Drawing in approximately three million visitors each year, Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden, is one of Scandinavia’s most popular amusement parks. Opened in 1923, it is filled with classic rides and attractions from roller coasters to arcade games.
Central to any amusement park is its roller coasters, and Liseberg has several. Chief among these rides are Balder, twice named as one of the best wooden tracked roller coasters, and Helix, one of the longest roller coasters in the world. Other rides in the park include a log flume, a water rapids ride, a Ferris wheel, a giant swing and many children’s rides. There are also several shows, concerts and performances staged throughout the year.
Located approximately five kilometres from the centre of Gothenburg, Liseberg is about a 15-minute drive from the city. The nearest public transportation stop to the amusement park is Goteborg Korsvagen, served by the city’s tram system. A ride from the Gothenburg Central Station takes less than 10 minutes.
Liseberg has its roots in the Gothenburg Exhibition, a celebration of the city’s tricentennial in 1923. A fun park was built as a temporary part of the festival but proved so popular that the city council decided to keep it open. Over the years dancehalls and performance venues were added to the rides and attractions, and many Swedish and international artists have staged concerts at Liseberg.