Liseberg

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Liseberg is an amusement park located in Gothenburg, Sweden, the park opened in 1923. Liseberg is the largest and one of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia, attracting around 3 million visitors annually. Among the noteworthy attractions is the wooden roller coaster Balder, voted twice (2003 and 2005) as the Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster in the world in a major international poll.[1] The park itself has also been chosen as one of the top ten amusement parks in the world (2005) by Forbes Magazine.[2]

Additional to the summer season, the park is also open during November and December, albeit with fewer rides operating, hosting a Christmas market with traditional Swedish cuisine such as mulled wine and specialties such as döner kebab made from reindeer meat.

The official colors of Liseberg are pink and green as can be seen on the entrance and the older houses in the park, the colors were also adopted for the logo, which was introduced in the 80s.

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History

The name Liseberg comes from the owner of the property. Johan Anders Lamberg. It was named after his wife, whose maiden name was Elisabeth Söderberg and whom he called Lisa. Around 1753, he baptized the plot "Lisa's Mountain" (in Swedish: Lisas berg) which eventually became Liseberg. 1900s

In 1908, Gothenburg City bought the property including the associated buildings for 225,000 Swedish crowns.

In 1923, Gothenburg celebrated its 300-year anniversary with an exhibition. And Leisure Park and Congress Park were built. The parks proposed for the first time its doors May 8 and among slides 996 meter-long Old mountain path were available. The park was originally intended as a temporary attraction for the ongoing exhibition, but it became such a success with over 800,000 visitors in just over a month, that it was pursued further. With an area of 1,500,000 m² the park had cost 2.6 million kronors to build.

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