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Gothenburg, Sweden

I'm traveling there this July for my son's soccer team is participating in the Gothia Cup. Need suggestions where to stay, eat, tour as I will not be traveling with the team. I noticed Rick Steves Scandinavia book does not list Gothenburg....any suggestions or tips would help.

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I've only been there for a night, but it's a pretty city with a lot of history. Great public transport as well - trams, trains and buses.

I stayed with a friend, so can't help on the hotels, but to get there, the best way is probably to go to Stockholm or Copenhagen and then take a connecting flight or train. July is high season, so trains may be the cheaper option - it's about 3.5 to 4 hours from Copenhagen (train station is directly under the airport terminal), not sure about the time from Stockholm.

For some fun, the Liseborg amusement park is fun - it's a bit like Tivoli with rides, food and pretty surroundings.


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1717 posts

Hello Diane. I was at Sweden in May 2007. I think Gothenburg (Goteborg) is a good place for meeting Swedish people. Look for information about accomodations and eateries there, in the Lonely Planet book, and in the ROUGH GUIDE book.