Each year the park receives around 3.1 million visitors, making Liseberg one of the most visited destinations in Sweden.
The amusement park has almost 40 attractions. They range from gentle children's carousels and a fairy tale castle to dizzying high-speed rides, water rides, tall towers and terrifying ghosts. Liseberg also has four roller coasters. The bestknown is Balder, which has twice been voted the world's best wooden roller coaster by international roller coaster aficionados. Entertainment is also an important part of the park's business, and each summer many of Sweden's top artistes appear on our stages. Admission to the park is kept low so that those who want to can come into the park to watch a concert or simply admire the beautiful flowerbeds.
Since winter 2000 we have celebrated Christmas at Liseberg. Then the park takes on a completely different guise; the trees shimmer with over four million sparkling Christmas lights and there is an ice rink, large Christmas market and everything else that makes Christmas special. Each year half a million visitors are attracted
to the park in winter.
Liseberg is a wholly owned subsidiary of Göteborgs Kommunala Förvaltnings AB, which is directly owned by the City of
The Group has 360 permanent employees. In summer around 2,000 additional seasonal staff are employed, and in winter there are around 800 seasonal employees.
Group financial results
Liseberg can report its best ever financial results for 2007. Pre-tax profits were SEK 78.1 million, which represents a sharp increase over the 2006 figure of SEK 41.7 million.
Group turnover rose by SEK 72.2 million to SEK 840.9 million, compared with 768.6 million the previous year. The growth in revenue was partly a result of increased visitor numbers as well as a
4.4-percent increase in turnover per visitor.
The group balance sheet total amounted to SEK 821 million (SEK 751.8 million) and shareholder equity totalled SEK 492.5 million (SEK 441.6 million). This meant that the equity ratio rose to 60 per cent (59 per cent).
Total investments for the year were SEK 86.5 million. The largest investments were the new attraction Uppswinget, alterations to heating, cooling, water and power supply systems, and refurbishment of Järnvägsrestaurangen's kitchen.
THE LISEBERG GROUP
The Liseberg Group consists of the parent company, Liseberg AB, and three subsidiaries: Lisebergs Restaurant AB,
Hotell Liseberg Heden AB and Lisebergs Gäst AB.
The parent company, Liseberg AB, manages all operations in the Liseberg park area, apart from restaurants and fast food outlets. The company also has ultimate responsibility for the Group's strategic planning, development and long term planning, finance and accounting, and property management.
LISEBERG RESTAURANT AB
Lisebergs Restaurant AB manages the restaurants and fast food outlets in the amusement park. There are eight restaurants in the park and a number of fast food outlets. Each of the restaurants has its own character and an individual menu.The oldest is Huvudrestauranten, which dates from the year Liseberg opened, in 1923. The most recent is Café Taube, which opened in spring 2008.
Lisebergs Restaurant AB also runs Hotell Barken Viking, a four-masted barque that is moored in Gothenburg harbour right next to the Gothenburg Opera House. The barque was built in 1907 and is the only hotel to have rounded Cape Horn. All the barque's cabins are furnished in a maritime style reminiscent of a forgotten era. The restaurant serves first-class seafood.
In addition, Lisebergs Restaurant AB manages Rondo, one of the finest showbars in Sweden, which provides seating for 800 diners. For over 65 years guests have been dancing, eating, celebrating
and enjoying themselves on the premises.
The company also manages Lilla Bommen guest harbour in central
HOTEL LISEBERG HEDEN AB
Hotell Liseberg Heden is a first class business and conference hotel with 179 rooms on two floors built around three beautiful patios. It is centrally located within easy walking distance to the main street Avenyn, the Ullevi stadium, the Swedish Trade Fair and the Amusement Park Liseberg. All rooms are practically decorated, light and airy with Scandinavian-inspired interior design.
The Hotell Liseberg Heden is a member of World Hotels and has a four-star rating. The hotel is used by families on holiday and by business travellers. It also offers excellent conference facilities, with seven conference rooms in different sizes that can hold up to 70 participants. The popular hotel restaurant Hedens Hörna is built in a light archtectual manner. Here all dishes are made using organic and local produce that is currently available.
LISEBERG GÄST AB
Lisebergs Gäst AB runs the accommodation facilities at Kärralund, Askim Strand and Delsjön.
In addition to caravan and camping facilities, Lisebergsbyn Kärralund offers accommodation in cabins, a hotel and a youth hostel. There are also conference facilities here. Askim Strand is a scenic caravan and camping site close to the sea, and Delsjön caravan and camping site is right next to lake Delsjön, which is a real favourite among the residents of Gothenburg.