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Summer in Gothenburg, West Sweden
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Island-hop Gothenburg's archipelago for swims and catching rays and be back in time to freshen up, put on your glad rags and hit the clubs and pubs of the Avenyn district? Only in Gothenburg.

Fun facts about Gothenburg

  • Gothenburg is home to the Feskekorka ('Fish Church') – a must visit for seafood fans
  • Gothenburg's nickname is "Little London"
  • The largest cinnamon bun in the world can be found at Cafe Husaren in Haga, it really is huge!
  • If you're a true Gothenburg local you order a Halv Special (or Hel Special if you're hungry) instead of a normal Hot Dog  

Worship fish and shellfish? Do it in Gothenburg’s Fish Church (Feskekyrka) food market and restaurant. Gothenburg is Sweden’s culinary capital and is jam-packed with fine eateries that don't cost the earth (literally). But if you prefer to spend your cash on a weekend rock-out, blow them on a ticket to the Way Out West music fest in the middle of August. Otherwise, the fantastic cafés, or the Swedish design and fashion boutiques of the cobblestoned Haga quarter would be delighted if you paid them a visit.