Logo 468

Job section - 468

Tip your friend about this article:

Gothenburg tradition: Chalmers Cortége

Ben Kendall 2012-04-29

Around 250,000 people will line the streets of central Gothenburg to watch the annual Chalmers Cortége on April 30. The event, which is organised by students at Chalmers, has been running since 1909.  

The parade is made up of floats with students satirically depicting significant public events that have taken place during the past year. Examples this year include the proposed early closure of bars and clubs in Gothenburg, as well as the possible raising of the retirement age in Sweden to 75 years. Over 600 students are involved.


The parade starts at 18.15 and goes from Chalmers to the city centre. The designated route is from Gibraltargatan - Läraregatan - Viktor Rydbergsgatan - Kungsportsavenyn - Vasagatan - Aschbergsgatan - Läraregatan - Gibraltargatan.

Related articles

2012-04-29 13:10
Valborg celebrations in Gothenburg

See photos from last year's event (external link)

Post comment     Tip a friend     Print

Government’s changing policy on refugees

Speaking at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced the government’s...


Record year for Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars expects to reach an all-time-high sales record at the end of the year, reports local newspaper...


Great work-life balance, but a cool welcome for expats in Sweden

Sweden is one of the top ranked nations worldwide among expatriate families

A new expatriate survey reveals: the Nordic countries offer safe jobs, plenty of leisure time, and a good environment for families...


Gothenburgers charged with terror crimes

On Monday, November 23, two men in their early 30s were charged at the Gothenburg District Court suspected of...


The King visited Chalmers

Swedish King Carl Gustav XVI visited Chalmers University of Technology on November 23 to learn more...


Terror suspect no longer under suspicion

The 22-year-old man who was arrested last week, suspected of preparing to commit terrorism acts in Sweden,...


Business in Sweden – an expat’s view

Swedish business people consider themselves lagom – average, or just right. They’re often unaware...


Beating the Winter Blues - Scandinavia Style

Scandinavians are well known for their excellent design sensibilities and their more-than-awesome Nordic...


20 things to know before moving to Sweden

A typical Swedish fika

As diverse as Sweden is, there are a few societal norms that are distinctly Swedish. Understanding a handful...


Music: five things to do in week 48

Live music, DJs and other happenings of the indie/alternative variety.

Easy October release


What's on this weekend

November 20 to 22. Make your weekend full to the brim with these tips and ideas on upcoming events.



Terror suspect arrested

Swedish Police and the Swedish Security Service have arrested a man who they suspect was preparing to commit...


Increased police presence to remain

A suspected terrorist was arrested at an accommodation for asylum seekers in Boliden, northern Sweden, on...


Police increase presence after terrorist threat level raised

The Swedish Security Service has raised the terrorist threat level in Sweden from 3 to 4, on a 5-level scale....


Life sentence for Lisa Holm murder

Nerijus Bilevicius was given a life sentence on Tuesday, November 17, for the murder of 17-year-old Lisa Holm...


Two GBG restaurants in White Guide’s Top 30 Nordic list

Gothenburg restaurants Upper House Dining and Koka have been included in the White Guides’ Top 30...

More articles 620w

Minute of silence for Paris victims

Gothenburg has most IS fighters in Europe

Gothenburg Muslims feel unsafe after Paris attacks

Sweden to introduce border controls

New tickets for Håkan concerts

Herbs believed to be behind shigella outbreak

Alesso to Summerburst

Large turn up for Night of Broken Glass manifestation

Swedish-American trade in focus

University of Gothenburg welcomes threatened scholars

BRG 300

Most read

Search Search help

BRG Expat Guide