Slottsskogen, Gothenburg

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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. Put Slottsskogen into our Gothenburg tour itinerary builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Perfect place blending wilderness with a city park feeling. Perfect for parties under the sky , romantic promenades, zoo visiting , sealions bath, penguins funny swimming, bicycle rides, jogging, gril...  more »
  • Would you like to take a walk alone or with children is slottsskogen perfectly. There are animals like penguins sea lions mm. Fun for the kids. Do you need to spend some energy and take a stroll suits the also good. Nice scenery with many trails. See maps in several places so you don't get lost.
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  • Slottskogen is a big, free park including a zoo with scandinavian animals. It was great to enjoy the nature and watch the animals. Also, the facilities are very good and many things are offered for ki...  more »
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  • Fantastic place to wander around in and enjoy nature and watch a few animals, the seals are always a favourite. Alternatively bring your picnic blanket and food to enjoy on many of the massive lawns. Plenty of space to spread out on.
  • A really nice place to just walk around and watch the people or go to the little zoo-like area and watch cute animals. Also a good.place for a picnic.
  • Great place to spemd your day if it's nice out. Plenty of spots to chill & relax. Also has a small free zoo wit moos, deer, & also penguins & seals. Not hard to get to either.
  • Amazing! Has a little zoo and some cafes around. Today (Friday), there's music playing in the park and later on a movie screening will happen. Food truck options and portapotties available.
  • A huge park held dear by the inhabitants. You'll see lots of families here and people jogging. There is also disc golf ( for free if you bring your own discs) and mini golf, some restaurants and café. Bikes and inlines are allowed. There are not too many toilets around so make sure to have your kids go in the ones at the entrance first? For families, Slottskogen has the country's biggest playground, which is very popular. It has swings, a huge slide, a small manual carrousel, jumping pits, a huge whale to climb inside, a water play area, a small train for younger kids and an indoor area with toikets and microwaves etc. On weekends and summer there aresupervised hours with staff that organise things for children and lend some activity toys. The bbq is burning and you can bring your own sausages or buy them cheap. The parque also has a small petting zoo, a pond with seals, some penguins and wildlife animals but all that takes some walking as the parque is rather large. In summer the area is often used for music festivals and a few times a year they organise running races in there. The area Linné that ends in the parque has a lot of restaurants and small boutiques, all quite expensive though. Enjoy!
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