Gothenburg, Sweden - Firebird City Guides

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Gothenburg is a clean green city situated on Sweden’s western shores at the outlet of the Göta river. It is famous for world-class seafood, award-winning restaurants and a stunning coastline and archipelago.

The city was founded in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf, during the peak of the Swedish Empire. It was once the center of the Swedish ship-building industry, and has changed today to a city of high technology and education. Moreover it is Sweden’s second-largest city full of young spirit with more than 60,000 students attending Gothenburg University (the largest university in Scandinavia).

Gothenburg Sweden is all about seafood, thus the Feskekörka, which literally translates as "fish-church" that dates from 1874 is a must-see. It was built as an experiment to see if a single structure could stand without pillars, which it has successfully and today you can find a range of seafood delicacies freshly landed on the tables of excellent restaurants located inside.

It is worth mentioning that this city represents the world’s “green future” - there are many swish blue and white trams and the world’s largest fleet of buses fueled by bio-gas.

The town is also rich in things travelers can see and do. The Gothenburg Art Museum houses a world-class collection of Nordic art and features works by Picasso, Chagall, Monet, Rembrandt and many others. The Liseberg Amusement Park (biggest in all Scandinavia) has thrilling rides and roller-coasters, regular concerts, and at Christmas - a terrific market.

Don’t forget to stop at Maritiman - “world's largest floating museum of ships" consists of 19 boats of all sizes. And of course the Volvo Museum where you can view the past and present models of the Swedish car. Apart from Gothenburg’s stunning coastline with unforgettable views, right in the heart of this city lies the Garden Society of Gothenburg - one of the most beautifully preserved 19th century parks in Europe, where visitors can stroll along rolling lawns, see roses, exotic plants, and historic buildings.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

10 days

5 cities

1 country

Stockholm | Birka | Visby | Gothenburg | Malmo

Our private Sweden tour takes you through all best highlights: from cozy Old Towns to majestic natural sights to small fishing villages. See places you want at convenient pace on your custom tour.
Private rail tour  |  Nearest Date:

13 days

7 cities

3 countries

Copenhagen | Malmo | Gothenburg | Stockholm | Oslo | Bergen | Flam

If you love traveling by train, this is your best program. Explore Scandinavian capitals and fantastic Fjords on Trans-Scandinavian.
E.g., Sep 24 2018