Saltholmen, Gothenburg

Saltholmen, Gothenburg

Saltholmen is a peninsula on the southern shore of Älvsborgsfjorden in the district of Älvsborg in Gothenburg. It was originally an island, but during the construction of the Gothenburg tram network a connection was made to the mainland. The connection has since been widened to accommodate car parking, making Saltholmen effectively a peninsula.

The company Aktiebolag Långedrag was founded in 1903, which was supposed to renovate the area from Långedrag to Saltholmen, including constructing a swimming area on Saltholmen. The tram network was extended to Saltholmen from 1906 to 1908. The original plans were not realised, but from 1906 to 1908 a warm bathing area, a cold bathing area and a restaurant were built. The latter was later replaced by a café in 1915, which is still in use. Saltholmen's parking area is located near the cold bathing area and the café. There is a transformer tower on the top next to the warm bathing area. In 1923 a swimming stadium was built on Saltholmen. The swimming pool was 50 x 25 metres with eight tracks, two springboards and a trampoline. The auditorium seated 970 persons.

The warm bathing area represents Art Nouveau architecture and has a tight bath, a Finnish-style sauna, pools and bridges. The area was closed down in 1982 and later converted into an office. There are premises of the Gothenburg canoe association on Saltholmen.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Saltholmen
Sight Location: Gothenburg, Sweden (See walking tours in Gothenburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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