When the weather is nice with the sun shining, locals in Gothenburg flock to Slottsskogen Park. The 137-hectare park is located right in the middle of the city, which means you can explore the historic Haga district one minute, and be surrounded by trees and wildlife at this wonderful park the next. Slottsskogen is highly appreciated and well-used by the residents of Gothenburg, who refer to it as ‘the lungs of the city’ because of its expanse of beautiful woodland.
The people’s parkThis is the perfect place to have a nice picnic with your family and friends, enjoy a lazy stretch on the grass while people-watching or simply relax with a book. If you prefer some more activity there a plenty to choose from, such as playing volleyball, picking strawberries and having a game of miniature golf. The park, also known as The People’s Park, offers winding nature trails and fresh air, making it popular with joggers. No wonder, as it plays host to the Gothenburg Marathon every year.
Worth visiting both day and nightIn addition to being a fresh, green lung, the park is also one of Sweden’s oldest zoos, where you can see both tame and wild Nordic animals, like moose, sheep, goats and ponies. There is also a special children’s zoo, with free admission, perfect for curious little boys and girls and their families. As night falls, you can go stargazing at the observatory or catch an outdoor concert by the fantastic Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
Staying at the comfortable Radisson Blu Scandianvia Hotel, Gothenburg you will find yourself within easy reach of everything this charming city has to offer, with the central station located only minutes from the hotel. The modern rooms have been tastefully decorated with different themes to suit different personalities, and boasts stunning views over the city’s charming canals. Coupled with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and an on-site masseuse, this is a real treat.