Sights & Activities
This village is unique in having preserved its appearance intact, none of the old wooden farm buildings having been moved during the times of land-parcelling, as was common elsewhere.
The settlement is very well preserved, retaining its 18th century character, with closely packed farm buildings gathered around the market square. The surrounding arable land, with fields, meadows and pastures, together with many traces of older features such as cairns, enclosures, lanes and cattle roads etc., as well as vegetation, all combine with the settlement to create a unique and complete historical environment to experience.
The ‘Viking’ barque is one of very few four-masted barques existing in the world. It lies moored in Gothenburg’s Guest Harbour, its closest neighbour being the Gothenburg Opera. The ‘Viking’ barque is a vessel dating back to 1907. Welcome aboard, to experience a taste of living maritime history!
Welcome to Gothenburg’s Botanical Garden, which at 175 hectares is one of Europe’s largest. The cultivated area contains 13,000 species and 3,000 cultivated varieties. The remainder is a nature reserve with deciduous woodland of primaeval type, ling heathland, bogs and tarns.
Since the 17th century, this fortress has stood through a great deal of strife on its site in the entrance to Gothenburg harbour. It has gazed out seawards and successfully driven away unwelcome visitors.
Today things are different. Now everyone is welcome to enjoy a memorable experience here. The reception halls are open all year round, and can be booked for events from 20 to 500 people.
When the great glaciers of the Ice Age slowly began to melt, around 12-13,000 years ago, the great moraine ridge of Fjärås Bräcka was formed. It is a so-called terminal moraine, which rose over sea level as the land level rose. The ridge became an important transport link for the first human inhabitants, who came to this area around 10,000 years ago.
Today we can enjoy wonderful views from the top of Fjärås Bräcka, stretching out to the east as far as Lygnern, the largest lake in the province of Halland, and to the western seascape of the Kattegatt.There are no fewer than 100 “bauta” memorial stones here. The largest, “Frode’s Stone”, is almost five metres high.
There is something for everyone at Liseberg, where you’ll find the most fun in Scandinavia.
Thirty-five rides and attractions offer thrills, spills and laughter for kids and grown-ups.
“The poor man’s summer diversion” and promenade park. At the turn of the century and for several decades afterwards, Slottsskogen was both “the poor man’s summer diversion” and an elegant promenade park.
The working class districts around it were overcrowded, with many people living in lodgings. They had no summer holiday homes to go to, and so Slottsskogen became their garden. They could be alone, relax and have fun.
A Swedish Tudor Castle! The castle’s history is dramatic and exciting. The architecture and furnishings are a treasure trove of manual skills. All the technical subtleties of the turn of the century are represented, including whirlpool showers and an electric vacuum cleaner (weight 1 ton!).
The fully furnished castle glows with a lived-in feeling amid its turn of the century atmosphere. On one of our guided tours, you can hear the stories of the exciting people who lived here at Tjolöholm!
At the Universeum you come face to face with science and technology in exciting new ways. We have everything from sharks and rain forests to technology and exciting experiments.
We’re at the crossroads in the heart of Gothenburg, next door to Liseberg.