Trail section

1. Masthugget - Nylöse

  • Length

    13 km

  • Elevation

    52 m

  • Degree of difficulty


  • Estimated time


Josefine Larsson

Your walk is about discovering and rediscovering our old Gothenburg. Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by Gustaf II Adolf, and the route Old Gothenburg means that your route leads to the first city at the mouth of the Göta Älv river: Nya Lödöse. At the end of the 15th century, Nya Lödöse was built on the site where Gamlestaden is today. That's where you're headed.

The starting point is the Pilgrimscentrum at Masthugget or from wherever you decide. There are many roads between Masthugget Church and the end of the stage, Nylöse Church. On foot, by bus, tram or train, Gamlestadstorget can be an option for your tour.

Find history along your path. Enjoy the view. Hike up to Skansen Kronan. Make your way on foot through Haga and through the city within the Vallgraven (Great Harbor Canal and Fattighus Canal). Kronhuset is Gothenburg's best-preserved house from the 17th century (completed in 1654) and the German church that was built by governor Rutger von Ascheberg. Via Trädgårdsföreningen in central Gothenburg, you walk along Vallgraven and then on towards the river bank and Redbergsplatsen and Redbergsberget (with a splendid view!) and on towards Nylöse.

Welcome to the Old Gothenburg route.

Substrate: Asphalt.

Time: 2-3 hours excluding breaks.

Don't miss: The many churches along the stage.

Get here: Tram 9 or 1 towards Stigbergstorget, go to Masthuggskyrkan.

Accommodation: There are no specific suggestions for accommodation along the stage, but there are plenty of hotels to choose from in central Gothenburg.

The Pilgrimsleden Göta Älv has developed in a collaboration between: the City of Gothenburg, the Association of Property Owners in Gamlestaden, Gamlestaden, Ale Municipality, Lilla Edets Municipality, Trollhättan City, Vänersborg Municipality, Västra Götaland Region, the Church of Sweden, the Pilgrims Center in Gothenburg, Visit Trollhättan Vänersborg, the Tourist Board of West Sweden and the West Coast Foundation.

13 km

52 m


How does the grading work?


  • pilgrimsled
  • Pilgrimsleden Göta Älv
  • Vandringsled




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Photographer: Josefine Larsson

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