I chose Gothenburg Sweden for a short December break for 2 main reasons:
- The short flight time from Gatwick – under 2 hours and great flight prices
- The Christmas Market at Liseberg Amusement Park
The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel Gothenburg Sweden
Whilst out of the main city, the Riverside offers good value, the restaurant, bar and spa facilities are lovely; and the regular ferry takes minutes to reach the city centre (just don’t pick one going in the opposite direction like I did! Luckily it’s a circular route).
Out and about in Gothenburg including the Haga district
Liseberg and the vintage tram ride
I wasn’t sure how to get to Liseberg but happened upon these vintage trams that the city brings out in summer and Christmas. It was a lovely way to travel in gorgeous wooden trams. Liseberg itself is quite fantastic and a real family affair. It was extremely busy, but that didn’t detract. There were; rides, ice skating, shows, games (I saw hoards of people with up to 5 giant chocolate bars that they’d won), food and hot chocolate or Glogg to drink. I loved it.
Food and Drink
I’m quite keen on nordic cuisine (understatement!), and I was happy to sample both reindeer and moose (elk) on this trip, both of which were delicious. I have no idea how swedes stay so slim, there’s a massive choice of pastries cakes and sweets on offer.
I really enjoyed my 2 days in Gothenburg, it’s a good alternative to the German and Austrian markets, there’s great architecture and great food as well as the wonderful Liseberg. Give it a try in 2017.