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Explore Gothenburg

Gothenburg has been an international city since it was founded in 1621. Today, the city blends a distinct feeling of charm with the pulse of modern urban life and creative atmosphere. High quality of life, a solid infrastructure and basic access to healthcare and education continuously attract a steady number of people to this region; leading the way towards becoming a truly sustainable and interconnected city. The city is in the middle of an exciting period of infrastructural and content development and is also filled with flourishing gardens, historic sites and buildings, and magnificent
museums. The tram-rattled streets are lined with cosy cafés and restaurants, some of them internationally renowned for their haute cuisine. Gothenburg is also home to Scandinavia’s largest amusement park and with a location on the Swedish west coast you’ll be on a ferry in less than 30 minutes from the downtown area to explore the tranquil archipelago.

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Gothenburg has an oceanic climate and despite its northern latitude. Temperatures are quite mild throughout the year and, thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream, warmer than places in similar latitude. In Autumn, during the meeting period, the colorful yellow-red leaves paint a pretty picture and the air is crisp. It might be raining sideways, the average maximum temperature is 11 ºC (51 F) and the average minimum temperature is 6 ºC (43 F).


The voltage in Sweden is 230V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The socket is type C and F. Using foreign electric appliances will require a frequency converter and plug adaptor.


The Swedish unit of currency is the Swedish Krona. Four notes and six coins are in circulation. Notes are 20 kronor, 50 kronor, 100 kronor, 200 kronor, 500 kronor, 1000 kronor. Coins are 1 krona, 2 kronor, 5 kronor, 10 kronor. Banks are generally open on weekdays from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.