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Gothenburg is the second biggest metropolitan in Sweden. It is located on Sweden's west coast at the outlet of the Gõta River. This Nordic city is home to the largest harbor, university and amusement park (Liseberg amusement park) within the whole of Scandinavia. The large student population of the city adds to its friendly and lively ambiance. The real highlight of the city is the Kungsportsavenyn, a stunning boulevard that frequently referred to as the Avenyn (Avenue).
Meandering through the very heart of Gothenburg, the Gõta River offers a great place for an afternoon boat trip, while others prefer to use the city's trams for a spot of island hopping, which usually pass through the central hub of Brunnsparken. To find out about these activities and tourism during you stay, visit the Gothenburg tourist information offices of Göteborgs Turistbyra on both the Kungsportsplatsen and Nordstadstorget.
Gothenburg Tourist Info: Top Gothenburg Sights
Numerous tourists come to Gothenburg to merely spend a day or two at Sweden's leading attraction: the Liseberg Amusement Park that is located to the south-east of the city center and hosts above three million visitors every year. Then again, you can head to Gothenburg's vibrant beach resorts of Askims, Langedrag and Saltholmen, travel around by tram or take a trip around the Lilla Bommen harbour, on the striking Barken Viking sailing ship.
You can find a lot of distinctive buildings, showcasing Swedish architecture from many different ages. Gothenburg City Hall (Radhuset) governs the Gustav Adolfs Square in the city center, and close by, it's the Stock Exchange (Börsen) stands high above the Stortorget Square. Next to the Rosenlund Canal, the Feskekörka (Fish Church) as well as the campus of the University of Gothenburg and its many inspiring buildings, are all well worth your visit.
Significant legacy sites and notable museums come into view from all over Gothenburg and offer a range of attractive exhibits. The world's biggest floating ship museum of Maritiman holds more than twenty historical vessels and even a long submarine; while the new and extremely futuristic Varldskulturmuset (Museum of World and Culture) is where you can plunge into multimedia exhibits. If you are into art, you should visit the Konstmusseet, which contains Gothenburg's majot collection of paintings, with pieces by Rembrandt, Picasso and Van Gogh.
Numerous of popular beach resorts reside close to Gothenburg and around the archipelago, like those at Brännõ, Ljungskile, Strõmstad and also Vallda Sandõ, which is a wonderful destination for a day trip and features an extremely beautiful rocky coastline and many isolated spaces. Close to Gothenburg is the continental and vivid city of Malmo, which is connected to neighboring Copenhagen by the Oresund Bridge and tunnel.