Top things to do in Southwestern Sweden

Top Choice Museum in Gothenburg

Universeum

In what is arguably the best museum for kids in Sweden, you find yourself in the midst of a humid rainforest, complete with trickling water, tropical birds and butterflies flitting through the greenery and tiny marm…
Top Choice Scandinavian in Gothenburg

Thörnströms Kök

Classic technique, flawless presentation and a creative approach to local, seasonal ingredients helped chef Håkan earn his Michelin star. Hidden away in a quiet side street, his dining den is one of Gothenburg's cul…
Top Choice Castle in Lidköping

Läckö Slott

An extraordinary example of 17th-century Swedish baroque architecture, Läckö Slott lies 23km north of Lidköping. There's been a castle here since 1298; Count Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie acquired it in 1615 and made …
Top Choice Gallery in Gothenburg

Röda Sten Konsthall

Occupying a defunct power station beside Älvsborgs bridge, Röda Sten's four floors serve up edgy, contemporary exhibitions showcasing both Swedish and international artists working in mediums as varied as photograph…
Top Choice Gallery in Gothenburg

Konstmuseum

Home to Gothenburg’s premier art collection, Konstmuseet traverses the Renaissance to the present day, with works by the French Impressionists, Rubens, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Picasso. Scandinavian masters such as B…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Gothenburg

Brewers Beer Bar

Should you sip an imperial stout brewed with almonds, coffee and vanilla or a guava-infused saison? This is the kind of predicament Brewers throws at you, its 14 taps showcasing some of the most thrilling microbrewe…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Gothenburg

Juan Font

Channeling España with its moody Spanish tunes and Picasso-inspired mural, contemporary Juan Font loves a good Spanish vino. You'll find around 40 to 50 wines by the glass, including drops from interesting, lesser-k…
Top Choice Bar in Gothenburg

Zamenhof

Hip, loftlike Zamenhof incorporates three buzzing eateries and both front and back bars. The latter is packed with retro arcade games and pinball machines, while the front bar includes see-and-be-seen square-side ta…
Top Choice Seafood in Tjörn

Magasinet Härön

The summer home and restaurant of Gothenburg chef Mats Nordström, within a stone’s throw of the sea in an 1847 fisherman’s magasinet (depot), this seafood star is located at the northwestern end of Tjörn. The menu s…
Top Choice Seafood in Klädesholmen

Salt & Sill

Waterside Salt & Sill, attached to a floating boutique hotel, is one of the best seafood restaurants in the region (which is saying something), with an innovative, changing menu. The herring board is legendary, …