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Sightseeing and landmarks in Gothenburg

History museums

History Museum
“One ot the big museums of Göteborg. The entrance is SEK60, but a year-pass costs SEK100 and grants you access to the other big ones - Göteborgs konstmuseum, Göteborgs stadsmuseum and Röhsska museet.”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“Älvsborg, in the harbor inlet, is arguably the best-preserved fortress in Sweden. Famed for holding back the Danes during the 1717-19 war, the fortress was attacked time after time without ever being occupied. Today, it's one of the most popular boat excursions in Gothenburg. The trip includes a dramatized historical guided tour, which as well as being informative is great fun. The boat trip takes approximately 30 minutes one way. On the island is a café, a small handicraft shop, winding paths, and beautiful surroundings. The onboard guided tour is in Swedish and English and broadcast through loudspeakers. The dramatized fortress tour is also in Swedish and English, but note that it only operates during select dates in July and August.”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 2 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Historic Site
“A short walk from the city's historic Haga district, up a steep flight of stairs, Skansen Kronan fortress offers a glimpse of Swedish history, as well as sweeping views over the city. Completed in 1697, the fortress was built to defend against perceived threats of Danish attacks from the south. However, Gothenburg was never attacked in this way, and the cannons inside have stood idle for centuries. The building served as a prison, as a private residence during the 19th century, and as a military museum in the 20th century. Today, the site encompasses a restaurant and conference center. In the old army barracks adjacent to the tower is a summer café serving home-baked cakes, pastries and ice cream.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“THE place if you look for a secret spot with stunning view... just when you reach the top!”
  • 16 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“A short walk from the city's historic Haga district, up a steep flight of stairs, Skansen Kronan fortress offers a glimpse of Swedish history, as well as sweeping views over the city. Completed in 1697, the fortress was built to defend against perceived threats of Danish attacks from the south. However, Gothenburg was never attacked in this way, and the cannons inside have stood idle for centuries. The building served as a prison, as a private residence during the 19th century, and as a military museum in the 20th century. Today, the site encompasses a restaurant and conference center. In the old army barracks adjacent to the tower is a summer café serving home-baked cakes, pastries and ice cream.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Historic Site
“With the ferry from "Lilla bommen" you can go sightseeing and learn about how people lived in Sweden in old days. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Sjömanstornet, även kallat Kampanilen eller Sjöfartsmonumentet, är ett 44 meter högt torn vid Sjöfartsmuseet Akvariet i Göteborg. Det restes till minne av svenska sjömän som omkom under första världskriget”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
“If you want to read your book or take a coffee this is a good place - the city library”
  • 8 locals recommend
College Library
“The library is worth a visit! They always have exhibitions going on and there are tonnes of books with history about the islands.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“The local library has newspapers, magazines and obviously books. :) There is a nice area for kids. The library is located right across the street from the food court Kville Saluhall.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
Library
  • 1 local recommends