Welcome to Gothenburg, Sweden. With numerous attractions ranging from the historical to the thoroughly modern, Gothenburg is a perfect tourist destination. In summertime, the weather is quite mild and often sunny. Gothenburg’s residents enjoy outdoor activities and celebrate the season by hosting several open air festivals and entertainments. Summer is an excellent time for visitors to experience this dynamic city on the river, to commemorate its past and feel its twenty-first century energy.
Göteborg – the Swedish name of Gothenburg – Sweden’s second largest city, is undergoing a transformation from industrial seaport to contemporary cultural and international sports venue. With the addition of the Gothenburg Opera in 1994 and a revamping of some of the city’s museums, its cultural landscape is also changing.
Perhaps the most surprising change in Gothenburg is in its restaurants and other eateries. The city has gained an international reputation for innovative cuisine using local produce, mainly north Atlantic fish and shellfish. Gothenburg boasts several Michelin Guide restaurants which should not be missed when you visit.
Gothenburg is a gateway to the Western Archipelago, with its peerless isles and barren grey skerries and they are easily accessible by boat from the city. The sea, trade and industrial history of the city is evident in the cultural life of Gothenburg. The greatest attraction in the city is the amusement park Liseberg. Another fact related to the industrial heritage of the city is that many of the cultural institutions, as well as hospitals and the university, were created thanks to donations from rich merchants and industrialists, for example the Röhsska Museum.
There are many free theatre ensembles in the city, besides institutions like Gothenburg City Theatre, Backa Theatre (youth theatre), and Folkteatern. On December 29th, 2004, the Museum of World Culture was opened in Gothenburg, located near Korsvägen. The Gothenburg Film Festival, held each year, is the largest film festival in Scandinavia. Similarly, the Gothenburg Book Fair, held every year in September, is the largest such event in Scandinavia.