First summer in our new house. We have a few projects that we want to do so there will be on fancy trips this year. But however, there are things we can do, like roadtrips and small excursions to interesting places. Some of those are located in and around Gothenburg, while others are located a bit further away. I hope this will give some inspiration for places to go and see while in either Sweden in general or Gothenburg in particular.
And I can always do some geocaching of course! Improving my find stats, like trying to find one for each calender day, or finding more difficult ones both in hiding and terrain. And of course trying to find more than just traditionals. Starting in late May, I’ve so far found (with a few honorable mentions):
13 – GC66CJ0 Amaranthes Eventcache 3 – I höstlig dräkt which I found in a somewhat magical location. Signing the log proved to be a challange as well.
2 – GC7B6PB The face at the central station in Copenhagen (celebrating my father in laws 70th birthday. Not much time for geocaching here but this was found while waiting for the train home. This was a very nice, and definatly odd thing to find in a place such as a central station.
And coming very soon is some new road trip locations. Should have posted this like a month ago. Oh well.
Todays excursion took us to Gunnebo castle, it’s just 15 minutes drive from central Gothenburg. This castle from the 18th century is surrounded by a park and a beautiful forest. It’s possible to go inside the castle, guided tours are available. At our visit, they were restoring the facade of the castle so half of the building was covered in working platforms. Luckily, it’s only the main building undergoing a face lift, the rest of the old buildings were untouched and very enjoyable to watch.
They also have big gardens where they grow their own crops and vegetables, which are served in the cafeteria. All is organic too. There is also a small shop at the premesis where you can buy locally produced food and some hand crafted stuff. After having walked around for an hour or so we decided to have something to eat in the cafeteria. Very delicious food for sure.
The castle have an interesting history and small signs here and there tells parts of it, I guess you will get an even better introduction if you take the guided tour. We declined due to having the stroller with us and the castle inside has some stairs. On the outside, there are both stairs and walkways so it’s easy to get around, even with a stroller or wheelchair.
Link: Gunnebo Castle
Parking: Not free, but affordable
There are some more pictures in the gallery.
Last year in early May me and Sofia went to a small patch of forest right in the middle of one of Gothenburgs mostly industrialized areas. This forest is unique in many ways, but I think it’s mostly famous for the fact that there are many plants that grow there and no where else in the area. From my own experience this little spot of green in the middle of harsch industrial enviroment is best during the late April and early May. According to sources this is the remains of a very old forest and is worth saving!
Official information: Rya skog (in Swedish)
To get there: Google map
Free entrance / Free parking
Accessible by public transportation (bus stop is Rya Skog)
More pictures from this wonderfull forest can be found on this gallery page: Göteborg/Gothenburg