The last day of our Swedish adventure rolled around and we had four hours to spare until we had to make our way to the airport. There is one place I always go to in Gothenburg which guarantees a relaxed atmosphere, and that is the main public park Slottsskogen. The park reminds me of Hyde Park in London being a green sanctuary in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.
The park is 137 hectares so I haven’t been able to walk around the whole of it just yet. However my favourite part is where you can see the animals, and they even have a small petting zoo. On this occassion we saw some elk which are so beautiful and there was a calf which must have only been a few days old.
We got to watch the penguins and seals being fed their lunch which always provides some laughter. I was trying to take a nice close-up of one of the penguins and he bit my new camera lens! Serves me right really…
The petting zoo was so a must-do with chickens, pigs and goats flocking around you. My cousin did nearly lose her scarf to a goat though, so be careful of wearing anything floaty as they will try to nibble it.
After spending the best part of three hours wandering around seeing the animals we hopped onto a tram and headed over to the Haga district of Gothenburg which is lined with beautiful wooden houses. We were on a mission to find the biggest cinnamon buns in the city at Café Husaren.
This little café was gorgeous with it’s rare to see 19th century glass roof which shon in the bright sunlight. There was a queue heading outside from the counter so I knew their food must be good, and I wasn’t disappointed. Just look at the size of the cinammon bun compared to my hand!
That is how I spent four hours in Gothenburg this summer! I hope it has given you a little insight into some of the things you can do in a short space of time. If you have been and know of any more tips then please feel free to share them below 🙂