Gothenburg is gateway to the west.
Trade, shopping and international contacts have characterized Gothenburg
ever since the city was found in 1621. The city established by Gustav 2
Adolf, was built by Dutchmen and in the 17th century the
official languages were Dutch, German, Swedish and English. In 1731
Sweden’s gateway to China opened when the Swedish east India Company began
trading with the east. Porcelain, tea, spices, textiles and other luxury
goods of the time were shipped to Goteborg. The British lifestyle and
custom become the height old fashion and Gothenburg was given the nickname
In the 19th century Gothenburg become industrialized largely due
to the arrival of Scottish and English businessmen. Over the years many of
them become rich and donated fortunes which founded a hospital, library
and university. Modern- day Goteborg with its wide boulevards, parks and
stone houses was built around the end of the 19th.
Companies like SKF, Volvo and the shipyards grew large in the 20th
century. Today Gothenburg is city of industry and expertise, with two
universities and many service companies. Oslo the capital of Norway is
situated at the head of Oslo Fjord surrounded by forested ridges and is
both a municipality and a county. The
city’s many astonishing features are unusual for a European capital. The
city limits encompass wilderness areas as well as an array of restaurants
almost unparalleled in Scandinavia.