City Guide: A weekend in Göteborg



The best way to explore Göteborg is by strolling around town. Sweden’s second largest city has everything you need for a successful shopping spree: small indie shops and local brands. Buy shrimps at the “Feskekörka”, try the biggest cinnamon buns in the world at Café Husaren and have a coffee break in one of the cozy cafés in the capital of “fika” (fika = the Swedish tradition of having a coffee and slowing down for a moment).


Where to stay

Göteborgs best venues for shopping, eating out and culture are just a stone throw away from this beautiful boutique hotel with 65 rooms in different designs.
Grönsakstorget 2, Göteborg, Tel +46 31 13 86 16,

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Hotel Flora

Where to shop

For shopping you should visit the area around trendy Magasinsgatan and Vallgatan. You’ll find plenty of interior design and fashion shops there. It’s also a great area for eating out or grabbing a drink.

Vallgatan 12
In this new alluring two-storey shop you will find just everything: a deli, fashion, jewellery, art and furniture. And even flowers and houseplants.
Vallgatan 12,  Tel. +46 31 13 03 95,

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Plants at Vallgatan 12

Floramor & Krukathös
This pretty little shop is a bit hard to find, in a small courtyard (close to Café DaMatteo). Mother and daughter, a florist and a potter, offer a unique mix of flowers and housewares. and the two create the shop’s unique mix of flowers and homewares.
Kaserntorget 8, Tel. +46 31 13 66 13,

My favourite interior boutique in Gothenburg! They provide an eclectic collection of interior, furniture and accessories from well- and lesser-known labels like Astier de Villatte, Apparatus Studio, Muuto, No Early Birds, Tolix Tom Dixon, Skultuna,Örsjö, Serge Mouille or Massproductions.
Magasinsgatan 19, Tel. + 46 31 711 76 21,

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My favourite fashion boutique in Gothenburg! In the buzzing area of Vasastan you will find ‘The Apartment’. In this incredible 18th century place you will find an extraordinary and inspiring shopping experience in a warm and welcoming setting of a home. But not only fashion labels like MSGM, Vanessa Bruno or Tibi, no everything that catches your eye is for sale: the astounding lights by Tom Dixon, the hand wowed carpets by Layered to the paint on the walls.
Götabergsgatan 2, Tel. +46 31 13 24 44,

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Mouche, Götabergsgatan

Close to Artilleriet you will find lifestyle and fashion shop Grandpa with a nice selection of brands like Ganni, Carin Wester, Our Legacy, Pernille Corydon, Sandqvist and also home accessories.
Vallgatan 3, Tel. +46 31 711 70 08,

A exquisite selection of Scandinavian vintage furniture from the 50s and 60s, Art Deco pieces and lighting is waiting for you in this cozy little shop.
Ekedalsgatan 16,  Tel. +46 72 302 63 63,

RUM 21
You might already know the online store Rum21 – in Kyrkogatan you can also find a physical store filled with furniture, lighting and textiles by scandinavian and international designers.
Kyrkogatan 20-22, Tel. +46 33 12 01 80, Webshop:


What to see


Saluhallen, the market hall, is a beautiful 19th century building where you can buy spices, coffee, cheese, fruit and other delicacies from all over the world.
Stora Saluhallen 46, Kungstorget

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A must-visit for seafood lovers! The Feskekörka – ‘fish church’ – is an indoor seafood market with a great architecture!
Rosenlundsvägen, Tel. +46 31 13 46 81, feskekö

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The Gothenburg Archipelago
You can get out to craggy coast and picturesque fishing villages in less than an hour. Read more about how to get there here!

Picture: Jorma Valkonen / Göteborg & Co


Where to eat

Excellent fish and seafood restaurant in Haga with a 100-year tradition, purse-friendly prices and a relaxed atmosphere.
Haga Nygata 25, Göteborg, Tel. +46 31 711 97 80, sjö

A fine dining restaurant with affordable prices and a focus on vegetables.
Geijersgatan 12, Tel. +46 31 16 08 88,



After shopping at Acne Studios, Grandpa and Artilleriet you might need a break. Try the local street food speciality: fried herring at Strömmingsluckan, a food truck placed in the courtyard.
Magasinsgatan 17, Tel. +46 73 245 99 07,



Hello Monkey
An nice little Asian fusion restaurant with gorgeous sharing menus. And great dim sums!
Magasinsgatan 26, Göteborg, Tel. +46 31 13 04 42,

Beijing 8
Great for lunch, a restaurant chain for slow fast food, serving traditional dumplings.
Magasinsgatan 3, Tel. +46 31 701 08 08,

The Barn
Probably the best burgers in town. Simple food with a clear focus on quality and a nice interior (decorated as a barn).
Kyrkogatan 11,  Tel. +46 31 352 49 49,


The Barn

Hos Pelle
A cozy neighbourhood restaurant offering traditional Swedish cuisine with great passion.
Djupedalsgatan 2, Tel. +46 31 12 10 31,





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