Haga is best explored on foot, starting with a walk down the main boulevard of Haga Nygata. Pause to admire the landshövdingehus—the neighborhood’s distinctive brick and wooden houses that date back to the 19th century—and give yourself plenty of time to wander the side streets, lined with small shops and independent boutiques. Finish your visit with a traditional Swedish fika (coffee break) at one of the many cafés—a popular spot is Café Husaren, which is famous for its gigantic hagabullen cinnamon buns.
Things to know before you go
- The Haga district is a popular destination for shoppers, particularly those looking for unique gifts, handmade items, or pieces by local designers.
- There are also many options for restaurants and cafés.
- Haga is largely flat but the cobblestones and old buildings may make getting around more difficult for wheelchair users or stroller pushers.
How to get there
Haga is located just southwest of downtown Gothenburg. It’s about 15–20 minutes’ walk from downtown or else you can ride the tram to the Hagakyrkan or Järntorget stops.
When to get there
Most shops and cafés in Haga are open from 10am to 6pm, and weekend afternoons see the district at its liveliest. In the summer, come on a Saturday to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market, or visit during the holiday season when the neighborhood hosts one of Gothenburg’s most popular Christmas markets.
Gothenburg’s compact center makes it easy to explore the city on foot and there are several districts to include on your walking tour. Start with a stroll along the harbor at Lilla Bommen, where landmarks include the Lilla Bommen skyscraper and Gothenburg Opera House. Continue through the shopping district of Magasinsgatan to Rosenlund, home to the legendary Feskekôrka (‘Fish Church’) fish market. From there, cross the river to Haga or check out the student hangouts and art galleries of neighboring Vasagatan.
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