Mini guide to Gothenburg, Sweden

3 days in Gothenburg, Sweden

After waving goodbye to Oslo and Norway, we ventured to Sweden and to Gothenburg.

Where to sleep

We stayed at the wonderful Hotel Pigalle, which was super chic and perfectly located for both the city and the train station. Plus, there’s a rather fabulous bar and the staff were friendly too. My one complaint is that a hairdryer was only available on request and someone was hogging it during our visit (breakfast with wet hair is not a good look).

Things to see, do and eat

If you’re looking at these photos and presuming I ate my way round the city, you’d be right—Swedish food is really good. But there’s plenty more to do…

  • Go shopping! Gothenburg is full of wonderful fashion and lifestyle stores.
  • Explore Haga, a gorgeous old neighbourhood full of cool independent cafés and shops.
  • Eat traditional cinnamon buns (at Husaren), prinsesstårta (at Brogyllen) and meatballs (at Café du Nord, nicknamed “köttbullekafeet” or the meatball cafe—we may’ve gone more than once).
  • Buy a quick lunch and/or food-related gifts at Saluhallen market hall.
  • Eat at Feskekôrka, a church-inspired fish market that has a couple of restaurants too.
  • Drink at the beautiful old beer hall, Ölhallen 7:an.

Gothenburg city guideGrandpa shop, Gothenburg, SwedenFeskekorka, Gothenburg, SwedenSwedish meatballs at Cafe du Nord, Gothenburg, SwedenBrogyllen cafe, Gothenburg, SwedenSaluhallen (Market Hall), Gothenburg, SwedenHotel Pigalle, Gothenburg, SwedenKanelbullar (cinnamon bun) in the Husaren cafe, Gothenburg, SwedenGothenburg bicycle rental scheme, Sweden

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