5 things you must do in Gothenburg, Sweden 

Once the coronavirus has disappeared, we will hopefully be able to travel back and forth to Europe again.

And a great place to travel to is the undiscovered city of Gothenburg, Sweden – a west coast town that offers both the exciting pulse and the calming vibe of a sea breeze.

Gothenburg is the second-largest city of Sweden and was founded in 1621. Today the city is expanding with its growing population, making it more attractive than ever.

The city is filled with the best seafood Sweden has to offer, a beautiful archipelago, and some of the best streets in Europe to have a good beer.

This list will make sure that you make five essential stops on your trip.

A stroll in Haga 

Haga is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Gothenburg where there are lots of small local shops and cozy cafés when you want to rest your legs.

A Swedish tradition worth trying out is “fika,” which means that you sit down and have a cup of coffee together with delicious pastries and good company.

Café Husaren in Haga is the perfect place for a fika. Order one of the world’s largest cinnamon rolls and enjoy the tradition! You can read more about Haga here.

Enjoy a shrimp sandwich at Heaven 23 

Gothenburg is known for its excellent seafood and especially for the shrimp.

On the 23rd floor of the hotel Gothia Towers, you can eat one of the greatest shrimp sandwiches with one of the best views over the city.

Find more about it in these articles: The Economic Times and The Telegraph 

Buy seafood at Feskekörkan

If you like seafood, Feskekörkan in Gothenburg is the place to be. Built in 1874, the architect Viktor von Gegerfeldt designed the fish market to look like a church.

Inside, you can find different seafood delicacies that are delivered the same day as they were captured. Read all about Feskekörkan here.

Take the ferry to the archipelago 

What many may not know is that Sweden has a beautiful archipelago.

By taking the tram to Saltholmen, you can easily access the ferries that take you out in the archipelago.

Islands like Brännö, Styrsö, and Donsö can offer you beautiful granite cliffs and cute fishing communities. Find out how you can get there here.

Enjoy food and drinks at Långgatorna

One of my personal favorites is a street not far from the city center called Tredje Långgatan.

Along this street, there are a bunch of cool and Instagrammable restaurants such as Taverna Averna, Made in China, Tacos & Tequila, and Kafé Magasinet.

Andra Långgatan is where most young locals go to have a beer and hang out. At places like Hops, Street Life, and SoHo Beer House, you can find the best beers Gothenburg has to offer.

Recently The Guardian named Långgatorna one of the coolest neighborhoods in Europe. You can read about it here.

by Ebba Svensson

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