Gothenburg, a part of the world you have to visit

Gothenburg is located on the beautiful west coast of Sweden, easily accessible from around the world. Meeting venues, hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment are all located within easy walking distance. Gothenburg is characterised by international style, local creativity and a natural, relaxed charm. A wide selection of meeting venues, accommodating efficient friendly service and care are other qualities that make Gothenburg the perfect venue for work and play.

An abundance of culture, entertainment and outdoor activities are found in the city and its surroundings. Plan an event at the Liseberg Amusement Park, Universeum Science Centre or the Museum of World Culture. See the Art Museum’s fascinating collections or listen to the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra – Sweden’s national orchestra. Take a speed boat trip into the 50,000 island archipelago or go on an elk safari in the forest. Experience the city’s buzzing nightlife or simply enjoy a gourmet meal at one of many superb restaurants of which five are Michelin star awarded.


Being the second largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg blends a distinct feeling of charm with the pulse of modern urban life. Not only does Gothenburg feature a compact city centre with virtually everything within walking distance, but also spectacular surroundings, closeness to both the forests and the sea with its stunning archipelago guarantee a whole new meeting experience.

Easily accessible from around the world, Gothenburg is an excellent venue for major events and meetings. Two international airports are located here and the city is a major Swedish railway network hub. Gothenburg has a reputation for being clean, safe and green with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

The Gothenburg archipelago is an extraordinary experience. Thousands of islands lie scattered along the west coast all the way up to Oslo, Norway. Find some of the many untouched spots, and explore the charming little fishing villages. With a public transport ticket you can take the tram to the ferries, in 20 minutes, for a trip to the southern archipelago.

Gothenburg is a city full of contrasts; trendy glass and stainless steel bars, beautiful 19th century buildings with splendid entrances and the old wooden County Governor houses as well as the beautiful parks scattered around the city. A number of city tours are available for instance a dramatised city sightseeing walk with historically dressed guides.

There are many attractions to choose from i.e. Liseberg Amusement Park, the Göteborg Opera House, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra – Sweden’s national orchestra, the Art Museum’s fascinating collections, Universeum Science Centre, the Museum of World Culture and a wide repertoire of entertaining shows, sports, cultural events, fairs and exhibitions. 

Gothenburg is a must for the gourmet as it is home to the highest number of first-class restaurants per capita in the whole of Scandinavia – some with stars in the Guide Michelin. The main culinary attraction in Gothenburg is the local seafood; prawns, lobster and a wide selection of fish, ranked amongst the finest in the world. The city also offers a considerable amount of great restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world, at reasonable prices.

In the heart of the city everything from fashionable boutiques and department stores, to picturesque markets selling crafts, souvenirs and antiquities are located within easy walking distance. It offers an exiting mixture of modern warehouses and specialist shops, pedestrian areas, galleries and arcades. All guaranteed to make shopping in Gothenburg a memorable experience. 

Gothenburg has a long and successful tradition of trade and industry, and some of Scandinavia’s best-known corporations such as Volvo, SKF, ESAB and Hasselblad have their origins and head offices here. A significant proportion of Sweden’s exports and imports pass through Gothenburg’s port, the largest in Scandinavia.

The welcoming attitude of the local people is well-known. Combined with the city’s seaside location, great food and many cultural, entertainment and sporting events, everything is in place to make your visit to Gothenburg a successful one. You’ll always feel welcome in Gothenburg!


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