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Aerial view of Kungsportsavenyn and the theatre Stora Teatern. A tram crosses the bridge Kungsportsbron. Green trees surround the streets.
Sweden's second-largest city welcomes you to uncover its many treasures. Whether you are interested in nature and culture or simply enjoying the city's atmosphere, Gothenburg has something for everyone.
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Top 10 things to do in Gothenburg

In Gothenburg, the past intertwines with the present, shaping a vibrant city full of surprises. From serene parks and botanical gardens to exciting amusement parks and cultural hotspots, Gothenburg offers a wide range of experiences for every traveller.

Sweden's second-largest city welcomes you to uncover its many treasures. Whether you are interested in nature and culture or simply enjoying the city's atmosphere, Gothenburg has something for everyone. Explore these top 10 attractions and make the most of your visit to Sweden's captivating West Coast city.

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Gothenburg archipelago, Brännö

With over 20 islands to discover in the Gothenburg archipelago, you can enjoy sailing, kayaking, and island-hopping adventures.

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The island of Brännö in the Gothenburg archipelago with boats, rocky cliffs, and piers, red small houses, a Swedish flag, and people in the sun.

Gothenburg archipelago, Brännö

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Evening view overlooking the renowned fish market, Feskekörka, in Gothenburg.

Feskekörka, Gothenburg

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A woman sitting on a jetty next to a pond surrounded by greenery in a park. In the background you see an outdoor restaurant.

Slottsskogen in Gothenburg

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A couple sits on a park bench overlooking a small artificial waterfall in Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

Gothenburg botanical garden

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Rollercoaster at Liseberg, Göteborg

Rollercoaster at Liseberg, Göteborg

Photo: Stefan Karlberg / Liseberg

Go boating in the Gothenburg archipelago

Embark on a boat trip to explore Gothenburg's stunning archipelago. With over 20 islands to discover, you can enjoy sailing, kayaking, and island-hopping adventures. All are just a short boat ride from the city centre, easily accessible by public transportation.

Seafood splendour at Feskekörka

Indulge your senses at Feskekörka, Gothenburg's renowned fish market, which reopened in 2024 following four years of renovation. Explore stalls teeming with fresh seafood, sample local delicacies, and immerse yourself in Gothenburg's rich fishing heritage. Additionally, enjoy live entertainment on an outdoor stage and relax on one of Gothenburg's largest terraces, offering picturesque views of Vallgraven.

The lush serenity of Slottsskogen

Spend a day exploring Slottsskogen, one of Gothenburg's largest and most beloved parks. Wander through lush greenery, stop by the zoo, and relax by tranquil ponds. Don't miss the moose enclosure or the picturesque views over the city. If visiting in August, catch the annual festival Way Out West.

Visit Gothenburg Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in Gothenburg Botanical Garden, home to over 16,000 plant species worldwide. Wander through themed gardens, visit greenhouses filled with exotic plants, and enjoy peaceful walks along winding paths.

Exhilarating thrills at Liseberg

Experience the excitement of Liseberg, one of Europe's largest and most popular amusement parks. Feel your adrenaline soar as you ride thrilling roller coasters like Helix and Valkyria, enjoy family-friendly attractions, and explore beautifully landscaped gardens.

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Universeum Science Center, Gothenburg

Universeum, Gothenburg, is a science centre where animals and nature are mixed with new technology and exciting experiments.

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Two children standing in front of a huge aquarium.

Universeum Science Center, Gothenburg

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Rooftop view of Haga area, in Gothenburg

Rooftop view of Haga area, in Gothenburg

Photo: Per Pixel Petersson

Aerial view of the Garden Society.

Trädgårdsföreningen, Gothenburg

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Art displayed in a room with dusty pink walls and an antique rug on the wooden floor.

the Gothenburg Museum of Art

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The exterior of the circular five-storey 'World of Volvo' building next to a river.

World of Volvo, Gothenburg

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj/World of Volvo

Discover science at Universeum

Explore the wonders of science at Universeum, Scandinavia's most significant science centre. Without leaving the city, you can dive into interactive exhibitions, get up close to exotic animals, and journey through rainforests and ocean depths. Also experience grand adventures at Wisdome Gothenburg, Sweden's largest dome with full-dome format.

Explore Haga District

Stroll through the charming streets of Haga, one of Gothenburg's oldest and most picturesque neighbourhoods. Discover historic wooden houses, cosy cafes, and unique boutiques offering everything from antiques to artisanal goods.

Relax in Trädgårdsföreningen

Escape the city hustle and bustle in Trädgårdsföreningen, Gothenburg's beautiful garden park. Enjoy peaceful walks among lush greenery, visit the elegant palm house, and admire colourful flower displays throughout the year. Trädgårdsföreningen is also known to host concerts with renowned artists.

Enjoy art at the Gothenburg Museum of Art

Immerse yourself in art at the Gothenburg Museum of Art, home to an extensive collection of Nordic and international art. Enjoy works by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Picasso, and Van Gogh, as well as contemporary Swedish art.

Experience the World of Volvo

Explore World of Volvo, an immersive centre next to Liseberg. Dive into Volvo's rich history and innovation through exhibitions, cultural events, and Nordic cuisine. A 4,500 m² exhibition space at its core highlights Volvo's commitment to safety and well-being. Discover iconic vehicles and interactive experiences showcasing Volvo's societal impact.