Cruising to Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg tourist information.

Gothenburg, SwedenGothenburg, a major city in Sweden is situated off the Göta älv river on the country’s west coast. Within Sweden, there is no better place to be than Gothenburg, particularly when the sun is shining. An important seaport, it’s known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards like the Avenyn, the city’s main thoroughfare, lined with many cafes and shops. Liseberg is a popular amusement park with themed rides, performance venues and a landscaped sculpture garden. The City of Gothenburg packs quite a cultural punch of its own, and it’s definitely worth considering as a destination.

From the shop-lined Ostra Hamngatan in the north to the fashionista design fairs of south-western Vasastan, this is a place where street artists can be seen jazzing up forlorn facades. Grab some lunch on the promenade – the fish here is superb. Best of all, you can afford to indulge since Gothenburg is significantly cheaper than other major cities throughout Sweden. Make the most of your chance to explore. Gothenburgers love their cafés and the city is noted for its laid-back café vibe. Forget about going to the pub. The coffee shop is where it’s all at in Gothenburg.

There are two tourist information offices in central Gothenburg – one in the Nordstan shopping center (next to the central train station) and one on Kungsportsplatsen about ten minutes walk from Nordstan. Gothenburg’s official tourist website is another source of information. They offer the Gothenburg City Pass which allows entry into many tourist attractions, grand houses, museums as well as offering free travel on trams and buses and free parking. Recently, this pass was made available to people’s mobile phones making it not only the most cost effective means of sight seeing but also the most convenient.

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