Over the last 25 years Gothenburg has been proud to host of a number of the world’s greatest events. Many magical memories have been created here, for participants, the public and for residents.
One of the city’s biggest assets for hosting events is its compact city centre and centrally located arenas. Visitors have everything they are likely to want in the way of entertainment, culture, events, hotels and shopping, all within walking distance.
EuroSkills will coincide with Gothenburg Christmas City, an annual event that combines a string of festive activities. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy Christmas concerts, Christmas markets and the beautiful festive decorations. Liseberg amusement park will also be open throughout the period for its Christmas season.
Read more about Gothenburg in the official visitors’ guide at www.goteborg.com. You can find tips on accommodation and activities here.
Good to know about Sweden
Water: Tap water in Sweden is fresh, free and safe to drink.
Power Plug Adapter: The type of power socket used in Sweden is Type F; this socket also works with plugs C and E.The voltage is 230 V with a frequency of 50 Hz.
Smoking: The city has a smoke-free bylaw and smoking is prohibited indoors
Driving: In Sweden you have to drive on the right-hand side of the road. Seatbelts are compulsory and headlights must always be on.
Climate: Sweden has a mix of warm and cold weather with temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius in the summer and 0 to -20 degrees Celsius in the winter.
Emergency number: General emergencies, Ambulance, Fire and Police: 112
Facts about Gothenburg
City founded: year 1621
Area: 450 km²
Green Space per citizen: 175 m²
Bicycle lanes: 800 kilometres
Opera House: 1
Staying in Gothenburg
As a guest at EuroSkills there are several different hotels to chose from. Make your stay easy and affordable by booking through our official supplier Sweden MEETX AB!
Read more about the different packages and hotels available here.
More information about staying in Gothenburg can be found here at the official City guide www.goteborg.com.
Travel in Gothenburg
To find EuroSkills see the map and location information here.
For more info on getting around in the city of Gothenburg, see this page in the city guide goteborg.com
The Landvetter Airport Coaches offers transfer between Göteborg Landvetter Airport and Gothenburg. They depart to and from the airport every 15 minutes and take approximately 30 minutes.
For more information about prices, stops and where to buy tickets please visit: www.flygbussarna.se/en/landvetter
The easiest and most traditional way to travel in Gothenburg is by tram. Get on the tram and buy your ticket by cash or card in the blue machine in the middle of the tram. Or buy a Gothenburg City Card before you go, which gives you free transports for 48 hours. City Cards can be bought at the Tourist Office.
These trams take you to EuroSkills:
Tram 2, 6, 8 – stop: Scandinavium or Korsvägen
Tram 4, 5 – stop: Korsvägen
There are several taxi companies in the city and prices can vary.
These are two recommended companies:
Taxi Gothenburg +46 31 650 000
Taxi Kurir +46 31 27 27 27
Christmas City Gothenburg
Gothenburg welcomes you to its 13th Christmas City event, full of beautiful Christmas lights, holiday’s adventures, and modern as well as traditional Christmas markets.
Experience the three kilometre ‘Lane of Lights’ along the main boulevard to the amusement park Liseberg and visit the contemporary and traditional Christmas markets.
The first lights will be lit on November 11th as an appetizer to the Christmas city. The amusement park Liseberg will then open its gates on November 18th. Finally, all the Christmas ornaments and lights will be set for the Premiere on December 1st, opening the festivities in the city.
For more info see the official page for Christmas City Gothenburg.
The tourist centres at Kungsportsplatsen and Nordstan are open almost every day of the year. Book accommodation or tours with authorised guides, buy your City Card or find cool souvenirs.
Kungsportsplatsen: Kungsportsplatsen 2
Tourist Contact Centre
Tel: 031-368 42 00