Slottsskogen has infinite kind of pronunciations when you hear it from an international but of course only one meaning. The one I came to know quite late, so here I ll leave you the English meaning. Next time when a Swede explain it to you; you can already say that you know 😉 or maybe sound interesting to your friends when visiting the park 😉
Slotts= Castle ; Skogen= Forest
Slottsskogen is 137 hectares of fun and good times. If you are in Gothenburg wondering what to do and how to have a good time. I will recommend you to visit this park. You can easily spend your day there. In the middle of the city but somehow apart from it. There are many things to do and see at Slottsskogen.
Just go for a walk and visit the zoo. Yes you heard well, there is a zoo in the park!! Where you can see the funny seals swimming or walk ahead to the pretty and adorable penguins. Go up the hill and find the stunning moose. This year we had the opportunity to see the growing of a baby moose ❤ !!! These are my favorite animals to visit and I have to admit that just to see the penguins would make my day 😉 … Anyway you can go on and visit: horses, goats, peacock, deer, sheep and some more!
If you are tired after visiting all these amazing animals. There are plenty of places to sit and relax all around the park. Some of them with amazing views and others close to the lake. You just choose a spot and enjoy the weather. It might be surprising for u as it was for me, that Swedes actually sunbathing at the park, so it might look more like a beach. Don t be shy and join them! Get tan while having picnic or bbq!
Ready to go ? Ok, what about some Minigolf? For 70kr per person you can have a relaxing game of golf with your friends. It is more fun than it looks. Dont think about it and just try it out! Maybe you are the kind of person who likes a more active sport. If you keep walking after the penguins, you will find a volley ball court, also playground for football, softball and frisbee. There is a playground for children as well. Rent a bike or play soccer in the middle of the park. No excuses to stay sit!
After such a productive day, you may want to rest for a bit. There is no need to leave the park to do it. There are some cafes around, with good service and splendid views of the lake. So as Swedes say: Go for a Fika 🙂 !!!
I hope you have the chance to visit such a beautiful park and have as good times as I had in there 🙂 !!! Enjoy your summer !!!
Vi ses snart !!