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The alluring appeal of Gothenburg is inevitably due to the inimitable combination of magnificent modernity and stunning natural features. Within just one day, you can find yourself kayaking across the glittering surface of a pristine lake, breathing in salty ocean air from the top of a magnificent cliff and exploring the culture centre of museums and awe inspiring architecture. Few places can appeal directly to both cosmopolitan city lovers and nature enthusiasts, but Gothenburg is one of them.
Feast your eyes upon a central focal point of the city at the incredible Christinae Kyrka Church, a buttercup yellow structure with a dramatic bell tower located near the city’s iconic moat.
Escape the bustle of the city in order to lose yourself in the enchanted majesty of Gothenburg’s Botanical Garden, a blooming paradise which features tropical orchids, cascading waterfalls, carnivorous plants and some species of plant life that are now extinct in its natural habitat.
Home to the kaleidoscopic cultural celebration of the Gothenburg Culture Festival, which attracts 700,000 festival goes with its dance, design and theatre exhibitions, Gothenburg’s cultural scene is vibrant and enthralling.
After marvelling at the astounding architecture of the Gothenburg Opera House and Concert Hall, step inside to lose yourself in the immersive acoustics and emotional drama of performances from some of the world’s finest conductors and directors.
The Museum of World Culture offers intellectual exhibitions that explore prevalent global issues and guarantees a thought provoking and intriguing experience.
Due to the city’s enviable location beside the salty ocean and the popularity of the archaic Feskekorka fish market, seafood is undoubtedly Gothenburg’s speciality.
A restaurant that amplifies the fresh flavours of just caught sea treasures is Fiskekrogen, an elegant fine dining establishment whose specialities are the sublime yet simple seafood platters, which include lobster, langoustines and crab claws. Sip chilled champagne while enjoying some of the most stunning Swedish seafood. (Lilla torget 1, 411 18 Göteborg, Sweden, +46 31 10 10 05)