While studying and living in Jönköping, I also wanted to visit other places nearby and thus spent a sunny Sunday in autumn in Gothenburg. To get there, I took the bus from Jönköping, which took about two hours.
Once there, I walked around and was impressed by the city from the first moment on. Because although Gothenburg is not as well-known as Stockholm or Malmö, for example, it still has a lot to offer and is definitely worth a day trip. While, of course, Gothenburg also has some main attractions such as Scandinavia’s biggest amusement park Liseberg, the fish market Feskekôrka, the Gothia Towers, or the Botanical Garden and the Palmhuset, you can also find a lot of pretty corners and parks across the city. And if you’re looking for hip cafés and cute little shops, make sure to stop by the neighborhood Haga as well.
As some other students from the university were in Gothenburg that day too, I met them there and spent the afternoon strolling around town with them. Later, I met Jakob, one of my Swedish friends, and spent the rest of the day with him next to the canal and enjoyed the sunny weather before I got on the bus back to Jönköping again.