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Much to do about Gothenburg this summer

With Banksy and dinosaur exhibits as well as a new hotel, summer 2019 is filled with news for the Swedish city and its visitors.

The Art of Banksy has come to Gothenburg in the world’s largest exhibition of the famous street artist’s works. The art has been borrowed from international buyers and the private collection of Steve Lazarides, who was Banksy’s former photographer and manager. The exhibition is not produced or authorised by Banksy.

Göteborgs Garderob, meanwhile, is the city museum’s new exhibition dedicated to clothing between 1880 and 1930. And, going even further back in time, Universeum’s exhibition Dinosaurs is billed as an educational adventure for the whole family.

Summer in the city will also provide an opportunity for many musical events. In June, the Garden Society of Gothenburg will put on a two-day concert where “iconic artists meet tomorrow’s stars”.

The West Coast Country Festival, which takes place in the Åby arena, features several country music styles, with a focus on country pop and rock.

European Choir Games is one of the world’s largest festivals of its type. Choirs from all over the world will compete in different categories in Gothenburg this summer, and concerts will be held at Partille Arena, in the city’s churches and around the city.

New hotels & restaurants
Carbon is one of the city’s new fine-dining restaurants this year, and Jean Henkel, who also runs the Brasa restaurant in the same area, is behind it.

Le Comptoir, which also has a shop where you can find everything from cheeses, wines and charcuteries to fresh pastries, offers French cuisine. And Faye Emmy focuses on wines paired with pinchos, cheeses and sliced meats.

Gothenburg will also get two new hotels. The Best Western PLUS Åby Hotel with an interior design inspired by Tivoli and 223 rooms will be located in Gothenburg’s Mölndal area, while Isbolaget, located on the beachfront in Donsö, will open its first hotel in July, to initially feature nine double rooms and a suite, all with views of the water.

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