Gothenburg Holidays

Gothenburg (pronounced Yur-te-boy in Swedish) was founded by King Gustav Adolf in the early 17th Century. For years it was an important trading center, and today is the home of Sweden's largest university, attended by 60,000 students. Perhaps it is this infusion of youthful exuberance which gives the population has a reputation for being ... Read more
good-natured, to the point that the Gothenburg dialect is associated with humour in the rest of Sweden. Tourists will find a few historical attractions, such as architectural remnants of Gothenburg's trade with China, and stuccoed merchant houses, as well as modern day commerce in a shiny indoor mall in the city center or at the large amusement park Liseberg. Business travellers pass through often, staying in the lux central hotels, and almost everyone goes to eat along the Linnégatan, a street packed with restaurants serving various moderately priced cuisines.

Gothenburg Hotels

Things to see and do in Gothenburg

  • Liseberg
    9.321 reviews
    Entertainment, Theme Park
    Popular withFamiliesAdventure
  • Slottsskogen
    9.38 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyHistory
  • Haga
    8.76 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withBackpackersFoodies
  • Volvo Museum
    8.54 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withHistoryFamilies




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Love'd it.. never been before to Sweden... If you'r Dutch or German the written text on boards etc are easy to read and understandable without learning any Swedish. Love the bars beer and shoping centers. Nature is awesome people are different. Not used to say hi on the streets.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravellersFoodiesNightlife Lovers

Göteborg is without a doubt my favorite city in Sweden with its friendly attitude and green environment. The city offers plenty of adventures; choose from one of many food markets, shopping, parks, museums, amusement parks and much more. There's also plenty of opportunities for a day trip to one of many smaller authentic cities along the coast (Västkusten).


I visited here years ago when staying with my friend's family that lived in this rural community. The people were fantastic, the food I had was amazing, and we had a great time using the bus system to get around and explore.


Beautiful city, flooded with snow. Felt a lot like home it the straight streets, the docking area and the beautiful bridges over the calm river.

Recommended for:Budget TravellersFoodiesStudents

This cosy little cafe we found in Victoriapassagen near Södra Larmgatan in Gothenburg. We didnt have time to stop for coffee this time but will definitely visit it the next time.


been there in winter, clean but windy, not much fan to be honest. summer could be much better

First to Review

Trip to my love of My life, 1h After This picture the rain was faling like hell.... Nothing Can stop me!
My life at the road!


We had an initial great night here - went to an outdoor festival down by the harbor where the old ships are docked. It was pretty cool to see how many older people were out and about dancing and living it up!

We didn't have as great a time when we returned to Gothenburg from Fjallbacka as we found the city streets very hard to navigate and finding our hotel near impossible. Although folks were kind, the streets were poorly marked and made it rough to get around when you are outside of the very touristy city center. Would recommend a GPS for drivers.

We enjoyed walking around the city center near where the old post office and central station were located before collapsing into bed - it being our first day after landing from travelling from Oz.

Princeton Junction

A blue collar, industrial city that is the port for the Volvo overseas delivery program. Easy public transportation, and roads are easy to navigate by car too. Summer ends early in this northern city so be sure to visit before mid-August or it will be chilly. Easy to drive to various sights from Gothenburg.

Nödinge, Västra Götalands Län, Sweden

have lived most of my life nearby Gothenburg! A lot to do for everyone!