Flights to Gothenburg
Situated on Sweden’s south west coast is the country’s second largest city, Gothenburg. This vibrant city mixes historical attractions with modern ones, museums, gardens and parks, meaning there’s always plenty to see when visiting Gothenburg.
There are actually 2 international airports in Gothenburg: the Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport (airport code: GOT) and the Gothenburg City Airport (code: GSE). The Landvetter Airport is the one most commonly used for flights to Gothenburg from outside of Europe. You can get a flight to Gothenburg from South Africa with BMI that stops once in London, or with South African Airways for a transfer in Munich. KLM and Turkish Airlines also have flights available. Regardless of the airline, the total time for a flight to Gothenburg will be around 16 hours.
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The Tourist Attractions of Gothenburg:
Museums in Gothenburg
Gothenburg has a good selection of museums that cover art, history, nature and transport, offering something for all tastes.
The Gothenburg Natural History Museum is the oldest in the city and is best known for its stuffed blue whale. Cultural history is best explored at the Gothenburg City Museum where the history of the city is covered from as far back as prehistoric times to the present day, while cultures of the world are featured in the Museum of World Culture.
Visitors interested in art have the Gothenburg Art Museum which is fairly unique in that it features one of the world’s best collections of Nordic art, and for Swedish applied art and design there is the Rohsska Museum.
Parks and Gardens in Gothenburg
Gothenburg has a lovely selection of parks and gardens though the city is best known for its Botanical Gardens, considered to be one of the most important of their kind in Europe. Established in 1923 the gardens cover a huge area of approximately 430 acres, much of which is a nature reserve. The main formal gardens cover a smaller area and include over 16,000 species in different themed areas.
The largest park in Gothenburg is adjacent to the botanical gardens, and it’s called Slottsskogen. The Natural History Museum is located here as is a mini golf course, children’s zoo, and an observatory.
A park of a different kind is the Liseberg amusement park. This is actually the most popular attraction in the whole of Sweden and has been in operation since 1923. The park features a total of 37 rides, including roller coasters, water rides and thrill rides.
The historical attractions in Gothenburg include buildings such as the Gothenburg Cathedral which was built in 1815. An older landmark is Crown House, completed in 1655. For a brief time this was home to the Swedish Parliament. You can see many older parts of Gothenburg that were built along canals, best seen on a boat tour.
Southern Gothenburg Archipelago
Speaking of boat tours, you can catch a ferry from Gothenburg to the city’s islands. Not only are the islands picturesque but some include popular attractions too, including the Alvsborg Fortress.
When Should You Visit?:
For sightseeing, boat trips and more, the best time to visit Gothenburg is definitely during the summer months, June to August. The temperatures at this time are mild, reaching an average high of 21C (70F). Winters are mild for this latitude but still cold – the average high in January is 1C (34F), and there’s usually snowfall between January and March. Rainfall can occur throughout the year.