Welcome to Gothenburg
Welcome to Gothenburg - The city of the King Gustavus Adolphus
Gothenburg, who was found in 1621 by the King Gustavus Adolphus, is the second largest city of Sweden and the fifth largest in Nordic countries. The city, situated on the west coast of Sweden, by the Kattegat, is classified as a global city by GaWC. She also ranked as the 12th most inventive city in the world by Forbes. The port of Gothenburg is the most largest port of the Scandinavian countries. Many students live in Gothenburg because the city includes the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. The city is an important city in Sweden for sports and home to the BK Häcken, GAIS, IFK Göteborg, and Örgryte IS association football teams as well as the Frölunda HC ice hockey team.
Gothenburg offers a multitude of nightclub. It's an interesting selection of pubs, clubs and dining bars. And when you feel like hitting the dance floor ? You can’t go wrong if you end up on the city’s main thoroughfare, the main boulevard, known locally as Avenyn. The nightlife here attracts a mixed crowd of club kids to office workers. Around the square Järntorget, the streets Långgatorna and in Linné you will find the more alternative side of the nightlife, focused around music and culture. You can find open-air café as Bar Himmel or a mix between a bar and restaurant as Ölrepubliken. There is also a casino. Casino Cosmopol is located in the old Customs House at Packhusplatsen, in a unique port environment. Here you'll find plenty of entertainment, games, food and drink, just as it should be in a proper international casino. You can discover asian restaurant, oriental restaurant and more still.
Such as all major cities, Gothenburg has a variety of shopping options. You will find all the big chains to smaller specialist shops. The Nordstan mall is the largest shopping center in Gothenburg. Here you will find most stores and brands. The largest selection is clothes or shoes but you will also find cosmetics, sporting goods, books, banks, jewelry, newsagents, pharmacies, cafes and restaurants. Here you can spend an entire day.
There are multitude of ways to explore Gothenburg. The popular tourism boat Paddan takes you on a classic tour under the bridges and out in the harbour, but there are other options on land too, offering sights and historic insights. If you are interested in flowers and plants, do not miss this. Take a tram and visit a lovely park called Slottsskogen. You can also walk in different parks without have to take tram or bus. There is Kungsparken, 13 hectares, built between 1839–1861, surrounds the canal that circles the city centre. Gothenburg have one of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia, attracting about 3 million visitors annually. Among the noteworthy attractions is the wooden roller coaster Balder twice voted as the Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster in the world in a major international poll. The park itself has also been chosen as one of the top ten amusement parks in the world by Forbes Magazine.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Gothenburg has an oceanic climate according to Köppen climate classification. Despite its northern latitude, temperatures are quite mild throughout the year and much warmer than places in similar latitude, or even somewhat further south, mainly because of the moderating influence of the warm Gulf Stream.During the summer, daylight extends 18 hours and 5 minutes, but lasts 6 hours and 32 minutes in late December. Summers are warm and pleasant with average high temperatures of 66 to 68 °F (19 to 20 °C) and lows of 50 to 54 °F (10 to 12 °C), but temperatures of 77–86 °F (25–30 °C) occur on many days during the summer. Winters are cold and windy with temperatures of around 23 to 37 °F (−5 to 3 °C), even though it rarely drops below 5 °F (−15 °C). Precipitation is regular but generally moderate throughout the year. Snow mainly occurs from December to March, but is not unusual in November and April and can sometimes occur even in October and May.
Gothenburg has an excelent transport network, which includes tram, buses, trains... With over 50 mi (80 km) of double track the Gothenburg tram is the largest tram network in Nordic countries. The bus network, however, is almost as important. There are also some boat and ferry services. There is no subway cause of the soft ground on which Gothenburg is situated. Tunneling is very expensive in such conditions. You can also find a commuter rail in Gothenburg connecting some nearby cities and towns.