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Lilla Bommen used to be an inlet for many of the canals in Gothenburg. Both large and small freighters arrived here. The larger ships could not sail to Lilla Bommen because the canal was too shallow. Therefore, the cargo was reloaded onto smaller ships, hemförarbåtar. The area was closed at night and a boom was extended across the waterway to prevent unauthorized visits. Hence the name Lilla Bommen (the Small Boom). Today, it is a guest harbor and docking place for sightseeing boats. The old sailing ship Barken Viking and the lookout point Götheborgs Utkiken (in the Skanska skyscraper) are also located here. If you get hungry, there are a few cafés to choose from. Lilla Bommen is within walking distance of Brunnsparken. Or take the buses 40 or 41, or tram 5 to Lilla Bommen.