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Valborg, Gothenburg

Valborg - Gothenburg, Sweden
Slussgatan 1, Gothenburg, Sweden 411 06Map
+46 31 365 5858
Neighborhood: Inside Vallgraven (the moat)

Originally, the feast of Valborg was a completely different holiday from the First of May that follows it, as it is based on both nationalism and royalism. But in practice, it is simply a spring festival, with bonfires and student choirs that greet the spring. On the big lawn in front of Björngårdsvillan in Slottsskogen, you will find the largest bonfire in the city. That is, if the fire department has not put a ban on fires, which they tend to do ever so often.

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Valborg General Information
  • Type: Festivals & Fairs
  • Venue Description:
    Trädgårdsföreningen (the Garden Society) is located in the center of Gothenburg and was founded in 1842. The park features a rose garden, a palm house, a butterfly house and some lovely old architecture. The palm house has an exotic climate and tropical plants. It was constructed in 1878 as a replica of London's Crystal Palace. In the butterfly house, you can enjoy numerous species of butterflies flying around freely in their own habitat. If you get hungry the park has a few cafés and restaurants. The park also hosts special events such as theater, concerts and special gardening days.
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