A walk around Gothenburg and unusual facts
Hi! Join me for a walk in Gothenburg starting at Linnéplatsen, the southern corner of our city park Slottsskogen. I will tell the story of the park and some odd facts about Linnégatan as we walk down towards Haga and Järntorget. I might surprise you with the odd history of the square and some unknown facts about this important area! We will continue towards some iconic places with odd stories such as the Fish Market Fiskekörkan, Esperantoplatsen, Kungshöjd and the old Carolus Decimus Rex, then on to the cathedral which in its days housed more than just priests! After that we will head to what is today the School of Education but which fulfilled another purpose when it was built in 1772. Then we take ourselves to another market - Saluhallen - leaving Kopparmärra behind us in order to take the bridge over the canals the Dutch built and end up at Stora Theater, with its own odd historical facts! To finish, will stroll up the Avenue and end our walk on Götaplatsen and the controversial statue of Poseidon, an iconic symbol of my beloved hometown!
About Your Host, Cecilia
I am a 58-year-old English as a second language teacher with a passion for travel, languages and culinary experiences. I see myself as a traveling "foodie" with a special interest in odd facts about the cities I have visited or lived in. Born in Sweden but raised in Venezuela, I have lived in Gothenburg since 2003, I do love the history of the city and above all, I enjoy sharing what I know with others! I am a storyteller, a teacher, a friend, a counselor, a guidebook and an event planner, all in one. When I'm not at home in Sweden I run Casa Licerio, my own B&B on the French Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. Welcome to my hometown!
Who this is for
The walk suits anyone who loves history / stories and enjoys walking, regardless of age! I can adjust the pace of the walk so that everyone feels comfortable with it and enjoys the promenade. It takes about 2-3 hours, including a break about halfway through the walk. Please take into account that this is a forum for tourism only, not intended for personal meetings with other purposes!
All year round on weekends but weekdays after 17.00 can also work (if it is still day light)
There are several connections to Linnéplatsen. Check the Västtrafik travel planner to find your way: https://www.vasttrafik.se/en/
150 SEK per person plus what you put out on the "fika
Fluent in Swedish, English and Spanish
Tips from Locals
Cecilia’s tips for things to experience when you visit Gothenburg:
1. Ahlströms konditori, founded in 1901 and today is Gothenburg’s oldest pastry shop.
3. Archipelago cruise with seafood buffet, dancing, music and a show.
Find even more exciting tips on Gothenburg’s own website. Welcome to Gothenburg
The meeting with Cecilia went really well. She was very welcoming and kind. After meeting for fika in the city center, we walked all around to see the city's main attractions and historical landmarks. Cecilia explained a combination of Gothenburg's and Sweden's history, always mentioning very interesting facts! Above all, she was happy to share facts about modern day Sweden and answer questions of what it is like to live here. It was great to get her perspective on things, I would definitely recommend this meeting to anyone trying to get to know the city better! Andres
Mexico City , MexicoRead more
We had a wonderful time with Cecilia! She was very friendly and speaks excellent English. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to get to know the best streets and stories of Gothenburg. Oliver
Copenhagen , Denmark
Cecilia was one of the best and kindest guide I've had in a while. Her knowledge of the city and fun facts are especially exciting. Her perspective as a local gave us a very friendly walk around town. Alejandro
Lund , Sweden
Very enjoyable time with relevant subjects and stories about the city. Tasty break at a local cafe. Louis
Angers , France
Genial tarde con Cecilia. Nos enseñó Goteborg y nos estuvo explicando su historia y curiosidades. Xavier
Barcelona , Spain