Time zone
Central European Summer Time CEST, (UTC +2), in May.
The electric current is 220V with a frequency of 50Hz. Type F/Schuko plugs are used.
The local currency is the Swedish krona. As of October 2019, 1 Swedish Krona equals 0.093 Euro
Credit cards
Sweden is widely regarded as the most cashless society on the planet, according to Visit Sweden. Most of the country’s bank branches have stopped handling cash and most shops, museums and restaurants now only accept plastic or mobile payments.
Public Transportation
Västtrafik runs local trams, buses, archipelago ferries and commuter trains. Whichever ticket or public transport pass you use in Gothenburg it always covers travel by tram, bus and ferry. You can buy tickets from Västtrafik sales outlets or using the Västtrafik To-Go app. (You will need a Swedish mobile subscription.) The Tourist Centre at Kungsportsplatsen sells 1-day and 3-day passes that are valid in Gothenburg. On trams, you can buy tickets from the vending machine. You will need a debit card. On city buses, you cannot buy tickets on board. So you need to buy a ticket in advance. On archipelago ferries, river boats and commuter trains you can pay on board. Note, payment by credit card only, not cash.
Business hours
Workdays are usually from 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Standard Swedish shopping hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m.
Telephone and internet access
Wireless connection is free at the venue. There are several wifi hotspots around Gothenburg that gives you internet access. Free WiFi is available at the Landvetter Airport, Central Station, Gothenburg Tourist Center and at many cafés and restaurants around the city. If you are a visitor from another EU country you will be charged the same amout as you would be in your home country. Different rules apply to non EU citizens. You may want to contact your local operator for local prices during your stay.
Water supply
The tap water in Gothenburg is perfectly drinkable and tastes good.
Gothenburg has a humid, continental climate, with an average temperature of 7 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The climate has grown milder in recent years, with winters hovering around freezing and summers averaging above 16 degrees Celsius.
The official language is Swedish. Staff of hotels and restaurants can communicate in English.
For kids
It’s safe to bring kids with you to Gothenburg. There are plenty of activities for the kids and whole family.
Tourist Information
The Tourist centres at Kungsportsplatsen and Nordstan are open almost every day of the year. Here you'll get excellent face-to-face service, recommendations and advice. Official visitor guide is available here:
The EGPRN team will take photos throughout the congress. Photos will be available via the EGPRN website under the archive section after the congress. If you do not wish to be included in any photos please make the organisers and photographer aware via the registration desk.