Popular Accommodations in Gothenburg
Highlights in Gothenburg
- Highlight for culture lovers
- Broad programme of events
- Unique island world
- Colourful nightlife
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Vacation rentals in Gothenburg
The wide range of holiday accommodation on offer in Gothenburg leaves nothing to be desired, ranging from centrally located apartments in the city centre to cosy holiday apartments spread throughout the city and idyllic vacation rentals on the numerous islands off Gothenburg. Because of the proximity to the museums and sights of the city, culture lovers settle mainly in the centre and on the banks of the river "Göta älv".A vacation rental in Gothenburg
The idyllic lakes in the hinterland as well as the coast are much quieter, where you live in one of the traditional Scandinavian wooden houses while enjoying the view of the water. Especially suitable for nature lovers are the cosy and modern vacation rentals on the offshore islands Brännö, Halsvik, Vrängö as well as on the archipelago around Öckerö in the northwest of Gothenburg, which are easy to reach due to the close ferry connections.
Gothenburg is also called "Little London".
Holiday in Gothenburg
Travelers and Activities
If you want to experience the cosmopolitan flair of Gothenburg, the Haga Nygata is the perfect place for you. The small street is lined with countless small cafés and bars where people from all over the world meet. As soon as the sun sets, clubs like the "Sticky Fingers" attract partygoers with electronic dance music and selected live acts to the culture mile, the Kungsportsavenyn. The magazine "Djungel-Trumman", available at the tourist office of the city, gives a good overview of the variety of different events in the clubs, bars and discotheques.Gothenburg for culture lovers
With its glamorous old town in the Vasa quarter, reminiscent of the Ringstrasse buildings of Vienna, Gothenburg is a highlight for cultural tourists. In addition to the Kronhuset, the oldest preserved building in the city, the opera house, the old fortress and the museum ships in the harbour of Lilla Bommen attract thousands of visitors every year to Sweden's second largest city. The cultural programme is complemented by the Gothenburg Kunsthalle, the Natural History Museum and the regular concerts of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
Things to know
Thanks to low rainfall and up to eight hours of sunshine a day, a visit to Gothenburg in May is a good idea. The main travel season, however, extends from June to August, when an average of 21 degrees Celsius and nine hours of sunshine are reached. An insider tip for nature lovers is September, because in the Swedish Indian summer the city and the surrounding countryside present themselves in the most glorious colours.Regular events
The programme of events in Gothenburg is very varied and ranges from highlights such as the Gothenburg Film Festival in January, the Swedish Boat Show and the Tove Jansson Art Exhibition in February, to the Gothenburg Marathon in July and the Kulturkalaset City Festival in August. Further highlights are the summer music festivals like the "Way Out West" in Slottskogen or the Metal Meltdown, where metal bands from all over the world perform.are the cosy and modern vacation rentals on the offshore islands of Brännö, Halsvik and Vrängö as well as on the archipelago around Öckerö in northwestern Gothenburg, which are easy to reach thanks to the closely scheduled ferry connections.
Top travel tips
A few hundred metres away from your vacation rental in Gothenburg, the museum ship "Viking", the largest windjammer ever built in Scandinavia, is anchored. A visit to the ship and the excellent on-board restaurant is as much a part of every visit to Gothenburg as a visit to the old town.Visiting Liseberg Park
Sweden's largest amusement park Liseberg promises fun for young and old. Enjoy the ride on the wooden roller coaster "Balder", venture on Europe's longest inversion roller coaster "Helix" or plunge from one of the three freefall towers.By ship to the sea fortress "Nya Elfsborg"
Nya Elfsborg fortress, built in 1650 at the mouth of the river Göta älv on the island of Kyrkogårdsholmen, is one of Gothenburg's landmarks. Explore this unique historic building on a boat trip from Gothenburg harbour.