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Kungsparken, or King’s Park, is the centerpiece a 1.5 km greenbelt along Gothenburg’s central canal, and is a delightful jewel of greenery in the heart of the city. The park is situated between the water and the Nya allén road, so you can access the route from either end. Most will start from the downtown area and head west along the canal through Bältespännarparken (notice the statues of Charles Lindberg and John Ericsson), then Kungsparken until reaching the Rosenlundsgaten bridge. Here, you can turn around and head back east, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow the same exact path! Work your way back on the paths in the opposite (Nya allen) side of the park for a round trip of 2 miles (3.2 km).

Add-On/Variety: Take one of the bridges and run less than 1 km north to the river paths. Or, Slottsskogen, Gothenburg’s largest park, is only 2 km west.

Essentials
  • Park loop is 3.2 km (2 miles). Add-on with paths or Slottsskogen.
  • Flat
  • Slusgaten
  • Central Station