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Top spots in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is so much more than rusty cranes and pretty girls! Here are some of my favorite locations from spending decades in this seaside gem of a city.

Cranes The rusty cranes along Göta älv are all that remains of the once proud dockyard history.
Älvsborgsbron Röda Sten is perfect for late evening walks in the summer. The area has a rich craftsman heritage, preserved by new forces such as Beerbliotek brewery.
Kungsparken Kungsparken is the perfect place for a walk along the old moat.
Kungsparken …and it is also beautiful in wintertime.
Änggårdsbergen Änggårdsbergen is a peaceful place despite being close to the city center. This is sargent’s cherry from seeds brought from Hokkaido in 1954.
Seminarieparken The cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in several parks across the city. My favorite for this purpose is Seminarieparken.
Saltholmen Saltholmen is the gateway to the ocean…
Saltholmen …and a great place for catching up on your reading.
Slottskogen In addition to being a great recreational area, Slottskogen is home to a lot of animals. Here is the feeding time for the cute seals.
Älvsborgsgatan Majorna is arguably the most popular residential area of the city.
Brännö The archipelago is full of beautiful islands, and Brännö island is one of the premier locations.
Vrångö Vrångö is another unique island, located in the south end of the archipelago.
Stora hamnkanalen The large canal is intersected by four streets and crossed by many bridges.
Kronhusgården Kronhusgården features the oldest house in the city and a cozy café.
Botanical garden The lush Botanical garden offers a great variety of plants and trees.
Andra långgatan Andra långgatan is the dark heart of the city and most people will end up here sooner or later.
Skansen Kronan Skansen Kronan is one of very few fortifications remaining.
Skansen Kronan Skansen Kronan is one of very few fortifications remaining.
Museum of art The top floor of the Museum of Art features Fürstenbergska galleriet, an amazing collection of nordic art.
Dorsia There are lots of beautiful restaurants, such as Dorsia.

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