55 Sights in Gothenburg, Sweden (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Gothenburg, Sweden. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 55 sights are available in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Sightseeing Tours in Gothenburg

1. Statue of Poseidon

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Poseidon with manhole or simply Poseidon is a bronze sculpture that stands at Götaplatsen in central Gothenburg. The sculpture, which depicts the sea god Poseidon, was created by Carl Milles and inaugurated in 1931. It is one of Gothenburg's most famous landmarks.

Wikipedia: Poseidon med brunnskar (SV)

2. Museum of World Culture

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Museum of World Culture Photographer: Hélène Binet, http://www.varldskulturmuseet.se / Attribution

The National Museum of World Culture opened in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2004. It is a part of the public authority Swedish National Museums of World Cultures and builds on the collections of the former Göteborgs Etnografiska Museum that closed down in the year 2000. Its aim is to interpret the subject of world culture in an interdisciplinary way. The museum is situated next to the Universeum science centre and the amusement park Liseberg, and close to Korsvägen. "The museum interprets the concept of world culture in a dynamic and open-ended manner. On the one hand, various cultures are incorporating impulses from each other and becoming more alike. On the other hand, local, national, ethnic and gender differences are shaping much of that process. World culture is not only about communication, reciprocity, and interdependence, but the specificity, concretion and uniqueness of each and every individual."

Wikipedia: Museum of World Culture (EN), Website

3. Saab 35 Draken

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The Saab 35 Draken is a Swedish fighter-interceptor developed and manufactured by Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget (SAAB) between 1955 and 1974. Development of the Saab 35 Draken started in 1948 as the Swedish air force future replacement for the then also in development Saab 29 Tunnan dayfighter and Saab 32B Lansen night fighter. It featured an innovative but unproven double delta wing, which led to the creation of a sub-scale test aircraft, the Saab 210, which was produced and flown to test this previously-unexplored aerodynamic feature. The full-scale production version entered service with frontline squadrons of the Swedish Air Force on 8 March 1960. It received the designation Flygplan 35 and was produced in several variants and types, most commonly as a fighter type with the prefix J, standing for Jaktflygplan (Pursuit-aircraft), the Swedish term for fighter aircraft.

Wikipedia: Saab 35 Draken (EN)

4. HMS Hugin

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HMS Hugin

HMS Hugin (P151) was the first of the 16 ships in the Swedish Navy's series of Hugin-class patrol boats. Hugin was included in 5/48/18. the patrol boat division which in turn was part of what was 3. surface combat flotilla. The ship was launched on 3 June 1977 but was not delivered until 3 July 1978. It served for about 22 years, including 15 years on line. The main tasks were to be included as part of the invasion defense by fighting less qualified enemy naval forces, monitoring the naval territory, repelling violations, performing escort service, as well as laying mines. Hugin was withdrawn from service on the same day as 18. The patrol boat division was disbanded on 30 June 2001. The ship was handed over in "as is" condition to the Gothenburg Maritime Centre, where she is inside her predecessor, the destroyer HMS Småland (J19).

Wikipedia: HMS Hugin (P151) (SV)

5. Stora Torp

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Stora Torp is a manor house in Örgryte north of the Delsjö area nature reserve, at Alfred Wigelius väg in Gothenburg Municipality. The property has 9,600 square meters of land area and 3,200 square meters of residential and office space. Stora Torp was originally a large country estate dating back to the 1550s. In the period 1550 to 1777 the estate was called Torpit or Torpett and that "Jöns and Jon på Torpitt" were salvation farmers there. They were under the jurisdiction of Sten Eriksson Leijonhufvud's farm Kärra, now Kärralund. After his bloody end in 1568, Kärra came to belong to his widow "Gref Ebba." After "Gref Ebbas", Stora Torp, like Lärjeholm, was owned by Field Marshal and Privy Councillor Herman Wrangel. The year 1625 is a year recorded in this context.

Wikipedia: Stora Torp (SV)

6. Kronhuset

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Kronhuset, formerly known as Giötheborgz Tyghuhs, is a redbrick building in Västra Nordstaden in Gothenburg. It was constructed during the years 1643–1654 in a Dutch style, and is Gothenburg's joint-oldest secular building along with the Torstenson Palace. The royal architect Simon de la Vallée is believed to have designed the building. The Kronhus was originally used as an arsenal for the city garrison and as a granary to store food reserves so that the city could survive a siege. On December 9, 1927, the ownership of Kronhuset passed from the Swedish state to Gothenburg Municipality. It has been a byggnadsminne, a listed building, since 24 October 1968.

Wikipedia: Kronhuset (EN)

7. Göteborgs Stadsteater

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Göteborgs Stadsteater

Gothenburg City Theatre opened in 1934 at Götaplatsen square in Gothenburg, Sweden. The theatre was designed by Swedish architect Carl Bergsten who gave the exterior a Neo-Classical look with a touch of Streamline Moderne. The critics thought it to be a too old-fashioned building – the International Style had a big breakthrough some years before at the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition. But the interiors of the building pleased the reviewers who thought the auditorium to be "intimate" and “democratic”. The theatre went through a major renovation some years ago and the auditorium was equipped with new technology and with new seats.

Wikipedia: Gothenburg City Theatre (EN), Website

8. Gustav II Adolfs staty

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The statue of Gustav II Adolf is a bronze statue of Bengt Erland Fogelberg, erected in 1854 on Gustaf Adolfs Torg in central Gothenburg. The statue, which is Gothenburg's oldest public artwork, depicts Gustav II Adolf pointing with his right hand down towards the square while looking into the distance in the other direction, and depicts the intended occasion when the king is supposed to have uttered "This is where the city should be!", and on a symbolic level, the statue thus represents the creation of the city of Gothenburg. The statue is placed on a high marble plinth on top of a stepped stone foundation.

Wikipedia: Gustav II Adolfs staty, Göteborg (SV)

9. Göteborgs Konserthus

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Gothenburg Concert Hall is a concert hall located in Gothenburg, Sweden, which was built in 1935. The architect for the facility was Nils Einar Ericsson, a major advocate of Functionalism. However, the Concert Hall has a Neo-Classical exterior look, due to the surrounding area at Götaplatsen where the building is placed – the Art Museum and the City Theatre are solid classically designed buildings as well, and were built before the Concert Hall. In contrast to the exterior, the Concert Hall's interior is modernistic.

Wikipedia: Gothenburg Concert Hall (EN), Website

10. Bältespännarna

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The Knife Wrestlers is a sculpture in the style of Romantic nationalism created by the Swedish sculptor Johan Peter Molin in the middle of the 19th century. It depicts two men involved in a fight with knives. The sculpture was Molin's breakthrough work and was for some time well known in Europe. Multiple copies of the sculpture were made. Today, copies are located in Gothenburg in Bältespännarparken, in front of the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm, in Vänersborg and in Mästarnas park in Hällefors.

Wikipedia: The Knife Wrestlers (EN), Website

11. Alvsborg Fortress

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New Älvsborg, so-called to distinguish it from the earlier fortress at Old Älvsborg, is a sea fort on the island of Kyrkogårdsholmen within the urban area of modern Gothenburg, Sweden. Situated near the mouth of the Göta River, it protected what was at the time of its construction Sweden's only access to the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Construction began in 1653, and the fortress remained in service until 1869, though it only saw significant action in one conflict, the Great Northern War.

Wikipedia: New Älvsborg (EN)

12. Gamla Älvsborg

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Gamla Älvsborg

Älvsborg, now generally known as Old Älvsborg or Älvsborg Castle to distinguish it from the later New Älvsborg and Älvsborg Fortress, was a medieval castle situated on the rocky outcrop known as Klippan, on the south bank of the Göta Älv river within the urban area of the modern city of Gothenburg. It was demolished in the late seventeenth century, but some of its ruins are still visible today, close to the southern pylon of the Älvsborg Bridge.

Wikipedia: Old Älvsborg (EN)

13. Oscar Fredriks kyrka

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Oscar Fredrik Church is a church in Olivedal in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was drawn by Helgo Zetterwall and erected in the 1890s. Belonging to the Gothenburg Oscar Fredrik Parish of the Church of Sweden, it was opened on Easter Sunday 1893. The style is Neo Gothic, but the influence is not the Nordic gothic style but rather the style one can find in the large cathedrals in continental Europe. The church and the parish got its name from king Oscar II.

Wikipedia: Oscar Fredrik Church (EN), Website

14. Havre och betong

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Havre och betong

Oats and concrete, also called Hästen, is a work of art in Södra Guldheden in Gothenburg. It is a two-meter high wooden horse, created by Ivar Lindekrantz, which came on site at Doktor Westrings gata in 1956 after a competition that Lindekrantz won. The horse is made of glued reddish-brown teak and oiled with linseed oil mixture, and was built according to a technique that is common in boat building, much like a barrel, but in kravell.

Wikipedia: Havre och betong (SV)

15. Masthuggskyrkan

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Masthugg Church in Gothenburg, Sweden, was built in 1914. Its position on a high hill (Masthugget) close to the city and near the Göta älv makes it a striking sight – the church tower is 60 m (200 ft) high in itself. The church represents the National Romantic style in Nordic architecture and was designed by Sigfrid Ericson. The church, which has become one of the symbols of Gothenburg, is a popular tourist attraction.

Wikipedia: Masthugg Church (EN)

16. Lundby gamla kyrka

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The Lundby Old Church is a church in Lundby, a borough of Gothenburg, Sweden. It belongs to the parish of Lundby in the Diocese of Gothenburg. It is one of the seven preserved medieval churches in Gothenburg, and the only one of them representing Gothic architecture. It originates from the 14th century, but the bell tower had not been erected until 1634. The church has been renovated many times, most recently in 1998.

Wikipedia: Lundby Old Church (EN)

17. Gathenhielmska Huset

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Gathenhielmska huset is a listed building in the first block Gatenhjelm at Stigbergstorget 7 in Majorna in Gothenburg. Since 1987, the building has been owned by the municipality of Gothenburg. It houses a residence of 160 square meters. The house was declared a listed building in 1964. On 10 July 1943, it was the first building to be protected under the 1942 Act on Culturally and Historically Significant Buildings.

Wikipedia: Gathenhielmska huset (SV), Website

18. Lorensbergsteatern

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Beryl Theatre is a theater building located in Beryl Park of Condor. It has the carl gerhard No. 1 and Lorensberg No. 29.2 real estate names. The theater was drawn by architect Carl m. Bengal pine, the stage decoration is made by German c. Rudder, and built with active and partial funding by the crane's garbage collector peters, the equipment pushed the restaurant at the time to Lorensberg Park.

Wikipedia: Lorensbergsteatern (SV)

19. Volvo Museum

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The Volvo Museum is in Gothenburg, Sweden. It covers the development of Sweden's leading vehicle manufacturer Volvo, from the first ÖV 4 to the current cars, trucks, buses and other products. The museum also has displays of Volvo Aero and Volvo Penta products, and many other exhibits, including the joint desk of Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson from the pioneering years of the company.

Wikipedia: Volvo Museum (EN), Website

20. Karl IX:s ryttarstaty

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Karl IX's equestrian statue or "Kopparmärra" is an equestrian statue in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was created by sculptor and professor at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts John Börjeson and was inaugurated in 1904 in the middle of Östra Hamngatan at Kungsportsplatsen. In 1936 it was moved to the east side of the street, northeast of the intersection with Södra/Östra Larmgatan.

Wikipedia: Kopparmärra (SV), Website

21. Johanna

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Såningskvinnan, meaning "the sowing woman", popularly known as Johanna i Brunnsparken, is a statue of a standing woman in Gothenburg, Sweden, sculpted by Per Hasselberg in 1883. The original gypsum version of the statue remains at the Medicinal history museum of Gothenburg. Såningskvinnan is thought of as the second oldest statue in Gothenburg and its first female statue.

Wikipedia: Såningskvinnan (EN)

22. Raoul Wallenberg minnesmärke

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The Raoul Wallenberg Monument, titled In Memory of Raoul Wallenberg's Deed, was erected near the Haga Church (Hagakyrkan) in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is a 2.45 meter high monument, made partly of graphic concrete and partly of bronze, and it was created by Charlotte Gyllenhammar of Stockholm, Sweden. It was unveiled on May 25, 2007 by the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Wikipedia: Raoul Wallenberg Monument, Gothenburg (EN), Website

23. Ingo - the Champ

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Ingo – the Champ is a statue created by sculptor Peter Linde. The statue depicts boxer Ingemar "Ingo" Johansson, who was world champion in professional heavyweight boxing between 1959 and 1960. The statue is placed in Gothenburg outside the arena Nya Ullevi, where he defeated the then highly ranked American Eddie Machen in front of more than 53,000 spectators.

Wikipedia: Ingo - the Champ (SV)

24. Flickan och sjötrollen

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Flickan och sjötrollen

The Girl and the Sea Trolls, also called Skogsråfontänen, is a sculpture by Ivar Johnsson, placed in 1919 on Flora's hill in Kungsparken in central Gothenburg. The sculpture consists of a manhole in grey granite, where a in diabase stands on a pillar. Around the tub are three sea trolls. The manhole was designed by architect Arvid Fuhre.

Wikipedia: Flickan och sjötrollen (SV)

25. Biskopsgårdens kyrka

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The Biskopsgården Church is a church building in the southern parts of Biskopsgården on the island of Hisingen in Gothenburg, Sweden. Belonging to the Lundby of the Church of Sweden, it was opened in 1961. It was originally called the Southern Biskopsgården Church before the Northern Biskopsgården Church was taken out of use in 2004.

Wikipedia: Biskopsgården Church (EN)

26. Örgryte nya kyrka

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Örgryte nya kyrka

Örgryte new church is a church in the gothic style on Svalberget. The church is a part of the Örgryte congregation in Gothenburg. Because of the nature of the plot, the church is oriented northeast–southwest. It has a cross layout with open rafters and vaulted, pentagonal chancels. The church tower is almost 60 meters tall.

Wikipedia: Örgryte New Church (EN)

27. Tyska kyrkan

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The German Church, also called Christinae Church, is church located in the city centre of Gothenburg, Sweden. Named after Queen Christina, it was inaugurated in 1748, and used by the German and Dutch congregation in Gothenburg. The church contains a 42-bell carillon, which was cast by the Bergholtz Bellfoundry in 1961.

Wikipedia: German Church, Gothenburg (EN), Website

28. Universeum

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Universeum is a public science centre and museum in Gothenburg, Sweden that opened in 2001. It is a part of Evenemangsstråket, the thoroughfare of events – close to Korsvägen and Skånegatan – which includes sights of interest like Scandinavium, Ullevi, Svenska Mässan, Liseberg and the Museum of World Culture.

Wikipedia: Universeum (EN), Website

29. Rambergskyrkan

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Rambergskyrkan is a church building in Gothenburg that belongs to Rambergskyrkan Missionsförsamling within the community Equmeniakyrkan — formerly the Swedish Mission Church. It is located at Övre Hallegatan 27 in the district Brämaregården on Hisingen, with the property designation Brämaregården 58:3.

Wikipedia: Rambergskyrkan (SV)

30. Kalmarsund

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He said his job was earned in his job, and his job was earned in his job. The ship was known as mul 13 until 1985, when it was given its current name Calmarsund. She is stationed on the south coast with hms Island Bund (18). Today, Galmason is a museum ship located in the ocean center of Ingertburg.

Wikipedia: HMS Kalmarsund (13) (SV)

31. Vasakyrkan

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The Vasa Church is a church in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is located in the area of Vasastaden, between Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet and Vasaparken. It was founded in 1909 and is built in a Neo-Romanesque style, of granite that was brought from Bohuslän. It underwent major renovations during 1999 and 2000.

Wikipedia: Vasa Church, Gothenburg (EN), Website

32. Stora Gårda

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The big farm is a manor in the eyes of vultures. It has a long history. The Office of Wealth Ethics has noted the settlement on the ruins of large estates earlier than today's "medieval, updated time". The oldest record to date can be found in the 1550 soil book of Gustav Lofsonstone Mountain.

Wikipedia: Stora Gårda (SV)

33. Barken Viking

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Barken Viking

Viking is a four-masted steel barque, built in 1906 by Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is reported to be the biggest sailing ship ever built in Scandinavia. In the 21st century her sailing days have drawn to a close, and is now moored as botel in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Wikipedia: Viking (barque) (EN)

34. Annedalskyrkan

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The Annedal Church is a church building in Annedal in Gothenburg, Sweden. Belonging to the Gothenburg Annedal Parish of the Church of Sweden, construction begun in 1908 and the church was opened on Thanksgiving Day, 25 September 1910 by bishop Edvard Herman Rodhe.

Wikipedia: Annedal Church (EN), Website

35. Stora Katrinelund

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Stora Katrinelund

Stora Katrinelund is a country house in Burgårdsparken in the current district of Heden in Gothenburg, just east of Katrinelundsgymnasiet, dating back to the 1600s. Landeriet is owned and managed by the wholly-owned municipal real estate company Higab since 1991.

Wikipedia: Stora Katrinelund (SV)

36. Kärra kyrka

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Kärra Church, until 2001 Kärra chapel, is a church building that since 2010 belongs to Tuve-Säve parish in the Diocese of Gothenburg. It is located in the district of Kärra in Gothenburg municipality. North of the church there is a parish hall built in 1978.

Wikipedia: Kärra kyrka (SV)

37. Carl Johans kyrka

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Carl Johan Church is a Church of Sweden parish church on Sagberget, in Gothenburg. The church, designed by Fredrik Blom, is named after King Charles XIV John, who a year before the opening ceremony in 1826 was on a visit to the nearby porter brewery at Klippan.

Wikipedia: Carl Johan Church (EN)

38. Röda sten

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Röda sten is an area in the Sandarna district of the Port of Gothenburg. It is located under the southern abutment of the Älvsborg Bridge on Södra Älvstranden in direct connection to the Klippan area. The area has the postal address "Röda Sten".

Wikipedia: Röda sten (SV)

39. Göteborgs moské

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Gothenburg Mosque is a mosque located at the foot of Ramberget on Hisingen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The construction of the mosque was entirely funded by Saudi Arabia and is run by the Swedish Muslim Foundation (SMS). It was inaugurated 16 June 2011.

Wikipedia: Gothenburg Mosque (EN)

40. Sankta Birgittas kapell

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St. Birgitta's Chapel is a church building belonging to the parish of Carl Johan in the Diocese of Gothenburg. It is located in Klippan in the district of Majorna in Gothenburg municipality. It is one of the diocese's most popular wedding churches.

Wikipedia: Sankta Birgittas kapell, Göteborg (SV)

41. Smyrnakyrkan

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The church in getteborg is the second largest gathering in Sweden's Pentecostal movement, with 3,356 members (2023). At the national level, it is a member of the Pentecostal community and part of the Gerterborn Christian Cooperation Council.

Wikipedia: Smyrnakyrkan i Göteborg (SV)

42. Sölve

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HSwMS Sölve is one of seven Hildur-class monitors built for the Swedish Navy in the mid-1870s. The ship had an uneventful career and was sold in 1919 for conversion into a barge. She became a museum ship in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1992.

Wikipedia: HSwMS Sölve (EN)

43. Incantatio

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Incantatio is a sculpture created in 1992 by Roland Borén, placed in front of the entrance to Artisten, a building used by the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg. It is made of welded, lacquered sheet steel.

Wikipedia: Incantatio (skulptur) (SV)

44. Jonas Alströmer

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The statue of ion current is a vulture statue, imagining the purple current of Swedish industrialist ions. It was created by John, an image engraver and professor of art college, and unveiled in Little Square on December 28, 1905.

Wikipedia: Jonas Alströmers staty (SV)

45. Engelska kyrkan

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Engelska kyrkan

Saint Andrew's Church, also the Church of England, is a church building belonging to the Church of England, where it is part of the Diocese of Europe. It is located in the district Within the moat in Gothenburg municipality.

Wikipedia: Saint Andrew's Church, Göteborg (SV), Facebook, Website

46. Solringen

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The Sun Ring is a sculpture of aluminum bronze and granite made of carat chin. In 1993, the 4.4-meter-high ring was placed in Pure Forest Park in front of the University Architecture Humanities and University Library Condor.

Wikipedia: Solringen (SV)

47. Mariakyrkan

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St. Mary's Church, formerly Fattighuskyrkan, is a church building belonging to the Cathedral Parish and the Church of Sweden. The church is located in the district of Stampen in the eastern part of central Gothenburg.

Wikipedia: Mariakyrkan, Göteborg (SV)

48. Genom arbete i arbete

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Genom arbete i arbete

Through Work in Work is a sculpture group, made by Sam Westerholm, at Olof Palme's place at Järntorget in Gothenburg. It was inaugurated in September 1986 by Stig Malm in connection with a Nordic workers' conference.

Wikipedia: Genom arbete i arbete (SV)

49. Hagakyrkan

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The Haga Church is a church building located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Belonging to the Gothenburg Haga Parish within the Diocese of Gothenburg of the Church of Sweden, it was opened on Advent Sunday, 27 November 1859.

Wikipedia: Haga Church (EN)

50. Björlanda kyrka

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The Björlanda Church is a medieval church in Björlanda, Gothenburg Municipality, western Sweden. It is located on the Hisingen island and belongs to the parish of Torslanda-Björlanda in the Diocese of Gothenburg.

Wikipedia: Björlanda Church (EN)

51. Lundby nya kyrka

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Lundby New Church is a church building belonging to Lundby parish in the Diocese of Gothenburg. It is located in the Sannegården district of Gothenburg municipality. The name has been used on two church buildings.

Wikipedia: Lundby nya kyrka (SV)

52. Nasirmoskén

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Nasir Mosque is a mosque in the Gothenburg area of Högsbohöjd belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Nasir Mosque was inaugurated in 1976 and thus became Sweden's first building built to be a mosque.

Wikipedia: Nasirmoskén (SV)

53. Pennsylvaniamonumentet

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The Pennsylvania Monument, also known as the New Sweden Monument or Delaware Stone, is a monument that was inaugurated in 1937. The monument stands in Gamla Varvsparken at the Maritime Museum in Gothenburg.

Wikipedia: Pennsylvaniamonumentet (SV)

54. Oscar II:s fort

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Älvsborg Fortress, with its main facility Oscar II's Fort built 1899–1907, is a now-defunct Swedish fortification located at the mouth of the Göta River in the Älvsborg district of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Wikipedia: Älvsborg Fortress (EN), Website

55. Shoreline-Stenen

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The Shoreline memorial is a monument located in Slottsskogen, a large park in central Gothenburg, Sweden. The installation commemorates the location of the final reunion of the band Broder Daniel in 2008.

Wikipedia: Shoreline memorial (EN)


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