Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg

Haga District

The Haga district lies south of the canal and is Gothenburg’s oldest area. Steeped in history, it is the perfect place for a leisurely walk along its cobbled streets while soaking up the local atmosphere. Pop into unique shops and boutiques, admire the famous wooden houses and enjoy the café culture.

Timeless streets

While walking around the neighborhood you will be greeted by quaint, timeless streets lined with old country style buildings. The original houses were made of wood, and are a distinctive feature that adds to the charm of the area. Stroll down Nygata, the main street reserved for pedestrians, and check out the many independent stores and cafés. This place is filled with shops selling everything from quirky vintage finds and local craftworks, to designer clothes, specialist leather clogs and exquisite antiques. Find anything you could want, browsing everything from a marzipan boutique to a hatter and even an independent toy store. Fill your bags with treats from the chocolatier and then head up to Skansen Kronan, the old fortress overlooking the area, to enjoy them with a view.

Time for a fika

Gothenburg’s residents have two favorite pastimes: lingering over a fika, which is what they call a coffee break, at a café or stretching out on the grass at the nearby Slottsskogen Park. There is also a huge playground for children in the park, that is sure to wear them out. So if you are here as a family, then playing on their 15 meter plastic climbing whale is a great afternoon activity.

Enjoy local food

After exploring Haga’s many delights, you can try one of the numerous restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world. For a glimpse into how locals eat and cook, the farmers market is famed for offering the very best local produce and organic food in Gothenburg. Book a comfortable room at The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg, just a short walk or bike ride away from this relaxing and charming district as well as the city center.