In the center of Gothenburg is Liseberg, Scandinavia’s largest amusement park, with lots of attractions, performances and beautiful garden areas. The attractions go from gentle experiences for the children to Scandinavia’s biggest wooden coaster, Balder.
Adjacent to Liseberg is Universeum, Sweden’s national science discovery center with everything from sharks and rain forest to technically exciting experiments. Neighbor to Universium is the Museum of World Culture that displays innovative exhibits in its award winning building.
Gothenburg is one of the leading cities in Northern Europe for holding top events. Many of the major performers of the world in sport and music have appeared on stages such as Ullevi and Scandinavium. The largest sporting event to be organized was the 1995 World Athletics Championships, which was a fantastic public success for the City of Gothenburg. In 2006 Ullevi will be staging the European Athletics Championships.
Göteborgskalaset (The Göteborg party) is Sweden´s largest city festival and is arranged in August of every year. There are plenty of outdoor performances with musical artist of every genre, a huge children’s party and all the entertainment is free of cost.
Slottsskogen is a big nature park, perfect for picnics and recreation, with both duck ponds and animal enclosures. Just on the other side of the street are The Botanical Gardens, which are regarded as the finest in Northern Europe with a plant collection of global reputation. Another park is Trädgårdsföreningen in the middle of the city with Sweden’s foremost Rosarium, Butterfly House and Palm House.
And don’t miss a visit to the picturesque Haga with lots of exciting little shops in a genuine Göteborg environment from days gone by. If you don’t feel like walking in the city, you can simply jump on one of Gothenburg’s many trams. Continue by boat to discover the paradise of Gothenburg’s southern archipelago with the cliffs and ocean. Boat excursions to Elfsborg Fortress and Vinga nature reserve are very popular.
There are also boats in the middle of town. Paddan offers sightseeing in the canal and harbor.