Gothenburg Mini Guide
With half a million people living there, Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and can be found on its western coast.
Although not massive in size, Gothenburg is cultured enough to stand comparison with many European cities and has plenty of theatres, museums and restaurants (including four which have Michelin stars).
The main roads going through Gothenburg are the E6, the E45 and the E20. You can drive there from Sweden’s capital Stockholm
in four hours and other Scandinavian cities are also accessible. It takes four hours to drive to Oslo
, three and a half to Copenhagen
and three to the Swedish city of Malmo
Due to the coastal position of Gothenburg it is also possible to get a boat to various locations. Try the Stena Line if you want to get to Denmark or Germany
or the DFDS Torline which has space for a limited number of passengers who want to take their cars to the United Kingdom
Flying into Gothenburg you can arrive at Gothenburg City Airport which has low cost Ryanair flights coming into it from all over Europe. Wizzair and Air Berlin also use this small airport. The other airport, Landvetter, welcomes airlines such as KLM, Lufthansa and Finnair and is 25 kilometres to the east of Gothenburg.
Visitors to Gothenburg will probably want to pick up a tourist pass which allows them to see all the sites and museums once they have paid one price up front. This includes the grand houses and historic buildings like the Gothenburg Cathedral which was built at the beginning of the 19th century and is known as Västra Hamngatan.
The pass is an especially good idea as it allows you to have free parking as well – a great bonus as parking can be a bit tricky in Gothenburg. While in Sweden you should get a boat or yacht from Gothenburg and explore the archipelago of beautiful islands nearby.
One place which will definitely give you an adrenaline rush is the Liseberg, the biggest Scandinavian theme park and main tourist attraction in Sweden. The wooden roller coaster there is particularly death defying. If you are staying in self catering accommodation and fancy eating well then the fish market is a good place to visit at the harbour. It is called Feskekôrka which means ‘Fish Church’ due to the shape of the building.
Gothenburg is one of the largest cities in Sweden with more than half a million inhabitants. It was built along the banks of the Gota Alv river. Gothenburg is known for being the home of Volvo car manufacturer and these typical Swedish cars have been produced there since 1927.
As Gothenburg is also home to a massive sea port, many of our car hire Gothenburg customers are business travellers as there are many opportunities there. Gothenburg is also home to the University of Gothenburg and so this is a young and vibrant city with lots of night life.