10 Must-Dos

Here are 10 things you must do to get a taste of the city.

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Gothenburg has a lot to offer and sometimes it’s hard to choose between all the fun. But don't worry! We have handpicked 10 must-dos that you simply can’t miss out on – even when you’re short on time.

1. Have fun at Liseberg
Head-spinning rides, carousels and concerts are an essential part of summer.

2. Visit the splendid Gothenburg Museum of Art

The museum has three stars in Michelin’s Green Guide and houses impressive Nordic collections dating from the 15th century.

3. Go on a day tour of the Gothenburg archipelago
You can get out to craggy coast and picturesque fishing villages in less than an hour.

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4. Explore the city using the waterways
Goteborg has in many ways been shaped by its closeness to the sea, and the river and waterways are present throughout the city. They also offer a great view of the squares, parks and buildings, so try exploring the canals in a kayak, on a stand up paddle-board or with the sightseeing tours Ocean Bus and Paddan.

5. Try out the local craft beer
Check out the craft breweries that have popped up around town and try some of the local brews.

6. Coffee in Haga
This charming quarter has a wonderful selection of cafés and small shops. You might like to try a giant cinnamon bun on Haga Nygata.

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7. Explore the rainforest at Universeum
At Universeum you can find a rainforest, a huge aquarium and a variety of exotic animals and plants – all under one roof.

8. Shop for Gothenburg designs
Local clothing brands, second-hand items and interior furnishing are just some of the many treasures you can find while exploring the city.

9. Seafood
Visit one of Gothenburg’s restaurants. Fish and shellfish is a real speciality in the port city of Gothenburg. Shrimp sandwiches, newly caught fish in classic and modern dishes, clams and oysters – the selection is huge

10. Delve into a green oasis
Just a stone’s throw from the city centre is the Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgårdsföreningen) – one of the best preserved nineteenth-century parks in Europe.