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Gothenburg or ‘Goteborg’ is located on the western coast of Sweden, near the Gota Alv River which runs through the city and to the ocean. Gothenburg is a charming seaport and the second largest city in the country of Sweden. The city is known for its shopping, its culture, and as a world-class sports venue.
Gothenburg currently has the largest harbour among Scandinavian countries. The city has long been an important seaport for trade and shipping. Manufacturing and banking are also important industries within the city. Major employers in Gothenburg include Volvo, SKF, and Ericson. High-tech industries are selecting office space or facilities in greater numbers in Gothenburg. The terminus of the gas pipeline, Valdemar-Goteburg is located at Gothenburg and is responsible for bringing natural gas from the North Sea.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Gothenburg is a great place to bring the family so they can enjoy sites such as the Liseberg Amusement Park, which is the largest in Scandinavia. The park has amusements for all ages from roller coasters to musical entertainment and lovely gardens. The Natural History Museum or Naturhistoriska Museet is enjoyable and informative place to visit as is the Bamens Zoo and animal park. For dining you can find restaurants that serve just about any kind of cuisine you wish. The Bliss Resto serves tapas and offers outdoor dining and an ambience created by zebra skin upholstery, great music and a popular bar. The Linee Terrassen Kok & Bar in Gothenburg offers Swedish cuisine with an antique bar, and dining rooms within an old Swedish home. Prices are reasonable and the food includes dishes such as goat cheese mousse presented with beetroot salad and a walnut dressing, Black Angus steak in a red wine sauce and filet of lamb with a rosemary sauce and flavoured mustard.
Within the city of Gothenburg, public transportation is plentiful and varied and includes tram and light rail, buses, boats, and ferries. The city of Gothenburg is served by the Gothenburg Landvetter Airport which is approximately 30 km (19 miles) from the centre of town. The Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is the second busiest airport in Sweden. There is another airport approximately 15 km (9 miles) from downtown Gothenburg called the Gothenburg City Airport. Both airports handle international flights. The Gothenburg Landvetter Airport provides connections to more than 40 cities.