Slottsskogens Park

On my first day in Göteborg, I went to Slottsskogens park near the hostel I am staying in. It happens to be the biggest park in Göteborg and I certainly have not explored most of it. I liked what I saw, though. There are parts that appear largely unkempt while others are kept orderly for sports or relaxing. In the park’s center, sheltered on a wooded rise, lies a zoo were elk and other animals are kept. I have yet to visit this part and might as well wait for spring.

Many different people were about: parents on a stroll with their kids, elders on their daily rounds, joggers, power-walkers and more. It was certainly not crowded, but well frequented despite the weather. Large bins filled with one-way barbecues remained as witnesses of busier times.


  1. Been there! ;)
    The Park is great indeed. Too bad, we were one day late for a large event – the last tents and pavillions were beeing dismantled as we passed by.
    The small zoo is nice, too. Some animals even move around freely (maybe deliberately, maybe not). We encountered a peafowl and two goats roaming the paths.
    There is one spot where you have a great view over the city. And somewhere around the park you will find a stony gnome – tho we couldn’t comprehend the description next to it.

  2. When I find the gnome I will translate the description for you :)