Misi goes sightseeing in Gothenburg

2011-09-02. Published in Life in Gothenburg
by Sera

The high season for tourism in Sweden is almost over but there are still a lot of possibilities for sightseeing. Summertime or autumn is probably also the nicest time to go around in an open tour bus and discover the city. Follow misi on a tour through the several sightseeing options in Gothenburg.

Sightseeing by boat

A tour on Gothenburg’s canal is a brilliant way to get to know the history of the harbour town Gothenburg.

Paddan is a classic and very popular way to get to know Gothenburg. It has been an extraordinary way to get to know the town and its canals since over 60 years. From Kungsportsplatsen you can start your tour. Tours are given in English/Swedish or German/Swedish. This experience takes about 50 minutes, takes you to interesting places and costs 145 SEK.
link to Paddan
previous article on Paddan

Lotsen Canal Sightseeing (Hop On Off )
On June 11th Lotsen Canal Sightseeing will send out its first tours. It follows a “hop on hop off” concept which means that your ticket is valid all day long and you can get on and off the boat as many times as you like. The stations will be Maritiman, Fiskekyrkan (Fish Hall) and Kungsportsplatsen. Exactly as Paddan, the tours are guided in Swedish, English and German. The ticket costs 90 SEK for students and 120 SEK for adults. They can be purchased on the boat directly or at Maritiman.

link to Lotsen Canal Sightseeing


Sightseeing by bus
A bus tour can be a great way to get to know Gothenburg from a holistic perspective.

Sightseeing bus
You have probably already seen the red sightseeing bus that cruises around Gothenburg’s most famous places. The bus starts from Storan theatre, just a few metres from Kungsportsplatsen. From there you will get to see Gothenburg’s beautiful buildings on Linnégatan, enjoy the fantastic view from Masthuggskyrkan and pass the most important sights. The tour takes about 50 minutes and costs you 145 SEK. The guided tours are given in Swedish, English and German.

link to sightseeing bus


Sightseeing by train
Looking for a new way to do sightseeing? Why not take the train?

Stinsen Sightseeing Train
Probably most popular with children and pensioners, this little train provides you a closer look at the town’s most important spots. It follows as well the “hop on hop off” concept and you can take a break and get on and off as much as you like. The three stops are Gustav Adolfs Torg, Fiskekyrkan (Fish Hall) and Maritiman. During the 40 minutes long tour you will learn a lot about Gothenburg and hear some stories about the town’s history. A ticket costs 90 SEK and tours will be given in Swedish and English.

link to Stinsen Sightseeing


An alternative

If you don’t have that much time for a sightseeing tour, you can still get a good impression of Gothenburg on the Göteborgshjulet (Wheel of Gothenburg). For 95 SEK you can get a 360 degrees view for about 15 minutes. You can see the wheel all the way from Avenyn as it is located next to the Opera house.

more information about the Wheel of Gothenburg


Have fun going on your sightseeing tour!

/Sarah, misi.se team 2011