Trams moving across the streets, turning through sharp corners, clobbered streets alongside the water canals, Götheborg is a city that gives the feels of Venice. This week, I had a wonderful opportunity to stay and work in Götheborg, thanks to Husqvarna where I am doing my Master thesis. “Der April macht was er will” is a common saying in German which translates to “April does what it wants“. Fortunately, the skies were clear and the temperature reaches 16°C, and with the sun being out for more than 17 hours, I was attracted to being outdoors and explore what Götheborg would offer. And I can say through what I saw, that the city is indeed beautiful.
The best thing about the week was the commute to and fro from the hotel to Jonsered where Husqvarna Construction is located. It is a beautiful 20 mins train ride from the city centre. Located in the countryside, surrounded by hills and streams, with the smell of the typical countryside, the scent of spring, of freshly mowed grass along the river stream, the smell of cows grazing and the sound of birds chirping demanding the clouds to clear and the sun to stay.
After work, I managed to explore few spots in the city since the sun is out till half-past eight in the evening. Ramberget is a hill on the Hisingen island of Götheborg that offers a magnificent 360°C view of the city and is also a wonderful place to watch the sunset as the city goes to sleep.
Skansen Kronan also offers a panoramic view of the city with a bit of historic prevalence. The castle on the hilltop is a beautiful piece to understand the 17th-century architecture which was built with 23 canons to protect against the southern enemies, Danes.
It was a enjoyable week with an ideal mix of work and travel. Götheborgis a fascinating city in Sweden and trains are frequently available with a travel time of 3-3.5 hours. You can read Maria’s blog post about her experience in Götheborg.