Peter from Meet the Locals is an expert in the history of Gothenburg
Gothenburg city showing trädgårdsföreningen and the city canal. Gothenburg was originally a fortress, and the moat around the city learn more from the Local guide Peter from Meet the Locals.
The market, Saluhallen in Gothenburg

Discover Gothenburg with Peter

  • Offered in English, Swedish
  • Gothenburg
We’ll explore Gothenburg on foot and experience a city in flux. Whether it’s dynamic or a giant mess depends on your attitude, but Gothenburg is definitely a city with lots of things worth seeing. It started as a fortress and the moat around the city centre is a reminder of that. I’d love to share my knowledge of the city’s fascinating history with you. We will take a long walk around the city, that shows Gothenburg then and now. This tour takes about 2 hours, but we can make it shorter if you prefer. At the end of the walk, we’ll fortify ourselves with fika somewhere. If we go to a café we each pay for our own food and drinks.

About Your Host, Peter

Gothenburger born and bred. Been a bus and taxi driver in the city for many years. I am moreover interested in the history of the city, and follow its development with interest. Live in a little cottage outside the city with a cat for company.

Who this is for

If you’re interested in the city of Gothenburg, and want a closer look with a good dose of local knowledge, you’re welcome to join me.

When?

Whenever, by agreement.

Where?

Contact me to make arrangements where to meet in Gothenburg city

Plan your trip with Västtrafik

Price

100 SEK per person

Languages Spoken

Swedish (mother tongue) English (good)

Tips from Locals

Peters tips for when you are in Gothenburg

  • Trädgårdsföreningen
    A city centre garden that’s just as relaxing to stroll around in winter as it is in summer. Continue the walk from Trädgårdsföreningen along the moat through Kungsparken all the way to Järntorget.
  • Saluhallen
    Saluhallen is a Gothenburg’s market hall – a temple dedicated to good food with an international touch. Great just to wander around and look, but it tastes even better!
  • Kronhuset
    Kronhuset was built in the 1600s as a storage facility for military equipment. Today it is part of a historic town square where you can have coffee and visit craft workshops.
  • Take the free ferry from Stenpiren (the ferry with the green flag) over to Lindholmen. Gothenburg’s answer to Silicon Valley and home to some distinctive contemporary architecture.You can also purchase a regular ticket on the other ferries that work the river (SEK 35 adult). The ticket is valid for 90 minutes, so you can take a trip around the entire harbour area and see Gothenburg from the water.

Also visit the official Gothenburg website

Gothenburg city 

Reviews

We had a pleasant experience with Peter knowing about all the history of Götenberg and would highly recommend Peter to people who are interested in history of the city. He has a good story telling skill and was quite pleasant. Sujith
Lillestrøm , Norway
I had a great experience learning about Gothenburg's history with Peter. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and even shared some photographs of what the city looked like years ago. There was plenty of picture opportunities along the tour as well. I would highly recommend his tour. Alex
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania , United States
It was a pleasure to walk around the city with Peter. I gained some interesting insights into the city. You can tell Peter loves the city and I enjoyed his company. neilbrook
Eastbourne , United Kingdom