The red-and-white ‘skyscraper’ Göteborgs-Utkiken, nicknamed ‘The Lipstick’ for obvious reasons, has killer views of the harbour from the top.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Gothenburg attractions

1. Kronhuset

0.39 MILES

The city’s oldest secular building, Kronhuset is a former arsenal built in Dutch style between 1642 and 1654. It was here that Karl X held the disastrous…

2. Maritiman

0.42 MILES

Near the opera house, the world’s largest floating ship museum is made up of 20 historical crafts, including fishing boats, a light vessel and a…

3. Stadsmuseum

0.51 MILES

At Stadsmuseum, admire the remains of the Äskekärrkeppet, Sweden’s only original Viking vessel, alongside silver treasure hoards, weaponry and jewellery…

4. Trädgårdsföreningen

0.61 MILES

Laid out in 1842, the lush Trädgårdsföreningen is a large protected area off Nya Allén. Full of flowers and tiny cafes, it’s popular for lunchtime…

5. Domkyrkan

0.62 MILES

The elegant Domkyrkan was consecrated in 1815, the two previous cathedrals on this site having both been destroyed by town fires. Although many of the…

6. Feskekörka

0.88 MILES

This peculiar fish market is shaped like a church. You may see the odd bride and groom posing with the shellfish; they're not lost – it's just that the…

7. Röhsska Museet

0.95 MILES

This art and design museum is currently closed, awaiting various decisions about how it's run. At the time of research its future was still unclear; check…

8. Hagakyrkan

1.01 MILES

The beautiful 19th-century Hagakyrkan, built in 1859, is well worth peeking inside. The park behind the church is home to a simple yet moving monument to…