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Gothenburg’s 400 Anniversary Celebration

2 June 2023 - 3 September 2023

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Gothenburg’s 400 anniversary will be celebrated with a programme of events across the Swedish city throughout the summer of 2023.

The programme will commence with Gothenburg’s Anniversary Festival, which is held from 2 to 5 June. This will be followed by Prototyping Gothenburg, which will transform the whole of the city’s public spaces into an exhibition.

The celebration will continue across the summer concluding with the Frihamnsdagarna and Gothenburg Culture Festival.

Gothenburg’s 400 Anniversary Festival

The fully accessible, four-day Gothenburg Anniversary festival, will be held in Frihamnen from 2 to 5 June. It will include music, great food, special activities and surprises right next to the water.

Prototyping Gothenburg

From 2 June to 3 September the Prototyping Gothenburg exhibition will highlight initiatives to achieve sustainable change. A walking path will stretch from the creative hub in Frihamnen to historic neighbourhood Kronhuskvarteret exploring an urban landscape in transition.

Gothenburg’s 400 Anniversary
100 years in Gothenburg

Gothenburg 400 is not the only celebration in the city in 2023. A number of the city’s favourite places will also celebrate their 100th anniversary, including Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Liseberg amusement park and Gothenburg Museum of Art. All of these were constructed for the city’s 1923 Anniversary Exhibition.

When is Gothenburg’s 400 Anniversary Festival?

It will be held from 2 June to 3 September.

Where is it?

Throughout Gothenburg.

While in West Sweden why don’t you follow James Clark as he goes Hiking the Gotaleden Trail

Further information

Read more about Gothenburg’s 400 anniversary celebration at

All images: Kalasturnen, by Happy Visuals, courtesy of


2 June 2023
3 September 2023


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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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