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New highlights in Gothenburg 2022

Named one of the world’s best destinations 2021 both by Lonely Planet (“Best Sustainable City Stay 2021”) and Time (“World’s Greatest Places 2021”) Gothenburg on the Swedish West Coast continues to deliver many reasons to visit in 2022. New hotels and restaurants, new attractions at Liseberg, Sweden’s largest amusement park, and the impressive opening of Swedens largest Wisdome at Universeum- the national science centre of Sweden- designed by architect Gerth Wingårdh are just some of the news of this year.

New hotels

Scandic Göteborg Central opens 14th of June
In the middle of Gothenburg, the new Scandic Gothenburg Central opens with a fantastic view over the Göta river and harbour. The hotel with 451 rooms is designed with big windows and Scandinavian colours. The large open roof top terrace at the 14:th floor will be one of the highlights as well as the close distance to the Central Train Station. In the entrance there will be sofas, a bar and a restaurant.
More information here.

Jimmy’z  opens 1 November
The 100-meter skyscraper will be a new landmark for Gothenburg city and a (much) larger sister to boutique hotel Pigalle & Bellora also created by Ess Group. It’s a new resort with a focus on experiences for every mood. Various restaurants, a multi theatre and concert hall, a sky bar and a Miami inspired pool club on the 28th floor are just some of the many things that you can enjoy at Jimmy’z that will be one of Sweden’s most spectacular hotels.

Clarion Hotel The Pier opens in the fall of 2022
The multinational automobile company Geely is building a brand-new hotel by their innovation centre “Uni3 by Geely” at Lindholmen. Nordic Choice Hotels will be the operator of the hotel named “Clarion Hotel The Pier” which will be a new international meeting place in the heart of Lindholmen. With the water as the closest neighbour and a view of the inner city of Gothenburg it will have 254 hotel rooms, two restaurants and bars, conference rooms and a wellness department.
More information here (only in Swedish)

Unique Escape pop up room at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Open Feb-April 2022
Berengaria is an escape room and confidently holds the position as the escape room in Sweden you don’t want to miss. Eager players travel from all over Europe to experience their well-made 1920s setting. This time the game will start in the 1920s style hotel room 225 at Radisson Blu Scandinavia but will then take the players on a journey around the entire hotel.

Highlights & new attractions

Göteborg Film Festival 28 January -6 February.

The Gothenburg film-festival is the biggest film-festival in Scandinavia and shows films from all over the world, both from cinemas in Gothenburg and online. For 2022 the theme of the festival is “Disorder”. Visitors can sign up to be a part of a mass hypnosis before they get to watch three different films at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg at The Hypnotic Cinema.

New attractions at Liseberg – Luna Park

In 2022 a whole new area called Luna Park will open with two new family attractions – Turbo and Tempus. This new areawill be like a small retro universe of its own for the whole family. Liseberg plans to open in April as usual and the attractions will be ready until summer.

New attractions at Universeum – opens during 2022
Universeum- Sweden’s national science centre and one of Gothenburg’s top family attractions – is now expanding with various projects. This spring a brand new Vislab will open where scientific visualization is making complex science available for everyone. New exhibitions about health and mathematics will follow and the year will end with the grand opening of the new Wisdome Gothenburg (December 2022 or January 2203), that will be Swedens largest wisdom designed by reclaimed architect Gerth Wingårdh.

Re-opening: Gothenburg’s Maritime Museum and Aquarium – late 2022
Gothenburg’s Maritime Museum and Aquarium has since 1933 explored the relationship between the ocean and humans through exhibitions and its aquarium. During the past 3 years the museum has gone through an extensive renovation and in the end of 2022, it finally opens again with around 15 aquariums in the aquarium hall. A few will be cast in situ, including the largest, a 400,000 litre aquarium showing a living coral reef. There will also be a brand-new Ocean Lab for learning as well as a new restaurant, summer terrace and museum store.

Way Out West 11–13 August
The music festival in the central city parc Slottsskogen has since 2007 been known to be Sweden’s most sustainable and will now be the world’s first climate transparent music festival. The program consists of a mix of the biggest world stars, the most interesting newcomers, movie premiers, challenging conversations, good vegetarian food and much more. This year’s headline consists of Swedish artists First Aid Kit & Robyn along with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Burna Boy among many others.

New restaurants and bars (a selection)

Bulot – opens in May 2022
Bulot will open in central Gothenburg in May 2022. Bulot will be a casual fine dining restaurant run by international Michelin chef Gabriel Melim Andersson and Emil Bjelke. Sustainability is a core value and until the restaurant opens at Norra Hamngatan you can visit the very popular pop-up version ‘Bar Bulot’ in the Gothenburg market hall.

– opens in spring 2022
The small, but acclaimed, natural wine bar Bar La Lune opened in 2018. Now it will soon have a long-awaited big sister in the form of Angeli in the room next door. Angeli will accommodate 24-28 guests. The floor is clad in Spanish brick and the heart of the room will be the bar with tiles from Etna. Behind the bar there will be two large wine coolers tower up, with room for 800-900 bottles.

Ivans Pilsnerbar on Ringön opens in the spring of 2022
The most colourful beer bar in Gothenburg opens in the beginning of 2022 at the rough but hip area of Ringön. The bar will be an adventure in visual art, electronic dance music, quality beer and will have a kitchen filled with vegetables and pasta dishes with locally produced ingredients.

Poppels moves into the inner city
One of Sweden’s most popular and known breweries Poppels will move into the city in the brand-new building named Platinan where hotel Scandic Göteborg Central also will be located. The new venue will have a city brewery and a restaurant.

The celebrations of Gothenburg’s 400-year anniversary continues
Gothenburg turned 400 years old in 2021, but because of the pandemic the big celebrations continue until the summer of 2023 when both locals and the whole world are invited to the big anniversary program. In 2022 we can look forward to a reopening of the jubilee park with playgrounds, green surfaces and not at least, the renovated iconic public sauna with a view over Gothenburg’s city harbour will open once again.

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