Take a stroll up the hill southwest of the city centre and you will come to the 17th-century fort known as Skansen Kronan (or “Crown Keep”). Close by is the historic district of Haga, which is filled with traditional wooden Scandinavian houses. Here you will find plenty of studios and galleries selling artisan goods, artwork and jewellery.
The city has several museums, including the Gothenburg City Museum, the fascinating Museum of World Culture, as well as two museums charting the city’s nautical history: the Maritiman, which displays 19 full-size ships and boats, and the Maritime Museum.
A trip to Gothenburg reveals a city with plenty of green spaces to explore, including Slottsskogen, which is popular with the locals for summer barbeques. The park has plenty to keep everyone entertained, and is home to an observatory and a children’s zoo. Head here in early summer and catch a magnificent floral display of the park’s collection of 60 different types of azaleas.