Sweden’s second city
A warm and welcoming reputation, despite its chilly Nordic roots and location on the country’s west coast. For a staid and respectful place (Volvos are made here), with formal public buildings and grand avenues, it has a very youthful energy... which might have something to do with the presence of 60,000 students, who help make it Scandinavia’s biggest university town. All of which means that you can expect an austere official facade, with a very warm-hearted interior.
|Time zone:||GMT +1 hour (GMT +2 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||1 hour 55|
|Holiday type:||City break|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 6.7°C
Rainfall: 1017.9mm a year
The newly opened Universeum on Sodravagen is an environmentally friendly place to learn all about our planet. Complete with an indoor rain forest, it also includes a very hands-on experimental workshop.
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Chase the winter blues away with a nourishing feast at Kock & Vin on Viktoriagatan which offers bistro-style food with a mix of French and Swedish influences.
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February sees the end of the worst of winter and ushers in a little piece of Hollywood sunshine. The Gothenburg Film Festival is now a fixed point on the European cinematic calendar – and you can expect everything from art-house to kitsch to blockbuster.
· If you head on up to the cafe at Guldhedstornet you’ll be rewarded with the best view in town – a complete panorama of the city and the archipelago beyond.
· Join the throng and visit Liseberg, Sweden’s leading visitor attraction. It has rides for everyone, including Balder, a new rollercoaster made entirely of wood...
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