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Avenyn, Göteborg: 11 reviews and 16 photos

by Henrik_rrb

Avenyn, or "Kungsportsavenyn" as it will be written on most maps, is by far the biggest and most famous street in Gothenburg.
Here you'll find a lot of things, from shopping, museums and restaurants to nightclubs and parks.

The street itself I would say is around 2-3 kilometers long (although I might be totally wrong... So bad at guessing the lenght), and starts almost at the water, and then goes up all the way to "Götaplatsen", where you'll find a big statue of Poseidon - the god of the ocean.

Along the way you'll find parks, as Bältespännarparken (where you can sunbath or listen to concerts in the summer, and figureskating in the winter), restaurants as Hard Rock Café, Brasserie Lipp and Joe Farelli's, nightclubs as Nivå, Bryggeriet, Park Avenue, shopping with shops for shoes, cameras, clothes, food, and museums as the Museum of Art (Konstmuseum) and the Concert Hall.

Especially in the summer this street is a really lively one, with the nightlife going on until 5 in the morning at some places. It's also a very popular place for some after work, when people goes here directly from work and take a beer at one of all the pubs.

Along the street you'll all the time find the trams, a traditional thing for Gothenburg (unlike Stockholm, this city is beautiful, so we don't have to dig down the subway underground... ;) ).

In the nights this is a crowded street, but please be a bit careful. Sometimes it's quite violent, and there are also a lot of taxidrivers who isn't exactly legal...

Address: Kungsportsavenyn, up and down
Directions: 10-12 minutes walk from the central station, 10 minutes walk from the football stadiums, 10 minutes walk from the amusment park Liseberg.
In the center of Gothenburg.

Website: http://www.avenyn.se/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 25, 2005
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