Malmö is a city full of surprises with a rich cultural life and beautiful architecture. Until 1658, Malmö belonged to Denmark and it’s not surprising that this third largest city in Sweden, is reminiscent of Copenhagen in both its architecture, spirit and mentality.
Malmö is one of the earliest industrialised Scandinavian cities, but it is also one of the top five of the greenest cities. This multifaceted city offers a set of themed playgrounds and parks, three skateboarding parks, a water park and a range of other attractions for families, couples, young and senior travellers.
Turning Torso skyscraper
Part of the Western Harbour District is the largest and most impressive 190 m high residential building in Malmö. It’s visible from afar but it's well worth taking a closer look to admire the perfect spiral structure consisting of parts joining at 90 degrees angle from bottom to top.
Take a stroll through the windy alleys of this area, admiring the modern, well-maintained infrastructure and walk the interesting coastline with magnificent panoramic views of the Oresund Bridge.
As the most charismatic place in all of Malmö, this square in the heart of the city is the most popular meeting point not only for being a wonderful place for some coffee and food, but also for its architecture and great atmosphere. Some of the most famous nightclubs and bars are also located near Lilla Torg square. Take a stroll to the nearby Gamla Väster district, where you can walk between the small but colourful old houses. Address: Lilla Torg 1, 211 34 Malmö
What to do in Malmö
Ribersborg Beach and Kallbadhuset
This famous beach attracts many visitors in the summer with its wonderful long sandy beaches and a park for games and sports.
Address: Limhamnsvägen, 217 59 Malmö
See Malmö from a different angle on this 50 minute boat tour. You’ll admire the beautiful streets, historical views and buildings and discover interesting facts about celebrities. Tours are organised mid-April to October.
Entertainment and activities in Malmö
This is the most colourful district in Malmö. There’s a lively market as well as many shops and restaurants with food from different parts of the world. Address: Möllevångstorget, 214 24 Malmö
Malmöhus Castle & Slottsparken
This is the oldest Renaissance castle in the Nordic region and home of the Malmö museum where there are exhibitions of history, technology, shipping and nature. You can explore a real submarine and get to know the fish and snakes in the new aquarium. In the nearby Slottsparken you will find beautiful playgrounds and picnic zones, flowerbeds with water canals and a charming garden café. Address: Malmöhusvägen 6, 201 24 Malmö
If you’re travelling with children, this is a beautiful place for lunch in the fresh air or for the kids to run off some energy. There is a colourful flea market, a small farm with ponies, a terrarium and golf for children. Football lovers can watch matches on large outdoor screens. Address: Norra Parkgatan 2, 214 22 Malmö
Eating and shopping
Head to cafe Holland for some traditional Swedish confectionery and wonderful cakes
Address: Södra Förstadsgatan 8, 211 43 Malmö
Enjoy dinner with a panoramic view from the 25th floor at the Sky Bar restaurant at Clarion Hotel. More information here.
Addesss: Dag Hammarskjölds Torg 2, 211 18 Malmö, Sweden
You can also try some authentic Swedish dishes at affordable prices at Restaurant Bullen
Address: Storgatan 35,211 41 Malmö
If you’d like to do some shopping, there is plenty of choice:
- Emporia, the largest and most modern shopping centre in Scandinavia with a lounge terrace boasting panoramic views over the city.
- Triangeln offers 140 shops from retail chains and electronics and many restaurants.
- Mobilia shopping centre offers a wide range of clothing and footwear.
- SMYCKA offers the largest selection of designer jewellery and watches.