Göta Canal

Construction on Sweden's largest canal began in 1810. Up to 58 000 young conscripts worked for 22 years to build the 190km of waterway between Mem and Sjötorp. The canal, which today runs from Gothenburg to Stockholm, considerably improved communications within the country, as steamboats were used for transporting both passengers and goods. Although river transport was soon rivalled by the railways, it remains a good option for a pleasant cruise to explore the diversity of the Swedish landscape.

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Trädgårdsföreningen
Trädgårdsföreningen
The park was created by the
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Gustav-Adolph Square
Gustav-Adolph Square
The former Main Square was given its
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Göteborgs stadsmuseum
Göteborgs stadsmuseum
Running along the canal behind the
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The Avenue
The Avenue
Kungsportsavenyn, known as "Avenyn",
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The new Alvsborg fortress
The new Alvsborg fortress
Clinging to its island in the middle of
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Götheborgs-utkiken
Götheborgs-utkiken
This towering red and white office block
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Trädgårdsföreningen
Trädgårdsföreningen
The park was created by the
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Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden
The garden was opened to the public in
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Slottskogen
Slottskogen
The biggest park in the city covers no
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