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The fish church aka Feskekörka Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

If you – like me – love to eat anything (almost…) that comes from the sea – well, then you must make your way to Gothenburg’s finest, the fish church! The fish church – or Feskekörka as the place proudly is called in a Gothenburg accent – is not exactly a place where you go to worship fish, but not far from. It’s basically a big fish market, located in an amazing church-like building in the centre of Gothenburg.

It opened in 1874 and has since then been one of the most famous places and landmarks in Gothenburg. It was build for the fish market-purpose and has never been a real church, but the building  was considered very futuristic and original back in the 19th century.

Today, Feskekörkan hosts several different fish mongers, two restaurants and any type of fish or shellfish you can get within the region. It’s rated as Sweden’s biggest place for fish, fish-knowledge and cooking-advice and I promise you, it’s well worth a visit if you are a fish lover!

Browse a fantastic selection of fresh langoustine (havskräfta), crab (krabba), lobster (hummer), cod (torsk), catfish (havskatt), monkfish (marulk), mackerel (makrill), lemon sole (bergtunga),  haddock (kolja), salmon (lax), plaice (rödspätta) and whiting (vittling). Or, just enjoy a cold beer and some fresh shrimps (räkor)  in one of the two restaurants inside the church. And if you like oysters (ostron), make sure to have a chat with Johan Malm from Restaurant Gabriel, the World Oyster Opening Champion! 


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  1. Alastair Reid:

    And next to Feskekörka is an excellent bookshop for buying books in simple Swedish or text books for those learning Swedish – best in the city.