Family Entertainment in Gothenburg, Gothenburg (Self Guided)

Gothenburg offers superb attractions for family entertainment. It is a wonderful place to go out, spend time in the open air, take a tour by boat and visit some interesting places. Take this walking tour to enjoy a great time with your family.
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Family Entertainment in Gothenburg Map

Guide Name: Family Entertainment in Gothenburg
Guide Location: Sweden » Gothenburg (See other walking tours in Gothenburg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Author: stacey
Liseberg Park

1) Liseberg Park (must see)

Liseberg Park, opened in 1923, is the largest and one of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia, attracting about 3 million visitors annually. Among its noteworthy attractions is the Balder, voted twice (2003 and 2005) as the Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster in a major international poll. It has also been chosen as one of the top ten amusement parks in the world by Forbes Magazine. In addition to the summer, the park is also open during November and December, albeit with fewer rides, hosting a Christmas market with traditional Swedish cuisine, such as mulled wine and döner kebab made from reindeer meat.
Sight description based on wikipedia

2) Universeum (must see)

Universeum is a public science center in Gothenburg that opened in 2001. It is a part of Evenemangsstråket, close to Korsvägen and Skånegatan, which includes sites of interest such as Scandinavium, Ullevi, Svenska Mässan (Swedish Exhibition Center), Liseberg and the Museum of World Culture. Universeum is divided into six sections, each containing experiment workshops and a collection of reptiles, fish and insects. It occasionally gives Swedish secondary school students a chance to have discussions with Nobel Prize winners and professors.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Gothenburg Concert Hall

3) Gothenburg Concert Hall

Gothenburg Concert Hall is located in Gothenburg, Sweden and was built in 1935. The architect for the facility was Nils Einar Ericsson, a major advocate of Functionalism. However, the Concert Hall has a Neo-Classical exterior look, due to the surrounding area at Götaplatsen where the building is placed – the Art Museum and the City Theatre are solid classically designed buildings as well, and were built before the Concert Hall.

In contrast to the exterior, the Concert Hall's interior is modernistic. The main auditorium's plain shaped walls are clad in yellowish-red maple veneer and there are 1,300 seats. There is also a smaller concert hall, Stenhammarsalen, for chamber concerts. The acoustic qualities of Gothenburg Concert Hall have given it a reputation well outside the Swedish borders; Deutsche Grammophon has used the Concert Hall as a studio for a number of records, for example. The Concert Hall is the home stage of the Gothenburg Symphony.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
Cafe Garbo

4) Cafe Garbo

Cafe Garbo is located in the heart of the city between Vasaplatsen and Avenyn. It offers great food and drinks; especially tasty are their warm baguettes and sandwiches. On weekends, this cafe is usually crowded with a younger clientèle. On the walls there are several photos of Greta Garbo, after whom the cafe is named.

5) Paddan (must see)

Paddan is a place where boat tours are organized. They offer wonderful guided boat tours of the canal and its many bridges. The guides tell the history of Gothenburg laying the emphasis on the national heritage. Each boat can take about 90 persons and the trip lasts approximately an hour.
Skansen Kronan

6) Skansen Kronan (must see)

Skansen Kronan, or Redoubt Crown, was built in the late 17th century, according to the plans of Erik Dahlberg. The fortress and the twin counterpart, Skansen Lejonet, was built as part of the defenses against a possible Danish attack on Gothenburg from the south. The fortress is located on a hill in the Haga district and has a great view of the city. It was used as a military museum until 2004.
Sight description based on wikipedia

7) Slottsskogen (must see)

Slottsskogen, or Castle Forest, is a 137 hectare park located in central Gothenburg. When the city was founded in the 17th century, Slottsskogen was a forest belonging to Älvsborg Fortress. In the 1880s, merchant August Kobb took the initiative to transform it into a city park with the character of an English garden with lawns and trees. Slottsskogen offers a wide range of facilities, including a zoo, a pond with seals and penguins, a Swedish heritage area with small cottages and a playground for football, softball, Frisbee golf and other sports. Slottskogen is also the home of the annual Way Out West Festival.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Observatoriet i Slottsskogen

8) Observatoriet i Slottsskogen

The Slottsskogen Observatory was established more than 70 years ago. It offers wonderful and engaging planetarium shows. During the month of May solar observations are held. Entrance is free for preschool children.
Gothenburg Aquarium

9) Gothenburg Aquarium

The Gothenburg Aquarium is located in the same building as the Maritime Museum. It displays a variety of species of underwater life, among which you can see dragon fish, piranha and colorful tropical fish. There is also a terrarium with alligators, salamanders and boa constrictors.

Walking Tours in Gothenburg, Sweden

Create Your Own Walk in Gothenburg

Create Your Own Walk in Gothenburg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Gothenburg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Architecture Walking Tour in Gothenburg

Architecture Walking Tour in Gothenburg

Gothenburg’s architecture comes in a wide range of styles, from Gothic to modernist, including several 17th century buildings made of wood and great classical structures from the 18th century. Take this walking tour to admire Gothenburg’s architectural variety.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Established by King Gustavus Adolphus in 1621, the Swedish port city of Gothenburg enjoys comfortable location in the heart of Scandinavia at the crossroads of trade and shipping routes largely responsible for its prosperous economy. Gothenburg is also a major student city, home to the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. Presented here are the top tourist attractions of...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Exquisite Galleries Walk in Gothenburg

Exquisite Galleries Walk in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is home to various galleries exhibiting works of national and international artists, including emerging artists. Take this walking tour to visit Gothenburg’s most exquisite galleries to enjoy art and design and see the world in a new light.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Famous Museums Walk in Gothenburg

Famous Museums Walk in Gothenburg

Gothenburg has a variety of internationally acclaimed museums. The majority of them are located in the heart of the city and can be easily reached. Among the most famous museums are the Gothenburg City Museum and the Röhsska Museum. Take this self-guided tour to admire the beautiful and interesting collections Gothenburg’s museums have to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Gothenburg Churches Walking Tour

Gothenburg Churches Walking Tour

Churches are an important part of Gothenburg’s cityscape and history. They rise proudly above the city and its outskirts. Besides playing a major role in Gothenburg's spiritual life, they also have a great deal of architectural significance. Take this walking tour to admire some of Gothenburg’s most grandiose churches.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Gothenburg for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Gothenburg has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Gothenburg, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.