Gothenburg has many viewpoints, most of them are all over the city and free for everyone to enjoy. As the city’s shape is quite unique with a fascinating architectural blend, is best admired from above. This means that you need to climb up to places to take in the view and to capture the moment. It’s all about seeing the city from a different angle. You will experience new insights – or ‘outsights’, as the German ‘Aussicht’ would say.
While Skansen Kronan, Röda Sten and Masthugskyrkan are the most famous viewpoints, there are hidden ones are all around town. All of them are still within walking distance, so get together your walking (or cycling) powers. Let’s see where they are, and also what they offer.
On the island of Hisingen, Ramberget, at Keillers Park is a place with great paths for walking and running. While the walk to the top is as exciting as the view itself, you can also get there by car. At the very top and all around, you will find the most spectacular views. You will see most of Gothenburg from the north side of the river. From beautiful buildings and churches to industrial sites. Just sit down and enjoy.
This viewpoint somehow resembles Ramberget, as it just arises in the middle of nowhere. It is worth to follow the signs saying ‘viewpoint’, in the northern part of the park. Ending up at a stony edge, you will face Haga and all the districts behind. Do not hesitate to follow any sign at Slottskogen. There are several other hidden lookout points, and you can probably find them on your own. Don’t forget to tell us if you do. 😉
The area around this spot is not only great for lunch but also for seeing the harbour from above. Just follow the street leading behind the ‘church’ and find – on the right-hand side – a way up. Here, you will experience the happenings below as if they were part of some miniature world. The cruise ships that you can see from there, however, are still unimaginably big.
Gothenburg has it all, from cafes and restaurants to viewpoints with a very active sports life. Sadly, one cannot experience all of them in the short summer that already left. Where are you heading to next? What is your favourite part of the city? Keep us posted on your findings!
Written by Lara Siebert
Hejsan! I am Lara, a German Newbie to Sweden and recent business studies and German graduate from Mannheim University. Since my semester abroad in Växjö nearly two years ago, Sweden did not let me go, as I always wanted to come back. And now, I finally will: having a bachelor’s degree in my pocket and a bucket list filled with adventures, my first stop will be a three months lasting internship in Gothenburg. As much as I am looking forward to gathering experiences in working life, I am also excited about exploring this great city with all its culture, nature and people. I hope you enjoy my impressions as much as I do. Vi hörs!