Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg is a city located on the west coast of Sweden, in Scandinavia.

The fish market – Feskekôrka is housed in a building called the Fish Church, due to it resembling a Gothic church.

Nordstan is the largest shopping centre in Scandinavia, with approximately 180 shops.

The centre of town is a lively mix of boutiques, cafes and cinemas.

Kungsportsavenyn or “The Avenue” stretches from Götaplatsen to Kungsportsplatsen. Here you will find the theatre, concert hall and library. See the famous statue “Poseidon” rising above Götaplatsen Square.

The Gothenburg Museum of Art features late 19th century Nordic art.

Gothenburg has many parks and nature reserves including Kungsparken, which surrounds the canal that circles the city centre, Slottsskogen, which has a free “open” zoo, Hisingsparken, which is Gothenburg’s biggest park and Gothenburg Botanical Garden featuring around 16,000 species of plant and tree.

Boat tours on the famous Paddan canal boats take visitors through the city via the moat and harbour. Bus tours or hiring a bike are other options for city sightseeing.

Liseberg is one of Sweden’s largest amusement parks and is located a short distance away from Gothenburg.

Not far away is Tjoloholm Manor, an Elizabethan styled manor house and one of Sweden’s top attractions.

The disabled cruiser visiting Gothenburg 

Where You’re Docked

Smaller cruise ships can dock in the inner harbor, within walking distance of the city center. Larger ships may need to dock in the outer harbor area, around 20 minutes ride into the center of Gothenburg.

Cruise ships usually organize shuttle buses from the outer harbor area to take passengers into town.

Tourist information is available both at the pier as well as in the Nordstan Shopping Center in town.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the Swedish Krona.


The official language in Gothenburg 


Traditional Swedish dishes include pea soup (Artsoppa), pork with mashed carrots and potatoes (Rotmos med Flask), boiled salmon (Inkokt Lax) and pickled herring (Inlagd sill).

A Smörgåsbord is an assortment of food featuring a variety of dishes such as herring, salmon, cheeses, pickled vegetables and a range of hot food sometimes followed by dessert.

Points of Interest

  • Gothenburg – a seven-

Gothenburg Accessible Excursions

Whether your cruise ship stops in 

Gothenburg Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible