Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and is popularly known as the Culture and Culinary Capital.
Foodies should waste no time visiting the charming Saluhallen food market to try some local delicacies across forty diverse stalls. Though Gothenburg’s most famous food hall is Feskekörka which translates literally to ‘fish church’ due to the building’s resemblance to a Gothic church. Here you can sample some of the West Coast’s freshest seafood or book a table at one of the restaurants on the top floor for a feast of fresh crayfish, lobster and prawns.
Hop on a tram to Haga, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Gothenburg, to explore the independent shops and beautiful wooden houses. Here you will find Café Husaren, famous for its giant cinnamon buns known as ‘hagabullar’. They are designed to be shared with friends, but we won’t judge you if you eat one all to yourself!
Gothenburg has some excellent museums, creatives will enjoy the Museum of Modern Art and the Röhsska Museum which illustrates the history of Swedish fashion and design. Want to know more about the city’s history? Make a bee-line to the City Museum or take a boat tour (Mar-Oct) along the canal led by a local guide. Not only will you learn more about Gothenburg and Swedish culture, it’s a wonderful way to relax and see the city from a different perspective.
Gothenburg is also home to Liseberg, built in 1923 it’s Sweden’s oldest amusement park and during the season of goodwill, Liseberg Christmas Market is the biggest of its kind in Scandinavia! For a more tranquil activity you could relax in the beautiful Botanic Gardens.
During the evening, there’s no better way to soak up the atmosphere by taking a walk along the harbour front to watch the sunset.
The Clarion Post Hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a long day and we suggest you take advantage of the spa or even better – the rooftop pool which overlooks the city!