About Gothenburg

It is such a livable and lovely campus city, that it is almost unbelievable, that half million inhabitants live here - Gothenburg impress the Swedish people and also the tourists with its cultural life, style, cafés and its continuously changing character.

Gothenburg is Sweden's second largest city, it is home to 60 000 university students and its university is the biggest in the Scandinavian region.



Scandinavia's largest tram network can be found in Gothenburg. There are trams on the twelve lines in the city. Most tramlines cross each other at the Brunnsparken stop. From here, the central train station is one stop or two minutes walk away.


You can also have extensive bus networks in Gothenburg and outside the city. Bus tickets are not sold by drivers, but you can pay for ticket machines with a credit card, or even sell 7-week convenience stores. If you are going to use public transport several times, replace the redeemed, blue Västtrafik card with discount prices.


Travel by taxi is especially expensive in Gothenburg. Their prices must be clearly visible to taxi drivers. The first category is the standard tariff, the second is the rush hour, and the third is the nightly tariffs.

Useful tips

The local specialty of Gothenburg and its surroundings with herring potatoes and cranberries.

From here comes the Volvo car brand, so it is not surprising that a museum (Volvo Museum) has been set up to present old and current Volvo vehicles in Gothenburg.

The largest floating museum in the world is the Maritiman Museum, which hosts nineteen different-sized vessels. The most popular exhibit is the Smaland destroyer.

Good to Know



Time Zone
Central European Time (CET)

Country Code

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
F-type plugF-type plug

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