That’s how our Christmas Twitter competition winner, Claire Nelson, described a recent weekend with her family in Gothenburg. They saw the classic tourist sites; took a Paddan boat trip, walked around the Haga area, visited Universeum and Liseberg. Claire says: “We will definitely be returning, as we can see that as the children get older they will enjoy Liseberg and the other attractions even more and we only got to see a fraction of the city on this trip.”
I asked Claire how she would describe Gothenburg to someone who hadn’t visited our city yet:
“I would describe Gothenburg as a relaxed, safe and friendly city with plenty to do and something to appeal to every age group. I loved the Paddan boat ride (the guide Robin was hilarious), my husband enjoyed the Universeum and my son enjoyed the trams. It’s easy to navigate on foot with a pushchair and a toddler; in fact we thought it was a city for young families. We certainly saw plenty of them! It was refreshing to be able to leave the pushchair in places such as the Universeum and Liseberg Park without worrying about someone taking it (it’s a sad fact that we could not do that in the UK). Everyone spoke brilliant English and could not have been more helpful.”
“The City Pass was great to have and we used it as much as we could, it allows access to so many places and all the public transport that it’s well worth having if you are visiting the city. My daughter is only four months but seemed to enjoy the baby rides at Liseburg Park and we certainly appreciated the park areas in the city where we could get her out of the pushchair and let her lie on the grass for a while. My son turns three soon and loved all of it. It was just one big adventure for him, whether it was spotting trams on the street, racing a cockroach in the Universeum or driving little cars at Liseberg.”
Have you visited Gothenburg with your children? If not, you should. There are a lot of fun things to do and all within walking distance. Hope to see you and yours soon!
Photos: Claire Nelson