Sweden: Destination Gothenburg City
Gothenburg is an industrial city and it’s located on the west coast of Sweden. It has little glamour to offer as compared to rest of the Sweden. But, this city belongs to the working class people and has been a bee hive for creative arts, fashion houses and new bands. It is a city with vibrant beer bars and a happening art scene.
Gothenburg as we have mentioned is in Sweden. It is host to the Scandinavia’s best film festival namely:
1: Way out west
2: Summer burst
So, these days, Gothenburg is well on its way to become a leading tourist attraction as it is Sweden’s second largest city.
In the 1980’s, the graffiti artists as well as ravers made their way to Roda Sten, which was an unvisited heating plant located below a bridge in the industrial precinct. Gota River flows through it. Now, the four story premises have grown into a cultural center and are host to large scale art galleries. It also hosts experimental projects and events such as club nights. The waterfront structure is terrific and gives a taste of local art scene. Art is in the blood of Gothenburg.
The happy hour
The Clarion Hotel Post has replaced the Gothenburg Post Office and it’s a grand neo classical structure. It is the new Gothenburg. The celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is a local resident and is known by his bar and restaurant called Norda Bar and Grill.
After working hours, the Norda Bar and Grill is a happy place and Swedes call it the happy hour.
The culinary capital of Sweden
Gothenburg was called the culinary capital of Sweden in 2012 by the government ministry. All thanks to the Thornstrom Kok restaurant acquired the Michelin star The dining areas are less and remind one of Scandinavian minimalism. The service is good. The four course Scandinavian tasting menu is priced at 625 kronor.
Late nights in Gothenburg
Langgatorna is also called Long Street and has a seedy reputation. Now it has become a night life destination in Gothenburg. The calm and gritty location requires some polishing and the Café Publik is where the young generation hangs out. For a tame crowd, come to basement level wine bar Vink.
Worship the fish
It was the Dutch immigrants, who during the 16th century designed the city completely and its network of efficient canals. Admire their work on the walk to Kungs sparken. It’s a park which hugs zigzag canal. Follow the waterway west, when you arrive at the Gothic like structure called Feskekorka. It is a fish church and as the name suggests, the people worship Poseidon. The building also has a retail seafood market bustling. The stalls have shrimp, crayfish and lobster to name a few.
At lunchtime, go to Gourmetkorv, which is a sausage specialist and has many varieties to pick from. The Fatso meal contains sausage, mashed potatoes, bratwurst, mustard and garlic toast. A drink is also given.
For light lunch, go to Stromming sluckan, which is a good food trailer hanging around. It has mashed potatoes, lingon berries and fried herring.