Gothenburg, Sweden

The university and port city of Gothenburg is the owner of Sweden’s largest city. It reached its greatest dawn in the second half of the 18th century, mainly due to trade relations with the East. Today, Gothenburg is a huge northern port and a rich industrial center, which is the “home” of such giant concerns as Volvo, SKF or Hasselblad.

Despite the fact that Gothenburg is quite a public city, you can find many interesting buildings in it. One of them is located near the main square. This is the 22-story skyscraper Lilla Bommen. This building serves as an observation tower from which you can see the whole of Gothenburg.

Next to this miracle of architecture is another modern dominant – the Gothenburg Opera (Goteborgsoperan).

Another architectural experiment is the Feskekorka, which means “fish temple” in legal language. This nickname is quickly established as the official name, as the building actually resembles a temple. But, in fact, we are talking about the fish market.

Most of the memorable places can be found, mainly around the two main squares. On Gustav August Square, next to the monument to the founder of Gothenburg, there is a city council and a bursa.

The second square, Gotaplacen, was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It is dominated by the enormous size of Poseidon and the Neoclassical Museum Art. Also, two amazing temples should not be ignored: Oscar Fredricks and Mastuggkirkan.

The most famous monuments include the ruins of the city fortress, built in 17 studies regarding the air channel to protect the city. The original set came from 13 bastions, only one from the parish has been discovered to date – Carolus Rex, which can be reached along Kungsgatan Street.

The city fortress also included two fortresses built to defend the Gota alv river: Skansen Kronan (17th century) and Skansen Lejonet. In addition to them, the port was also defended by the Alvsborgs Slot fortress, built in the 14th study, but today only ruins remain of it.

In Gothenburg, you can visit not only historical monuments, but also a large number of museums. Here every visitor will find something “their own”. Car enthusiasts will most likely visit the Volvo Museum on the island of Hisingen.

Also worth seeing is the Aeroseum Museum, focused on civil and military aviation and its history, which regularly organizes airshows.