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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.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.