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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Västra Götaland. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Västra Götaland is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Västra Götaland

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    Läckö Schloss

    Hiking Highlight

    Läckö Castle is one of the biggest attractions in Västergötland. The well-preserved baroque castle with roots from the Middle Ages is located on the tip of the island Kållandsö in …

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    Saluhallen Göteborg

    Hiking Highlight

    Gothenburg's market hall, the Stora Saluhallen, is just two minutes from the tourist information office on Kungstorget. In the market hall you can find among other things. Fruit, vegetables, meat, …

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    Very unique building, like a cross of a lighthouse and a retro-futuristic building. Also explore the harbour around.

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    Gustav Adolfs torg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Gustaf Adolfs Torg in Gothenburg is the representative square in the center of the Swedish west coast metropolis. In its center stands the oldest public work of art in …

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    Festung Carlsten

    Hiking Highlight

    From the fort you have a nice view of Marstrand. I did not find the fortress so special. The star is the landscape.

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    History
    The Theatre was inaugurate Sept 15, 1859 in the name New Theatre. The total cost for the building was counted to
    100 000 swedish riksdaler but the costs became …

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    Damian
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    Bohus Fortress

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The castle ruins are a nice destination or a great stopover. The old walls have a lot to tell, sometimes with bloodthirsty history, as the fortress was located in a …

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    Johanna
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    Kattegattleden

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    Last year 2016 from Malmö to Gothenburg drove, thus the Kattegatleden. Absolutely family-friendly (my 8-year-old daughter has mastered this too). Great landscapes, small nice villages, always in the atmosphere of …

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    Bohus Fästning

    Hiking Highlight

    Bohus Fortress (Swedish Bohus fästning, originally Bagahus after the island of Bagaholm on which it is located, then Bahus or Båhus) is the ruins of an earlier fortress in the …

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    Schloss Gunnebo

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle was built in 1778 as a summer home for a wealthy Gothenburg merchant. The house was then considered one of the most magnificent Swedish timber structures. Today, the …

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    Kungsklyftan

    Hiking Highlight

    The Kungklyftan gorge is an interesting hiking trail, as there are large rocks in the gorge, and at the end of the gorge there is a long stairway leading up …

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    Schärenküste bei Göteborg

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Dreamlike landscapes in Gothenburg. Especially good is the campsite Askim directly in front of Gothenburg. A bay of sheer skerries ....

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    Wasserfall Trollhättan

    Hiking Highlight

    The bridge built in 1889 was the first real bridge connection over the Göta älv in Trollhättan

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    Göteborg Haga

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Old town of Gothenburg with probably the world's largest Hagebulle, a cinnamon roll in plate format

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    Hindens rev

    Hiking Highlight

    Great way from the beach through the forest to the end of the pointed headland. Left and right to the horizon water. Were there in storm-an experience.

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    Jo
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    Hafenpromenade Smögen

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The harbor promenade is a Wüscherschöner idyllic Holzweg on the water. When the weather is fine, you can go bird watching, see beautiful ships, go shopping or eat anything from …

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    Velopiste auf ehem. Bahnlinie

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Trollhättan VÄNERSBORG, this circular cycle path always goes wonderfully on cycle paths, sometimes on Lake Vänern, sometimes through whales and fields, sometimes through small housing developments or industrial areas. We really liked it about 44 km

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    Baljåsen

    Hiking Highlight

    The walk to Baljåsen reveals many times the wonderful view over Dalsland. The fauna alone is a pleasure in itself.

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    Valekleven Badebucht

    Hiking Highlight

    It is fantastically beautiful here and one of our highlights so far on our circular tour. The path through the forest and both above the cliffs and below is super beautiful

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    Rugged landscape on the archipelago island Malmön, partly drawn by the degradation of granite rock. Hikers have immortalized themselves through interesting sculptures and cairns.

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