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. Coffee (fika) in Haga
Haga is also known as the historic district and already in 1637 the area was first mentioned in books. The area is famous for markets, boutiques and café’s that are nestled along the pebbled streets and beautiful old buildings. Try the giant cinnamon buns at café Husaren, you won´t be disappointed!
7. Summer evenings in Långgatorna
The old hard-working harbour area, Långgatorna, close to Järntorget has become the city´s most vibrant area filled with trendy restaurants and bars. The latest addition is Auktionsverket on Tredje Långgatan, an old auction house converted into several restaurants, wine bar, café and gallery.
8. Match Cup Sweden
The island of Marstrand is approximately 50 km north-west of Gothenburg and has always been one of the favourite venues on the World Match Racing Tour attracting an estimated 130,000 spectators annually. Marstrand is a wonderful summer’s paradise with a wide range of things to see and do. The island has many beaches and nature walks and a large mix of history and culture dating back to the 13th century. Top 20 teams from the season leader board will battle all out in this final leg between 3 - 8 July 2017.
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 2017 lineup in Slottsskogen city park between 10-12 August, you will find Lana Del Ray, The XX, Frank Ocean, Pixies and many many more.
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!