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Goteborg

Country
Sweden
State
Goteborg och Bohus
City
Goteborg
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is located 25kms from the centre of the city and is a modern facility offering daily scheduled flights to and from a number of UK and European destinations. Airport buses to the city depart every 15 minutes. The airport offers good passenger facilities including ATMs, bureaux de change and information desks. There is a second airport, Gothenburg City Airport, 15kms from the city centre. This airport offers limited flights to some UK and European cities.

By Rail

The Oslo-Copenhagen express train runs through Gothenburg and Helsingborg. Trains run frequently on a north-south route between Gothenburg, Helsingborg and Malmö in the south. The most travelled rail route links Gothenburg with Stockholm, with trains leaving hourly in both directions; the trip takes 3 to 4 and a half hours. Trains arrive at the Central Station, on one side of Drottningtorget.

By Bus

There are a number of daily buses from Gothenburg to Helsingborg and Malmö. Travelling time from Gothenburg to Helsingborg is 3 hours; Gothenburg to Malmö, 3 to 4 hours. Several buses connect Stockholm and Gothenburg daily, with a journey time of 6 to 7 hours. Gothenburg's bus station, at Nils Ericson Gate, is located behind the railway station.

Key places to visit
Museum of Art, Gothenburg Cathedral, Iron Square, Maritima Centrum, Gotaplats


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Places to Visit

Museum of Art

A broad flight of steps leads up to the Museum of Art (Konstmuseet; 1921-23), with a comprehensive collection of Scandinavian art as well as works by Italian, French, Dutch and Flemish masters (including Rembrandt's "Falconer", ca. 1665, and "Adoration of the Kings", ca. 1631, Rubens and Van Gogh) and modern French artists (Cézanne, etc.). Adjoining the museum is the Konsthalle (periodic exhibitions).

Gothenburg Cathedral

Along Västra Hamngatan, at the intersection with Kungsgatan (on left), is Göteborg's Cathedral (Domkyrka), built in 1815 on the site of two earlier churches which had been destroyed by fire. It is a three-aisle church with a tower at the west end.

Iron Square

To the north of Göteborg's Military Museum, at the west end of Södra Allégatan, is Järntorget (Iron Square), with a fountain by Tore Strindberg (1927); on the outside of the basin are various old iron stamps.

From here Första Långgatan runs west to St John's Church (1866). On a plateau to the south of the church stands the Masthugg Church (Masthuggskyrkan, 1914), from which there is a fine view of the city and the harbor.
Hobbies & Activities category: Christian sites;  Scenic site or route;  Standalone sculpture, statue or fountain

 Maritima Centrum

Nils Ericssonsgata runs north in Göteborg to the Götaälv. Moored at the Gullbergskaj are the four-masted barque "Viking" (1907; now a school of seamanship), the lightship "Fladen" (1915) and the "Valborg II " (1902), which used to sail on Lake Vänern. To the right is the Götaälv Bridge (view of harbor and old shipyards), leading to the Hisingen peninsula. The peninsula can also be reached through the Tingstad Tunnel (which carries the E 6, Göteborg-Oslo), 1km/0.75mile upstream.

Gotaplats

At the southeast end of the Avenue lies Götaplats, Göteborg's cultural hub, with the striking Poseidon Fountain by Carl Milles (1931).

Right Time to Visit

May - September

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