Gothenburg has in many ways been shaped by its closeness to the sea, and the river and waterways are present throughout the city. They also offer a great view of the squares, parks and buildings, so try exploring the canals in a kayak, on a stand up paddle-board or with the sightseeing tours Ocean Bus and Paddan.
Whats Gothenburg famous for?
Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf and established itself as an important commercial fishing hub. Though the city has modernised over the centuries to focus on other industries – its the birthplace of Volvo cars, for example – its proud fishing heritage remains.
Is it good to live in Gothenburg?
Gothenburg, Sweden, is among the top cities with a free business environment. According to our city rankings, this is a good place to live with high ratings in housing, safety and healthcare.
Why is it called Gothenburg?
The city was named Göteborg in the citys charter in 1621 and simultaneously given the German and English name Gothenburg. The Swedish name was given after the Göta älv, called Göta River in English, and other cities ending in -borg. Gothenburg can also be seen in some older English texts.
How do you buy an apartment in Sweden?
Buying a newly built apartment in SwedenFind your dream home. Register your interest. Enter a preliminary agreement between yourself and the housing cooperative. Sign a leasing agreement and pay a deposit. Add your personal preferences with an optional extras agreement. Move in an make your final payment.More items