Using the City Card will give you access for free or discounts to many of the main tourist attractions and activities that you cannot miss while visiting. You can buy the City Card online, in Gothenburg Tourist Office or in many hotels as Hotel Riverton. Don’t miss out on these 5 Must-Dos for visiting in the summer!
Visit the inhabited islands of the Archipelago. Enjoy a day out in its magnificent scenery and pristine beaches less than an hour from Gothenburg. During the beautiful summer season it is the perfect place to swim, fish or hike. For more information visit the Gothenburg Tourism Website
2. Ride On A Vintage Rollercoaster At Liseberg Amusement Park
The Liseberg Amusement Park is a Gothenburg institution. During the summer you will be able to choose from over 40 different attractions, rollercoasters and rides or enjoy shows and live bands in the evenings. It is open from 11:00 until 23:00. Note that entrance with the City Card is free but you will need to pay for the attractions.
3. Explore Gothenburg From The Water
Taking a boat tour is one of the best ways to see the city and its main attractions. You can use the boat tours starting from Kungsportsplatsen square, or if you dare, hire a Kayak at Lilla Bommen and go explore the city canals on your own!.
4. Gothenburg By Bike
One of the coolest and greenest ways of visiting the city is riding a bike. Pick one from the many of Styr & Ställ stations scattered along the city. Find out how it works at Styr & Ställ website.
5. Stroll Around Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Gothenburg botanical garden is one of the largest in Europe with an area of 175 hectares. Over 16 000 species and varieties are cultivated here including many important scientific plant collections. The park has two stars in the Michelin Green Guide and guided tours are arranged daily during the popular summer season.
Now, if you are looking for the 5 must-dos for the locals during the summer, here is where you will find them:
6. Film Festival And Outdoor Cinema At Gothenburg’s Culture Festival
Every night from August 16-21 at 21:45, Gothenburg International Film Festival presents a different film every night screened at Kronhusgården. For more information visit their website.
7. Visit Kommersen Flea Market
The Kommersen Flea Market is one of the largest in Gothenburg and here you will find everything from antiques to vintage clothing. It is located in Masthuggstorget and is open on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 to 15:00.
8. Global Picnic Food Festival
Get a taste of the world on Kanaltorget square, 22nd-23rd August. Behind the grills and pots are local people from different parts of Gothenburg and the dishes served comes from all over the world. A must for foodies! Visit their website for more information.
9. Way Out West Festival
One of the best music festivals in Europe, Way Out West Festival features some of the most relevant international music bands. In the 2015 lineup in Slottsskogen city park between 13th to 15th August, you will find Beck, Pet Shop Boys and Florence and the Machine.
10. Röda Sten
Röda Sten Konsthall is a great place for art and beer set in the medieval grounds of the old fortress of Älvsborg. It is run by a non-profit cultural association that organizes vibrant cultural activities for r all ages and nationalities. Their fully licensed restaurant is a hidden gem that can´t be missed!