25 March 2020

Anniversary projects

The City of Gothenburg's anniversary projects are sprung from ideas from the citizens of Gothenburg's. The projects help to fulfill the 400-years anniversary's goals and vision. They also add value to the city through unique solutions and events that are sustainable in the long term. They are of a different nature and represent a diversity and breadth. The projects are considered to have the potential to make a lasting impression for the future.

The city of Gothenburg's anniversary projects – all of them are sprung from ideas from the citizens of Gothenburg.

Anniversary partners contribute to the celebration through a variety of initiatives across the city. Anniversary partners are, for example, associations, organisations, foundations and companies.

Here we present jubilee initiatives that are done.

Here you find a list with all of the city of Gothenburg's anniversary project and anniversary partners.

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City of Gothenburg's anniversary projects

The city of Gothenburg's anniversary projects – all of them are sprung from ideas from the citizens of Gothenburg.

Anniversary project

Anniversary partners contribute to the celebration through a variety of initiatives across the city. Anniversary partners are, for example, associations, organisations, foundations and companies.

Completed projects

Here we present jubilee initiatives that are done.

Show all projects in a A-Ö-list

Here you find a list with all of the city of Gothenburg's anniversary project and anniversary partners.

City of Gothenburg's anniversary projects

Kulturhuset Bergsjön.
Higab

Higab is taking part in Gothenburg's 400th-anniversary celebration by developing the neighborhood Västra Nordstan, the park Seminarieparken, and the cultural center Kulturhuset Bergsjön into three of the city's most attractive meeting places and visitor destinations. The aim is to, through collaboration, create appealing, accessible, and lively environments, meeting spots, and places of interest.

The virtual experience

Gothenburg's 400th anniversary has contributed to the city's development physically, but also digitally. First in the form of enabling a model of 17th-century Gothenburg to visualize our history, and more recently a part in the creation of the city's digital twin – GoteVerse.

Explore Gothenburg’s 400-year history and celebrate the city this summer

This year Gothenburg celebrates its 400th anniversary and the city offers a summer full of festivities and exciting activities. Experience Gothenburg's rich history during the holidays and take part in the city's anniversary celebrations. Whether you are interested in culture, architecture or just want to have fun, there is something for everyone!

Get closer to the water this summer

During the anniversary summer, there are a number of different activities that will bring you closer to the water. Below we list everything that suits you who long for lovely baths, the beautiful archipelago and nice boat trips.

Family activities during the Anniversary summer

Gothenburg Anniversary offers a joyful summer full of exciting family activities from June 2 to September 3. Below we have collected highlights to look forward to!

Exhibitions

Gothenburg is celebrating its 400th anniversary and this is celebrated, among other things, through several exhibitions of and about Gothenburg.

Experience art

As part of Gothenburg's 400th anniversary, the city's streets, squares, facades and parks have been enriched with colour and art.

Guided tours

Regardless of whether it's your first time visiting the city, or if you want to discover your city in a new way, there is a guided tour or hike that suits you. During Gothenburg's Anniversary Celebration, there are more guided tours than ever.

The King of Sweden celebrates 50 years on the throne

The King of Sweden celebrates 50 years on the throne. This is recognized through a photo exhibition and a visit by the Royal Couple on June 4.

The final weekend

The final weekend took place August 31st to September 3rd and marked the end of this summer's grand anniversary celebration.

The vignette film

During the fall of 2022, Gothenburg's 400th anniversary and Göteborg Film Festival announced a contest allowing anyone, professionals and amateurs alike, to submit an entry and compete to create Göteborg Film Festival’s most viewed, most widely discussed film: the vignette film. The winner of the vignette film 2023 was Fabiana, which will be directed by Johanna St Michaels and Kristina Meiton.

Gothenburg’s Anniversary Festival

Gothenburg has turned 400, and it’s time we celebrate! Welcome to the festival in Frihamnen, June 2-5.

400 GREEN YEARS

In 2023, a garden exhibition will tell the story of Gothenburg’s 400 years of green history. However, the journey through the centuries begins now. Join us amid the greenery and find out more about how the city’s green environments have developed and why they will be so important in the future.

En illustration som föreställer jubileumsutställningen 1923.
100 years in Gothenburg

Gothenburg celebrated its 300th anniversary in 1923, and the anniversary events have made the city more attractive, wiser, more enjoyable and more dynamic ever since. As Gothenburg celebrates its 400th anniversary, the city will continue to build for future generations – and you’re invited to join the celebrations!

Prototyping Gothenburg

As a part of the Gothenburg's 400th Anniversary Celebration in the summer of 2023, the city's public spaces will become an exhibition arena under the name Prototyping Gothenburg.

Jubileumskompassen in Bältespännarparken

Welcome to Jubileumskompassen in Bältesspännarparken! Here you'll get information about everything exciting that is happening during the Gothenburg’s Anniversary Celebration this summer, as well as take part in the program. You'll find the compass in the middle of town, in Bältesspännarparken.

Gothenburg’s Jubilee Map

Places and stories from all over Gothenburg. Created by people of Gothenburg to Gothenburg's 400th anniversary.

Breakwater Publishing and Aino Trosell

The book Varvsslammer (Shipyard`s Clatter) was published on 23 April 2021. It consists of fictional texts by the author Aino Trosell inspired from the work on the shipyards in Gothenburg. The novel is interleaved with pictures from the shipyard`s history. In 2022, the publisher will also publish the book Arven efter varven (The Legacy of the Shipyards) by art photographer Lena Öritsland.

The Anniversary Song

When Gothenburg celebrated 350 years, Lasse Dahlqvist wrote his most played songs "Välkommen till Göteborg" (Welcome to Gothenburg). Gothenburg's 400th anniversary and The Brewhouse Award attracted songwriters to write the official anniversary song for the 400th anniversary year. During The Brewhouse Award in January 2020, the winning entry, "Vi vill leva, vi vill dö i Göteborg" (Gothenburg, You're my home), written by Katarina Hemlin, was presented.

Glimpses of Gothenburg’s History

Glimpses of Gothenburg’s history take you on a historical journey around Västra Nordstan. Nine historical events, each with a unique story. During the summer of 21 citizens of Gothenburg and visitors could experience Glimpses of Gothenburg's history's installations and filmed dramatizations in the historic quarters around Kronhuset via QR codes. You can continue to experience the glimpses here.

GBG Form 2021

2020 The Brewhouse Award added a new competition category in collaboration with Gothenburg's 400th anniversary – The design competition GBG Form 2021. Three design products were chosen as official merchandise for the anniversary.

D*Face konstverk på ett av parkeringshusen vid Landvetter Flygplats. Målningen föreställer en kvinna och man i pop-art som håller om varandra.
Artscape

Artscape was a street art festival that took place all over Gothenburg 25 July – 21 August 2016, as part of the initiative during the focus year 2016 - Culture. In 2021, Artscape returned to the city and created new large-scale mural art.

Land Art

2017 was the year when Göteborgs Stad, through its 400th anniversary, focused on creating a greener city. As part of the work, the city adorned with, among other things, natural art works in seven places that were accessible to everyone. Land Art is an art form that takes off in the landscape and uses nature as a source to create installations that are meant to last for a longer period of time.

Hisingsbron
Hisingsbron

Hisingsbron is located in the middle of central Gothenburg. The new connection connects the city center across the water and unites the city's two halves into a green and close city. Hisingsbron has been open to pedestrians, cyclists, cars and buses since Sunday 9 May 2021. On 16 August, the bridge opened up for trams.

BoStad2021

The need for more housing is an issue that has been raised by many residents in connection with our 400-year anniversary. The goal of BoStad2021 was to find a new way of working that shortens the time from idea to completed homes and to build 7,000 homes in addition to the regular production. The project ran from 2014-2021.

Your Place in the City

"Your Place in the City" uses the urban development web as a platform to invite people on our journey towards the new city. By showing how questions about attractiveness, security and participation can be taken into account during a period of heavy construction, Gothenburg sets a bold example that is well worth visiting.

Rain Gothenburg

Taking rain as our starting point we will work together to make our city even more attractive to live in, run a business in or visit. On average, it rains every third day in Gothenburg, which is not always appreciated. When the city asked the people of Gothenburg how they want to celebrate the city’s 400-year anniversary, their wishes included getting closer to the water and turning rain into a resource.

Pop-Up Göteborg

This initiative aims to provide sites with temporary building permits for cultural and creative businesses, such as handicrafts, small-scale design, art and crafts, artisan food, etc.

Democracy and Young Influence

During consultations with residents about the anniversary initiatives, one of the desires expressed was to increase young people’s opportunities to get involved and have real influence. The main purpose of this project is to provide opportunities to increase residents’ participation and influence, with a special focus on children and young people. It is also the ambition to showcase democracy and the developments that have taken place in the century since the Swedish people gained the right to vote.

Buss 55 Foto: Beatrice Törnros
Smart Transport

Smart transport aims to identify and highlight sustainable transport while meeting the challenges the city faces in providing future mobility and transport.

Gothenburg City Triennial

Gothenburg City Triennial is a platform for discussing and jointly creating a city. A forum for discussion and debates concerning the most urgent city development issues in which both industry and the general public are invited to contribute. Together, we are exploring new ways of using, giving and creating space in the conversation about the city.

Side by Side by El Sistema 2023
Side by Side by El Sistema

In 2023, the international music camp Side by Side by El Sistema celebrates its 10th anniversary. Side by Side is a yearly event where children and young people can discover the joy and beauty of music, be inspired by each other and find their driving force towards their own dreams and goals.

Gothenburg Tales

Gothenburg Tales aims to give people a stronger sense of belonging, identity and connectedness in Gothenburg – whether they have recently moved here or lived here for generations. A large number of personal stories have been collected to give insight into residents’ experiences and lives.

Integration through the docks at Eriksberg

This is a collection of historical boats and working boats from various eras and home ports. Strong emphasis is placed on bringing in people of different ages and backgrounds. This promotes an exchange of ideas and knowledge about how these boats were maintained and sailed. There are various organised activities, courses in seamanship, talks about our cultural heritage and ongoing maintenance work. The docks will also be an appealing day out for many residents of the city and visitors.

Blueways, Greenways and Oases

The aim of this anniversary project is to create social, cultural and ecological meeting places in the city. In response to the wishes of residents, blueways and greenways will make it easier for people to get around and meet others from different parts of the city, relax and enjoy culture and nature.

A more accessible archipelago

Gothenburg has a wonderful archipelago. This anniversary initiative is about increasing connections between the city centre and the archipelago.

Jubileumsparken in Frihamnen

The park Jubileumsparken is the result of a common wish from people of Gothenburg to get closer to water and have more green areas in the city.

Urban Gallery of Gothenburg

The Urban Gallery of Gothenburg is an outdoor mobile exhibition, of and by the city´s districts. The gallery provides an opportunity for people from different parts of the city to meet and communicate. The mobile gallery is constantly showing various exhibitions at different places all over Gothenburg.

Urban development

Byggföretagen

Congratulations Gothenburg! Let's continue to build the city for 400 more years.

JM AB

JM is one of the Nordics' leading housing developers. In places where they build new homes and residential areas, JM has a great significance for community development.

Johanneberg Science Park

Arena for exchanges of ideas and knowledge between academia, business and societal actors in the areas of urban development, energy and materials.

Liljewall

Our architecture creates a better everyday life for people wherever they live and work. We dedicate each day to making life a little smoother, more enjoyable and more beautiful.

Masthuggskajen

Street party: Celebrate Gothenburg's 400th anniversary in the new Masthuggskajen district.

Peab

In the summer of 2023, the people of Gothenburg and visitors from all over the world are welcome to celebrate the city's 400th anniversary from 2 June to 3 September and of course Peab will be a part of the celebration.

Semrén & Månsson

Semrén & Månsson has been an active part of Gothenburgs architectural scene for over 50 years, and the buildings we create here will last hundreds of years.

Stena Line

Stena Line are driven by the purpose to be a trusted link between people, places and societies, which all comes together during the celebration of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary.

The tram project Frihamnen-Lindholmen

On 5 june the first sod of the tram project Frihamnen-Lindholmen will take place in a ceremony in Frihamnen.

History

Anna Ihrén

Anna Ihrén celebrates her city of birth Gothenburg in the Jubilee Series, where the plot of the four books centers around the city's 400th anniversary.

Björlanda-Torslanda hembygdsförening

Exhibition showing Torslanda airport. The airport opened in 1923, celebrating 100 years this year, and was in use until 1977.

Brobergs

En bit göteborgshistoria i butiksform. Brobergs grundades 1881 i Göteborg och har sedan dess legat på samma plats: Arkaden. Genom åren har vi samlat på oss bilder, prylar och kuriosa från våra kunder: Göteborgarna.

Bräcke diaconia

With this celebration, Bräcke diakonia wants to shine a light on the idea-driven sector. Bräcke diakonia was founded in 1923 with the mission to make life better for the city's poor people. Today, they help a lot of people with different needs, and offer elderly care, support groups for young people and much more.

By Yesterday

Old Gothenburg in a frame - Historical anniversary posters from Gothenburg.

Clarion Hotel Post

We invite you to experience our historic building, the old post office in the heart of Gothenburg.

Eventligan

This city tour is a magical journey through time. Our guide will take you from early 17th century to early 20th century and our trained actors will make Gotenburgs history come to life in front of your eyes.

Gator och torg i Göteborg

Join journey through Gothenburg's 402-year history guided by the Gothenburg connoisseur from the podcast Gator och torg i Göteborg Mattias Axelsson.

Gothenburg Local History Association

A map book with about 120 maps in color that shows Gothenburg's development over 400 years through maps. Narrative texts to the maps.

Gothenburg Textile Heritage Centre

A living industrial museum with functioning machinery.

Gothenburg University Library

The University Library wishes to draw attention to the 1923 anniversary exhibition in connection with Gothenburg's 400th anniversary. This takes place both physically and digitally with various forms of exhibitions.

Fotograf Robin Olsson
Götheborg of Sweden

Götheborg of Sweden is a unique symbol of the city of Gothenburg's 400-year history and its development into an important trading city. Götheborg is a vibrant ship with a fascinating story to tell, and to step on board is to step straight into history.

Kajskjul 8

Stefan Andersson and his ensemble celebrate Gothenburg's 400th anniversary with the historical musical performance Made in China at Kajskjul 8.

Lundby Hembygdsförening

Lundby Hembygdsförening is a anniversary partner with their book "Photographs of a bygone Lundby in Hisingen". About 260 photos from 1860-1930, 45 maps. Childhood memories of residents of the parish Lundby.

Maritiman

Maritiman's fleet of ships represents a floating cultural heritage, firmly anchored at the Packhuskajen in central Gothenburg. With the help of seafarers' tales, exhibitions, children's activities and ship history, we want to help convey the maritime part of Gothenburg's 400-year history.

Nordic Academic Press

As a part of Gothenburg 400 years celebrations, Nordic Academic Press has published the book "Liv i rörelse : Göteborgs befolkning och arbetsmarknad 1900-1950".

Nääs slott

Nääs is Sweden’s best preserved late 19th century estate, one of this country’s largest providers of arts and crafts courses and a place where people have gathered together and created lifelong memories, since time immemorial.

Oscar II Fort

Celebration of Gothenburg 400 years and the National Day celebration at Oscar II Fort

Riksänkedrottningens Livregemente Till Häst & Fot (HERS)

Historiska ryttare med en fantastisk historia.

SILVERHJÄRTATS HEMLIGHET

A unique journey through a part of Gothenburg’s history which begins in 1546, when a silver heart is buried with a woman in Nya Lödöse church. The secret of the silver heart has inspired this musical which carries the same name.

Team C&L – City Walks

In order to celebrate Gothenburg's 400 anniversary, Team C&L are arranging city walks in different parts of the city.

The Medical History Museum

The museum is now opening a brand new exhibition depicting Gothenburg's history of medicine over 400 years. From the first hospitals and Sahlgren's will, through revolutionary medical successes to the expansive construction projects of the post-war period.

The Sports Museum – Jubilee Exhibiton 1923 vs 2023

The Sports Museum in Gothenburg will try to repeat the feat that the committee for the 1923 sports exhibition managed 100 years ago. You can see the result at the Sports Museum starting in January 2023.

Wiking Walks

City walks in Gothenburg with a focus on history, architecture and art. Learn more about our 400-year-old city and take part in Gothenburg's complicated origins and all its predecessors.

Music

Alexsus

On May 26, the Lika Unika event will be organized, which draws attention to people with different functional variations.

All My Friends Are Stars Music Festival

Sweden's first and best festival of emerging artists takes place this summer in Gothenburg with many live music events and art exhibitions!

AllianceOrchestret & Chalmersbaletten

The AllianceOrchestra and Chalmersbaletten have for over a half a century entertained the people of Gotheburg with incredible shows, dance and music. In 2023, they will also celebrate their 75th and 60th anniversaries with a big show at Gothenburg concert hall.

Clandestino Festival

Since 2003, Clandestino has contributed to creating an exciting cultural life in Gothenburg, characterized by curiosity, diversity and international perspectives.

Eldfesten

In 1992, Gothenburg celebrated its first Eldfesten, and since then the celebration has escalated. Eldfesten is now not only a celebration of individual cultures but is part of Gothenburg's history and future.

Finlandssvenska Föreningen in Gothenburg

Music and literature are important ingredients when celebrating Gothenburg 400th anniversary.

Flunsåsparken

Sonya Hedenbratt - a heartfelt tribute

Frölunda Torg, Skandia Fastigheter

Frölunda Torg wants to celebrate Gothenburg's 400 anniversary! On 2-4 June, the shopping center invites you to a joyful festival.

Gothenburg Boy’s Choir

Gothenburg Boy’s Choir sings traditional church music that dates back around 400 years, from the time that Gustav II wore shorts. They specialize in English Cathedral Music. Gothenburg Boy’s Choir will celebrate Gothenburg’s 400 years with their exciting repertoire which often includes music by Tallis,Teleman, Bach, Mozart and Schubert along with more recent composers such as Rutter, Christopher Tin and Alfven.

Gothenburg Classic Jaz

Monitors and collects information about jazz events in Gothenburg and surrounding areas.

Gothenburg Culture Festival 2023

On September 1–3, you are welcome to round off the summer with Gothenburg Culture Festival! We are a sustainable citywide festival with a broad program that suits all tastes and ages. The events are free and open to everyone!

Gothenburg new Girls Choir

Gothenburg new Girls Choir pays tribute to Gothenburg 400 years with a repertoire consisting of beloved Gothenburg artists like Laleh, Broder Daniel and Evert Taube.

Göteborgskapellet

Sing-along concert with the wind-orchestra Göteborgskapellet.

Hela Dagen Lång

The annual street festival transforms to a birthday bash for Gothenburgs big day. Along the legendary streets of Andra and Tredje Långgatan!

Kajskjul 8

Stefan Andersson and his ensemble celebrate Gothenburg's 400th anniversary with the historical musical performance Made in China at Kajskjul 8.

Make Music Matter! #Forabetterday

#ForABetterDay wants to give young people new opportunities to work with music as a form of expression and means of communication in innovative forms such as promotes creativity, curiosity and well-being.

Masthuggskajen

Street party: Celebrate Gothenburg's 400th anniversary in the new Masthuggskajen district.

Rytmus Göteborg

Simultaneously as Gothenburg celebrates 400 years, Rytmus celebrates 30 years and in connection with this the school performs concerts of different kinds to honour both the city and musical education in Sweden.

SILVERHJÄRTATS HEMLIGHET

A unique journey through a part of Gothenburg’s history which begins in 1546, when a silver heart is buried with a woman in Nya Lödöse church. The secret of the silver heart has inspired this musical which carries the same name.

The Gothenburg Indie Choir

The way I feel now, no one ever felt before me. - The Gothenburg Indie Choir celebrates the city's 400:th anniversary, its own 15:th anniversary, and the transition to adulthood.

Way Out West

Way Out West is a Gothenburg based festival, taking place during the second weekend of August every year. During one night, June 4, Way Out West will curate an evening at the Anniversary festival.

Årsrika Gothenburg 400 – a jubilee festival

During the 400th anniversary, you can attend a jubilee festival for all ages where you will be able to take part in cultural activities, seminars and lectures on the theme of ageing, as well as experience theatre, music, film, museums, speed-dating and many nice generational meetings.

Culture

15 seconds of fame med Folkteatern

Folkteatern shines the spotlight on you!

AllianceOrchestret & Chalmersbaletten

The AllianceOrchestra and Chalmersbaletten have for over a half a century entertained the people of Gotheburg with incredible shows, dance and music. In 2023, they will also celebrate their 75th and 60th anniversaries with a big show at Gothenburg concert hall.

Anna Ihrén

Anna Ihrén celebrates her city of birth Gothenburg in the Jubilee Series, where the plot of the four books centers around the city's 400th anniversary.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

En oförglömlig filmhändelse för både inbitna cineaster och utomhusfantaster!

Black Archives Sweden

The Community Gathering weekend will be filled with many activities: panel discussion, yoga-session, art workshop för children, performances, Pop-Up market, music and mingle.

Clandestino Festival

Since 2003, Clandestino has contributed to creating an exciting cultural life in Gothenburg, characterized by curiosity, diversity and international perspectives.

EID-FIRANDE FÖR ALLA

Gothenburg has a lot to celebrate this year. Welcome to a unique cultural celebration of the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha and the city's 400th anniversary.

Eldfesten

In 1992, Gothenburg celebrated its first Eldfesten, and since then the celebration has escalated. Eldfesten is now not only a celebration of individual cultures but is part of Gothenburg's history and future.

Finlandssvenska Föreningen in Gothenburg

Music and literature are important ingredients when celebrating Gothenburg 400th anniversary.

Gothenburg Culture Festival 2023

On September 1–3, you are welcome to round off the summer with Gothenburg Culture Festival! We are a sustainable citywide festival with a broad program that suits all tastes and ages. The events are free and open to everyone!

Gothenburg’s libraries and culture centres

Celebrate Gothenburg's 400 years at the city's libraries and culture centres this summer! Join us for everything from children's theatre shows and storytimes to creative workshops and concerts.

Kultur i Skolan

To strengthen all students' creativity, learning and participation, Kultur i Skolan shall mediate cultural activities and enable students' own creation in work together with professional cultural practitioners

Scottish Country Dance – Göteborg

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in Gothenburg celebrates the city with dance.

The Mystery of Banksy – A Genius Mind

During Gothenburg's 400th anniversary, you will have the opportunity to see an exhibition about one of the biggest superstars of street art - The Mystery of Banksy - A Genius Mind at Eriksbergshallen.

The Sports Museum – Jubilee Exhibiton 1923 vs 2023

The Sports Museum in Gothenburg will try to repeat the feat that the committee for the 1923 sports exhibition managed 100 years ago. You can see the result at the Sports Museum starting in January 2023.

Way Out West

Way Out West is a Gothenburg based festival, taking place during the second weekend of August every year. During one night, June 4, Way Out West will curate an evening at the Anniversary festival.

Window Poetry (Fönsterpoesi)

Through Window Poetry, Gothenburg's library and culture houses want to contribute to showcasing the City of Literature Gothenburg and participate in the celebration of the 400th anniversary by giving citizens of Gothenburg poetry from 21 of our activities in the city.

Årsrika Gothenburg 400 – a jubilee festival

During the 400th anniversary, you can attend a jubilee festival for all ages where you will be able to take part in cultural activities, seminars and lectures on the theme of ageing, as well as experience theatre, music, film, museums, speed-dating and many nice generational meetings.

Parks and nature

Audiotechture

Regnskogen (Rainforest) is a sonic art work in the Palmhouse’s Kamelia house under the umbrella Rain Gothenburg. Sounds are triggered by the rain outside and changes character with the type of rainfall.

Flunsåsparken

Sonya Hedenbratt - a heartfelt tribute

Nääs slott

Nääs is Sweden’s best preserved late 19th century estate, one of this country’s largest providers of arts and crafts courses and a place where people have gathered together and created lifelong memories, since time immemorial.

Children and Family

Askims bangolfklubb

Askims Bangolfklubb will celebrate Gothenburg´s 400th anniversary with a family weekend.

Björlanda-Torslanda hembygdsförening

Exhibition showing Torslanda airport. The airport opened in 1923, celebrating 100 years this year, and was in use until 1977.

Black Archives Sweden

The Community Gathering weekend will be filled with many activities: panel discussion, yoga-session, art workshop för children, performances, Pop-Up market, music and mingle.

Bräcke diaconia

With this celebration, Bräcke diakonia wants to shine a light on the idea-driven sector. Bräcke diakonia was founded in 1923 with the mission to make life better for the city's poor people. Today, they help a lot of people with different needs, and offer elderly care, support groups for young people and much more.

EID-FIRANDE FÖR ALLA

Gothenburg has a lot to celebrate this year. Welcome to a unique cultural celebration of the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha and the city's 400th anniversary.

Eventligan

This city tour is a magical journey through time. Our guide will take you from early 17th century to early 20th century and our trained actors will make Gotenburgs history come to life in front of your eyes.

Frölunda Torg, Skandia Fastigheter

Frölunda Torg wants to celebrate Gothenburg's 400 anniversary! On 2-4 June, the shopping center invites you to a joyful festival.

Gothenburg Culture Festival 2023

On September 1–3, you are welcome to round off the summer with Gothenburg Culture Festival! We are a sustainable citywide festival with a broad program that suits all tastes and ages. The events are free and open to everyone!

Gothenburg’s libraries and culture centres

Celebrate Gothenburg's 400 years at the city's libraries and culture centres this summer! Join us for everything from children's theatre shows and storytimes to creative workshops and concerts.

Kultur i Skolan

To strengthen all students' creativity, learning and participation, Kultur i Skolan shall mediate cultural activities and enable students' own creation in work together with professional cultural practitioners

Make Music Matter! #Forabetterday

#ForABetterDay wants to give young people new opportunities to work with music as a form of expression and means of communication in innovative forms such as promotes creativity, curiosity and well-being.

Maritiman

Maritiman's fleet of ships represents a floating cultural heritage, firmly anchored at the Packhuskajen in central Gothenburg. With the help of seafarers' tales, exhibitions, children's activities and ship history, we want to help convey the maritime part of Gothenburg's 400-year history.

Masthuggskajen

Street party: Celebrate Gothenburg's 400th anniversary in the new Masthuggskajen district.

Oscar II Fort

Celebration of Gothenburg 400 years and the National Day celebration at Oscar II Fort

Scottish Country Dance – Göteborg

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in Gothenburg celebrates the city with dance.

Stena Line

Stena Line are driven by the purpose to be a trusted link between people, places and societies, which all comes together during the celebration of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary.

The ING Network

Influential Network Gothenburg (ING) is a network that uses experience exchange and seminar programs to work to increase the common competence for children and young people's influence and participation. In this way, the ING Network also wants to make Gothenburg an even better city, in connection with the city celebrating 400 years.

Tradition Sailing

Cellibration tour with the Schonner Mathilda.

Anniversary Products