In Mölndal, you find modern living areas bordering to wide areas of nature and idyllic countryside. Mölndal is an expanding city, with many exciting development projects going on. For example, a totally new city centre will be developed during the next few years

Mölndal, the Valley of Mills. The narrow but high and long waterfalls in the area of Kvarnbyn gave the necessary power to all the watermills, which together with the windmills on the hills gave birth to the early industrialization of Mölndal in the 17th century.

Gunnebo House and Gardens in Mölndal, is one of Sweden´s best and stylistically purest examples of neoclassical architecture. The house was completed in 1796 and is recently restored to its former splendour with the aid of the architect Carlberg´s original drawings. Gunnebo is open all year with a restaurant, gift shop, guided tours and a variety of events.

The City of Mölndal is strategically located in the metropolitan area of Göteborg with the intersection between European highways E6/E20 and the metropolitan outer peripheral road/Road 40 in the municipality.

The closeness to the Port of Göteborg, which is the largest port in Scandinavia, and the international airport of GöteborgLandvetter, has made Mölndal the natural choice for several internationally oriented companies.

Travel distances are short; within 20 minutes by car you will reach the port of Göteborg and the GöteborgLandvetter Airport.

Travel time between Göteborg and Stockholm is approximately 50 minutes by air and approximately 3 hours by high-speed train. Area 152,28 km²

The City of Mölndal has today 61 300 inhabitants and is the third largest municipality in the VästraGötaland region.

Local Economy
The name of the city derives from two words; “Möln”, which is a short form for “Möllor”, an old word for mills, and the word ‘”dal”, which is the Swedish word for valley. Mölndal – the Valley of Mills.

The city has a cultural and industrial heritage rooted in farming, gardening, milling and paper manufacturing industry. Paper manufacturing started here in 1653 and was ongoing on the very same location until 2006.

Today, Mölndal is mostly known for its high concentration of different companies within the life science sector. AstraZeneca is the largest company with one of its global research centers located here. Several other companies within pharmaceuticals, biomedicine and biotechnology are also located here.

The short distance to Göteborg University and Chalmers University of Technology, and their technology parks, has supported a development of other sectors such as microwave technology and information technology.

Equally important for our future development are almost 6 000 small and medium sized enterprises that form the business community of Mölndal. We actively work to support the development of them with our participation in regional enterprise development projects.

In Mölndal you will find education ranging from kindergarten to upper secondary school, as well as culture schools and adult education. The ambition is to achieve a life-long learning for the citizens of Mölndal.

The city of Mölndal offers education in 50pre-schools, 24 elemantary schools and 2 upper secondary schools.

The city has been developing its schools for a long period of time, in part through the student’s input, in part through participating in various development projects, many with European partners. .

We also conduct annual quality monitoring to guide us in our work to create a learning school for all.

To facilitate, coordinate and manage the school has Mölndal’spre-schools and schools an own development center that supports, encourages and challenges managers and employees.


Contact person for Eurotowns

Cecilia Rignell, International Coordinator,
ph. +46 31 315 13 13


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