Göteborg – what to visit

The following is written with the convention participants in mind. Bookcrosser elis-fromSweden has put the text together after consulting other bookcrossers in the area as well as friends who are from or living in Gothenburg. It is done to the best of our ability and knowledge. We take no responsibility if the information should be incorrect or not updated when you read it. Please follow the links and check that the places you want to visit are available during your time in Sweden.

Please use as a proper source for information and see the below as the highlights, the things we recommend the most.


There are so many wonderful museums in Gothenburg. Should this be your thing you can spend your time doing only this. Whenever I asked the people around me what they would recommend in Gothenburg they say Universeum. I do believe it is a great place to visit especially if you travel with children in that hunger-for-knowledge-age, but it is not the essence of Göteborg. I mean if you only have 24 h in the town you need to pick between the gold nuggets and be ruthless. 🙂 However, if you have a city card Universeum is included and to get the most from you card off season you need to use it here.

What museum to pick?

What museum you want to visit obviously depends on what you are interested in. Here are some links to museums that were particularly recommended by the people asked.

Universeum Science Discovery Center
Röhsska Museum for Design, Fashion and Decorative Arts.


The archipelago of Gothenburg is wonderful and you can access a lot by public transportation. So if the weather is nice take the number 11 tram to Saltholmen and from there the boats. You could just use the boats to get an overview and a feeling for it all. If you want to visit an island you can, for instance visit Styrsö.

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Walking around

Obviously this is nowhere near all the things to recommend about Gothenburg. Unfortunatley we haven’t had the time to really bring all these idea to the site. But we’d really would like to recommend walking around. Here are a few ideas on places to walk around, or between. Please look at a map to find out distances and how to get there.

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The photo featured at the top comes from The photos below are taken by two of the committee members 2012 in the spring around the time for the convention.