The Haga and Linnéstaden neighborhoods
The side-by-side neighborhoods of Haga and Linnéstaden, the latter called Linné by locals, are among the oldest in Gothenburg. You can reach them from the hotel by taking the Älvsnabben ferry that runs between Rosenlund and Lindholmen, which is only a 4-minute commute. Put on your walking shoes and get ready for a real treasure hunt.
Historic charm in HagaThe charming neighborhood of Haga is known for its many cozy cafés and independent shops where you can find everything you desire. Browse the boutiques for vintage clothing, quality souvenirs and antiques. Make sure to take several breaks, as the list of cafés worth visiting is seemingly never-ending. During the summer, months most cafés serve their meals outside on the cobblestones of the Haga Nygata pedestrian street, where the atmosphere is unbeatable.
Laidback LinnéWhen visiting someplace new, it is always a good idea to follow the locals to their favorite spots. In Gothenburg, Linné is that spot. Locals come here for a tasty meal and to have a drink with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. While you are in Haga and Linné, go on a tour of the microbreweries, find vintage treasures and experience the nightlife on the nearby street Andra Långgatan.
Views from Skansen KronanRising above these two neighborhoods and the rest of Gothenburg is the Skansen Kronan, a 17th century fort that overlooks the city. Climb the 194 steps to the top of the fort for a bird’s-eye view of Gothenburg. After a visit to Skansen Kronan, make a stop at Linnégatan, a historical street lined with excellent restaurants and bars as well as a fun nightlife suitable for all ages. While you’re in the area, take in the scenery at Slottsskogen Park, an oasis in the center of Gothenburg with nature trails and a mini zoo with elk, deer, owls, penguins, seals, horses and other farm animals.
After a day of walking around on cobbled streets, book a relaxing massage in the rooftop wellness center of the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel in Gothenburg, or unwind in the sauna and relaxation pool.