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Slottsskogen, Gothenburg

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
In addition to parkland, Slottsskogen offers sites such as a zoo and Swedish heritage area. The park was founded in 1876, during the development of the 17th-century city of Gothenburg. The popular zoo features native animals, and the historical zone is full of small Swedish cottages typical of different regions. Take in the natural surroundings at this 137 hectare (339 acre) park by exploring open spaces or hiking one of its many trails. Stroll through the English-inspired landscaping or play a game at one of the park's many sports fields. For Slottsskogen and beyond, use our Gothenburg travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Gothenburg vacation.
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  • I am impressed that this attraction is available free of charge, this is more like an extensive zoo than a wood (slottskogen means castle woods). Go there when you want to see typical Swedish wildlife...  read more »
  • Its a huge place with lots of options for young kids. They have a huge play area a big slide. Penquins, Seals and a zoo as well. 
  • Love Castle Woods just there! Free! However, the shortage of toilets and they were not very nice. Large areas for kids to run on. Amazing playground! However, we discovered that it was broken glass at certain spots in the grass. A in the company cut himself on the foot when we played soccer.
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  • Nice and pretty big park that offers nice walks and small zoo areas where you can watch penguins, seals, moose, deer and other domestic wildlife (penguins are of course not domestic). There's even a children's zoo during the summer where they can befriend small farm animals, for free. Throughout the park there are venues for coffee, cake, ice cream and food. Also hosts the annual music festival Way Out West.
  • Penguins, moose, deer, ducks and more! This open-air park has an animal zoo, a playground for children and a lot of trees to walk around and enjoy. There are grassy areas for picnics and often events are held in the park for large crowds during Valborg, National Day and Midsommar.
  • Lovely park in town. We went on a day with thousands of other people out for a children's running festival. Was fantastic to see so many other people out in the sun. A couple of bistros by the lake with nice views. A little expensive though.
  • This place offers a bit of everything for a calm day. You can play some mini golf, take a long walk, play Frisbee golf, watch the zoo or just enjoy the nature. This place is very child friendly.
  • One of the best parks in Gothenburg. Dont forget to look at the penguins and elks. All for free!
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