The Garden Society of Gothenburg
Just a short 5 min. walk from First Hotel G and Gothenburg Central Station you will find The Garden Society of Gothenburg, in Swedish called Trädgårdsföreningen. This is one of the best preserved 19th century parks in Europe.
Here you can stroll among thousands of roses in the beautifully arranged rose parks, enjoy the decorative floral displays and relax in the leafy woodlands.
The Palm House, built in 1878, is a magnificent glass palace filled with exotic plants and boasting a balmy Mediterranean climate.
The Garden Society, dating back to 1842, is currently being restored to its former glory. Exhibition architect Ulf Nordfjell has designed some contemporary additions such as a modern rose park which is well worth the visit.
See entry and opening hours here.
The Cathedral // Domkyrkan
The Cathedral in Gothenburg, in Swedish called Domkyrkan, was built in 1815 and was designed by C.W Carlberg. You will find it on Västra Hamngatan.
This is nice place for thoughtfulness, peace and quiet.
The cathedral is open to visitors every day, and if you are lucky you can even catch a concert playing in the church.
At Kungstorget square you find The Market Hall - Stora Saluhallen. This is the biggest marketplace in Gothenburg with vendors selling tasteful cheeses, fresh vegetables and fruit, farm eggs, local meat, flowers and a lot more.
The Market Hall was built in 1889 and here you find everthing you need to fill up your picnic bag from fresh products from the west coast to a wide range of international foods.
The Market Hall is easy to reach if you stay at one of our hotels in Gothenburg. Simply take a short stroll through the streets of Gothenburg if you stay at First Hotel G.
If you stay at First Hotel Kviberg Park, it´s easiest to take the tram to the stop Göteborg Kungsportsplatsen, just outside the Market Hall.
The Old City Hall and Kronhusbodarna are interesting in a historical point of view. Built in 1642 – 55 as a magazine for the armed forces´ grain and weapons arsenal, the old City Hall is the oldest secular building in Gothenburg.
The building has been a garrison church and history musuem. Today the old City Hall houses as a rehearsal and concert hall for the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra.
Aslo pay visit to the Kronhusbodarna building which homes a goldsmith, a glass-hut, a potter, an old-fashioned country shop, a watchmaker and a gift shop.
Enjoy a cup of coffee in the nice café with fireplace and white vaults.
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