The Avenyn in Gothenburg,
Sweden, is the main street that runs through the heart
of Gothenburg. Not only is this one of the best
places for nightlife in Sweden during the coolest months, but it is a great place to
enjoy the warm weather during Sweden’s short summer
by sitting outside a café and simply sipping away
or people watching.
The Avenyn is appealing not just because of its location in the center of the city, but also because of its interesting design. First constructed in mid 19th century, the Avenyn was one of many streets designed during this time as part of an international town planning competition. The Avenyn begins at the old moat at the edge of Old Gothenburg, and runs all the way to the Gotaplatsen Square, where it runs by the Gothenburg Museum of Art. The Avenyn also passes the Stora Teatern, a popular theater.
During the winter, this popular street literally comes to life with a host of tourists and locals enjoying nightlife in Sweden and the many delights of the avenue. One interesting feature of this street, making it even more appealing in the winter for Sweden nightlife, is the fact that there are heated pipes running below the street. The heated pipes are meant to warm the street and melt away snow and ice more quickly, making pedestrian travel on the street much more enjoyable.
Nightlife in Sweden in the winter on
the Avenyn revolves around some of the best dance clubs
in all of Scandinavia, as well as some great pubs and
restaurants. There are also a number of coffee shops
where some of the best coffee is served. Not too
far away, travelers can also enjoy a trip down the Padden
in a boat or an afternoon spent at the Liseberg
Although Sweden nightlife is popular
on the Avenyn during the colder months, it is not as popular
during the summer. The clubs and bars that make
Sweden nightlife on the Avenyn so fun in the winter will
still be open, but during the summer the focus in Sweden
and in Gothenburg tends to be on the outdoors. Trips
to the Liseberg, as well as other attractions such as
the Vasa Museum, tend to
be most popular in the summer in the evening. During
the summer days, however, the Avenyn is still quite popular
for shoppers and restaurant-goers, or just anyone who
wants to spend some time sitting outside in the sun enjoying
food or a coffee. The Avenyn is also sometimes referred
to as the Kungsporten, meaning “King’s Gate”.
Once you have reached the Stockholm
airport, you will have many options for moving on
from there. If you are staying in Stockholm, as many travelers
do, you might consider renting a car if your Stockholm
hotel doesn’t have a shuttle service to pick you
up or drop you off at the airport from the hotel. There
is also great bus and train service in Stockholm, and
you can leave the Stockholm airport in this way as well.