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Sweden’s second-largest city celebrates the wonders of the land and the sea. Educate yourself at the Museum of World Culture, slip into the Feskekôrka fish market for some slippery wares or treat your ears to an evening at the Gothenburg Opera. Metalheads who prefer something a little heavier are in luck—every summer, Gothenburg plays host to the Metaltown Festival, two days of head-banging glory.

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Gothenburg, is the second largest city in Sweden by population and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries. Situated on the west coast of Sweden, the city proper has a population of 526,054, with 549,839 in the urban area and total of 945,713 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Gothenburg is classified as a global city by GaWC, with a ranking of Gamma−. The city is famous for hosting some of the biggest annual and non-annual events in Scandinavia, which has nicknamed Gothenburg as the "Event City". Gothenburg Film Festival, held in January since 1979, is the leading film festival in Scandinavia with over 155,000 visitors annually.



In the summertime a broad variety of music festivals take place, such as Way Out West and Metaltown. Gothia Cup, held every year in Gothenburg, is in regards to the number of participants the world's largest football tournament: in 2011, a total of 35,200 players from 1567 teams and 72 nations participated. Additionally, many international artists often pick Gothenburg as their first choice for hosting concerts in preference to other Swedish cities such as Stockholm and Malmö.



Introducing Göteborg


In expensive Sweden, Göteborg, with its cheap fares, cheap accommodation and fan- tastic attractions, is a top introduction to the country that shouldn't make your piggy bank turn up its trotters. Göteborg (pronounced something like 'yer-te-bor') is also known by its English name Gothenburg. It is Scandinavia's busiest port and has a continental outlook; its showpiece Kungsportsavenyn boulevard is often nicknamed the 'Champs Élysées', and the comparison is justified (in a low-key Nordic way). The cheerful, relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by the city's large student population.





Gothenburg has an oceanic climate according to Köppen climate classification. Despite its high northern latitude, temperatures are quite mild throughout the year and much warmer than places in similar latitude, or even somewhat further south, mainly because of the moderating influence of the warm Gulf Stream.[citation needed] During the summer, daylight extends 17 hours, but lasts only around 7 hours in late December. Summers are warm and pleasant with average high temperatures of 19 to 20 °C and lows of 10 to 12 °C, but temperatures of 25–30 °C occur on many days during the summer. Winters are cold and windy with temperatures of around -5 to 3 °C, even though it rarely drops below −15 °C. Precipitation is regular but generally moderate throughout the year. Snow mainly occurs from December to March, but is not unusual in November and April and can sometimes occur even in October and May. So for sightseeing women, visit Gothenburg at summertime, than you see a lot of girls wearing skirts and dresses. The Swedish women are the ones where you can have a lot of fun with!



Things to do


Southern Goteborg Archipelago: Category: Islands; Lighthouses; Beaches - Owner description: Kayak rental and retailer. Offering high quality kayaks and equipment for rental and sales. Guided trips all year. Drysuits for winter paddling!


Universeum: Category: Science Museums; Children's Museums; Educational Sites - Hands-on children's science museum.


Volvo Museum: Category: Specialty Museums - A great place to see the history of Volvo, Volvo Aero, Volvo Penta, Volvo buses, Volvo trucks, Volvo IT, and Volvo Industrial equipment! 


Haga: Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas - This 19th-century worker's district is now lined with shops.


Fish Church (Feskekorka): Category: Architectural Buildings; Specialty Shops - Popular fish market and restaurant housed in a beautiful old building which resembles a church.


Sjomanstornet: Category: Lookouts; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues - Owner description: Sjömanstornet (The Seaman's Tower) at the Maritime Museum (sjofartsmuseum), next to Stigbergstorget was built in memory of deceased marines of the First World War.


Kungsparken: 13 hectares, built between 1839–1861. Surrounds the canal that circles the city centre.


Trädgårdsföreningen: A park and horticultural garden, it is located next to Kungsportsavenyn. Founded in 1842 by the Swedish king Carl XIV Johan and on initiative of the amateur botanist Henric Elof von Normann. In the park there is an acclaimed rose garden with some 4,000 roses of 1,900 species.


S.A. Hedlunds Park: Sven Adolf Hedlund, newspaper publisher and politician bought the 15 hectare Bjurslätt farm in 1857, in 1928 it was gifted to the city.


Gothenburg Botanical Garden: 175 hectares. Opened in 1923. Won an award in 2003 and in 2006 was 3rd in "The most beautiful garden in Europe" competition. Around 16,000 species of plant and tree. The greenhouses contain around 4500 species including 1600 orchids.


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Food and drink


The city has a number of star chefs – over the past decade, seven of the Swedish Chef of the Year Awards have been won by Gothenburgers. A popular place to buy fish ingredients is the Feskekôrka ("Fish Church"); an indoor fish market which got its name from the building's resemblance to a Gothic church. Five Gothenburg restaurants have a star in the 2008 Michelin Guide: 28 +, Basement, Fond, Kock & Vin, Fiskekrogen and Sjömagasinet.