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:
- Malmöhus Castle is Scandinavia’s oldest surviving Renaissance 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.
- Slottsträdgården and Kungsparken Just behind the Malmöhus castle, you can take a peaceful walk and admire the rustic windmill.
- 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.
- Turning Torso is the tallest building in Scandinavia and the first twisted skyscraper in the world.
- 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.
- Pildammsparken is a beautiful park with walking and running tracks, large ponds, wooded areas and beautiful gardens.
- Folkets is also a great park for children or for a picnic.
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.
- Watch out for bicycles! Stay off red-brick lanes, which are for bikes only!
- 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).
- 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.
- Train timetable can be found on the local railway website