Thursday, December 28, 2017

Visiting the Liseberg Amusement Park [Part 3]


Liseberg Amusement Park is one of the top sighs in Gothenburg during Christmas, but has it's appeal in the warmer spring and summer months as well. We visited on a relatively busy Friday evening. The amusement park has 40 rides and attractions, as well as games, games of fortune, music stages, a dance floor, indoor arenas and a large number of restaurants and cafés – all set in green parkland. Most of them are open in December, but seeing as parts of the park are closed in winter this can affect some of the thrill rides. Nevertheless we had our fun. Since you won't find major Christmas markets and decorations in the city, most of the fun is happening here.




The amusement park has three seasons: the summer season, which runs from April to mid-October; the Halloween season, when the park is open for a week during the autumn break; and Christmas at Liseberg, which starts in mid-November and continues until New Year. Liseberg takes great pride in ensuring that the park offers something for all its guests, which it really did. We loved playing arcade games as much as the small kid did. And hey you can win huge packages of name-brand candy. For the youngest of all there is Rabbit Land, full of wonderful rides that make you a little dizzy, and for older kids and brave adults there are Liseberg’s challenging world-class rides, such as Helix, Balder, AtmosFear and Mechanica.






Liseberg also organises many concerts, and during summer there is a wide selection of daily performances, from popular Gothenburg bands on the Taubescenen stage, to international stars on the Stora Scenen stage – all included in the admission price. The traditional Scandinavian pleasure garden from which Liseberg grew is lovingly preserved in the gardens and planted areas, with exuberant flower beds surrounding green spaces that are perfect for a picnic. The wide range of entertainment, cosy cafés and high-quality restaurants combine to create a setting that also appeals to guests who are not fans of fast rides.





At Christmas, Liseberg is transformed into a glittering Christmas story. Go gift hunting among the Christmas market stalls in the glow of millions of Christmas lights; take a ride on winter carousels; visit Rabbit Land; see the spectacular ice ballet; go on an exciting treasure hunt in the medieval village, and hand over your Christmas wish list to Santa, which is a perfect activity for families with kids. Older kids and adults can buy a booklet with coupons for arcade games and play against each other. We did that and it was a lot of fun! It's called the pentathlon and costs about 10$ per person.





You can stroll around and enjoy the old-fashioned Christmas market. The aromas of toffee apples, hot chocolate and mulled wine combined with Christmas decorations give this area a very seasonal atmosphere. On the other side of the bridges the harbor area also offers Christmas cheer in the form of hot coffee and home-made Christmas delicacies. We ate at the Max Burger joint which is famous in Sweden and offers really great burgers and even better fries.


Entrance fee in the park is a bit unusual. You can buy the normal entrance ticked which allows you to enter the grounds, and it costs around 12$/10€, but you have to purchase tickets for each ride. You can get the daily ticket which includes unlimited rides for 30$/25€. Locals often get whole year passes.






We were joined by Selma's cousin Haris and his wife Sabina. Both of them live and work in Gothenburg. They took us around the whole park and showed as a great time. It was really fun hanging out with them.





I hope you enjoyed this post from Christmas at the Liseberg Amusement Park. We will continue our Sweden travel series after the New Year and you can look forward to us driving the new Tesla electric car, visit the south side of Gothenburg with its stadion and modern architecture, and my solo journey to Sweden's capital city: Stockholm!



End of Part Three

To be continued...



19 comments:

  1. Intersting to see. I have not been there in decades. Looks great though. Glad you had fun.

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    1. Thanks you. Yeah we had a lot of fun in Sweden.

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  2. Ohh, diese Lichter...wie in einem Märchenland.
    Liebe Grüße

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    1. Ja dort war es wirklich wie in einem Märchen.

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  3. I would never have thought of an amusement park as a place to visit at Christmas. This place looks wonderful in the "full of wonder" sense of the word. Your photos, as always, are stunning.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yeah it was odd that this was the only place in town that was fully decorated. They have their markets spread out and they appear on weekends and other times in different places.

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  4. AMAZING!!! the park is just beautiful and so festive, all of it. LOVE all the photos today, not even a favorite, all beautiful

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos Sandra, have a great weekend!

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  5. Wonderful photos. I don't think I've been to Liseberg since way back in my youth - and never at Christmas time.

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    1. I know it's much more popular in spring and summer when all of the thrill rides are open.

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  6. Magical--- I especially like the one of Selma with the light at her feet.

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    1. I like that one as well. It was a last minute shot since immediately after huge crowds came up behind her.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing these marvelous images at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/12/wishing-you-merry-christmas.html. I wish you much joy, many blessings, and good health in 2018!

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  8. Amazing pics. Loved the post.
    Thanks a lot.

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  9. What a wonderful amusement park. I love that it is open for the Christmas season as well as summer and Halloween. So delightful to see the sights and everyone enjoying themselves!

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  10. Gorgeous holiday images! Happy New year!

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  11. It looks like the perfect Christmas wonderland

    Mollyx

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