In 2021 Gothenburg turns 400 years
Gothenburg turns 400 years. Göteborgs Stad wants to celebrate this by developing Gothenburg into an even better place to visit, live in and work in. Due to covid-19, the anniversary celebration was changed by a decision in the City council in September 2020. This means that in 2021 we arrange a formal, historic celebration of the official birthday June 4th. Here on the website we gather activities by various anniversary projects during the whole year. The big anniversary program when citizens of Gothenburg and visitors from all over the world can celebrate together is planned for 2023.
Formal historic celebration – Gothenburg 400 years
On the official birthday, June 4th, there will be a formal and historic celebration.
Arrangör: Göteborgs 400-årsjubileum
A Cry for Help! – 75 years since the German and Balt extradition
Based on hundreds of newly discovered letters from German servicemen and their relatives, we tell the story of the prisoners.
Arrangör: Göteborgs domkyrkopastorat
News about Gothenburg's anniversary year and how we are developing the city together until the anniversary, with imprints long afterwards. Follow us on social media too!
Gothenburg is the motif on this year's first stamps
To celebrate the Gothenburg's 400th anniversary, five stamps are now being released, illustrating famous views of the city. The stamps are illustrated by local artists and the citizens of Gothenburg have submitted...
New playground and lush clearings in the Centenary park
On 18 January, construction of the first permanent parts of the Centenary Park on land starts, with an excursion playground and lush clearings. During the entire construction period, parts of the park are open and...
Gothenburg turns 400 years – this happens in 2021
When the new year is here, Gothenburg will be 400 years old! The big anniversary program has been moved until 2023, but we will celebrate Gothenburg in 2021 as well. The year is filled with tributes to a beloved...