The Gothenburg City Museum charts this Swedish city’s history.
I’ve always been rather intrigued by the Vikings, so as I had limited time in the museum, I went straight to the ‘Vikingr – Between Odin and Christ’ exhibition.
There were sculptures of several Viking Gods.
I hadn’t heard of any female Viking gods previously. Freyia was the god of female sensuality.
Her twin brother Freyr was the male fertility god.
Odin was the main Viking god. He only had one eye. Legend recounts that he was willing to sacrifice an eye in his quest for wisdom.
Thor was one of Odin’s sons.
I was glad that I decided to venture out onto the museum’s courtyard, as there were mosaics on the benches and a plant pot.
Entry to the Gothenburg City Museum is included in the Gothenburg City Card.
My stay in Gothenburg was organised by the West Sweden Tourist Board.