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Culture in Gothenburg

Learn more about Gothenburg’s broad range of cultural offerings, with events, inspiration, fascinating encounters and activities.

Woodenhouse by a lake

Your guide to design in West Sweden

Swedish design is largely characterised by clean lines and functionality, which have inspired many of West Sweden's most celebrated designers and architects. That is not the whole story, however. When you look a little closer, there are clear influences from the golden cornfields on the plains, the intense blue of the...

Design and art tour

Are you interested in design, art and architecture? Check out “Design and art tour in Gothenburg and West Sweden”, with tips for design shopping, iconic buildings, unusual and noteworthy sites, and...


Emma von Brömssen

In 2016 she was named Rising Star of the Year at the Elle Decoration Awards, and her wallpaper patterns and porcelain collections have made the news in Sweden and abroad. Gothenburg local Emma von...

Porclain in Lidköping, Anna Elzer Oscarson

Lidköping – for lovers of porcelain and architecture

Swedish design is famous for clean lines, often with inspiration from nature. A perfect example of this is ‘Naturum Victoriahuset’, a building next to Läckö Castle and the south shore of Lake Vänern,...

Streetart in Borås

Borås – world leader in innovative design and street art

In the town of Borås, creativity flows like never before. Streets and squares have been transformed into enormous outdoor galleries that inject art into the daily lives of the local residents.

Hjo - the wooden town

Hjo is a small-town idyll whose well-preserved timbered centre has become an important part of Sweden’s timbered-town heritage. Some of the biggest names in Swedish design grew up in this creative...

A unique stay

Bohuslän coast has a great wilderness areas for its deserted beaches and a stunningly beautiful archipelago of 8,000 islands. One of them is the scenic island of Orust, where couple Johan Buskqvist...

Design in Borås

Textile town Borås

Visit the Textile Museum of Sweden – winner of the museum exhibit of the year, exhibits, outlets, Fashion Gallery and much more, in Scandinavia’s fashion capital - Borås.

Meet the Locals

Enjoy a taco fiesta in Gotenburg, stay the night in the archipelago or share a ride to Nordens Ark. It is easier than you think to get close to the daily life in West Sweden. Here you can meet locals...