Gothenburg, Sweden | Scandinavian getaway
Located on Sweden’s west coast, this major city on the Göta älv River is known for its green spaces and Dutch-style canals. Once an industrial town, Gothenburg has reinvented itself as a modern, innovative city with much to offer visitors. From amusement parks to museums, fine restaurants and retail therapy, alongside its fishing heritage, here are 6 reasons to hire a private jet to Gothenburg…
Gothenburg Parks and Gardens
Gothenburg is blessed with a variety of parks and gardens – all within easy walking distance of each other. From the central station head to the beautiful Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgardsforeningen) with its verdant undulating lawns, exotic plants and historic buildings. The 430-acre Gothenburg Botanical Garden is an ideal space to relax and enjoy the spectacular rhododendron glade and Japanese garden, while the city’s main park is Slottsskogen and boasts its own zoo. Jonsered Gardens, just outside the city are award-winning gardens with a beautiful manor house.
Explore the Waterways on a Paddan Boat
One of the best ways to see Gothenburg is from its 17th-century canals. Join a Padden sightseeing cruise from Kungsportsplatsen and discover the history of these moats and waterways. The tour includes the opera house, the fish market and the former shipyards.
Gothenburg has a thriving local design scene and offers visitors a mix of independent shops, international brands and a buzzing market scene. Well-known brands such as H&M and Whyred have their flagship stores here, while furniture and design stores are located in and around Magasinsgatan. These include the eclectic Artilleriet, recognised as one of Sweden’s premier interior design shops.
Feskekôrka Fish Market
Gothenburg’s fishing heritage remains an important facet of the city. Get up early and watch the fishing boats unload their catch at the quays. The Feskekôrka fish market is in a church-like market hall where fresh seafood is sold daily.
Gothenburg Museum of Art
Celebrating Nordic and international art from the 15th-century to the present day, the museum boasts three Michelin Green Guide stars. Munch, Rembrandt, Liljefors, Edelfelt, Picasso, Chagall and Monet are among the many artists featured. There’s a shop and café on the ground floor.
Day Tour to Gothenburg Archipelago
Escape the city for a day and visit the Archipelago with its charming fishing villages and rocky coves, less than an hour out of Gothenburg. Cars are forbidden in the southern part of the archipelago, making the area ideal for long hikes and bike rides. Seal safaris and fishing trips are just some of the many activities on offer.
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