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- The tram ride to the gardens ends in an unpromising vista of urban motorway and a slightly fiddly crossing and 10 minute walk to the entrance, but it is worth persevering - and the road is inaudible in the garden. Admission is free.
The botanical garden was founded in 1923 and is an excellent example of a naturalistic garden that takes advantage of the low hills and rocky outcrops surrounding the city. The main focus is on alpine and Himalayan collections, both of which are outstanding, but these are interspersed with more formal and historic-style gardens, e.g. of a traditional Swedish manor house. There is a lot to see, whether one sticks to the well-maintained paths or, if sufficiently mobile, uses the rock steps up to the viewpoint and Korean grove. It's worth photographing the map on entry to make sure you don't miss anything. A visit could take anything form one to two hours.
There are paths leading from the garden to the surrounding nature reserve. Be sure to take the gate by the Korean/Japanese grove (signposted to Asian arboretum) and walk a few yards into the reserve; there is an enchanting lake just inside.
The gardens are very well-cared for. There are ample toilets and the cafe serves a wide range of food with quick self-service, e.g. salads, sandwiches and soup. The shop is modest in scope. New glasshouses open in 2025.Written October 1, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Absolutely amazing day. Came as a couple but can see it being a great day out for the whole family. The snow made it even better but the Christmas atmosphere made it even more special!Written December 3, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited Styrsö, Donsö and Vrångö. We took tram 11 from the city centre to Saltholmen. It took about 20-30 minutes and the ride was lovely. You get to see some nice neighbourhoods.
We took the boat to Styrsö Tången and walked to Donsö.
Also went to Stora Rös on Styrsö where you can see the view of the archipelago. From Donsö we took the boat to Vrångö and from here back to the city centre (Stenpiren).
We visited end of October and a café on Styrsö was open, but the restaurant on Vrångö was closed. It was calm and so lovely. Loved watching all the locals on their golf carts and the old architecture. My favourite thing from this trip and if I had an extra day I would also visit some other islands or the north archipelago.Written November 4, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Haga is a lovely neighborhood and you should certainly walk through and admire the buildings if this is your first time in Gothenburg.
However it is a tourist area with tourist prices so you can get the same stuff elsewhere in the city for less.Written July 6, 2023
- This beautiful park and woodland area is situated conveniently close to the centre of town. It is so relaxing to enjoy and admireWritten October 1, 2023
- Really lovely gardens good for a nice stroll, the palm green house is nice but I wish there were more displays to explain about each plant. Similarly there’s some interesting art sculptures around the gardens but couldn’t find info on them. But overall a nice afternoon strollWritten September 7, 2023
- We went here as a mature couple unsure if it was just for children, but absolutely not. What a wonderful experience, from the aquarium to the rainforest...you can spend a couple of hours here including in the chemistry lab.
People lovely, helpful and all speak English as our Swedish is woefully bad!Written October 8, 2023
- Enjoyed seeing the various cars over all the years. Many models we never saw in Canada and some good memories of those we did. I recommend it for any car guy to do.Written October 26, 2023
- I went there to see the Hasselblad photography exhibition, which would only have taken 20mins, and saw the rest of the museum too. The Gothenburg Colourists exhibits was my favourite. The guidance was to take the lift to the 6th floor and work one's way down. This was the best way to do it. There were Monet's. Picasso's. Cezanne's too and even some Rembrandt's. The entrance fee was only 65SEK.Written October 22, 2023
- Situated at the outskirts of Gothenburg, so presume without a car getting there maybe a bit tricky (but not sure maybe some public transportation is available). Nice exhibition of Swedish and not only aircraft and helicopters, also some interactive exhibitions, but I think main attraction is museum premises, old air force base carved in the rock just walking there is worth visiting.Written August 28, 2023
- Interesting museum to visit - at the time of writing, it was free to enter, which is a plus - large display of animals from all over the world. The quality and information of the exhibits was very good, and the stuff was friendly and helpful. Should definitely consider visiting.Written July 8, 2023
- There are a few ships, but only one is interesting, the largest ship, where you can visit for about one hour, going down to the engine section. There are guided tours, but not well advertised.
Be careful in walking down the steep stairs.
The visit route is not always well signaled, pay attention to arrows on the floor.Written August 22, 2023
- On the occasions I have made my visits, I have been delighted by magnificent and innovative scenographies, competent musicians and artists. Today was no exception when it comes to the musical The Wicked. The prices are so reasonable that you can try your hand and see if you like the art form, be it ballet or opera. Good acoustics, and you can see relatively well from the different floors. Upholstered chairs make sittings comfortable. The only thing I can think is that the restaurant environment could be updated for a more pleasant sittingWritten October 25, 2023
- If you’d like all right and you were in Guttenburg this is a must to visit! They have a great selection of a famous historic artist combine with her mother notWritten April 10, 2023
- Nice area to walk around the both lakes, unfortunately had time only walk around bigger one. Main routes are well maintained and clear, but if you want you can sidestep a bit to a smaller ones to find more secluded and less visited spots. for your picnic or just to have even less people around, but in any case I wouldn't say it was a lot of people on the trail, even on the beach it was maybe to 10 to 20 people at most when I was there but I think when weather is hotter it maybe a bit crowded. Also you can rent a boat/canoe or take out fishing permit if you want. If you stay on main path I think any type of footwear will do , I've seen people in flipflops:), but if you want to venture to the side routes I think better have something more suitable for trail as roots may pose some issues, rocks are mainly smooth on the other hand.Written August 28, 2023
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