This nice & lovely tram city๐ŸšŠ

The morning started with great excitement in anticipation of the next two days. Ready to move to a new destination & get to see a little more of this wonderful part of the world.

I have always loved train journeys but only if they are short. But the one and only one that we loved & craved for more at the end, was the Oslo โ€“ Bergen seven hours awesome journey through the mountains & glaciers. Get a feel here Oslo to Bergenโ€ฆA journey of a lifetime ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ƒ

So there we were, after a sumptuous breakfast and a short wait at the station, ready to board our coach for a four hours journey from Stockholm to Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden. The view of the greens after a couple of minutes gave us an inkling of what was to follow. Some real good experiences. And as we were settling down a bit, got the sight of this cute little princess. My newest friend for the next couple of hours. And what fun we had. Itโ€™s always so good to be with children and what a wonderful start to our journey.

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Time passed away quickly and before we realized, we were ready to alight. The first impressions were a feeling of peace, a casual way of life & a city which was not too much in a hurry. As we came out of the station, we found we were right there at the most happening place of town. The City Center. And what caught our attention was the mesh of tram lines, all around. We had arrived and it was this nice & lovely tram city, Gothenburg.

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Just outside the station complex, which also has a mall attached, we found one Pressbyran store, Swedish convenience chain which sell magazines, newspapers, chilled drinks, chips, candy bars, ice creams, hot dogs & tobacco products. They also sell tickets for public transport & phone cards. We quickly purchased our 48 hour public transport tickets which would take care of all our transportation needs for the duration of our stay.

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The Central Station & the mall complex. Next to it is the Bus Station from where you get buses for long distance travel.

A 10 minute bus ride, smooth check in at our hotel & a quick burger lunch later, we were ready to explore.

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The famous Grand Theater at the City Center. And another view below

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The City center is a cool place to hang around with many high end hotels, buildings with beautiful architecture, restaurants, fast food joints, parks, the canal boat rides & lots & lots of green. Let’s look around a bit.

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Scandinavia is synonymous with bicycles & a large segment of population use these as their mode of transport & are most happy riding. And in most cities you will also find a giant wheel & people enjoying the ride.We next ventured out to explore the green countryside with pretty houses. And what transport did we avail to go around? What better than trams, in this tram city.

Back at the city center later in the evening, this one structure we found so towering. That’s the King. The City will be built here he said, in 1623, pointing his finger down. And so Gothenburg came into existence.

Gothenburg is also known as the canal city. And here below is the oldest canal & some more of them in the city. A ride through the canals was an awesome experience.

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The evening was spent having some excellent dinner at a Chinese cuisine restaurant & we were then back to our hotel to spend some more relaxing moments, lazing around at the terrace bar with beautiful views of the city.

The next day was a sailing day. Sailing through Gothenburg port area on a small cruise ship enjoying the beauty of the islands & spending some relaxed moments on few of them. The port of Gothenburg is the oldest Swedish port & the largest port in Scandinavia. And hence, Gothenburg is also known as the Port City.

Come let’s take the ride.

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Two wonderful days spent in this nice, cool & peaceful Swedish city. Just enough for a small city like Gothenburg. So very refreshing. Just like the waves coming and hitting you and getting you ready, for some more adventure ๐Ÿšฃ

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41 Comments

  1. Anasa says:

    Great trip and very nice pictures!

  2. This looks like a really interesting city! I want to visit.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      ๐Ÿ‘

  3. Theresa says:

    My friend’s daughter is dating a foreign exchange student from Sweden. Such a lovely boy, makes me think all people from Sweden are nice and well mannered. Thanks for the tour of Gothenburg. It sounds like you had a relaxing trip, but gained a wealth of knowledge during your 2 day stay.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Swedish are nice.And Gothenburg a lovely small city with it’s own charm.

  4. The sky is so bright and blue in Scandinavia! Looks absolutely wondrous โ€“ glad you had a great time.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Scandinavia is just awesome & we were lucky to get all sunny days ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. How often do you travel? You are always visiting such great places.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      A month during summer and once during the year with my wife & every month I try for a solo trip ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. artchee says:

    It looks like you had a very nice trip again. The pics look amazing.

  7. Jacque Hooper says:

    What an awesome experience! I recently found out that I have some Scandinavian in my bloodline; I’d love to visit for myself one day!

  8. Ronnie Epsi says:

    Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous place! What an experience to travel in the region. I’ve never been but I would love to go soon.

  9. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    Gothenburg is a beautiful city! Your pictures tell it all! The central station reminds me of the Taipei Central Station in Taiwan. Same layout – mesh of train lines and bus stations around it too. I wish I could explore Sweden someday!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Please do take out some time & visit Sweden.You will fall in love ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. Autumn Murray says:

    I am cenceling everything right now and booking a trip for my family to visit Gothenburg!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      This is the best comment I have seen for a long long time Autumn ๐Ÿ˜Š Enjoy & I am there for any help in planning if you require.

  11. Sweden has always been on my list of places to visit, and your post reminded me of that. As always, your pictures and descriptions are amazing. They really transport your readers into your experience.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Erica ๐Ÿ˜Š

  12. I could really see myslef enjoying a city like Gothenburg just for the simple charm of a small city. Love the idea of trams and bicycles and the canals to get around.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes sjd Gothenburg is small but a very charming city.

  13. Mary Lentz says:

    I havent been to Sweden in almost 20 years. Your pictures make me want to return. I love the European canals. I lived near one in England.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Plan again for Sweden Mary to bring back your nostalgia ๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. I have always wanted to take a trip by train!

  15. In The Pastel Bag by Joanna says:

    The photos you have chosen to share with us beautifully depict the casual way of life which defines the city. It looks like a lovely place to raise a family.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Even the countryside is so wonderful.You would love the city & the islands not too far away.

  16. tcleland88 says:

    What a wonderful trip! I love the photos of the canals. I have always enjoyed traveling by train–possibly because I’ve only done it in Europe and because there’s so much to see there.

  17. I have never traveled by train, but it is indeed on my bucket list! What would be your suggestion for my first train vacation?

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Book in advance.Try to get a window seat.Develop a rapport with your coach conductor so that if you are a smoker & wish to get down at a station to smoke,he ensures that the train does not leave without you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  18. Nina says:

    I love the peace and tranquility that the photos evoke. What a beautiful place to travel!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Only loving the place will not do.You got to come over to India & experience India Beautiful ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ And a ๐Ÿ’ฒ is Rs 70.Cost effective holidays with options you will be spoilt for.And Travelwisesr for help without a cost.I would love to help.

    2. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Nina.It’s an awesome small city.

  19. One of the reasons I advise people, especially U.S residents to travel out of the country is to see the best of other places. Non driving mode of transportation will add at least five years to one’s life if you live in Europe.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      You are so right.Travel also helps us to interact with people and make global friends.

  20. Luna S says:

    Trains/Trams are always a lot of fun to go on! Thanks for all of the great photos and info, it sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time.

  21. Johnny Quid says:

    I learn more and more about these European countries every time I read your blog and view those lovely pictures! Eventually I’ll get a chance to explore more of this world. I want to see them and experience places like this in REAL LIFE, not just in the pictures!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Travel Johnny.You will get back absolutely refreshed.

  22. Scandinavian countries are on our wish list and was glad to read about the train journey. I love train journeys whether short or long. The longest one I’d done some years back was from Jammu to Mumbai and by the end of 36 hours people sharing our compartment and the surrounding ones all became friends, sharing home cooked food and talking. In contrast the 24 hour journey from Montreal to Halifax, was very scenic but very quiet compared to Indian journeys. Planning another train journey soon, from Vancouver to Calgary.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Happy traveling Mayuri๐Ÿ‘

  23. swagata says:

    Gothenburg is really beautiful. Sweden was in mu wish list for a long time, after reading your post the wish has become a desire!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      You must visit Scandinavia including Sweden.You will come back absolutely refreshed.

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