Quick Guide to Gothenburg

The second largest city in Sweden is well known for its rich maritime tradition, numerous museums and lush green parks. But if you book yourself a trip to Gothenburg, you will find there is even more to this fantastic destination than that.

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Saving Money in Gothenburg

To save a few pennies on lunch, take a wander down to the Feskekorka fish market. This isn't only the perfect place to buy some of the freshest fish to cook yourself, but many of the traders also offer incredibly cheap fish takeaway that can rival any expensive restaurant. There are also great inexpensive eateries around Kastellgatan and Karljohansgatan. There are a handful of comfortable, clean and well-equipped hostels around Stigberget, which are a great alternative to the more expensive hotels in Gothenburg. If you are planning on taking in the more popular attractions, then it could be well-worth investing in a Gothenburg City Card, which will give you entry into 27 of the city's tourist hotspots at a massive discount.

When to Go to Gothenburg

Music fans should definitely make a beeline for Gothenburg in early August, as the Way Out West festival, one of Europe's biggest pop music festivals is held at the Slottsskogen every year. Previous headliners have included The Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller and Kanye West, and WOW is well worth making the trip for all on its own. If you are thinking of renting a boat and enjoying the beautiful Gothenburg coastline during your trip to Sweden, bear in mind that August is both the warmest and wettest month, so a holiday in May or July is a much better idea.