Crisp autumn and winter days are perfect for enjoying a relaxed atmosphere, while the summer season is busier with more visitors. However, late spring and summer are particularly easy to love. Temperatures can rise to 30 degrees Celsius on a sunny day and the sea reach swim-friendly degrees especially in July and August
In many aspects, Gothenburg has gone from an industrial sea side town towards an innovative modern city. The heritage remains though and for example fishing is still a huge part of the city today. The range of fresh fish and seafood is unique and in the early mornings you can see the fishing boats unload at the quays. Do not miss to visit Scandinavia’s largest fish auction in the fishing harbor.
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1. Feskekörka (The Fish Market)
Gothenburg is all about seafood, so what better way into the heart and soul of the city than eating like a local. The church-like Feskekörka, which literally translates as “fish-church” dates from 1874 and was built as an experiment to see if a single structure could stand without pillars. Thankfully, it seems to have worked so far. Inside, you’ll find a range of artisan fishmongers and excellent restaurants. There are all sorts of seafood delicacies freshly landed on the day so if you’re self-catering, you’re in for a treat. If not, indulge in some take-away shrimps and sit by the adjacent canal, or settle in at Restaurant Gabriel upstairs.
2. The West Coast archipelago
The West Coast stretches from Gothenburg to the border of Norway. Thousands of islands dot the coastline known for its smooth and sculptured granite rocks, quaint little fishing villages and bustling, boating lifestyle. This is where you can eat some of Europe’s best seafood, glide past seals in your kayak, have a floating sauna, and soak in a seaweed bath at a spa.
In the west of the city, Haga is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Gothenburg and dates from the mid-17th century. Stroll along the charming neighbourhood of Haga Nygata, which is lined with beautifully preserved timber houses, boutique shops, and pleasant cafés. Try one of the world’s largest cinnamon buns (Kanelbullar) at Café Husaren, visit the spa and restaurant at Haga Bathhouse, or enjoy fresh seafood at Sjöbaren restaurant. Don’t miss out on Bräutigam’s, chocolate makers for more than 140 years. In the southeast area, you can gaze out over the city from Skansen Kronan. As evening approaches head to Pustervik just outside Haga for some live music.
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