Visit Gothenburg - Best of Gothenburg

Situated on the west coast of the southwestern Sweden, Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden, flanked by river Gotaalv. This beautiful Swedish City is a lesser known must-visit destination in the country.

The lovely gardens and the natural beauty of the place make it a covetable tourist place. The charming buildings, the lovely restaurants and pretty streets only augment this natural beauty. The amusement parks are a lot of fun to visit and a thrilling experience. The array of museum shows the intellectual character of the city too.

In short, the place has a lot of character and this unique appeal of the city makes it a lovely and surprising tourist destination. Gothenburg is sure to be a very memorable experience.

Gothenburg Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Gothenburg tips for your visit


  • The inhabitants can conduct huge festivals as it is regarded as the largest event hub of Scandanavia.
  • The people of Gothenburg apart from speaking Swedish can also speak other languages such as Sammi. Since Swedish in not considered as official language so there are influences of other languages also that include Danish, German, and Latin.
  • The people of Gothenburg are maintained some etiquettes like maintaining eye contact with a firm handshake, you shake hands with all attendees on both arrival and departure.
  • Even the inhabitants of Gothenburg have a habit of giving gifts when they are visiting to some other house as a greeting custom.
  • People need to be very punctual.


  • Since the residents of Gothenburg are conservative so people are not allowed to wear any funky dresses.
  • People are not allowed to speak loudly on the road or even inside the house.
  • As a good etiquette the person is not allowed to drink until the first toast is served by the host.
  • No one should be addressed with the first name. Rather everyone should address others by their surnames or titles.

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Gothenburg Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Gothenburg

  • Gothenburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat
    Gothenburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat

    Duration: 1 Days

    See Gothenburgs sights by both boat and double-decker bus on a hop-on hop-off tour! The comprehensive sightseeing experience ...

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  • Gothenburg Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour
    Gothenburg Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

    Duration: 1 Days

    Cruise along Gothenburgs waterways on this city hop-on hop-off boat tour. The experience offers a relaxing way to explore the...

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  • Gothenburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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    Duration: 1 Days

    See Gothenburgs top sights with this hop-on hop-off bus tour! Travel by an open-top double-decker bus on this comprehensive s...

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  • Gothenburg Small Group Walking Tour
    Gothenburg Small Group Walking Tour

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Gothenburg, founded in 1621, is the second-largest city in Sweden. Today Gothenburg still offers visitors a wonderful glimpse...

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Facts and Stats for Gothenburg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gothenburg

    Know the pollution level of Gothenburg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.65 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.09 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.47 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.87 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.86 (Very Low)
  • Gothenburg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gothenburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gothenburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.4 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.1 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.39 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.74 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.76 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.49 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.12 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.78 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.98 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.11 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.05 (Moderate)
  • Living in Gothenburg - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Gothenburg is 189.15 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.43 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 77.49 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.22 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.29 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.57 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.17 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 119.96 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gothenburg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gothenburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 102.11 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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