Gothenburg, Sweden's second city, is an attractive coastal town, criss-crossed by canals and known for its rich culture and lively nightlife. The city has many theatres and museums, which include the Maritime Museum and the Kronstmuseum. It also has a thriving food-and-drink scene, including several Michelin-starred restaurants and a busy central market.
Gothenburg is served by two major airports. Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport (GOT) is situated approximately 20 km east of the city and is the major international airport for the region. Gothenburg City Airport (GSE) lies about 15 km to the north west of the city centre and is where you are likely to land if you are travelling with a budget airline.
Car hire in Gothenburg is easy to arrange, simply collecting your car at the airport offers one of the best ways of exploring the city and its surrounding regions. Drive along the main boulevard, the Avenyn, if you want to sample the nightlife as it has the highest concentration of pubs and bars in the city.
Gothenburg car hire will give you the option to drive in your rental vehicle to the Liseberg theme park, which has the distinction of being one of Gothenburg's most unusual tourist sights. Located in the city centre, it is Sweden's largest, at least in terms of rides.
Summer is the best time to visit the city, with over seventeen hours of daylight and a warm, pleasant climate. The days in winter, by contrast, are short, with only six hours of daylight on the shortest day. However, the lure of the famous Christmas market tempts many people to visit the city during this period. Although some parts of Gothenburg are more suited to walking or public transport, a hire car will allow you to travel easily outside the city and to and from the airport.
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