WELCOME TO GOTHENBURG

Gothenburg is strategically located on the west coast of Sweden between Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The city is characterised by a cosmopolitan lifestyle, local creativity and relaxed charm.

Gothenburg is well known for being a major event city in Europe and has a history of successful large congresses.

The city is just the right size, with centrally located venues, and everything you need within walking distance.

Photo: Per Pixel Petersson/Mediabank Göteborg & Co

Cutting-edge

Gothenburg is a city of industry and expertise, with two universities and many service companies. A significant proportion of Swedish exports and imports pass through the port of Gothenburg. Cutting-edge industries and world-renowned brands such as Volvo, SKF, and Hasselblad have their origins and head offices here. New city districts are also emerging with offices, university grounds and residential areas.

Gothenburg is characterized by international style, local creativity and a natural, relaxed charm. Other qualities include a wide choice of accommodation, efficient and friendly service and consideration for others.

The abundance of culture, entertainment and outdoor activities as well as the city’s spectacular surroundings, closeness to the sea and the stunning archipelago guarantee a whole new event experience.

Gothenburg is strategically located on the west coast of Sweden between Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The city is characterised by a cosmopolitan lifestyle, local creativity and relaxed charm.

Gothenburg is well known for being a major event city in Europe and has a history of successful large congresses. The city is just the right size, with centrally located venues, and everything you need within walking distance.

Photo: Frida Winter/Mediabank Göteborg & Co.

Accommodation

World’s greenest hotels

Greater Gothenburg offers more than 11,000 hotel rooms ranging from budget to five-star. 9,200 of these are located in the city centre within walking distance of meeting venues and restaurants. All members of the two hotel associations offer free Wi-Fi. New hotels will be open by 2018 adding a further 800 hotel rooms. In addition Gothenburg also have many alternatives for budget accommodations.

Accessibility

Distance attracts; contradictory but true. Gothenburg is far away enough to make it exotic. Yet it is easily accessible which enables swift, convenient travelling.

Air travel

Flying over the islands of the Gothenburg archipelago, it is hard to believe that you are just two hours from London, Paris or Vienna. You arrive at the international airport less than 30 minutes from the city centre.

  • International airport: Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT)
  • Direct flights from around 65 European cities; more than 80 connections.
  • One-stop intercontinental flights.
  • Efficient airport services including disembarkment.
  • Short bus transfer to the city centre, meeting venues and hotels.

Shuttle services

Frequent public airport shuttles service the airport.

  • Göteborg Landvetter Airport: taxi/15 minutes, bus/20 minutes to the city centre.

Rail, road or sea

A bridge connects Sweden and Denmark. Together with trains and an excellent road and ferry network it ensures a fast journey to Gothenburg.

  • Rail: Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm in around 3.5 hours.
  • Road: extensive road network and low traffic density.
  • Sea: frequent ferry services from Denmark and Germany.

Official train carrier

Eco-friendly trains let you arrive in the heart of the city. SJ, the largest train operator in Sweden, serves 250 stations from Narvik, in the north of Norway, to Berlin. Connecting trains from other parts of Europe are also available. Reduced fares and a dedicated booking site connected to your own web site can be arranged through special agreements. SJ’s energy-efficient electric trains run on 100 per cent renewable energy from hydroelectric and windpowered sources. All journeys carry the Good Environmental Choice

Getting around

Walking

Gothenburg is easily explored by foot as almost everything is found within walking distance. There is no need for tedious transfers as you’ll walk from your hotel to the meeting venue.

Biking

From March to December almost 1,000 city rental bikes are available at 60 stations around town. Open around the clock, it enables you to enjoy the city at your leisure.

Public transport

If you have tired feet you can take advantage of the public transport system with trams, buses and ferries. Most stops display upcoming trips on digital screens. The cheapest way to travel is buying a short-term travel card or a city card.

Car

If you’ve decided to take the car, there are plenty of car parks in the city centre. Traffic jams are very rare.

Photo: Per Pixel Pettersson/Mediabank Göteborg & Co.

Social Activities

Gothenburg Concert Hall

The Gothenburg Concert Hall opened in 1935. The building’s classy functionalism and a number of art treasures make it one of Gothenburg’s landmarks. Why not combine your event with a performance from Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Besides being the national orchestra it is also Sweden’s oldest professional orchestra, founded in 1905. The restaurant offers a seasonal menu accompanied by a firstrate wine list with organic options.

Göteborg Opera

The Opera House is located on the harbour front, just a stone’s throw away from the busy city centre. The building’s architecture is influenced by its maritime surroundings in a remarkable and modern style. The auditorium of the Opera is classical in style.

National Museum of World Culture

The popular museum is a meeting place with exhibitions on exciting and contemporary issues. Built in a graceful, compact and modernistic style it is one of the most spectacular buildings in the city. Be inspired by food culture from all over the world at the in-house restaurant. National Museum of World Culture is one of West Prides founders.

The Humen Rights Conference will be at National Museum of World Culture the 13th of August.

Liseberg Amusement Park

Liseberg Amusement Park – a fantastic park, not only for those who enjoy thrilling roller coaster rides. People also visit the park for shows and concerts or for a stroll, admiring the plentiful flower arrangements. Over 3 million people visit Liseberg every year, making it the biggest visitor’s attraction in Sweden.

More about Gothenburg can be found at www.gothenburg.com.