In the summer, Slottsskogen park is filled with sunbathers and coffee-drinking locals. There is a pool with seals, and you ... More
In the summer, Slottsskogen park is filled with sunbathers and coffee-drinking locals. There is a pool with seals, and you can watch them being fed at 2p. At Barnens Zoo the children can learn to play with animals in a respectful way. Refresh yourself at one of the several cafes. For the young children there is playground Plikta . Slottskogen is located next to Linneplatsen, not very far from Gothenburg's city center. Tram 1 and 2 go to Linneplatsen, or you can take tram 7 to Botaniska Trädgården .
I live in gothenburg and I love slottsskogen, which used to be a royal park and forest area. I do agree with the writer before me who said that the bathrooms are horrible. There's a lot of portapotties. no no! Use a bathroom somewhere in the area of Linné, at a restaurant or so.
But slottsskogen is beautiful, and is gothenburgers own paradise... Be sure to walk around a lot, and visit azaleadalen (the valley of azaleas) if you visit is during the spring.
the are elks and goats and stuff. but the seals are nothing to see, looks like an old prison...
But if the rain is falling, go to a restaurant in Vasa instead! The rainy days in gothenburg is not fun, cold, windy and grey, no matter which season it is...
Slottsskogen literally means "the castle forest" and it is clearly one of the best places is Gothenburg. It is located just south of Haga, one of the most trendy places in the city. Whereas most of the ambience in downtown Gothenburg is "mainstream nice", Haga, Linnestaden and Slottsskogen have a very warm and funky feel. The park itself has many memorable spots, ranging from the seal pond (don't miss the feeding at 2:00 pm), the childrens playground (quite a relief if you happen to bring along your kids), a very interesting and fun natural museum and TONS of natural havens. You will find grassy spots ideal for a picnic, playing with your dog or frisbee or catch up with your reading; rocky hills that are just wonderfull to climb and to warm up to the sun and the best forest tracks to jog. There are also several activities to do, with the botanical garden just a bridge away (a pretty cute bridge at that too), a mini-golf course, a zoo and if you're lucky enough, you will be able to see (or even participate in) some folk dancing, classical and rock concerts and some of the coolest ethnic music shows. Of course some of these activities occur only during specific dates or seasons, but even if you miss these events the all-year-round possibilities are well worth the visit.
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