Liseberg Amusement Park

09/05/2014 10:14

Written by James Proctor

Liseberg West Sweden Europe by Stefan Karlberg LisebergLiseberg holds a Christmas market every year © Stefan Karlberg/Liseberg

If you walk for around 15 minutes northeast from Götaplatsen to Örgrytevägen 5, the screams will progressively get louder and louder until you arrive at Lisebergitself: Scandinavia’s biggest amusement park. The sheer array of rides, most notably the massive, wooden rollercoaster, ‘Balder’ (twice voted the best in the world in an international survey), which boasts speeds of 90km/h, is quite befuddling. Indeed, Liseberg specialises in rollercoasters – after ‘Balder’, try ‘Kanonen’, a hydraulically-fired rollercoaster which reaches 75km/h in just three seconds or the hair-raising ‘Helix’, which turns upside-down no fewer than seven times, reaches a top speed of 100km/h and double launches at 4.3G. Although the rides only operate between late April and early October, Liseberg is also worth a look if you’re in Gothenburg between mid November and late December when the Christmas market is in full swing, selling handicrafts and presents. Full details of events at the park are available online.

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