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[Europe Travel] Sweden: Gothenburg

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Gothenburg is one of Sweden’s major cities. It is a town that is also called a school city because it is densely populated with universities, museums, and botanical gardens. Although the city has a more relaxed atmosphere than Stockholm, it is characterized by the large number of business people coming and going due to the thriving research facilities and associated businesses. Due to the proximity of Denmark, it has a very close relationship with Denmark. Gothenburg has as many attractions as Stockholm.

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Location

Gothenburg is a city located in the southern part of Sweden.

History

Gothenburg is said to have been built by Gustav Adolf since the Middle Ages. After many years of war with Denmark, Gothenburg functioned as a base for pioneering to the north. It prospered as a trading hub during the Age of Discovery.

Climate

Gothenburg belongs to the oceanic climate. It is said to be a rainy area, and some people liken it to London. Temperatures range from -1 ° C to 22 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Swedish is the official language in Sweden. Other languages such as Finnish, Romani and Sami are also used.

Security

Gothenburg has seen a surge in begging in recent years. You may be asking for money. Keep away from the areas where immigrants live as they are dangerous.

Race

Swedes make up the majority. Other Finns live here.

industry

Gothenburg is a very trade-rich city. It is also known as a school city and is characterized by a large number of research facilities.

religion

Most of the people are members of the Swedish National Church.

currency

Swedish krona is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Göta Canal

Gothenburg has a beautiful canal. Built by a Dutch architect, the Yota Canal is lined with mansions of large merchants and offers beautiful scenery.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Goteborgs Stadsmuseum

The Gothenburg City Museum is a place where you can learn about Swedish culture and history. There are exhibits that showcase historical crafts and medieval lifestyles.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Domkyrkan Göteborg

Gothenburg Cathedral has a history of being destroyed by a great fire. However, it is recovering every time. It is located in the downtown area and has good access.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Göteborgs centralstation

Gothenburg Central Station has a very beautiful brick exterior and many people take pictures. It is also the oldest existing station in Sweden and was built in the 1800s.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Göteborgs botaniska trädgård

The Gothenburg Botanical Garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe, opened in 1923 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of its founding. You can see 16000 species of plants.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Sjofartsmuseet Goteborg

The Marine Museum is one of the largest tourist attractions in Gothenburg in the world. Learn about ships from the Viking era to the present day.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Maritimt museum

Gothenburg Marine Center. You can see fireboats and cargo ships from ancient ships to modern ships and submarines. You can also enter inside the ship.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Göteborgs Naturhistoriska museum

The Gothenburg Natural History Museum is home to stuffed animals and insect specimens from around the world. There is a stuffed whale that is said to be the only one in the world.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Röhsska Museum

The Rusca Museum of Arts and Crafts exhibits many crafts such as furniture, glass, ceramics and fashion. From antiques to moderns, you can appreciate crafts and interiors from various eras.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Skansen Kronan

The Skansen Kronal was built as a fortress in the 1600s in preparation for an invasion from Denmark. It has a history of being effectively used as a prison, residence, and museum.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Feskekörka

The fish market in Gothenburg is popular with tourists. It is crowded with many people because you can buy local fish.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Trädgårdsföreningen

Gothenburg Horticultural Association Park is a place where you can appreciate many plants throughout the year. There are green houses, greenhouse tents and so on.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Masthuggs Kyrkan

The Mustfugu Church is full of calm atmosphere. It is a wooden building built on a small hill and is like an observatory.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Volvo Museum

Gothenburg is home to the VOLVO Museum. Swedish cars are on display, not only cars but also trucks and fighters that Volvo was involved in.

Sightseeing spot 15 : Liseberg

The amusement park in Gothenburg is said to be the largest amusement park in Northern Europe. It is a famous place that has been selected as one of the top 10 amusement parks in the world.

Sightseeing spot 16 : Götaplatsen

Gothenburg Square is also famous as the main square of Gothenburg. Various events are held.

Sightseeing spot 17 : Göteborgs konstmuseum

Gothenburg Museum. It is the second largest in Sweden and has become a staple of tourism in Gothenburg. You can see the works of famous Swedish artists.

Hotel

Gothenburg has plenty of accommodation. Gothenburg-Landwetter Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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