10 Interesting facts about Gothenburg or Goteborg

For anyone interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Gothenburg, here are 10 interesting facts to get started with.

  • 1. Otherwise known as Goteborg, it’s the second largest city in Sweden after Stockholm with about 530,000 people.
  • 2. It’s located in the southwest corner of Sweden on the coast of the Kattegat sea, cross the sea is the city of Frederikshavn in Denmark.
  • 3. The name Gothenburg, or Goteborg, comes from the Geats people, also called Gotar, Geatas, Gautar, Goths, and others, became the inhabitants of Gothia starting as early as the 200 AD, this leading to Gota Borg for Gothia Fortress and over time eventually became Gothenburg.
  • 4. The mythical story of Beowulf is believed to be from the Geats culture and the area of Gothenburg.
  • 5. It’s at the mouth of the Gota Alv river with the largest drainage basin in Scandinavia, helping to make the Port of Gothenburg the largest port in the Nordic region.
  • 6. You can get to Gothenburg by ferry, including from Frederikshavn in Denmark, Kiel in Germany, and different ports in England.
  • 7. Gothenburg is a twin town or sister city with 14 other cities, including cities from Norway, Spain, the US, Finland, China, France, Poland, Estonia, Denmark, Somalia, Russia, Germany, and South Africa.
  • 8. You can visit the picturesque city district of Haga, or Haga Old Town, with streets including wooden houses and 19th century stores and cafes.
  • 9. Annual events include the Goteborg International Film Festival, the Gothenburg Book Fair, and the International Science Festival, one of the most popular science events in Europe.
  • 10. For cuisine, there are many award winning restaurants in the area and fish or seafood is always a popular ingredient, you can visit the Feskekorka, the Fish Church, an indoor fish market that resembles a Gothic church.

Have your own networks with others in Gothenburg

If you regularly share content or work with people in Gothenburg, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, including Swedish, Danish and 32 others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views from respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, polls, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites, and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability create as many networks as you’d like, use the applications, and have initial storage for your photos, office files, audio and video files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Sweden, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples, and relevant blog articles.

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