Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden.

Located on the west coast, in between the Nordic capitals, home to Volvo cars and the largest port in Scandinavia, with a long maritime and industrial history, modern day Gothenburg is renowned for its warmth, creativity and innovative spirit.  The city is also recognised as the world’s most sustainable city stay.

Things to do when visiting Gothenburg

  1. Nearby conference venue or if you have 1-2 hours to spare
  2. 4 famous Must do’s in Gothenburg
  3. Official Gothenburg tourist guides

Nearby conference venue or if you have 1-2 hours to spare

Trädgårdsföreningen (The Garden Society)

Trädgårdsföreningen is a park and horticultural garden close to the venue. Visit the garden when you need some piece and quiet in green surroundings. Open 07:00-20:00 CET. Free entrance.

Free National Day concert with Gothenburg’s Symphony Orchestra 6 June

Enjoy an afternoon in  Slottsskogen when Gothenburg’s Symphony Orchestra offers a musical experience together with conductor Tobias Ringborg and Gothenburg Symphonic Choir. 6 June 14:00-15:30 CET.  Link to event.

Saluhallen / The Market Hall

The Market hall in Gothenburg is called “Saluhallen“. You can find meat, fish, cheese, bakeries and various delicacies or just enjoy the atmosphere in one of the restaurants.

Cheap or free boat trips on the river

There are several options to do free or cheap boat trips on the river or to the archipelago. See the web page Getting around in Gothenburg for more information.

4 famous Must do’s in Gothenburg

Liseberg Amusement Park

Liseberg is the number one tourist attraction in Gothenburg, known for its thrilling rides, entertaining attractions, and festive atmosphere. With a history dating back to 1923, the park offers a diverse range of experiences, from adrenaline-pumping roller coasters and  charming gardens.


Liseberg amusement park. © Liseberg AB/Will Rose

Valkyria. Photographer: Will Rose/Liseberg

Take a ‘Swedish Fika’ break in Haga

Haga is cosy part of Gothenburg with a lot of small shops and cafés. It’s renowned for its picturesque wooden houses, 19th century-atmosphere and cafés. Originally a working class suburb of the city with a rather bad reputation, it was gradually transformed into a popular visiting place for tourists and Gothenburgers. A major renovation of the area was made in the 1980s, houses were either renovated or torn down and replaced by post-modernistic replicas.

Maps and tips for Haga

Haga Nygata CC BY 2.0. Photographer: Göran Höglund

Gothenburg archipelago

One day off in Gothenburg? Early summer is the best time to visit the beautiful archipelago outside Gothenburg. The car free islands in the southern archipelago can easily be explored on a day trip. Visit islands such as Brännö, Styrsö, Vrångö or Köpstadsö. Take the tram from the city centre to the ferries at Saltholmen.  The ferry fee is included in the tram ticket to  Saltholmen at a cost of 36 SEK.

Maps and tips for the archipelago
Timetables for trams to Salthomen and ferries

A marina on Donsö, an island in the Gothenburg archipelago. Photographer: Steampipe Production Studio AB/ Göteborg & Co

The Gothenburg Museum of Art

The museum has three stars in Michelin’s Green Guide and houses impressive Nordic collections dating from the 15th century, among other works of art. The Gothenburg Museum of Art has one of the foremost art collections in Northern Europe. Works by masters such as Rembrandt, Picasso and van Gogh are shown side by side with works by contemporary artists such as Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Lina Selander and Cajsa von Zeipel.

Gothenburg Museum of Art

Gothenburg Art Museum

View of Götaplatsen in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the Gothenburg Museum of Art in the background_CC BY-SA. Photographer: Bahnfrend

Official Gothenburg tourist guides

Imaging Gothenburg

Port of Gothenburg. © Anders Wester/Mediabank Göteborg & Co

Port of Gothenburg. Photographer: Anders Wester, Mediabank Göteborg & Co.

Downtown Gothenburg, © Steampipe Production Studio/Mediabank Göteborg & Co

Downtown Gothenburg. Photographer: Steampipe Production, Mediabank Göteborg & Co.

Göteborgs saluhall, © Peter Kvarnström/Mediabank Göteborg & Co

“Saluhallen” – the Market Hall. Photographer: Peter Kvarnström, Mediabank Göteborg & Co.

Magasinsgatan, Gothenburg. © Frida Winter/Mediabank Göteborg & Co

Street view, Magasinsgatan, Gothenburg. Photographer: Frida Winter, Mediabank Göteborg & Co.

Restaurant Gabrie, © Tina Stafren/Mediabank Göteborg & Co

Seafood at Restaurant Gabriel. Photographer: Tina Stafren, Mediabank Göteborg & Co.

Archipilago. Photographer: Peter Kvarnström, Mediabank Göteborg & Co