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Gothenburg, Sweden

The second largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg - Göteborg in Sweden - has become an up-and-coming city break destination for culture, shopping and entertainment. Altering its image from industrial seaport to contemporary cultural and international sports venue, Gothenburg has also acquired a stellar reputation as one of Northern Europe's most exciting gastronomic hubs. A handful of the city's sights and attractions are located within easy walking distance, as are most shops, restaurants and cafés.

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Gothenburg, Sweden

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Liseberg is Northern Europe's largest and most beautiful amusement park. The park is fun for all ages, boasting 35 rides that range from gentle to downright terrifying. Concerts by popular artists provide musical entertainment and beautiful exotic flowers give the park a colorful background. Liseberg is open daily from May to August. The park is also open in December, where you can enjoy a typical Swedish Christmas market and pony riding.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • The city of Gothenburg is a gateway to the Western Archipelago, a paradise for boaters and home to plenty of good swimming and sunbathing spots. Spend an afternoon island hopping and discover the ultimate coastal experience.
  • Learn about Gothenburg's recent and most prominent building, The Gothenburg Opera. Designed by Jan Izkovitz, the Opera building features a complete program of opera, dance, musicals and concerts.
  • From medieval citadels to fortresses built in the 17th century as protection against the Danes, take a step in one of the many castles and country estates spread throughout the country.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Cited as one of Northern Europe's most exciting culinary destinations, Gothenburg offers a number of world-class restaurants of different styles. The city has also gained a solid reputation for innovative cuisine, mainly using local north Atlantic fish and shellfish. There are also a number of brasseries, bistros and cafés in the mid price and budget categories spread around the city.

Shopping for Bargains

Enjoy an incredible shopping experience in the heart of Gothenburg's city centre where most shops and department stores are located within walking distance. Gothenburg's main shopping districts are; Nordstan, Sweden's largest shopping centre with approximately 150 boutiques, cafés and eateries; Innerstaden, made up of shopping streets and Avenyn, a boulevard featuring 200 high-end retailers and department stores.

Local Currency

The Swedish Krona (SEK) is the official currency of Sweden. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.

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