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.