By Corey Sandler
Gothenburg is the second city of Sweden, behind only Stockholm.
We came to the tie up at a new, very old dock: the America Cruise Terminal in the inner harbor. Its name hints of its history.
It was from here, more than 100 years ago, that the first liners departed for North America, continuing until 1975. America Cruise Terminal, Amerikaskjulet, is on the same side of the river as the city center, within walking distance of downtown.
At one time, Gothenburg was the largest trading port in the Nordic countries, and when Swedish emigration to the United States increased, Gothenburg became Sweden’s main point of departure.
The city’s early design was heavily influenced by the Dutch, Germans, and Scots, and Dutch planners and engineers. As a result, it has many features in common with other Dutch cities such as Amsterdam, Batavia (Jakarta), and New Amsterdam—today’s Manhattan in New York.
Here are some photos from today:
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