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EAS 2011, Gothenburg, Sweden

About Gothenburg 

Gothenburg, Second Largest City in SwedenGothenburg is located on the beautiful west coast of Sweden, easily accessible from around the world. Meeting venues, hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment are all located within easy walking distance. The city’s spectacular surroundings, closeness to the sea and the stunning archipelago guarantee a whole new meeting experience, far from the traditional big city meetings.

Please visit the Gothenburg Tourist bureau website for information about:

Travel: www.goteborg.com/en/Travel/Travel-Startpage 
Food: www.goteborg.com/en/Eat/Eat-Startpage  
Attractions: www.goteborg.com/en/Do/To-Do-Startpage  
Upcoming events in Gothenburg: www.goteborg.com/en/Events/s/Events   

Gothenburg has hosted several major international events and successful international scientific congresses. The congress venue is situated at the heart of the city, within walking distance to all the congress hotels and other attractions. Easy to get to, and easy to get around, its relaxed and friendly atmosphere makes Gothenburg an ideal venue for meetings and conferences. Your visit to EAS2011 is sure to be an exciting scientific experience.

Being the second largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg blends a distinct feeling of charm with the pulse of modern urban life. Not only does Gothenburg feature a compact city centre with virtually everything within walking distance, but also spectacular surroundings, closeness to both the forests and the sea with its stunning archipelago guarantee a whole new meeting experience.

Easily accessible from around the world, Gothenburg is an excellent venue for major events and meetings. Two international airports are located here and the city is a major Swedish railway network hub. Gothenburg has a reputation for being clean, safe and green with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The Gothenburg archipelago is an extraordinary experience. Thousands of islands lie scattered along the west coast all the way up to Oslo, Norway. Find some of the many untouched spots, and explore the charming little fishing villages. With a public transport ticket you can take the tram to the ferries, in 20 minutes, for a trip to the southern archipelago.

Gothenburg is a city full of contrasts; trendy glass and stainless steel bars, beautiful 19th century buildings with splendid entrances and the old wooden County Governor houses as well as the beautiful parks scattered around the city. A number of city tours are available for instance a dramatised city sightseeing walk with historically dressed guides.

There are many attractions to choose from i.e. Liseberg Amusement Park, the Göteborg Opera House, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra – Sweden’s national orchestra, the Art Museum’s fascinating collections, Universeum Science Centre, the Museum of World Culture and a wide repertoire of entertaining shows, sports, cultural events, fairs and exhibitions.

Gothenburg is a must for the gourmet as it is home to the highest number of first-class restaurants per capita in the whole of Scandinavia - some with stars in the Guide Michelin. The main culinary attraction in Gothenburg is the local seafood; prawns, lobster and a wide selection of fish, ranked amongst the finest in the world. The city also offers a considerable amount of great restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world, at reasonable prices.

In the heart of the city everything from fashionable boutiques and department stores, to picturesque markets selling crafts, souvenirs and antiquities are located within easy walking distance. It offers an exiting mixture of modern warehouses and specialist shops, pedestrian areas, galleries and arcades. All guaranteed to make shopping in Gothenburg a memorable experience.

Gothenburg has a long and successful tradition of trade and industry, and some of Scandinavia’s best-known corporations such as Volvo, SKF, ESAB and Hasselblad have their origins and head offices here. A significant proportion of Sweden’s exports and imports pass through Gothenburg’s port, the largest in Scandinavia.