Located on Sweden’s west coast, Gothenburg is charming city that is definitely worth visiting. The country’s second-biggest city, Gothenburg is home to 550,000 inhabitants and certainly doesn’t play second fiddle to other European cities. Known for its high standard of living, Gothenburg offers a range of leisure options, excellent gastronomy and amazing activities.
The River Göta älv divides Gothenburg into two parts. On summer days (when the sun is already up at 4 am), a stroll along the river is a delight. You can stop in one of the cafés on the river bank or go for a boat trip through the canals. And the city is even more irresistible in summer, with temperatures that are pleasanter than elsewhere in the country.
Parks, museums, galleries, churches, operas, concert halls… what do you want to see first? Liseberg Amusement Park is must-visit attraction. The biggest amusement park in Scandinavia and one of the oldest in Europe, Liseberg is huge: it features stages, various games and toys and even an area for dancing. What’s certain is that it doesn’t only attract the youngsters but the grown-ups as well!
Slottsskogen, is not just a very pretty park; it also houses a zoo with free admission, as well as to the Natural History Museum.
Gothenburg is also known as being a good value-for-money destination, with various reasonably-priced restaurants and low-cost attractions.
If you’re a student looking for a city that offers good academic mobility programmes, Gothenburg is worth considering. The city has a huge student population (about 65,000 students) and two highly-regarded universities as well as other higher education establishments. It’s easy to get around in Gothenburg and you can easily reconcile exams with leisure time (and even a few drinks while enjoying the city’s lively nightlife).
As far as business is concerned, Gothenburg is equally attractive. Once known for its fishing and shipyards, nowadays the city is famous for its automotive industry. Gothenburg’s maritime port is the biggest in Scandinavia and, due to its strategic geographically-central location in relation to Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, the city can offer you an open door to commercial relationships.
Do you need any more reasons to visit Gothenburg? It might seem a bit strange but the city is also a veritable oasis for shopping.
Why not see for yourself? Fly direct to Gothenburg from Faro Airport.