World's Greatest Places 2021
July 20, 2021 6:35 AM EDT

This year, the city of Gothenburg will mark its 400th anniversary with a series of events and exhibits. The main installation from the Museum of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Stories, includes interviews with a cross section of 100 locals about life in Gothenburg, and is on display in a public square through September. In keeping with its eco-centric ethos, the city is expanding Jubileumsparken (Centenary Park)—a waterfront area that includes a playground and a heated pool—and the new Hisingsbron Bridge, which has a midsection that lifts to accommodate river traffic, allows residents to bike and walk over the Gota Alv. More than a dozen new restaurants and bars have also opened over the past year, including Monopolet, with its five-course street-food menu, and Dugges Pils, a beer bar that serves everything from jackfruit tacos to wings with Korean ketchup. —Michelle Tchea

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