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Gothenburg, a cosmopolitan port city in south-west Sweden, is located on the beautiful shores of the Kattegat sea area. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination features Neo-classic architecture, picturesque parks, charming canals, and a historical centre.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Panoramic Tour of Gothenburg
• The Universeum Science Centre
• Carlsten Fortress on Marstrand
Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden, boasting an array of beautiful neighbourhoods. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll learn more about this intriguing destination and all that it has to offer. Pass Gustav Adolf Square before venturing to the harbour to Klippan with its collection of old salting-houses, glassworks, and foundries. Visit Masthugget Church, dating back to 1914, with its splendid views of the city’s landscapes. Stroll through Slottsskogen Park, see Carl Milles’ famous Poseidon statue, and discover Gothenburg’s grand avenue with its shops, pubs, and cafes. Take in the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, the Swedish National Science Centre, and the Ullevi football stadium — the icing on the cake!
The Universeum, the Swedish National Science Centre, offers exciting displays designed to thrill the whole family. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll step into a rainforest environment with a piranha river, an anaconda swamp, and a spine-tingling spider cave! Admire the abundant marine life as you walk through the underwater tunnel. Then, enter the scientific experiment areas of 'Kalejdo' and 'Explora' where studies of sounds and colours are carried out.
Visit the pretty seaside town of Marstrand on an MSC Cruises excursion. Here, you’ll enjoy excellent beaches and unspoiled scenery which the island of Marstrandsön is known for. The Carlsten fortress, a stone fortification built by King Carl Gustav X in 1658, overlooks the town from the highest point of the island. Visit the fort and enjoy breathtaking views of the archipelago from the top of the tower.