If you like harbours, Gothenburg is the place to be. It has the only harbour in Sweden that usually doesn't freeze over winter, and even though it's not the thriving industry it used to be, the harbour still plays an important part in city life and atmosphere. This is reflected in the excellent Gothenburg maritime museum, where you can look around on about 15 ships and boats.
But it's not all fish and ships in Gothenburg. There's also plenty of shopping, culture and night life going on. It has some nice 17th century architecture.
Gothenburg got its city rights in 1621 and was built by Dutch immigrants. This explains the gabled houses and the Amsterdam-style canal around the old centre. Walk around in the Haga part of town and see the many small but charming shops and Gothenburg,Pubs & Bars.
Take in some culture in one of the many museums. Art, history, natural science, armies, you name it, Gothenburg has a museum about it. And of course no visit to Sweden would be complete without a trip to the Volvo museum.
When you've seen enough culture for the day, you can visit the Liseberg amusement park, the largest of its kind in Scandinavia. Situated right in the centre of town, it has entertained millions of people since 1923. You can ride the roller coasters or see popular artist perform.
Though not as beautiful and entertaining as Stockholm, Gothenburg has more than enough to offer to keep you occupied for a while.