Summer 2023

Visit us in Gothenburg during summer 2023

As part of the city of Gothenburg's 400-year jubilee, Götheborg of Sweden is open to visitors in Eriksberg, Gothenburg, during summer 2023. We're open every day until the 20th of August, and after that on the 26th of August and 2–3 of September. Come for a guided tour on board the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship!

Visit us in Gothenburg during summer 2023

Since the beginning of June, Götheborg of Sweden is in Gothenburg as part of the city's 400-year jubilee. The ship returned to Gothenburg to officially open the jubilee with gun salute on the 2nd of June. The first days back in Gothenburg, the ship participated in the Jubilee Festival in Frihamnen, before returning to it's home quay in Eriksberg. 

During summer 2023, we are offering guided tours on board the ship. A guide, who has also sailed with us before, will take you around the ship and talk about the history of the ship, the Swedish East India Company, and what it is like to sail an 18th century ship today. Next to the ship we have also opened up our workshop to visitors, and there is an interesting historical exhibition. 

We're open 11:00–17:00 every day, with the last guided tour leaving at 16:00. Tours are in Swedish, but twice a day at 12:00 and 15:00 we offer guided tours in English. 

Welcome on board and come prepared with all your questions!

Traditional Sailing Ships Meetup in Eriksberg, Gothenburg

19 June 2024

The weekend 27th to 29th of June is THE weekend! In the archipelago of Gothenburg, you will be able to see about 30 traditional sailing ships from Sweden, Norway and Denmark sailing together for a meet up in Eriksberg during the afternoon 29th of June.

National day and reopening of the Ships hall and brand-new Café!

01 June 2024

On June 6, it's happening! There aren't many places on Hisingen to celebrate the Swedish National Day. This year, we're making a big deal out of it by celebrating National Day with both a salute and a flag ceremony. We're combining this with the inauguration of our newly renovated Ship’s Hall and the brand-new café! Why not enjoy a brewed coffee and an ice cream with us?

Remember the sailboat rescue in April last year?

07 May 2024

On the 25th of April, off the coast of France just after 4pm, a distress call was sent by the MRCC regarding a sailing vessel that had lost its rudder and was drifting. Being the closest ship to the sailing boat, Götheborg answered the call.