1 MONTHLY GÖTEBORG MAGAZINE / PDF / ISSUE 2 / JULY / WHAT S ON IN JULY? Monthly has the answers on how to spend those sweet summer days of July! THE BEACH SPECIAL
2 WHAT S ON IN GÖTEBORG / JULY Partille Cup Partille Cup is the largest hand ball tournament in the world and it s held in Göteborg! Every year about 900 teams from 50 nations participate in this grand handball event. The cup is held between 1st - 6th of July and you can watch the players perform on 50 different courts around town. The cup is free to watch and is the perfect way to entertain yourself on one of the, fingers crossed, sunny days of July. For full time tables and lots of more go to: WHAT S ON INJULY? MONTHLY S TOP 5 Daniel Johnston Daniel Johnston is something of a living indie/ grunge legend. The Texas born Johnston has been making music since the 80 s when he became famous for his cassette tapes with childlike and naive music, which sounded like nothing else. Johnston was also the subject of the 2006 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Johnston has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Throughout his career, Daniel s songs have been informed to some degree by his ongoing struggle with manic depression. Hence his songs are often called painfully direct. One critic writes that Johnston s recordings range from spotty to brilliant. This will be an opportunity to see him you shouldn t miss. On the 19th of July he will play at Sticky Fingers. Colours July is unofficially the month when summer actually begins. June is always raining and people are busy making plans for July. One of the highpoints of July is the kick off of the seasonal Wednesday night summer club at Nefertiti. Every year Nefertiti sets up a different theme and style on their out door terrace and hence Wednesdays has for a long time been the best party day of the summer. This year the theme of the club is Colours. With the focus on design, colours and fresh music. Expect some great live acts, groovy music and different Dj s every week. IRON MAIDEN Another group of living legends visiting Göteborg this month is the English heavy metal band Spinal Tap... sorry, Iron Maiden. The band are one of the most successful and influential bands in the heavy metal genre, ever, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide. We cant believe this band are still at it. They have been going strong since the 70 s and still they attract millions of people to their live shows. In 2001 they hit their public record, at the concert in Rio de Janerio, people sang along and head banged. We hope that the concert at Ullevi on the 26th of July will be something similar. Bruce Springsteen Get ready for a celebration quite out of the ordinary. This is the third time Bruce has graced Ullevi Stadium. ( 1985, 2003, 2008) The 1985 concert has become the stuff of rock and roll legend. Springsteen - with the help of people in the audience - almost rocked the stadium to pieces, literally. Due to the fact that Göteborg rests on a layer of clay, the rhythmic movement of tens of thousands of people came close to causing a structural collapse. Swedes loves the American rocker and who knows what might happen this time around tickets were all sold out within only a few hours in December last year. Springsteen grew up in the nondescript working-class town of Freehold, New Jersey. Maybe this is why Göteborgarna have taken him to their hearts. Bruce once stated: I believe that the life of a rock & roll band will last as long as you look down into the audience and can see yourself, and your audience looks up at you and can see themselves-and as long as those reflections are human, realistic ones. The boss. Bruce will play at Ullevi on the 4th of July.
3 WHAT S ON IN GÖTEBORG / JULY o Cut it out and put it on your fridge or in your pocket! Scott Hendersons Bluesband Blues Nefertiti Colours Hip hop Feat. Looptroop Rockers Nefertiti 22:00 The Dillinger Escape Plan American mathcore Sticky Fingers Sleeping Beauty Swedish Pop Band Pustervik SummerClub 08 Kick off for new summer club! Respect ÖIS- Sirius Football Valhalla IP IFK Göteborg- Helsingborgs IF Football Ullevi Harriet Backer Norwegian Painter Göteborgs Konstmuseum Ted Nugent American rock Gothenburg Karting Ring Karting Championship Torslanda Karting Eric Bibb Trio Blues meets gospel and soul Nefertiti Tim Ries Rollings Stones Project Saxophone Nefertiti Gothia Cup Football tournament 13-19th of July All over town Down Heavy metal Yngwie Malmsteen Virtuoso guitarist Elin Ruth Sigvardsson Pop Liseberg Billigt på Rosenlund Summer party Rio Rio Nega Flo Brazilian Party Kontiki Hoffmaestro & Chraa Ska & Punk Nefertiti Visit a museum For 40kr you can visit five museums and it s valid for a year! John Mayall & The bluesbreakers Blues Strawberry Tasting Trädgårdsföreningen The Emigrants tour in Göteborg Guided Tour Gustav Adolfs Torg GAIS- GIF Sundsvall Football Ullevi First Day of Krokstrandsfestival Music festival Krokstrand Kent Swedish pop legends Slottskogsvallen Paul Potts Opera Slottsskogsvallen Mamma Mia ABBA musical Scandinavium Guilty Pleasure Mixed music and visuals Uppåt Framåt Mavis Staples Rhytm & Blues & Gospel
4 BEACH LIFE Göteborg has the perfect location to be a summer paradise. Surrounded by both salty and sweet water and with sandy beaches and rocky cliffs never far away. The only thing missing is the weather. But as July promise of some great days of sunshine, Monthly has put together your shortcut to some of the best beaches the city has to offer. ASKIMSBADET This is classic spot smack in the middle of the afluent middle class area of Askim. It s a fairly central beach which means it can become quite crowded area on a sunny day. Nice beach, miniature golf, kiosk and a beach volley ball field. Bus/tramstop: Askimsbadet BERGSJÖBADET As the name implies the suburb Bergsjön has a lake sharing it s name. Or is it the other way around? Any way. This is a nice spot for swimming. Other than the water you can find a diving tower, a bridge deck and public barbecues. Bus/tramstop: Atmosfärgatan BILLDAL Not too far from Askimsbadet lies Billdalsbadet. Not so much here for fans of a sandy beach but instead you ll find perfect rocks and cliffs to sunbath and jump from. This is a beautiful bathing spot. Bus/tramstop: Billdal DELSJÖBADET Probably one of the most visited bathing places in town. Everyone knows Delsjön. The lake has a jetty, rocky shores, grassy slopes and a small sandy beach. Centrally located and with great nature surrounding it the lake is an excellent idea for a day trip. In Delsjön you can also rent a kayak and visit the small islands in the lake. Recommended! Bus/tramstop: Töpelsgatan. BJÖRKÖ Björkö is one of the smaller islands in the Göteborg archipelago. The island has a lot of good bathing areas. Sandy beaches are found in Timmervik, Klarvik och Trollvik and rocky beaches in Skarviks holmn. Tram nr 11 to Saltholmen and then the ferry. HOVÅS Great bathing close to both Billdall and Askim. With a sandy beach as well as more rocky terrain. Hovås is one of those places where swarms of rich brats, sorry, kids show off their yachts and designer swim wear. Despite that, this is a nice spot for swimming and relaxing. Bus/tramstop: Hovås nedre HÄRLANDATJÄRN A small lake that gets really hot. One of the few places in Sweden where it can actually be really comfortable to swim outdoors. The water is not very clear though so perhaps don t bring diving gear with you. Close to the city center and Delsjön. Bus/tramstop: Spåntorget LILLEBY A truly old school bathing pearl located far out on Hisingen. Clear and clean water straight from Nordre Älv. Bus/tramstop: Lillebybadet
5 NÄSET This is a really popular spot in Göteborg. 11km southeast of the city center. Mainly cliffs, although Näset has a small sandy beach and a pier. This isn t a very big place, so if you want a good tanning spot on a warm day, come early. Bus/tramstop: Näsbovägen SMITHSSKA UDDEN Smithska udden is the largest bathing spot in Göteborg, and the wide stretch of rocks never fills up completely, not even on warm summer days. Her one can bathe, should the mood take you, au naturell. The southwest part is especially for nudists.. Bus/tramstop: Näsbovägen SALTHOLMEN Probably the easiest bathing place to reach without a car. Just take tram nr 11 to heaven. A very urban and rocky spot. Great for late night barbecues and for people brave enough to jump from high cliffs. For the more modest there is a ladder as well. Bus/tramstop: Saltholmen VRÅNGÖ Located far out in the southern archipelago, Vrångö island probably has the best beach in the archipelago. Plus extra points for the very nice 40 minute ferry ride in order to get there. Tram nr 11 to Saltholmen and then the ferry. STORA AMUNDÖN Truly beautiful place with everything a nature lover craves. Fields, woods, rare bird life wild horses, beaches and rocks. We recommend you cycle here since the bike path is a jewel in itself. If we had to choose one bathing spot this would be it! Bus/tramstop: Brottkärr! If the weather is good it can be tricky to find a parking spot. We recommend you to leave the car behind and either travel by public transportation or by bike. For timetables and routes on buses and trams go to: For biking check out: goteborg.se where you can find routes and maps. Easy and fun!
6 H I S I N G E N SERVICES USEFUL NUMBERS Emergency number: 112 Police: MEDICAL HELP The Sahlgrenska University Hospital has 4 casualty wards: SU/Mölndal, Göteborgsvägen 31, SU/Sahlgrenska, Gröna Stråket 4, SU/Östra, Smörslottsgatan 1, Drottning Silvias paediatric and youth hospital, Smörslottsgatan 1, (up to the age of 16) For advice 24 hours a day, call healthcare information Telefon Dental Emergency: ADRESS AND PHONE INFO , eniro.se, hitta.se OPENING HOURS Bars & Clubs: Most of the bars & clubs close between Shops: Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat, 09:00-16:00 Bank: 09:30-15:00 (Many offices have flexible opening hours.) Systembolaget: Mon- Fri, 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 TOURISM & INFO TOURIST INFORMATION Göteborgs Turistbyrå: Kungsportsplatsen 2, Nordstadstorget LEARN SWEDISH Vuxenutbildningsförvaltningen, Göteborgs Stad: Visiting address for student information: Rosenlundsplatsen 2, WORK & RESIDENT PERMIT or visitingadress: Streteredsvägen INSURANCE or visitingadress: Första Långgatan 28 C or call: MONEY Sweden s national currency is the Krona even if som international minded stores will accept Euros. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. TIPPING In resturants services are included in the bill but it is common to leave a ten precent tip. In bars and Taxi s it s customary to round up to the nearest tenth. GETTING AROUND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Västtrafik is the collective name for the public transport system There are three kinds of public transport; tram, bus & ferry. For routes, costs etc, visit: www. vasttrafik.se, the office at Brunnsparken or call: If you spend a few days here, buy a hundrakort for 100SEK in any convenience store. RENT A BIKE Millenium Cykel - Chalmersgatan Sportkällaren - Bohusgatan TAXI Minicab: Minitaxi: Taxi Göteborg: BUS & TRAIN Nils Ericson Terminalen. (Bus) Centralstationen, (train) SJ, tickets & departures: AIRPORTS Landvetter Airport, Säve, Göteborg city airport, FACTS ON GÖTEBORG Göteborg was founded in 1621 and is located at the mouth of the Göta river on the West Coast (best coast) of Sweden. Göteborg is the second largest city in Sweden with habitants.the position of Göteborg is N, O. The city sometimes goes under the name Little London or The Face of Sweden Göteborg is composed of thirteen districts: Kortedala, Bergsjön, Angered, Majorna, Örgryte, Kålltorp, Högsbo, Askim, Västra Frölunda, Tuve, Biskopsgården, Backa and Lundby. The city has many greenbelts & parks, such as: Slottskogen, Trädgårdsföreningen, Vasaparken, Botaniska trädgården. Göteborg has the largest harbour in Scandinavia and is hometown for industries such as VOLVO, SKF & Hasselblad.