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We should use the English word, not the Swedish one in the English wikitravel.
==Get in==
===By plane===
'''Landvetter Airport''' ({{IATA|GOT}}) [http://www.lfvswedavia.secom/templateslandvetter/LFV_AirportStartPage____2570.aspx] is Gothenburg's main airport, located 25 km east of the city. About 30 airlines fly to Landvetter e.g. SAS [http://www.scandinavianflysas.netcom/en/uk/?vst=true], Lufthansa [], KLM [], and Finnair [], and City Airline [].
There is a Flygbussarna [] bus service into the city which runs every 20 minutes, costs 89 SEK one way (177 SEK return) if bought online (otherwise 10 SEK extra), and the journey takes 30 minutes. It stops at several locations (first stop near Liseberg; final stop: the Nils Ericson Bus terminal where the Central Train Station is).
A much cheaper option is taking local bus 511, which runs every 30 minutes to Landvetter centrum, from where a suburban bus, Röd Express, connects to the central station, stopping at the same places as Flybussarna en route. Total travel time is 45 minutes and the price 58 SEK (44 SEK for people under 20).
'''Gothenburg City Airport''' ({{IATA|GSE}}) [] was previously known as Säve Airport. This is definitely in the 'small' category of airport, and you should expect to wait a while for your bags. It is closer to Gothenburg than Landvetter. Ryanair [], Wizz Air [] and Gotlandsflyg [] are the only airlines that use it, connecting to cities such as Budapest, Edinburgh, London, Milan (Bergamo), Rome and Warsaw. (Book online ahead of time).
The Flygbussarna [] bus (cost SEK 69, return SEK 129, SEK 10 extra if you don't pay online) meets each flight, and takes you to the bus (Nils Ericson Bus Terminal, located inside the central station) and train terminal in 30 minutes.
Alternatively, there is a bus stop at Högstena, 500 metres from the terminal, from where local bus 36 goes to Vågmästareplatsen, where you can change to a tram to get to the central station. This takes 35 minutes in total and costs 24 SEK (18 SEK for people under 20).
===By car===
The roads E6, E20 and E45 pass through Gothenburg. If you come by car from [[Stockholm]], you should take E4 to [[Jönköping]], and then national road 40.
Approximate distances & travelling time:
* to [[Copenhagen]] (E6/E20 south): 317 km, 3.5 hrs
Be aware that parking in Gothenburg can be difficult and expensive, as free parking is rarely found. Prices per hour vary between 7 different zones and can be as high as 25 SEK per hour. Free parking on some areas is however included in the Gothenburg pass [] if you happen to own one. However, there is no guarantee that you will find a free spot. In any case, expect to spend some time looking for a spot, and expect to be forced to walk quite some distance. The closer you are to the city centre the more this is true. Since January 2013 there is a congestion charge (''Trängelseskatt'') inside the city for all cars with Swedish number plates, which means that you have to pay 8, 13 or 18 SEK each time you pass one of the borders, depending on the time []. Your number plate will be recognized by cameras above you. You don't pay between 18:30 and 5:59 and on Saturdays and Sundays. Also remember that getting around by car is very difficult in the city. Inner Gothenburg is a maze of one-way streets and blocked roads. Bigger junctions can be very chaotic and hard to navigate. Often it is not very clear whether you are actually allowed to enter a street by car or not, especially the inner-city area around Nordstan, Brunnsparken and Korsvägen (Svenska Mässan/Liseberg) is very chaotic. Expect to be stuck between two trams and to wonder whether you are allowed to be there or not.One-way streets and blocked roads mean you often have to deviate from the direct way - the way you walk is not the way to drive! If you do not know the city very well, driving without a GPS can be very stressful. If you plan to park your car on the road overnight make sure to bring enough coins to feed the meters, as only some of them accept credit cards. Small shops may be unwilling to change your notes, you are not the only one who needs coins for parking. If you park without a valid permit, too close to a junction or otherwise not fully compliant with regulations you ''will'' be fined, and fines start around 800 SEK. Traffic wardens in Gothenburg are employed by private security companies and they are payed a share of the fines, which means they will find anything that enables them you to ticket you. Some words of caution:*Sweden has a general right-before-left rule. That means if there is no sign or traffic light, a vehicle coming to a junction has the right of way over all vehicles from the left, and has to yield to all vehicles coming from the right. However, this rule is not applied in Gothenburg! Do not expect anyone to stop for you just because you come from the right! Instead, the vehicle (car, bus, cycle) on the "main" road (huvudleden) takes right of way over the vehicle on the lesser road. As the ranking of roads may be a bit unclear at times, use caution when unsure, but in general this rule works very well. A "huvudled" is marked by a yellow sign with black borders.*There are trams in Gothenburg, and they have (and take) the right of way over anything else. They may be coming from behind and turning in front of you, so watch out whenever you are near their tracks.*In Gothenburg, like in the rest of Sweden, Zebra crossings for pedestrians really mean you have to stop for anyone crossing the road. Pedestrians and cyclists will expect you to yield.*Especially in the dark, watch out for the numerous speed bumps. Some of them are quite violent. Expect them at every pedestrian crossing. They are also indicated by small signs on each side of the road - watch out for these in the dark.
===By bus===
Public transport in Gothenburg can be very slow: For example, to cross one side of the city to the other can take up to an hour (to cross 10km). However, inside the central area, transport is fairly rapid.
The local transport company (Västtrafik) have removed maps from just about all tram stops, be prepared, have a map ready before you get here. If you own a smartphone, downloading Västtrafiks app "Reseplaneraren", will help greatly. With it you can just type in the adress or tram/bus stop that you want to go to, and it will suggest the best route. If completely lost, you can also use the "nuvarande position" (current position) feature, to get you back on track.
===Västtrafik's ticket system===
Since 1 December 2009 you cannot buy tickets from the driver on any buses or trams in the Västtrafik system.From February 2013 you have to sign up for SMS tickets before you buy them. [ Register here]. (All prices actualized March 2013)
:'''1, 3 or 30 day ticket'''
Tourists and others planning to travel everyday are advised to buy a 1, 3 or 30 day ticket. A blue card called the Västrafik Västtrafik card is charged with ticket information. They are bought at Västtrafik's service centres or from seven-eleven or Pressbyrån or some other stores. They cost 65 75 kr (1 day), 130 150 kr (3 days) and 505 kr (30 days) inside Gothenburg. One can also buy a tourist card from the tourist office which is valid as a tram/bus ticket and for museum entrance fees etc. [!/en/2/6/ More info on tourist tickets].
:'''5 trips card'''
You could also get a five trips card, valid for exactly five trips for 87 93 kr. [!/Korttidsladdningaren/Femresorsladdning2/ more More information (in Swedish)]
:'''Single ticket'''
If you only travel occasionally, you can either buy tickets at 7-eleven, the Västtrafik "Tidpunkten" customer service centers, the Pressbyrån shops, from the blue ticket machines on the trams - which accepts coins or major credit cards, or via sms if you have a Swedish mobile phone account. During daytime the cost is 25 24 SEK for an adult within the city zone (22 SEK with sms ticket). During night time you usually pay double the normal price.
:'''Prepaid card'''
If you will be travelling more often it might be a good idea to buy a prepaid västtrafik card that also gives a discount. This card can be charged with any amount at a time until the card contains a maximum of 1500 SEK. In addition you must pay a 50 SEK deposit which can be used in part to pay for your trip, but if any of the deposit money is used, another trip cannot be made until you recharge the card again. If you return the card to a Västtrafik service center the deposit will be refunded to you.
If you travel within one zone a fixed price is deducted from your card, which is SEK 1618.50 60 for an adult within the Gothenburg zone at the time of writing. If you travel across a zone border the journey will be more expensive. With the exception of the southern part of tram no. 4 (all stops from Krokslätts Torg to Mölndals Centrum) the entire tram system lies within the Göteborg municipality.
The card is used by touching holding it to one of the card readers in the vehicle when you board. If you intend to travel in more than one zone you must press the + button on the card reader before touching in and also touch showing it. When you leave the card vehicle show it again to the reader when exiting the vehicle (otherwise, you will be charged for a journey to the terminal destination of the bus/tram). For tourists it's recommended If you are not sure if you cross a zone, you can always touch in press + before and check out with the + button afterwards as the system will then always deduct the correct amount and you will not have to bother about the zones.
The Västrafik Västtrafik card can be bought from Västtrafik's service centres or from most convenience stores.
You can change freely between buses, ferries and trams 90 minutes after you first used your ticket. If you traveled in more than one zone the 90 minutes time will count from the time you disembarked in the last zone. When travelling between zones, remember to always touch check in and touch out on each separate vehicle - otherwise you will be charged for each as separate journeys.
One should know that it might seem easy to get on one of the buses or trams without a valid ticket, but if a ''biljettkontrollant'' (ticket controller) would find out, you will be charged with a fee of 1200 SEK.
 * Gothenburg public transport network map, including the major bus lines, the ferry lines and a small : map with of tram and Stombuss trunk bus lines[http://www.]; map of "Express" buses and commuter trains[]
===By tram===
The network consists of 12 tram lines, 1 to 11 and 13, and every line except no 8 passes through the main tram stop Brunnsparken ('Well Park'). It is located one tram stop or a 2 minute walk from the train station, Centralstationen. The trams runs approximately every 8-10 minutes during daylight and twice every hour at night, at weekends the trams run every 15-30 minutes. Notice that not all lines runs nighttime.
This and the boats Paddan (operating from Kungsportsplatsen) is the best way to see the city as they run above ground at a comfortable yet quick pace.
* Gothenburg tram and Stombuss network map []
===By bus===
Trams Tram and stombuss (trunk bus lines) are the most efficient way to travel within the city centre, but if you're planning to go further you might need to go by bus. Bus lines heading in the same direction often departs from the same part of the city. No real equivalent thing to the tram stop Brunnsparken exists - they are divided into several "smaller" hubs, which you often reach by tram.There are several express bus lines leaving the city and connecting to the far outskirts and cities and towns around Gothenburg. Other than the inner-city buses these have comfortable seats, are usually clean and travel quickly.
===By ferry===
===By taxi===
There are several taxi companies, for example Taxi Göteborg (031-650000), Taxi Kurir (031-272727) and Minitaxi (031-140140).Taxi fares in Gothenburg are not regulated and are therefore very expensive. Initial fare from 35 SEK, and then from 10 to 14 SEK/km, plus a by-the-minute charge. Every taxi must have comparing prices well visible according to law, example: [] and it's often placed in the window. No 1 is daytime, no 2 is rush hour and no 3 is for night time service, and then you see the initial fare, price per hour, price per kilometre and comparing prices for a typical journey.The lowest comparing price (the one printed big and in bold letters on the window sign) that you can expect is around 300 SEK for regular taxis, around 260 SEK for the Minitaxi cabs (recognisable by their wine-red paint job).While the comparison prices are for a 10km journey taking 15 minutes, expect real-live prices to be much higher: a 4km trip in the city could easily cost you 200 SEK.Taxis in Gothenburg are generally clean, safe and have helpful drivers.
Illegal However, illegal taxis, called "svarttaxi", are also operating, particularly during Friday and Saturday nights. They are recognized by the anonymous paint jobs and the lack of a meter. They are generally cheaper, but using them is not advised, particularly for women or drunk passengers, since muggings and rapes have occurred involving illegal taxis.
===By bicycle===
* '''Museum of World Culture''', Södra Vägen 54 (''Liseberg''), []. A cultural counterpart to the science-oriented Universeum, it's a museum of ethnography and anthropology, with a thoroughly contemporary approach. There are regular special events such as concerts, films, and lectures. Free entrance to some of the museum's exhibits.
* '''Maritiman''', Packhuskajen 8½, []. "The world's biggest floating museum of ships" consists of 19 boats of all sizes. The biggest attraction is the former military destroyer ''Småland''.
* '''Maritime Museum'''(Sjöfartsmuseet), Stigbergstorget, Majorna, explains the maritime history of Gothenburg, West Sweden and of the fishing industry; has models of sailing ships. There is a lookout, in pillar of the "Seamans wife", just by the museum where you can view the harbour.
* '''Gothenburg Natural History Museum''', Slottsskogen (''Linnéplatsen''), []. The oldest museum in Gothenburg includes a stuffed blue whale and is situated in Slottsskogen.
* '''Volvo Museum''', Hisingen, []. Yes of course, in the home town of Volvo you can view the past and present models of the Swedish car.
===Parks and Gardens===
* '''Slottsskogen''', tram stop Linnéplatsen, a big English garden close to the botanical gardens and a popular spot for relaxing and picnics. Within the park you'll find the Museum of Natural History, an observatory, a mini golf course, and a children's zoo. Slottsskogen is famed for its valley with over 60 different kinds of Azalea that bloom during early summer. During summer, locals gather here on sunny days to have a few beers, play soccer or similiar. There is an array of animals on display. There are seals in a pond ''(Säldammen)'', which are fed every day at 14:00. On the other side of the hill, there is a pinguin pond with Humboldt Pinguins, which are fed at 14:30. Up on the hill in the middle of Slottskogen, there are Moose, Fallow deer, and Red deer. On the hill there's also Barnens Zoo (the kids zoo) which hosts a few different kids of goats, pigs and birds. There is also the possibility of riding a pony for 20 SEK. Opening hours are 10:00-16:30 between April 18th and September 8th. Entrance is free. Great for children.
* <see name="Botaniska Trädgården" alt="Botanical Gardens" address="Carl Skottbergs gata 22" directions="" phone="+46 31 741 11 00" url="" hours="9AM-sundown" price="Free entrance, except for the greenhouse" lat="" long=""> Built in 1923, Botaniska Trädgården has an area of 175 hectares and, in 2003, was elected the most beautiful garden in Sweden. It contains a rock garden, arboretum and green houses, along with a restaurant and café. Don't miss the rare Easter Island tree.</see>
* '''Trädgårdsföreningen''', []. A picturesque garden in the city centre with a very nice collection of roses awarded with three stars in the Guide Michelin. No entrance fee during off season, otherwise 20 SEK.
* '''Liseberg''', []. The biggest amusement park in all of Scandinavia, with lots of different rides for all ages. Be sure to try Balder, the new wooden roller-coaster. Liseberg is the number one attraction, by number of visitors, in Sweden. Often they also have concerts that cost you only the entrance to the park.* The '''Swedish Ship Götheborg''' []. A reconstruction of the an mid-18th century east indiaman Götheborgship of the Swedish East India Company (Svenska Ostindiska Companiet (SOIC)). During summer the ship is open for visits at Stenpiren close to the city center.
* The '''Paddan''' tourist boats [] run in the city canals and in the harbour.
* In summer, you can go '''canoeing''' in or walking around the lake Delsjön. Only 6 km from city center, it can be a good way to experience nature.
* '''Charter a Sailing Yacht''' [] or [] give you independent information on how to find a yacht charter in Gothenburg.
* '''Göteborg Opera House''' [], at the Packhuskajen quay in central Göteborg. One of the world's most modern opera houses.
* The square at the top of Avenyn (Götaplatsen) is the location of the magnificent '''Gothenburg Concert Hall''' [] and the city's drama theatre.
* '''Guldhedstornet''' []. May till October. At 130 meters above sea-level this is the highest point and the highest café in Gothenburg. Sitting inside with a panorama view, or outside on the balcony, you get a view of the downtown, the old and new harbors, the Göta Älv River, the sea (Kattegat), the archipelago, the suburbs and the hilly, forested areas surrounding the city.
*<do name="'''Gothenburg Pass" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">City Card''' []. Buy a Gothenburg pass City Card for SEK245 315 SEK @24 hours or SEK390 425 SEK @48 hours which includes free pass on - Travel on public transport, Ringlinien vintage train, parking in borough spaces, admission to liseberg, universeum, free travel with paddan boat, boat trip to New Alvsborg Fortress, Guided tour by bus, Museum of World Cultures, Gothenburg Natural History Museum, Gothenburg City Museum, Gothenburg Art Museum, Rohsska Museum, Maritime Museum Aquarium, Medical History Museum, The sports Museum, Maritiman, Casino Cosmopol, Gothenburgs utkiken, Guided tour of Gunnebo House, The GArden Society of Gothenburg, Greenhouses in the Botanical Garden, Roda Sten, Stinsen Sightseeing, Aeroseum, Volvo Museum, Molndals Museum</do>.
* Every year in February, the town is invaded by cinema buffs for the annual : '''Gothenburg Film Festival''' []. Every year in February, the town is invaded by cinema buffs for the annual Gothenburg Film Festival. The festival, which is growing every year, is now one of the major Scandinavian movie festivals.* May: '''JulstadenWest Pride''' (earlier called LGBTQ Festival) []. Since 2007 Gothenburg has its own Pride festival. During that time the Christmas celebration takes place in December. The whole city centre is filled covered with Christmas lights and various activitiesrainbow colors.* June: '''Göteborg Aero Show''' [http://www.aeroseum. The event has become a popular tourist attractionse/] - Sweden's major annual air show, attracting tens of thousands spectators every year.* August: '''GöteborgskalasetKulturkalaset''' [] (now earlier called KulturkalasetGöteborgskalaset) takes place annually in August. City-festival featuring musical performances, a wide array of foreign food booths and lots and lots of beer. Massive public drunkenness and under-aged intoxication has made the city council consider to cancel the whole thing. If you stay off the absolute city-centre like the Avenue (Avenyn) you may find interesting parties and activities though.*August: '''VROM''' (Volvo Rendezvous for Owners & Members) [] - an annual meeting for Volvo enthusiasts.* Since 2007 Gothenburg has its own Pride festival called December: '''HBT-FestivalenJulstaden''' [http://www, Gotheburgs Christmas celebration.hbt-gbgThe city centre is filled with Christmas lights and various].*'''Göteborg Aero Show''' [http://www.aeroseumThe event has become a popular tourist] - Sweden's major annual air show, attracting tens of thousands spectators every year
===Sport events===
* '''Pizzeria Kastell''', Kastellgatan 15. The best kebab in Gothenburg. Take Tram 2 from Centralstationen towards Högsbotorp and get off at Brunnsgatan. Alternatively, take Tram 6 from Centralstationen towards Kortedala and stop at "Olivedalsgatan". Cheap/Massive amount of kebab. Kebabrulle(kebab roll) is highly recommended. 65SEk and taste incredible. Pizzas are very good, large enough for two people to share, and range from 50-100SEK. Staff is extremely friendly, but speaks little English and only accept cash (no cards).Edit: Pizzas here a watery and disgustingly bad and has been confirmed with everyone I know whose eaten there. For pizza, try Rumpan bar around the corner (2 for 1 on sundays)
* '''Andrum''', Östra Hamngatan 19A. Tasty and healthy vegetarian/vegan buffet.
* '''Café Hängmattan''', Karljohansgatan 16. The best vegetarian buffet in the city.
<!-- (closed for rebuilding) * '''Alexandra's Soup Kitchen''' Saluhallen. This small soup kitchen located in Saluhallen at Kungstorget delivers a wide range of Greek food. Among the most popular dishes is the excellent lentil soup served with fresh bread (35 SEK). -->
* '''Feskekôrka'''. The fish market is not only a nice tourist attraction, but all fishmongers offer fantastic fish dishes to take away at low low prices (50-60SEK). Make sure you try the fish soup sold at the last booth, under the restaurant.
* '''Grillköket Jonsborg på Avenyn''' At the corner of Kungsportavenyn and Engelbrektsgatan, across the street from the Elite Park Avenue Hotel. Make a stop here for some traditional Gothenburg street food. The Halv Special is a hot dog served on a grilled bun topped with a mound of mashed potatoes. For those adventurous, this dish can be topped with shrimp salad. Jonsborg also has a very good selection of vegan-food.* '''Solrosen''' In Haga, near Järntorget, is Solrosen, a vegetarian restaurant with new dishes every day. Usually they offer 4-5 different dishes, and they also have a sallad-bar.
* '''Pasta Etc.''', Kapellgatan 12, []. Italian. Main courses for 78-185 SEK.
* '''Lilla Torgets Vinkrog''', Lilla Torget 3, []. Cozy atmosphere in an old (wine?) cellar. Serves house-baked bread with the meals.
* '''Bellini''', Nordenskiöldsgatan 14 []. Located on a sidestreet from Linnégatan. Decently priced Italian restaurant with a lovely decour and friendly service. Pastas go quite cheap, 125-149 SEK and are excellent, while fish and meat cost arounds 200 SEK. If you ask nicely, you can buy a box of their very nice wine glasses which are imported from Italy.
* '''Lilla Tavernan''', Olivedalsgatan 17 []. Excellent greek restaurant located on a side street from Linnégatan. Recommended: Bifteki gemisto and Grill pikilia. Main courses between 125-175 SEK.
* '''Haket''', Masthuggstorget/Första Långgatan 32. Indie pop/goth. Often arranges theme nights, with music, videos and even drinks featuring a certain artist. Hosts Monochrome [], a long-running Goth club the first Saturday every month. Haket is also a restaurant and bar, with an excellent selection of microbrewed beers.
* '''Pustervik''' - Järntorgsgatan 12. Indie, jazz, soul and a lot of concerts. Bus or tram stop Järntorget. []
* '''Trädgår'n''' - Parkgatan. EBM & Synthpop, house
* '''Nefertiti''' - Hvitfeldtsplatsen6. HouseJazzclub, jazzhouse, northern soul . Bus or tram stop Grönsakstorget or Hagakyrkan. []
* '''Sticky Fingers''', Kaserntorget 7, ''+46'' 31-7010717 []. Young rock fans flock to Sticky Fingers for live bands and clubs.
* '''Uptown/Studio One''' - Reggae.
* '''Peacock Dinner Club''' - Avenyn. House.[]* '''Gretas''' - Drottninggatan 35. The biggest gay nightclub in the city, with 2 dancefloors playing schlager, pop, 80s, 90s and disco downstairs, as well as house and r'n'b upstairs.[]* '''Lounge(s)''' - Avenyn. Trendy bar and night club.[]
Gothenburg has a vast array of cafés practically everywhere. In the district Haga (near Järntorget) you can find a lot of nice cafés. Try the big Kanelbulle (Cinnamon bun). But be quick, usually they are sold out around 4 or 5 pm.
*'''Guldhedens vattentorn'''. A little nice café placed on top of an old water tower. You get a good view of Gothenburg and around. Take Tram 10 to Doktor Sydows gata, or a bus 42, 52 to Syster Estrids gata. During January and February only open on Saturday and Sunday.
* '''Avalon Hotel''', Kungstorget 9, +46 (0)31-7510200. []. Located near the city center and meters from Kungsportplatsen.
* <sleep name="Clarion Hotel Post" alt="" address="Drottningtorget 10" directions="On the square just south of the central station." phone="+46 (0)31-619050" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Prices starts at 1200 SEK on weekends and 1600 SEK weekdays" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">This highly designed former post office turned hotel have quickley quickly become the flagship in town, opening just this winter. With 500 rooms, including three suits suites this is one of the biggest also. Includes high-end restaurants, its own spa, a rooftop pool and even home-brewed beer. They also have a hughley hugely popular after-work. Just don't expect a quiet lobby!</sleep>
* <sleep name="Elite Plaza Hotel" alt="" address="Västra Hamngatan 3" directions="" phone="+46 (0)31-7204000" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Five star hotels, noticed for beeing being popular with visiting rock stars.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Elite Park Avenue Hotel" alt="" address="Kungsportsavenyn 36-38" directions="" phone="+46 (0)31-7271000" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
Downtown Gothenburg is plagued by illegal taxis by night, and they are considered very unsafe, especially for women. Generally speaking, crime rates in Gothenburg are quite low from an international perspective.
The northern parts of the city (Angered, Hamarkullen, Kortedala, Bergsjön) as well as the outskirts of Hisingen are notorious for high crime-rates.
Roman catholic churches:
* '''Kristus Konungen''', Parkgatan 14, []. Holy mass: Sa: 11:30AM, 4:30PM (Span.), 6PM, 7PM (Polish); Su: 9:30AM, 11AM, 1PM (Pol.), 4PM (Croatic), 7PM(English); M-F 8AM, 11:30AM, 6PM.
Church of the Anglican community:

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