Malmö in two days

Malmö is a coastal city in southern Sweden.  It is the third largest city in Sweden after Stockholm and Gothenburg. It lies at the eastern end of the striking Öresund Bridge, a long road and railway bridge–tunnel running to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Is it worth visiting?

Malmö is not a very impressive city, hence a tourist might not be delighted. We found some interesting things worth visiting and nice ways to spend our time:

  1. Malmöhus Castle is Scandinavia’s oldest surviving Renaissance castle.
    Malmohus castle

    Malmohus castle

    Malmöhus forms part of Malmö’s museums Museer. The castle houses a fascinating museum related its history, a natural history museum and has an aquarium underground. The ticket price was 40 SEK ( ~4 EUR) and it also includes entrance to the Technology & Maritime museum as well. Entrance for kids is free.

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  2. Slottsträdgården and Kungsparken Just behind the Malmöhus castle, you can take a peaceful walk and admire the rustic windmill.
    Slottsträdgården windmill walk

    Slottsträdgården windmill walk

    Kungsparken canal

    Kungsparken canal

    Windmill in park

    Windmill in park

    Slottsträdgården terrace

    Slottsträdgården terrace

  3. Malmo City Library is a combination of old and new architecture. It is located nearby Kungsparken and you can read or study while surrounded by nature. It is probably the most beautiful library I ever visited."<yoastmark

    Malmo library at night

    Malmo Library at night

  4. Turning Torso  is the tallest building in Scandinavia and the first twisted skyscraper in the world."<yoastmark

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  5. Lilla Torg
    Lilla Torg is a little square packed with restaurants, small crafts and caffe shops. A great place to eat, drink and watch Malmo walk by. 

    DJ in Lilla Torg

    DJ in Lilla Torg

    Terrace in Lilla Torg

    Terrace in Lilla Torg

  6. Pildammsparken is a beautiful park with walking and running tracks, large ponds, wooded areas and beautiful gardens.

    Pildamsparken

    Pildammsparken

  7. Folkets is also a great park for children or for a picnic."<yoastmark"<yoastmark

Ideas and recommendations

  • You can buy shuttle bus tickets online in advance from flygbussarna or from the ticket machines at the airport.
  • You can pay everything by credit/debit card and sometimes you don’t have alternatives. Some places don’t even accept cash so be sure to have a card on you. Try to find one without commission linked to an Euro account.
Credit cards

Credit cards

  • Watch out for bicycles! Stay off red-brick lanes, which are for bikes only!

    Malmo cycling girl

    Malmö cycling girl

  • Rent a bike! and bike as much as you can because Malmö has 400 km of bicycle tracks. We rented bikes from Malmobybike for: 80SEK for 24 hours or 165 SEK for 72 hours (~8/16 EUR).

    Bike rental stand

    Bike rental stand

  • Be prepared! Alcohol is expensive! Similarly, everything else is expensive compared to other European cities! A reference for the living costs in Malmö here.
  • Is 11 PM closing time? At 10 PM we landed  on the Airport is located 30 km from the city. Therefore, we arrived in the city at about 22:45. People were all around, having fun and doing different things. We left our stuff at the hotel and at 23:10 when we came out everything was silent. Other European cities we visited are full of activity at this time."Night
  • Train timetable can be found on the local railway website

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