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Top attractions in Gothenburg

Design store “Aschebergsgatan 24” in Gothenburg

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There is always something going on in Gothenburg with concerts, sports, exhibitions and cultural events taking place every week. Gothenburg is a lively city for shopping where you can find just about anything within an easy walk of the centre. And then there is the food, Gothenburg has been crowned the Culinary Capital of Sweden 2012! Should you long for nature, Gothenburg is the gateway to Sweden’s stunning west coast and its spectacular archipelago.

Taste of Gothenburg

First-class ingredients, great teamwork, imaginative and adventurous chefs and a passion for the flavours of Sweden. These are some of the factors that make Gothenburg one of the top European cities for cuisine. No less than five restaurants have stars in the prestigious Michelin Guide. But you can also eat very well even if you are on a budget.

Shopping City

Gothenburg is a lively city for shopping where you can find just about anything within an easy walk of the centre. There’s no shortage of interesting shops right in the heart of the city, and if you feel like exploring – or taking a short tram ride – then Linnéstaden, Haga old town, and the main boulevard, Avenyn, all offer great shopping too.

Seafood, boats and beautiful islands

The West Coast stretches from Gothenburg to the border of Norway. Thousands of islands dot the coastline known for its smooth and sculptured granite rocks, quaint little fishing villages and bustling, boating lifestyle.

Festivals and music

Gothenburg has a thriving music scene and is home to one of Europe’s leading festivals - Way Out West. The festival will return to Gothenburg and the Slottskogen Park in August. Some of the world’s biggest names in music will once again take to the stage. Last year’s line-up included Kanye West, Coldplay and Pulp, with the much anticipated 2012 line-up to be confirmed later in the year.

Nightlife

Gothenburg offers a niche nightclub scene. It’s a smaller, more intimate crowd here but with a big 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.

Top attractions in Stockholm

View over Old Town/Gamla Stan in Stockholm

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Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. But it is also a city of trendy Scandinavian shops, a world renown fashion scene and a culinary hot spot.

Here are a few of our top things to do in Stockholm!

Stockholm fashion

Stockholm is a beautiful place with very fashion aware people! This is the place to go shopping for the latest in Scandinavian cool trends and with brands such as Acne, Carin Wester, Whyred and many, many more this is the place to pick up the latest in fashion.

Old Town

A must for any visit to Stockholm. Old Town or 'Gamla Stan' is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252. All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and places to shop. Gamla Stan is also popular with aficionados of handicrafts, curios and souvenirs.

Fotografiska

Fotografiska is one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography. Fotografiska presents four unique large exhibitions and about 20 smaller exhibitions annually. In addition to the large exhibition, Fotografiska also houses a book and souvenir shop, a restaurant, a photo gallery. In the bar on the top floor you will find one of Stockholm’s very best vantage points.

Island hopping

The best way to experience the Stockholm archipelago is to travel by ferry from island to island. Load up your backpack and leave your troubles behind on the mainland. Lapping waves, sunny rock ledges, and unparalleled scenery await you. Boats run year-round.

Eat and drink

Stockholm is a foodie's dream! With no less than six Michelin star restaurants and a wealth of young and creative chefs opening restaurants all over town you will never be far from a gourmet experience.

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