Gothenburg Tourism

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.

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.

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

  • Save 4% Gothenburg Private Walking Tour
    Gothenburg Private Walking Tour1 Reviews

    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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  • Save 4% Gothenburg Small Group Walking Tour
    Gothenburg Small Group Walking Tour3 Reviews

    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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  • Landvetter Airport Shared Arrival Transfer
    Landvetter Airport Shared Arrival Transfer10 Reviews

    Duration: 20 Mins

    Book now for an affordable and easy transfer to Gothenburg city. Don't waste time on arrival in Gothenburg, book now to enjoy...

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  • Save 4% Best of Gothenburg Photography and Sightseeing Tour
    Best of Gothenburg Photography and Sightseeing TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Turn your vacation photos into personal works of art on this 3-hour photography and sightseeing walking tour of Gothenburg. W...

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

    • Air Pollution 16.28 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 18.57 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.57 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25.71 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5.41 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15.54 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.26 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.06 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Gothenburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gothenburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.61 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.91 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.8 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.18 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.43 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.43 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 48.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.55 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.61 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.09 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.64 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.54 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Gothenburg is 184.75 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.32 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 77.49 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.99 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.85 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.99 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.1 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.7 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.99 (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.

  • 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 14.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 103.07 USD

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

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