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7 things to see and do while attending the HPE Technology and Solutions Summit: Gothenburg, Sweden

karlkovacs

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This June, we are hosting HPETSS in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city with a population of approximately 550,000 residents. Situated by the Kattegat, on the west coast of Sweden; Gothenburg is about halfway between the capitals Copenhagen, Denmark, and Oslo, Norway. When you fly in, you will land at the Göteborg Landvetter Airport, located 30 km (18.64 mi) southeast of the city center.

Being a port city; you are never far from water in Gothenburg; down at the harbor where giant ferries traffic continental Europe, or the city’s beautifully laid-out canals.

Weather

During HPETSS, you can expect warm and pleasant weather with average high temperatures of 19 to 20 °C (66 to 68 °F) and lows of 10 to 12 °C (50 to 54 °F).

Currency

Sweden’s currency is the Swedish Krona (SEK) and is subdivided into öre. SEK 10 is approximately equivalent to € 1.

Getting to the Conference Center and HPETSS Hotels

Flygbussarna offers convenient and comfortable bus transfer from the airport to the bus stop at Korsvägen/ Svenska Mässan. Tickets via website http://www.flygbussarna.se/en/Landvetter

Taxis are readily available at Gothenburg Airport. A taxi ride from the airport to the center of Gothenburg will cost around €35. 

To get to the Gothica Towers conference center, please follow directions to Svenska Maessan, entrance 8!

Delegates staying at a Scandic hotel or at the Clairon Hotel Post will receive a 5-day public transportation pass. This ticket allows unlimited travel within the city of Gothenburg on public transportation. Take advantage of this during your stay to visit local attractions or go out for the evening.

Local Attractions

Liseberg

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The attractions of Liseberg, Scandinavia's largest amusement park, are many and varied. Adrenalin blasts include the venerable wooden roller coaster Balder, its 'explosive' colleague Kanonen, where you’re blasted from 0km/h to 75km/h in under two seconds, AtmosFear, Europe’s tallest (116m) free-fall tower, and the park's biggest new attraction: thrilling rollercoaster Helix that lets you experience weightlessness and loops the loop seven times. Less intense options include carousels, fairy-tale castles, an outdoor dance floor, adventure playgrounds, and shows and concerts.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden/gotaland/goteborg/sights/attractions-performances/liseberg#ixzz49X5al2pc

Mölndals Museum

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Located in an old police station, the museum is like a vast warehouse, with a 10,000-strong booty of local nostalgia spanning a 17th-century clog to kitchen kitsch and a recreated 1930s worker’s cottage. With a focus on memories and feelings, it’s an evocative place where you can plunge into racks of vintage clothes, pull out hidden treasures and learn the individual items' secrets on the digital catalogue.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden/gotaland/goteborg/sights/museums-galleries/molndals-museum#ixzz49b2GaKpo

Sjöfartsmuseet

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Sjöfartsmuseet focuses on the city's maritime history through an entertaining collection of maps, model ships, recreated sailors' quarters, and period objects. Most compelling is the large darkened hall where you're surrounded by soaring figureheads – some regal, some pensive, some vicious. You may spot some scrimshaw and a tiny weaving loom in a bottle among the nautical booty.

The attached aquarium wriggles with goofy North Sea flatfish, lobsters and upside-down jellyfish, and you can find Nemo in the tropical fish tank.

Outside, the Sjömanstornet (Mariner’s Tower), topped by a statue of a grieving woman, commemorates Swedish sailors killed in WWI.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden/gotaland/goteborg/sights/museums-galleries/sjofartsmuseet#ixzz49b4AeixW

Dining out

Thörnströms Kök

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Specialising in modern Scandinavian cuisine, chef Håkan shows you how he earned that Michelin star through creative use of local, seasonal ingredients and flawless presentation. Feast on the likes of sweetbreads with hazelnut and cured perch with rhubarb; don't miss the remarkable milk-chocolate pudding with goat's-cheese ice cream. A la carte dishes are available if a multi-course menu overwhelms you.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden/gotaland/goteborg/restaurants/scandinavian/thornstroms-kok#ixzz49fu0XbXF

Moon Thai Kitchen

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The owners have opted for a 'Thailand' theme and decided to run with it a few miles, hence the kaleidoscopic whirl of tuktuks, flowers and bamboo everything. Luckily, the dishes are authentic, the whimsical menu features such favourites as som tum (spicy papaya salad) and the fiery prawn red curry will make you weep with pleasure and gratitude.

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden/gotaland/goteborg/restaurants/thai/moon-thai-kitchen#ixzz49b3q2JrE

Nightlife

Barn

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As the name suggests, this bar is all roughly hewn wood and copper taps, and the beer/wine/cocktail selection is guaranteed to get you merry enough to, erm, raise the barn. The burgers make fantastic stomach-liners, too.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden/gotaland/goteborg/entertainment-nightlife/other/barn#ixzz49b5dZWEv

Noba Nordic Bar

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With ye olde maps of Scandinavia on the walls and a glassed-over beer patio with birch tree stumps for stools, this bar takes its Nordic beers very seriously. From Iceland's Freja to Denmark's K:rlek, you name it, they've got it. The free-flowing whiskies liven up the scene on weekends.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden/gotaland/goteborg/entertainment-nightlife/other/noba-nordic-bar#ixzz49X0FK7A2

I hope I’ve provided you with a great selection of things to do while in Gothenburg. We look forward to seeing you June 13-17. be sure to tag all your posts using the hashtag #HPETSS.

What are you looking forward to the most during your stay in Gothenburg? Do you have a favorite spot that isn’t on our list? Please share it in the comment section below.


Thank you,

Karl Kovacs
Global Sales and Partner Enablement
  • HPE Technology Solutions Summit
  • HPETSS
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About the Author

karlkovacs

20+ years in IT, including data center architect, pre-sales engineer, certification development and management. Passion for technology, gadgets and the outdoors. Always looking for ways to blend them together in one big adventure.

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SarahA

Yumm.... milk-chocolate pudding with goat's-cheese ice cream. Sound delish.

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