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Time in Gothenburg

I am going to be in Gothenburg for about a day and a half before starting a tour and wanted recommendations on what to see and where to eat.

Thanks!

Vicki

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What are you interested in? And what kind of places to eat are you looking for? When?

A few suggestions:

  • The art museum
  • Take a boat tour of the city
  • A trip to the archipelago (will take half a day at least)
  • A river boat trip (regular public transport, so cheap but no guides).
  • Strolling through Haga and Linnégatan

Regarding food, Gothenburg is a coastal city so there are many options for seafood in the city, ranging from cafés to Michelin star restaurants. For a local speciality, try a prawn sandwich.

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These additional places are on my target list (for a 2020 trip that never happened) on the basis of research, not personal experience:

  • Rohsska Museet, Vasagatan 37-39: design and applied arts. Asian influence prominent. www.designmuseum.se
  • Roda Sten Konsthall, Roda Sten 1, under bridge: contemporary art in old boiler house. http://rodasten.com/index.php/en/home
  • Goteborgs Konstmuseum, Gotaplatsen, on hill above city: Very good museum; Nordic art and Hasselblad Center for photography. https://goteborgskonstmuseum.se/en/
  • City Museum: History, including “provocative” look at WWII neutrality (but that might have been a temporary exhibition that is now closed). https://goteborgsstadsmuseum.se/en/
  • Market just inside old city (bordered by Kungsparken, green area replacing walls)
  • Kungsportsavnyn (Avenyn): heart of the city, with outdoor cafes, boutiques, restaurants.
  • Haga: 17C shopping area with charming cobblestone streets and classic cafes.
  • Jarntorget/Laanggatorna: cool area with music venues, cafes. 20-min walk or 10-min tram ride from center.
  • Branno: Tranquil, nearly car-free island in southern archipelago. Colorful cottages, sea vistas and hiking paths. Seems doable by public transit in normal times--Tram 11 to its western terminus, Saltholmen, then 20-min ferry (www.styrsobolaget.com), but I'm having trouble getting to a website with current ferry info.
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Järntorget/Långgatorna: cool area with music venues, cafes. 20-min
walk or 10-min tram ride from center.

To avoid any confusion, this is almost the same area as Haga/Linnégatan.

Bränno: Tranquil, nearly car-free island in southern archipelago.
Colorful cottages, sea vistas and hiking paths. Seems doable by public
transit in normal times--Tram 11 to its western terminus, Saltholmen,
then 20-min ferry (www.styrsobolaget.com), but I'm having trouble
getting to a website with current ferry info.

The ferries are running, the schedules don't vary that much. While they are great places for a day trip or a night outside the city, there are around 5000 permanent inhabitants on the islands that depend on the ferries. Schedules can be found at www.vasttrafik.se and www.styrsobolaget.se . Apart from Brännö, there are other islands worth considering like Styrsö, Donsö and Vrångö.

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Thanks, Badger. I do run into problems when I get info from multiple sources!