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Villa Maritime (#1937) Photo, Gothenburg, Sweden More Photos
Quote: The best time to visit Göteborg, as with most European cities, is in the summer. But there are only a few places on this earth that can match her charm in any season of the year. Göteborg, situated on the westcoast of the country is Swedens second largest city and almost half a million citisens take pride in her symbol and weapon – a powerful lion on a shield with silver streams on a blue background. Göteborg has a long and succesful industry and trading tradition, some of Scandinavias most renowned Industrial icons such as Volvo, SKF, ESAB and Hasselblad, originated and still have their main offices here. A vital part of Swedens import and export is handled thrugh her harbour wich is the largest in north europe. I could go on forever describing her beuty, a cleaner and more green city is something that I have yet to see. Göta älv, a broad river runs through the whole city and is edged by huge luchious parks.
Villa Maritime (#1937) Photo, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Best Things Nearby:A beautiful resort situated on a small island only 40km from Göteborg. One of the most popular places along the west coast is Marstrand -- nice sandy beaches and loads of fun. Although there are no sandy beaches on the island, you can swim from the rocky shore or maybe just take it easy by the resort pool.Best Things About the Resort:Although only 2-3km long, the island is a very popular summer vacation area and a Mecca for boating enthusiasts -- every summer, you can count masts like stars.Resort Experience:You might not have the sandy beach, but the rocks invite you and your children to other activities! If you walk around in the shallows ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 21, 2003

Villa Maritime (#1937)
Hamngatan
Goteborg, Sweden
(303) 61-025

Göteborgs Kalaset

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Every year the first week of August, there's a big party throughout the city. Every pub is open longer and huge tents are set up all over, in squares, parks, etc. The idea is to celebrate Göteborg and have a good time. Most beverage companies will use this week as a launch or test period for new beers, ciders, and anything else that gets the good times rolling.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2003

Göteborgs Kalaset
All over the city
Goteborg, Sweden

Hard cords

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "Hard-cords"

Hard cords Photo, Gothenburg, Sweden
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I wouldn't exactly call this a festival, but once a month this place turns into a raging inferno of mad fans. A local nu-metal band, Painfield, started a smaller company that hosts this gig. All forms of metal bands from all over Sweden go here to show what they've got. There's no cover charge, but you should really throw a euro or two in the bucket by the door as this is the main funding of their company. You can also find CDs and such from most of the bands (those who can afford studio time) outside in the "lobby". You can also hang your clothes here, which I recommend as it gets fairly warm and sweaty inside. The crowd tends to get somewhat violent during the concerts as m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2003

Hard cords
Musikens hus, Majorna
Goteborg, Sweden

Liseberg

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This is the biggest amusement park in north Europe. This is a must if you find yourself in Göteborg. A "ride as much as you want all day" ticket is about 20 euro. You can also buy a bunch of diffirent tickets and family packs to suit you.

The park is also packed with restaurants and the regular fast food chains.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2003

Liseberg
Göteborg
Goteborg, Sweden

Paddan

Attraction | "Paddan (The toad)"

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It's a guided boat tour on Göta Älv, a river that runs through the heart of Göteborg. The guide will give you all info needed to even write a paper on the city. It's not a must, but a welcome rest for the feet.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 10, 2003

Paddan
Kungsportsplatsen
Goteborg, Sweden

Göteborgs Passet.

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For about 20 euro per adult and about 10 euro per child you can the Göteborg Pass, which gives you access to a host of experiences. Whether you want to see the sea and the bare cliffs, have fun at Liseberg amusement park, discover our fine museums, dine in the city or hit the shops, the Göteborg Pass opens doors for you. And if you want to go by tram, that's included too! Below there's a list of activities that's included in the pass. Activities---------------------Ord. Price Restaurant offer Shopping offer Trams, boats & buses------------40 SEK return Ringliniens Vintage Tram--------30 SEK return ...Read More

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cork, Sweden

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