Hotels in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Gothenburg, or Göteborg as it is known locally, is the second largest city in Sweden and is situated along the Kattegat in the south. Gothenburg is often referred to as "Stockholm's shadow", yet with its thriving nightlife, bustling shopping streets, and modern metropolitan attractions, Gothenburg is anything but. The city offers a plenty of idyllic sights and sounds which will appeal to those who want to get a taste for Sweden or enjoy a romantic getaway. While Gothenburg may not be as large and glamorous as its larger neighbor Stockholm, it still offers plenty of appeal for any kind of holiday. Finding a suitable hotel in Gothenburg can be a difficult task, especially when there are hundreds to choose from, and you have certain expectations. With, finding your ideal hotel is made simple with the aid of thousands of user reviews, photo galleries, and the location of your hotel courtesy of Google maps.

What's Gothenburg Like?

Gothenburg is a historic city with plenty of modern allure. You could easily lose yourself in one of the many galleries, shopping streets, and all night clubs. Scenic and picturesque attractions are around every corner, such as Tradgardsforeningen, a large indoor and outdoor botanical garden with many artworks hidden amongst the lush greenery. Botaniska Tradgarden (Botanical Garden) is another similar attraction. For history buffs, the Aeroseum holds many relics and aircraft from both the present and past Swedish Airforce, and the Göteborgs Stadsmuseum (City Museum) has plenty of artifacts relating to the local history of Gothenburg.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Gothenburg

Although Swedish people can be considered friendly, "small talk" is not part of their culture, and you may receive a frosty reception if you try to engage with them. That being said, they will be more than helpful if you get lost or require directions. Gothenburg experiences a warm Oceanic climate all year round, with the Summer months spanning from June to August. Summer temperatures typically reach 20°C, but have been known to reach as high 33°C. Many of the popular attractions are centralized around the city center and harbor area, so a comfortable pair of walking shoes will be essential, as will a backpack with bottled water if you are traveling during the Summer. For all the latest news regarding events and attractions, you can find the local tourist information office on Kungsportsplatsen 2. The website offers a handy Google maps applet so that you can enjoy a virtual tour of the area around your hotel before you depart.

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