When the name of Gothenburg is mentioned, those who prefer heavy music immediately recall guitar riffs of Hammerfall, In Flames, Katana, and, of course, the founders of MDM (melodic death metal) on the Swedish scene - Ceremonial Oath and Dark Tranquillity. The city is often called the “MDM's homeland”. The thing is that many bands were formed here, which locals are very proud of. Despite the fact that many of them are fans of hard music, local people are polite and tactful but not tough people, as it may seem at first glance. They are always ready to help if they see that help is needed, having long got used to crowds of tourists often visiting their hometown.
Local residents are self-sufficient and can stand up for themselves, being known for their straightforwardness. At the same time, they will never say anything that can offend a person. Locals prefer to get to know the person first and understand what might offend him or her. They are quite relaxed, never in a hurry, and prefer to draw up a clear plan to follow without question. They are tolerant, do not want to blame anyone for their appearance or inner qualities. Of course, as long as people observe the laws and behave decently in their country.
Tourists should have no problems with the language because basically everyone here speaks English. However, it would be appreciated if someone knows at least a few words in Swedish. The main products are fish and seafood. Gothenburg's must-try dishes include fresh oysters, boiled mussels, boiled shrimps, lobsters, and langoustines, as well as salted salmon. By the way, one or another sauce is needed for each dish, and this is strictly observed.