It´s all genuinely pretend

What happens when an adventurous soul meets a passionate entrepreneur? They discover, invent and explore new ideas. And the end result is magic. And finally, like the jewel in the crown – a magnificent hotel takes shape. And like all good stories it begins with “Once upon a time ...”

Once upon a time ...

Agnes and Mr Daler lived in Gothenburg in the mid-eighteenth century. Agnes came from a reputable and well-to-do family and had a passionate desire for adventure, as well as the ability to see beauty in everything around her. Her husband, Mr Daler, came from a very different background. He was a successful businessman with exceptional vision, although his success may have entailed one or two shady deals.

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Agnes was driven by a desire for adventure and thanks to their business contacts in the Swedish East India Company she had the opportunity to travel the world many times. The idea was that she should find business opportunities on her travels, but what she actually brought back was something quite different. Instead, when she stepped ashore her arms were filled with curiosities, remarkable items and magical experiences.


Agnes loved talking about her collection and her experiences, and people loved to listen. Sometimes it was hard to tell whether they were poetry or fact, but that did not matter. Agnes had the knack of enchanting even the most sceptical listener. As her travels continued, her collection kept on growing. They had to extend the house several times to make space for all her treasures.

It is this collection of curiosities, remarkable items and stories from Agnes’ notebooks that now fill Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel with life. So we warmly welcome you to step through the doors of a hotel that inspires both curiosity and adventure!


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