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My hometown

After living in Kungsbacka for most of my life I decided it was time to move on. Since 2006 I'm now living in the beautiful city of Gothenburg.

It's the second biggest town in Sweden, and located on the west coast of Sweden. Around 600 000 people lives in the city including it's surroundings.

Most famous places are the amusment park Liseberg, the big street Avenyn, the huge football stadium Ullevi and the science center Universeum.

Earlier Göteborg's harbour was a very important place, where they builded huge ships to send away stuff all over the world. Most of the things that got imported to Sweden also came via the city's harbour.

Nowadays the place has changed quite much, and the harbour isn't either so huge or important anymore. There are ferrys going to Denmark and Germany, but the really big ships rarely come here anymore.
Instead the harbour has changed into a very cosy place with nice parks, apartements and houses.

The people in Gothenburg are famous for being nice and happy. And the "Göteborg-humour" is famous all over the country. Not sure if it's good or bad though... ;)

Sweden's most famous football team is also from Göteborg. IFK Göteborg have played in the Champions League five times (reached the quarter finals 1994/95) and have won the swedish championship 18 times. They also won the Uefacup twice, in 1982 and 1987.

The city

Göteborg is most beautiful in the summertime, when people sit outside on Avenyn, drinking a couple of beers and looking at all the girls who walks by with their new summer style-clothes.

Or goes to Slottskogen, the big park in the city, where they can play games, or just sunbath.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly town
  • Cons:As always with Sweden - the weather
  • In a nutshell:Lovely during the summer!
  • Intro Updated Oct 28, 2010
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  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Nice updates! I would love to attend that book sale!

  • Aug 19, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    hej :),are you sure about your '' friendly town '' statement for goteborg? you are also summarizing the situation in your irish pub experience.

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    i went to skål when i was in göteborg too! it was really cool place. i don't speak any swedish so i talked to the owner who said he was from australia, i believe!

  • laurendickie's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2008 at 8:02 AM

    hey i know i might be asking a little much, but i'm looking for a hotel/hostel near ''Olivedalsgatan'' can you help? lauren.

  • PALLINA's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2008 at 12:03 AM

    finally found! mi piacciono i tuoi tips...sono pieni di informazioni interessanti! complimenti

  • kalanialoha's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2007 at 8:18 PM

    Your Goteborg page is helpful. Thanks for the great info! I'll be visiting in February so this info is helpful. Kim

  • Nov 25, 2007 at 5:09 AM

    Thanks for sharing your Gotheborg page! It looks beautiful and I hope to be able to visit soon!

  • BROOKS's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2007 at 10:55 PM

    The clubs sound like the place to be in Sweden!!!

  • Scotsgal's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2007 at 11:56 PM

    Great pages and info..i might be over in Sweden next yr. Cheers.

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2007 at 6:30 PM

    It is nice to read a very detailed information and tips on Goteborg. The Feskekôrka is so intriguing that I wish I could see this my next visit to Sweden. Thanks Henrik for the wonderful virtual tour.

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