Photo: Dick Gillberg/goteborg.com
Gothenburg is truly a world class meeting destination. Situated on the west coast of Sweden, the city is easily accessible from around the world. The city has 2 international airports which has more than 80 non-stop connections to more than 50 destinations. The airport is located 20 minutes from the congress venue and the airport bus stops just outside the congress center. The congress center, hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment are all located in the city center within easy walking distance. An abundance of culture, entertainment and outdoor activities as well as the city’s surroundings, closeness to the sea and the stunning archipelago guarantee a whole new meeting experience. Also cutting-edge industries and universities are located in Gothenburg which makes the city an interesting meeting destination.
Brief history of Gothenburg
Trade, shipping and international contacts have characterised Gothenburg ever since it was founded in 1621. In 1731, the Swedish East India Company began trading with the east. In the 19th century, Gothenburg became industrialised, largely due to the arrival of Scottish and English businessmen. Modern-day Gothenburg with its wide boulevards, parks and stone buildings was built towards the end of the 19th century. The shipyards grew large in the 20th century, but declined at the end of the 1970's and are now transformed into residential areas and offices for people to enjoy the harbour atmosphere.
Tourist information - 10 must-dos in Gothenburg
Combine your ESV2015 participation with the many exciting things you can do and experience in Gothenburg! Here are 10 things you must do to get a taste of the city: 10 must-dos in Gothenburg
Theatre, concerts, exhibitions and annual festivals make the city buzz all year around. Crosscheck your schedule with the event calendar when planning your trip. The official tourist website is goteborg.com.
The two Gothenburg Tourist Centres are located on Kungsportsplatsen and in the shopping centre Nordstan. Here you can buy the City Card, souvenirs, books, maps and tickets for excursions. The Tourist Centres have details of what's happening in Gothenburg during your visit and offer expert advice on various events.
You can also book a sightseeing tour with one of the qualified City guides. If you prefer to go on your own you’ll find downloadable maps for a citywalk by foot and a citywalk by tram. You can also download the official tourist guide.
Volvo Ocean Race final destination: Gothenburg, June 21-28!
Volvo Ocean Race brings the world in full sail straight into the heart of Gothenburg, where a new part of the city unfolds. It is celebrated in
June 2015 with a big party open for everyone.
More information: www.volvooceanracegoteborg.com