Gothenburg City in Sweden
 A Marine Venue and Conference City

Gothenburg is the largest non-capital in the Nordics and located on the beautiful west coast of Sweden.

Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf, but it was not the first town at the river Göta älv’s outlet.

Gothenburg was built during the 1600s by the Dutch, as they were considered the best at building on marshland. This has given Gothenburg's city centre its famous channels that are distinctly Dutch-inspired.

During the 1700s Gothenburg grew into a huge city for the time: over 10,000 (!) inhabitants. The port's importance grew and thanks to the Swedish East India Company, as well as exports of iron and wood, Gothenburg became a major trading and shipping town.

In many aspects Gothenburg has gone from an industrial sea side town towards an innovative modern city. The heritage remains though and for example fishing is still a huge part of the city today.

Gothenburg is the world’s most sustainable destination, according to the Global Destination Sustainability Index 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

 

https://www.goteborg.com/en/