Gothenburg Churches Walking Tour, Gothenburg (Self Guided)

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.
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Gothenburg Churches Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Gothenburg Churches Walking Tour
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: 6.3 km
Author: stacey
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Tyska Kyrkan (Tyska Church)

1) Tyska Kyrkan (Tyska Church)

Tyska Church, or Christina Church, is located in the heart of Gothenburg. It is named in honor of King Gustav II Adolf's daughter, Christina. Built from yellow brick, this church has a tower on its west side, designed by Carl Fredrik Stockholm Adelcrantz, and a chancel to the east. The church also boasts impressive bells, cast in 1691.
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Gothenburg Cathedral

2) Gothenburg Cathedral

The Gothenburg Cathedral is the seat of the bishop in the Church of Sweden diocese of Gothenburg.

It was part of the established Church of Sweden and had been at first named "Gustavi church" after Gustavus Adolphus. It was also known as Svenska kyrkan (the "Swedish church"), to distinguish it from Gothenburg's German - and Dutch-language Christinenkirche, known familiarly as Tyska kyrkan (the "German church"). By the change from the superintendentcy title to a bishopric and the establishment of a cathedral chapter in 1665 it was elevated to the status of cathedral.

The cathedral as we know it today was designed by architect Carl Wilhelm Carlberg. Carlberg died on 14 April 1814 and construction was completed followed by his disciple. The cathedral is built classical style. It is 59.4 meters long and 38 meters wide - including the new transept, which did not previously exist, while cattle and nave has the width of 22.86 meters. Furthermore, the nave interior height 14.25 metres and 52.85 meters in the tower's height. A clear example of classical style cathedral is the big head Portal one in the West. It is framed by four Doric columns (ancient Greek columns), which receives a pediment party. They were carved in Gothenburg by Scottish sand by Aberdeen.

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St. Andrew's Church

3) St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church was established in 1859 and is part of the Diocese in Europe. It was designed by Major Adolf Wilhelm Edelsvärd and funded with contributions of its members at home and from England. This Neo-Gothic church is 24 meters long and 10.5 meters wide.
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Haga Church

4) Haga Church

The Haga Church was built between 1856 and 1859. The church and the pulpit were designed by architect Adolf W. Edelsvärd. Its first organ was installed in 1861 by the Danish firm Marcussen & Søn and was rebuilt to a pneumatic action in 1911. Between 1945 and 1951 it was replaced with an electric model by the Magnusson organ building firm. It was restored close to the original condition between 2002 and 2004 by Åkerman & Lund. A meantone organ by John Brombaugh was installed in the north balcony in 1992.
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Lutherska Missionskyrkan

5) Lutherska Missionskyrkan

Lutherska Missionskyrkan, Gothenburg’s oldest church, is located in an apartment building. Its 50-person choir is well-known throughout the country. The members of the church cordially welcome visitors to their sermons.
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Vasakyrkan

6) Vasakyrkan

Vasakyrkan, established in 1909, is a beautiful church located in the center of the city, in the area of Vasastaden, between Hvitfeldtska and Vasaparken. It is constructed out of granite from Bohuslän. The church saw major renovations between 1999 and 2000.
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Örgryte Gamla Kyrka

7) Örgryte Gamla Kyrka

Örgryte Gamla Kyrka is a Romanesque stone church constructed in the 13th century on the site of a former nine-meter stave church. It has a beautiful tower and its ceiling is adorned with brightly-colored Rococo frescoes. In its cemetery many notable figures are buried, among them, Victor Hasselblad and his wife Erna.
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Örgryte Nya Kyrka (Örgryte New Church)

8) Örgryte Nya Kyrka (Örgryte New Church)

Örgryte Nya Kyrka, a Gothic style church built of red brick, is run by Gotenburg’s Örgryte Assembly. It was designed by Adrian Peterson. The church contains a famous pipe organ and an altar made of paper-sliced oak.
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Sankt Pauli Kyrka (St. Paul's Church)

9) Sankt Pauli Kyrka (St. Paul's Church)

Sankt Pauli Kyrka, designed by architect Adrian C. Peterson, was built in 1880-1882 in a Romanesque style. The inauguration of this sacred place was held on January 15, 1882. The altar ornament consists of two oil paintings, Crucifixion and Resurrection, by Gotthard Werner.

Walking Tours in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Famous Museums Walk in Gothenburg

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Exquisite Galleries Walk in Gothenburg

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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.