Few cities in the Nordics are as popular as Gothenburg during summer- and it’s easy to understand why. The city center offers quaint shopping streets, canals, alleys and squares lined with restaurants and lovely coffee shops. Follow along as we guide you through exploring a perfect summer day in Gothenburg.
We believe the people of Gothenburg invented the word “fika”, [fijka] – commonly used among Swedes for gulping loads of coffee while you nibble on a cookie. A favorite coffee shop in Gothenburg is “Da Matteo” on Magasinsgatan. The wonderfully fragrant entrance conveys that you have entered a Mecc a for coffee lovers. Here you can enjoy great coffee and cakes in a rustic environment both indoors and outdoors on the generous patio.
Once at Magasinsgatan, you can indulge your shopping addiction in some of Gothenburg’s best stores for design, decoration and clothing. Next to Da Matteo you will find the Artilleriet interior design boutique- an experience for all of those who love great design. There are plenty of shops in this street including Acne Studios, and Ragtime selling High-end Vintage and the latest designer fashion for both men and women.
Tired shopping feet require a good dinner- right?! At Tacos and Tequila at Tredje Långgatan or the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, a fun dining experience can be guaranteed! Cuckoos Nest has won numerous international awards for its design and its story-telling. The concept is built around that there is a fine line between genius and madness…. In both restaurants you may linger for fancy “after dinner cocktails” made by champions, and the bars offer a truly lively and vibrant atmosphere.
If you are staying at the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel you can also enjoy fantastic views of the harbor and the city skyline, as well as the opportunity to use the CitySpa on the 11th floor, including a rooftop terrace, sauna and spa pools. The view from here is absolutely phenomenal!
You can reach the hotel easily in minutes by public transport, either by river ferry or by bus. A fun novelty for summer visitors is the “bath ferries” that will depart from Stenpiren only 5 minutes from the hotel. The Bath Ferry will go all the way to the Southern Archipelago where salty rocks and small sandy bays invite visitors to an authentic Swedish West Coast nature experience.