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Things to do in Gothenburg

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Amusement Park
“The park has something for everyone in the family, restaurants, attractions and a area for the youngest. It is usually very crowded in july, so I recommend to go before or after if possible.”
  • 191 locals recommend
Park
“Slottsskogen is a place for relaxation, recreation and outdoor activities. The mix between planned park and natural forest creates a fantastic environment for everything from running to cosy picnics. In and close to the park are cafés, playgrounds and much more.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Universeum is a place where play leads to knowledge. Here animals and nature mix with new technology and exciting experiments. Go on a rainforest safari, dive into the depths in the Ocean Zone or challenge your body and mind in Health. A visit to Universeum is an unforgettable adventure.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Park
“A great botanical garden that is free of charge to visit. Offers both quiet paths for walking as well as cafeteria and picnic areas. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Park
“The biggest park in town. Very nice to just walk around in or have a look at the animals. There are both seals, penguines, elks and birds!”
  • 80 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is one of Gothenburgs biggest malls! There are a bunch of shops here with different styles and features! It's closely located to the train station, and if you manage to hit every shop, you can continue your shopping by walking towards the main street Avenyn! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Sublocality
“ Haga is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Gothenburg. The pedestrian street Haga Nygata is lined with well-preserved houses, many in the characteristic Gothenburg style called "landshövdingehus" with one floor in brick and the rest in wood. Today they house plenty of independent shops and cafés.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Sightseeing along the canals of Gothenburg. Step aboard the Paddan sightseeing boats in the centre of the city at Kungsportsplatsen. See the old moat and canals that date from the 17th century while learning about the history of Gothenburg’s construction and defence.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The turquoise bridge is one of Gothenburg's most popular landmarks on Instagram. Under it on the land side is an art gallery called “Röda Sten Konsthall”, named after a big rock painted red on the shore. Röda Sten art center is situated in the old boiler house in the harbor inlet. It's an alternative arena for contemporary art in all its forms. The art center almost always has exhibitions worth a visit and often a solid program with workshops and more. The restaurant serves lunch on weekdays, featuring three new dishes daily and one of the options is always vegetarian or vegan. On Sundays, don't miss the popular Meat Free Sunday brunch. Booking is recommended, and double check opening hours on the website. Various club nights are hosted here on some Fridays and Saturdays, take a look at their social media. The other side is an island called Hisingen, where I grew up but it’s so big, 199 sq. km with 130 000 people on it, that you forget it’s actually an island sometimes.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Museum
“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.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“starting point for a boat trip in the beautiful archipelago. Hop on a boat from Styrsöbolaget and explore the islands! Runs all day, all year round. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Route
“A nice street to visit in a charming neighbourhood full of coffeeshops and bakeries! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
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“Two reasons, one is that they offer the most famous shrimp sandwich in town, it's a popular sandwich in the Gothenburg area that I recommend to try. Second reason is the scenery, it's one of the best views over Gothenburg.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Road
“Linnegatan and the streets nearby has everything you´ll need in restaurants. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great clubs and two bars, a long with regular concerts makes this place a solid venue for anyone interested in music and mingeling. Don't miss their Monday night club Ping pong Club! A good place if you are between 20 and 40.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Toso is an asian fusion cuisine, great and tasyy food and very good drinks.”
  • 32 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Science Museum
“Universeum is a place where play leads to knowledge. Here animals and nature mix with new technology and exciting experiments. Go on a rainforest safari, dive into the depths in the Ocean Zone or challenge your body and mind in Health. A visit to Universeum is an unforgettable adventure.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Bar
“Two reasons, one is that they offer the most famous shrimp sandwich in town, it's a popular sandwich in the Gothenburg area that I recommend to try. Second reason is the scenery, it's one of the best views over Gothenburg.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Toso is an asian fusion cuisine, great and tasyy food and very good drinks.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“One of Gothenburgs best night-clubs lies on Gothenburgs main street! It has everything you'll need in a great night club! Music, drinks, and a cool interior design! ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Cafe
“THE GÖTEBORG OPERA A great river-side opera house. City Centre Sight The opera offers a wide range of operas, musicals, classic and modern ballet. The river-side building is worth a visit for its architecture alone.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hip and trendy bar and restaurant. Good food and great atmosphere. Good all year, inside and outside. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Tacos & Tequila is tucked away in a cosy courtyard and serves manly tacos and ceviche in a contemporary setting. Enjoy some tacos, quesadillas or ceviche and perhaps a margarita? Tacos & Tequila is one of several the restaurants by Avenyfamiljen at Tredje Långgatan in the Linné district. The restaurant takes no tabel reservations or cash, so it's all drop-in and card payments. During summer there is a lovely outdoor area.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cafe
“Wanna have a chill night? Bergakungen is the largest cinema in town. And if you feel like give yourself an extra treat, try the VIP Cinema.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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