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Gustaf Adolf Square (Gustav Adolfs Torg) Tours

Built in 1629 and known simply as Stortorget (Big Square) for two centuries, Gustaf Adolf Square gets its name from the plaza’s statue of Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden from 1611 - 1632. Notice how the statue’s finger points to the ground. Story goes, the king rode up Otterhällan Mountain and pointed to the fields surrounding the canal below, saying “The city shall be placed here.” 

Snap a pic of yourself doing the same pose as Gustaf, and you won’t be the only one. Said to be one of the great military leaders of European history, the king is said to have steered Sweden to greatness in the Thirty Years War, so Gothenburg’s main square seems a fitting place for his statue.

On the north side of the square, see Gothenburg City Hall, a neoclassical dream of gleaming white pillars, and a popular place to get married. Also look out for the city’s law court. Its 1934 extension, by leading Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, has been much lauded by fans of his modernist style.

At Christmas, a huge Christmas tree lights up the center, and Gothenburg’s most famous winter market fills the plaza, harking back to the 17th century when farmers’ carts filled the square and boats filled with food for sale jammed the canal.

Practical Info

Brunnsparken tram and bus stop is right next to Gustav Adolfs Torg, which is in the heart of Gothenburg city center.

Tours & Tickets

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Best of Gothenburg Photography and Sightseeing Tour, Gothenburg, null

Best of Gothenburg Photography and Sightseeing Tour

Turn your vacation photos into personal works of art on this 3-hour photography and sightseeing walking tour of Gothenburg. With a professional photographer as ...  Read more

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.78
Gothenburg by Night: Photography Walking Tour, Gothenburg, Walking Tours

Gothenburg by Night: Photography Walking Tour

Take your night photography to a new level and see the illuminated sights of Gothenburg on this 3-hour evening photography tour! Armed with your DSLR, ...  Read more

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.40

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