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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
“A Gothenburg institution, the Liseberg Amusement Park is a true family favorite. Thrilling rides and rollercoasters, regular concerts, and a wonderful Christmas market make this a popular attraction with locals and tourists. Around 40 different attractions and rides, such as AtmosFear, the tallest free fall ride in Europe, and the award-winning wooden roller coaster Balder along with the internationally praised Helix and Valkyria steel roller coasters will keep you entertained for hours. On the Liseberg Wheel, you'll be treated to terrific views over the city and there's also good food, music, games, and hundreds of thousands of flowers in bloom during the summer months.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Park
“The biggest and most popular park in Gothenburg. Just go for a nice walk or visit one out the two out door gyms. You can also look at seals, deers, penguins and even moose’s free of charge. If you heard of the popular festival Way out West, this is the park where it’s held. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great Science museum in Göteborg with also animals, birds and sea life. For families with kids 2-15 years.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Park
“Great for a hike (you can go deep into the forest and up the mountains - biggest park in central Gothenburg) - or to just be in a nice park”
  • 84 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 Centre
“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! ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Old part of town with plenty of small shops and coffee places☕️. Cosy place! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Route
“A nice street to visit in a charming neighbourhood full of coffeeshops and bakeries! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Road
“Linnegatan and the streets nearby has everything you´ll need in restaurants. ”
  • 36 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
Harbour / Marina
“Take tram number 11 towards "Saltholmen". Here you can hang out on a hot summer day with your friends on the cliffs by the sea, take a swim or grab something to eat. You can also take the ferries "skärgårdsbåtarna" from here and you can get off at any island and stay there during the day or stay there over a night or two at smaller hotels and B&Bs. ”
  • 56 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.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Museum
“The art collection is one of the finest in Northern Europe with significant Nordic and international artwork. Among the collections you'll find masterpieces by Albert Edelfelt, Ernst Josephson, P.S. Krøyer, Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn, Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet, Picasso Chagall and others. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions, family activities, lectures, workshops, guided tours, a shop and a café. Gothenburg Museum of Art has three stars in the Michelin Green Guide. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Route
“On these street called "Magasinsgatan" you have many concept restaurants from different food courts in the world, You can find an asian one, an Mexican one, an Italian one and many more. Its a charmy and cosy street with lot of people.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Road
“This is the street you want to go to for some night life. Pick any place you think looks like fun. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Super cute park to walk around in and to visit the greenhouse with palm trees. ”
  • 36 locals recommend