Sjomanstornet

Sjomanstornet, Gothenburg: Address, Phone Number, Sjomanstornet Reviews: 4.5/5

Sjomanstornet
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts • Monuments & Statues
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Sjömanstornet (The Seaman's Tower) at the Maritime Museum (sjofartsmuseum), next to Stigbergstorget was built in memory of deceased marines of the First World War. Their names and the ships they served on are inscribed at the foot of the tower, which was inaugurated in 1933. Visitors have to walk up 139 steps to the top of the tower where the five-metre statue Kvinna vid havet ("Woman by the Sea) stands.
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Olof
Gothenburg, Sweden116 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
At the bottom of this tower with a woman looking for her husband at sea are plates with the names of sailors who lost their live at sea during the wars.
Written November 11, 2018
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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,010 contributions
Oct 2018
Sjomanstornet is a World War 1 memorial statue. This tall statue can be seen throughout the harbour shoreline of Gothenburg. Sjomanstornet depicts a female looking out to the ocean and is a memorial to the Swedish Sailors who lost their lives during WW1 - the woman, I assume, is a sailors wife watching for the return of her husband.
Sjomanstornet is a fair walk from the tourist area along the harbour front.
Written October 17, 2018
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Tisco031
Gothenburg, Sweden158 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This landmark by the river (Göta Älv) recently opened for visitors (two days at week at the moment and you have to but tickets ahead to be sure to get any).
It's not just a spectacular view over the river, harbour, the Hisingen Island and rest of the neighbourhood but also a very good guide.
Go there (especially if you're from town)!
Written August 15, 2018
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Martin Odman
Stockholm, Sweden502 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
Love this tower where the fisherman's widow is looking out on the ocean for her lover. A beautiful landmark of Gothenburg,
Written July 17, 2016
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Lazaro6
Gothenburg, Sweden156 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
After 194 steps I reached the viewing platform. From the round platform you will have a 360 degree view over Majorna and other residential areas, Göta älv, Älvsborgsbron and also over the city.

The tower was erected to commemorate the Swedish sailors that died onboard Swedish ships during WWI.
Written May 4, 2015
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JudyZ167
Pittsburgh, PA222 contributions
May 2014 • Business
We had a banquet dinner here, for about 60 people, and the service and food were impeccable. For a starter we had shrimp with caviar that was simply outstanding. The main course was filet of cod with a lovely cream sauce, perfectly cooked and presented. Dessert was a white chocolate pudding with strawberries and a little rhubarb on top. The restaurant sits right on the water with beautiful views.
Written May 28, 2014
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Stefan J
Gothenburg, Sweden92 contributions
One of the best places to view Goteborg from with a nice historical backdrop. You can even get married here.
Written January 6, 2012
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