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Things to do in Gothenburg during November and December

2020-11-16
Things to do in Gothenburg during November and December

Top activities – cooking classes, Christmas cruises, museums and gardens

What is there to do in Gothenburg during November and December? Here you can find tips of activities that you can enjoy both inside and outside, alone or with friends or family. They are of course all adapted during Corona for your safety. Learn to cook a specialty dish, enjoy a Christmas dining cruise in the archipelago, stroll through the botanical gardens and discover the Gothenburg Museum of Art. Gotenburg is filled with fun things to do in November and December!

Cooking Class – learn to cook a specialty dish

Are you an aspiring chef who loves to cook or are you just starting out in the kitchen? Make sure to book one of Himlagott’s popular cooking classes, they have something for everyone! Book a day or evening with your friends or family and cook with renowned restaurateur Lotta Bäckström. You choose what you would like to cook – why not learn to create a signature dish from the Asian, Italian, Swedish or Moroccan kitchen? Or maybe learn to perfect your favourite vegetarian or vegan dish? Lotta will teach you all the tips, tricks and methods to help you succeed in the kitchen! The course includes a cooking lesson, ingredients and your specialty recipe to take with you. Don’t miss one of the best cooking classes in Gothenburg!

Good to know: For groups of 7-15 people. Courses are available to book Monday – Wednesday starting November 23rd. Read more about Himlagott’s cooking courses

Christmas dining cruises in the archipelago

Enjoy the unique atmosphere onboard a Christmas dining cruise through the archipelago. Bring your loved ones and enjoy some delicious classic Swedish Christmas food. Onboard beautiful archipelago ship you can enjoy a classic Christmas buffet with traditional dishes and modern flavours along with the best views of the Gothenburg archipelago from your table. There’s also a live musician playing Christmas tunes – it doesn’t get more atmospheric than that! All cruises have been adapted for Corona so that you can comfortably enjoy your Christmas experience in a safe way.  
 
Good to know: Onboard M/S Göteborg you can choose between an Advent brunch Cruise or classic Christmas dining cruise. Read more about the Christmas Cruises and Stromma’s precautionary measures during Corona.

Stroll through the Botanical Gardens

Take a leisurely walk through the stunning Botanical Gardens in Gothenburg – one of the most popular attractions on the west coast of Sweden. Here you can spot several beautiful florals all year around. At the top of the gardens you can find Håberget – a great viewing point from where you can see all of Gothenburg and even as far as the old Älvsborg fortess in the west. Next to the Botanical Gardens you can find Änggårdsbergen, a nature reserve which hosts Arboretet – a collection of trees and bushes from all over the world. Don’t forget to make a stop at the visitors centre and shop
 
Top tip – Download the Botanical garden’s app which gives you suggestions of walks around the gardens and reminders of current events and activities.  
 
Good to know: Make sure to visit the Botanical Gardens Website for opening hours. The green houses are currently closed due to the increased spread of infection.

Visit the Gothenburg Art Museum

The Gothenburg Art Museum is currently open, but have taken a number of precautions to create a safe space for their visitors. Here you can discover works from significant international artists, such as Rembrandt and Picasso, but also modern Scandinavian artists such as Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Lina Selander and Cajsa von Zeipel. The exhibitions takes you on a journey through time, from renaissance to today.

Top tip  – Join a guided tour about the work of artist Ingrid Vang Nyman, who illustrated the famous books by Astrid Lindgren. Dates for the tour are available on the museum’s website.  
 
Good to know: Visit the website for information about opening hours, prices and current exhibitions. 

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