The 400-year-old city is voted as a top destination
Gothenburg is selected as one of the top destinations in Europe this year. This comes at a time when Sweden’s second-largest international city is gearing up for the 400th birth anniversary in 2021 and to make the city ‘go global in 2018’ to boost its sustainable economy and make it more eco- and environmental friendly for the residents.
The travel website momondo.co.uk listed Gothenburg (Göteborg) as one of the top destinations for city breaks in 2018. It noted, “A charming harbourside city, Gothenburg is all about wholesome fun. There’s even a Volvo Museum!Hop on a tram and explore the sights at an enjoyable clip. Visit the hilltop Skansen Kronan fortress for military history and ice-cream, then nearby Haga neighbourhood for quaint, bohemian wooden houses. Relax at the expansive Slottsskogen park, home to kid-friendly entertainment and stunning azaleas. Thrill seekers should visit the Liseberg Amusement Park, while culture lovers can enjoy an evening at the ultra-modern Göteborg Opera.”
Stefan Gadd, Press & Corporate Communications Manager at Göteborg& Co, said that it is a fantastic news for the city as this comes from the international media, bloggers and travel-guide writers. He informed, “We are looking forward to an eventful year. In addition to all annual sports and culture events beginning with the International Film Festival in January, there are highlights such as: Volvo Ocean Race in June, Nordea Masters in August and Euro Pride at the same time as Gothenburg Culture Festival in August.The famous Gothenburg Archipelago will be more accessible this year with daily ferries from the city centre. Liseberg Amusement Park will open its newest rollercoaster called Valkyria.”
Gothenburg is a popular destination among the Nordic and Scandinavian countries in Europe especially in summer. The whole city bursts of events and cultural programmes in summer: June, July, August and most of the programmes are free both for the residents and visitors. Göteborg is the only Swedish city with an international name (Gothenburg), and is also known as the Little London because of its historical and maritime connections.