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Down by Lilla Bommen, is the red-and-white Skanska Skyscraper that rises 86 meters (280 feet) above sea level. It is commonly known as Läppstiftet (the Lipstick). From the top of the skyscraper there is a nice view over the city and the harbor. There is also a café in Götheborgs Utkiken. You can hire Götheborgs Utkiken for special occasions. It is only a few minutes walk from the city center to Lilla Bommen and the Skanska Skyscraper. If you don't feel like walking, bus number 40 or trams 2 or 5 will take you from Brunnsparken to Lilla Bommen.
Göta Älvbron bridge was built in 1937-1939 to link the island of Hisingen with the mainland. Unlike Älvsborgsbro bridge, it is also trafficked by trams. The bridge is opened at regular intervals, to allow ships to pass on the river below. The bridge was famously opened during one Gothenburg City marathon, to the great annoyance of the runners. If you walk out to the middle of the bridge, you have a nice view of the harbor and the city. The bridge is located by Lilla Bommen, a few minutes' walk from Brunnsparken. To get here, take trams 2 or 5 or buses 40, 41 or 85 to Lilla Bommen.
Kanaltorget is the main square in the city of Gothenburg. Evoking strong memories of Sweden's glorious past and the centuries gone by, a walk here is inevitable for tourists into the city who are enraptured by the presence of stately old buildings lining up the surrounding avenues.
Gothenburg Tourist Information Center is in the middle of shopping center Nordstan, right next to Brunnsparken. It offers more or less the same services as the one at Kungportsplatsen, except that you cannot book guided bus tours or archipelago cruises here. Otherwise the Göteborgs Turistbyrå - Nordstan has limited services, with a standard supply of brochures and information. All trams and most buses in the city go past Brunnsparken.
The Ostra kyrkogarden is a beautiful cemetary that has been well maintained by the city and features the tombs of several prominent personalities from the cities history including artists, writers. athletes and industrialists. The cemetery was consecrated in 1860 and is still in use to this day. With a unique architecture and landscape designed by JH Stromberg, the western hill is especially interesting with several unique monuments, statues and memorials. The first crematorium in Gothemburg was built on the premises which functioned till 1951. A recent addition in May 2014, was the addition of a modern sculpture gallery by local artists in the first circle of the cemetery. People of note buried here include Sven Adolf Hedlund, Ivar Arosenius, Otto Nordenskiold and Albert Ulrik Baath.
Gothenburg's central train station, Centralen, is located by Drottningtorget. It is Sweden's oldest station with indoor platforms, having opened in 1882. It is listed as a Swedish heritage building. Today, buses and trains go to nearly every part of Sweden from Centralen. There are also kiosks, cafés, restaurants, a record store and a bookstore in the station. Centralen is only one tram stop from Brunnsparken, and most buses and trams stop at the station.
The Gothenburg City Hall is a splendid neoclassical building that was originally constructed to serve as the town's mercantile exchange. Although the foundation stone was laid in 1844 by King Oscar I, the building was only completed in 1849. The building, and its sumptuous decor, have remained remarkably well-preserved despite renovation work conducted in the early 1900s, retaining a lavish 19th-century charm even after all these years. The building is replete with beautiful carvings, masterfully crafted sculptures and nuanced architectural details. Rich materials like colored marble, red silk damask, mahogany, oak and amaranth have been generously used in the creation of spaces that are lavishly adorned, yet tasteful and elegant. The building has been designated a historic monument, and is currently used by the City Council for its meetings and as the city's premier event venue.Oscar I
The Fladen was once one of the 37 lightships that served as beacons of safety between 1831 and 1972. Lightships like the Fladen were used help ships navigate safely around shallow water and land masses, and were stationed at places where lighthouses could not be built. The Fladen was built in 1915, and continued to be used until 1969 when it was rendered redundant by the construction of a lighthouse. Nevertheless, the lightship continues on as a testament to the human ingenuity and perseverance that led to its construction. The lightship has been restored to its 1950s appearance, and is open to visitors throughout the year. The Fladen is a part of the Maritiman maritime museum, and is one of their most popular attractions. Inside, visitors can explore the ship and experience what it must have been like to be stationed aboard this marvellous vessel. Interactive exhibits, photographs and films chronicling the glorious history of the Fladen have been set up within the lightship.
Nestled in central part of Gothenburg, Stora Torget town square was erstwhile known as Stortorget. In the 19th Century, a memorial of Sweden's king Gustavus Adolphus was erected at the center of the square. Today, Stora Torget remains enveloped by Gothenburg City Hall, Gothenburg's mail canal and the law court. The city hall dates back to the 17th Century and houses the town council of the city.
The Town Hall is located on Gustav Adolfs Torg, just next to Brunnsparken. The hall was completed in 1673, built by home guardsmen and local women. In the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was decided that the steep angled roof was to be replaced and the façade remodeled, so what we see today is from that later period. The north wing was demolished in 1834 and replaced by the present one. The Town Hall, was Heritage-listed together with the Stock Exchange in 1968. To get here, take any tram or most buses to Brunnsparken.
Gustav Adolf's Square is located in the city center, next to Brunnsparken. The square is the administrative and political center of Gothenburg. You will find the old and new Town Halls, the House of Estates and the Stock Exchange around the square. A statue of king Gustav II Adolf, founder of Gothenburg, stands in the middle of the square. Until the 1850s, the square functioned as a large marketplace, and was then named Stora Torget (the Main Square). The market moved, under great protests, to Kungstorget behind Kungportsplatsen. Just below Gustav Adolf's Square there used to be a fish market, but that moved to Rosenlunskanalen in the same decade.
The Stock Exchange is situated by Gustav Adolfs Torg, just next to Brunnsparken. The land where the Stock Exchange stands today was during the 17th Century the site of a stone building, which was demolished in 1844 when the construction of the Exchange and Festivities building began. The building was completed by 1849 in its present configuration. The city council has held its meetings here since 1863, and the Exchange was Heritage listed in 1968. To get here, take any tram or bus to Brunnsparken.