Quality Hotel Vanersborg
Vanersborg, 462 40
Phone: (46) 521 57 57 20
Fax: (46) 521 609 23
Nabbensberg, Vanersborg, SE, 462 40
- Phone: (46) 521 57 57 20
- Fax: (46) 521 609 23
The gigantic stables at the old Kviberg barracks no longer house any horses. Instead there is a market, the place to be if you want to forget for a while that you are in rainy, windy Gothenburg. At Kviberg Marknad all kinds of people from all over the world converge, and you can buy absolutely anything, from antiques to garden gnomes. Kviberg Marknad is open every weekend. To get there, take trams 6 or 7 to Kviberg and then just follow the rest of the people.
This branch of the Wettergrens chain is in the east wing of the Nordstan shopping center, claimed by the locals to be the largest shopping center in Scandinavia. The Wettergrens Nordstan bookshop has an impressive amount of books in stock. Most topics are covered, including computing books and data materials as well as office equipment.
Nordstan is one of the largest shopping centers in Scandinavia. With over 150 shops, restaurants and cafes, it occupies the same area as 12 football pitches. At Nordstan you can find almost anything under one big roof. The square in the middle has an information booth. This shopping center was completed in 1972, after a huge redevelopment process which transformed the area, neglected in the 1960s. To get here, take any tram line to Brunnsparken. If you're lucky enough to be here in May, the center is filled with many events from the Vetenskapsfestivalen (International Science Festival Göteborg).
The Polarn O. Pyret brand makes nice, comfortable cotton and wool children clothes in bright and neutral colors. One of the policies of the shop is that it should be easy to find what you're looking for. The Polarn O. Pyret shop is in the Nordstan shopping center, close to Brunnsparken (where all trams stop).
Asien Livs is one of the largest Asian stores in Gothenburg. The store has many Chinese products, but sells food and other things imported from all over Asia. Asien Livs has a lot of fresh vegetables and plenty of chinaware, including common kitchen pots and pans. To get here, take any tram to Brunnsparken.
You will find Hemköp in the enormous shopping center of Nordstan in central Gothenburg. The store is located below the department store Åhléns. Hemköp has the usual groceries as well as fish, cheese and delicacy counters. They also offer a lot of different take-away dishes. To get here, take any tram to Brunnsparken.
Stadium has five shops in Gothenburg, two of them within the moat, so it should be easy to find one. They have a very wide selection within various sports like football, running, skating, skiing, camping and hiking. Naturally, the shop cannot be as good as specialized shops in each specific discipline, but the prices are reasonable and you are almost sure to find what you are looking for. To get here, take any tram to Brunnsparken.
This branch of the Rocks chain is a part of the music shop scene in Gothenburg, and the premises is quite well-known to locals. The shop has a large and up-to-date selection, with separate departments for classical music, PC/CD Games and DVDs, and a wall dedicated to the current pop chart where you can listen to the records. The service is good and the prices are at standard levels (with some cheap exceptions). The location is fabulously central, between Brunnsparken and Kungsgatan.
Fine craftsmanship since 1866, C. J. Josephssons Glas & Porslin has specialized in glass. From crystal to porcelain, frenzied tourists love taking advantage of these designer buys with tax-free prices and full service shipping. They have two stores in the city and are very famous for their Swedish products and specialized designer ware.
A palatial old ex-bank on Västra Hamngatan now houses the Antikhallarna or the Antique Halls. Here you'll find one of the largest permanent antiques and collectors market in Scandinavia, with around 30 shops and a cafe. Even if you don't collect anything yourself, it is nice to stroll around and look at all the strange things that people do collect. You can also find furniture, fine china and art. To get here take trams 1, 2, 4, 7 or 9.
Hope is a shop for a young clientele and has a lot of printed t-shirts and other clothes in bright colors and glittery fabrics. It also sells shoes and handbags. For further details and updated timings, please call ahead.
The staff at Delikatesshörnan in Saluhallen believe that fish and seafood are the world's greatest delicacies. And the shop stocks almost everything from the sea, including salmon, oysters and lobster. Another good thing about Delikatesshörnan is that it is open on Mondays when almost all other fish vendors are closed. To get here, take trams 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8 to Kungsportsplatsen.