretentious, Sweden’s second-largest city offers something for everyone.

From world-class eateries – drawing in visitors from round the world – to some of the most “Instagrammable” bars and pop-ups you’ll ever come across, Gothenburg is rightly labelled Sweden’s culinary capital.

Nowhere better encapsulates Sweden’s laid-back feel – nor Scandinavian style – than Gothenburg. Arguably Sweden’s most welcoming city, expect to immediately feel at home while you explore the city centre on foot, and its effortlessly trendy cafés and shops. 

A vibrant music and nightlife scene – including the famed Way Out West music festival – will keep your evenings busy, while the city also makes the perfect base for exploring Sweden’s exquisite West (locally known as “best”) coast.

Sweden is cool, colorful and cosy and we want to go back as soon as possible! We were surprised to fall so madly in love with Gothenburg. We’d been to Stockholm before, and really liked it. But we’d barely heard anything about Gothenburg, and had no idea how incredible it was.
The Curious Pear

Don’t miss:

  • Getting stuck into Fika culture! Try one of Sweden’s famed cinnamon buns at Cum Pane bakery for the authentic Fika experience
  • A trip to Liseberg amusement park where head-spinning rides, carousels and concerts are an essential part of summer
  • Feasting on seafood in Gothenburg’s “Fish Church”, or Feskekyrka food market and restaurant
  • The views across the city while taking a dip in the champagne pool in the famed Upper House
  • Shopping till you drop at one of Gothenburg’s fashionable boutiques featuring work from up-and-coming designers and artists
  • Some zen time at the Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgårdsföreningen) – one of the best preserved nineteenth-century parks in Europe
  • Feeding your inner culture vulture at the Gothenburg Museum of Art – housing collections dating back to the 1400s
  • Kicking back on the grassy banks of the canal and watching the world go by