Gothenburg Sweden in December

I chose Gothenburg Sweden for a short December break for 2 main reasons:

  1. The short flight time from Gatwick – under 2 hours and great flight prices
  2. The Christmas Market at Liseberg Amusement Park

I flew with Norwegian and stayed at the lovely RadissonBlu Riverside, which was a short ferry ride into the city centre. Here’s a selection of photos showing what I got up to.

The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel Gothenburg Sweden

Gothenburg Sweden

Gothenburg Sweden

“Open” bathroom

Whilst out of the main city, the Riverside offers good value, the restaurant, bar and spa facilities are lovely; and the regular ferry takes minutes to reach the city centre (just don’t pick one going in the opposite direction like I did! Luckily it’s a circular route).

Breakfast view

Enjoying the Spa

Out and about in Gothenburg including the Haga district

Antique shops in Haga

I really liked the atmosphere in Haga

The cake displays were pretty awesome too!

Clog making

Converted Lager House

Skansen Kronan overlooks the city

The view from Skansen Kronan

Me and Gustav Adolf

Lots of lovely buildings

At Kronhuset a living craft centre

Liseberg and the vintage tram ride

I wasn’t sure how to get to Liseberg but happened upon these vintage trams that the city brings out in summer and Christmas. It was a lovely way to travel in gorgeous wooden trams. Liseberg itself is quite fantastic and a real family affair. It was extremely busy, but that didn’t detract. There were; rides, ice skating, shows, games (I saw hoards of people with up to 5 giant chocolate bars that they’d won), food and hot chocolate or Glogg to drink. I loved it.

The entrance to Liseberg

Places to keep warm…or drink Glogg

Food and Drink

I’m quite keen on nordic cuisine (understatement!), and I was happy to sample both reindeer and moose (elk) on this trip, both of which were delicious. I have no idea how swedes stay so slim, there’s a massive choice of pastries cakes and sweets on offer.

A tasty destination indeed.

I really enjoyed my 2 days in  Gothenburg, it’s a good alternative to the German and Austrian markets, there’s great architecture and great food as well as the wonderful Liseberg. Give it a try in 2017.

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