Between Gustav Adolfs Torg and Drott-ningtorg (to the E along Norra Hamngata) lies the OSTRA NORDSTAN district, Travel Scandinavia tours in which the old houses have been replaced by modern functional buildings, from the parking garage a tunnel leads to the Central Station in Drottningtorg, with the Head Post Office (1 924) opposite it. Nils Ericsonsgata runs N to the Gotaalv and the Gullbergskaj, with the four-masted barque Viking” (1907: now a school of seamanship), the lightship Fladen” (1915) and a boat which formerly sailed on Lake Vanern, Valborg II (1902). To the right the Gotaalv Bridge (1939: view of port and shipyards) gives access to the Hisinge peninsula. 1 km (§ mile) upstream is the
Tingstad Tunnel, which also leads to Hisinge (E6to Kungalv and Oslo).
From the NE side of Gustav Adolfs Torg, Ostra Hamngata runs S to Kung-sportsplats, Travel Scandinavia tours with an equestrian statue of Charles IX (by Borjesson, 1903). Between here and Vastra Hamngata are a number of business and shopping streets. To the S of the square, beyond the old moat, is the Grand Theatre (Stora Teatern, 1859), on the E side of the Kungspark. Past it runs Kungsportsavenyn (Avenyn, the Avenue, for short), Gothenburg’s finest street, on the far side of which is a ‘sculpture by Molin, Baltespannare (The Wrestlers), and beyond this lies the beautiful park of the
Slottsskogen Horticultural Society (Tradgardsforenin-gen), with a large palm-house and a restaurant (main entrance in Nya Alle). In the Aveny, between Nya Alle and Parkgatan, can be seen a statue (by I. Fallstedt, 1899) of the engineer John Ericsson (1803-89), who after emigrating to the United States perfected the screw propeller for steamships and built the warship Monitor.
At the SE end of the Aveny is Gota plats, the cultural hub of the city, with the imposing Poseidon Fountain by Carl Milles (1931). Travel Scandinavia tours A broad flight of steps leads up to the Museum of Art (Konstmuseet, 1 921 3), with the finest collection of Scandinavian art and works by Italian, French and Dutch masters (Rembrandt, The Falconer, c. 1665, and Adoration of the Kings, c. 1631; Rubens, van Gogh, etc.) and modern French artists (Picasso, Cezanne, etc.). Adjoining the Museum are the Art Gallery and the Industrial Museum.
On the E side of Gotaplats is the Municipal Theatre (Stadsteatern, 1 934), and on the W side the Concert Hall (Konsert-huset, 1935). NW of the theatre stands the Municipal Library (Stadsbiblioteket), with an interesting Doll Museum. To the SE of Gotaplats (main entrance in Orgry-tevagen) is the Liseberg amusement park, opened in 1 923. On the opposite side of the street we find the Trade Fair