Escape from reality in Gothenburg

Every year people from all over the world flock to Sweden to partake in its natural beauty and famous meatballs, and with Ryanair offering flights for as little as £18 return, it seems foolish not to go. As with many countries, each Swedish city offers each curious traveller something a little different. So before you travel ask yourself, what kind of escape am I looking for? Laid back and relaxing? or a city with something different around every corner? After a recent trip to Gothenburg, I found the perfect escape for those looking for a more tranquil environment, just take a trip to Sweden’s second largest city; Gothenburg.


Gothenburg is often dismissed for the bustling streets of Stockholm. However, there is still a lot to see and as long as you know where to go, you’ll soon find yourself exploring the cobbled streets and wooden houses of Gothenburg’s oldest district, Haga or wandering along 17th Century canals or spending all your hard earned cash in a variety of different shops from the quaint, indie boutiques to major outlet stores.

Gothenburg offers the perfect escape for anyone looking to kick back and relax, but a word of warning, this isn’t an energetic city, you won’t find something new at every turn and it can take a long time to find what you’re looking for. If you are someone who enjoys the bustle of city life, then Gothenburg isn’t for you.


A word of warning to all of you money savvy travellers, Gothenburg is a very expensive place. Small luxuries like a cup of coffee or a meal in a restaurant can set you back more than you’re willing to pay. A budget flight may seem appealing, but don’t be fooled, once the wheels of your plane touch the ground prices become steep.

All-in-all Gothenburg is the perfect place for lazy Sunday mornings, drinking in the quiet, relaxing atmosphere. But, this may be all you’re doing with your weekend getaway in Gothenburg.

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