Discover Malmö Travel Guide


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Malmo is an international city, the third largest city in Sweden. Malmö is the southernmost, being separated from the Danish capital, Copenhagen, only by the narrow Strait of Öresund, the access between the two cities is facilitated by the Oresund, the longest bridge rail and road traffic in Europe, whose construction is designed to ensure the connection between Sweden and Denmark.

No doubt, Malmo is the kind of city that offers all you need, dedicated to children, young people but also for those of an admirable age. Malmo is the meeting place where they are all for everyone, meant to discover a city extremely interesting!

Tourist attractions in Malmo

  • Turning Torso - is the tallest building in Scandinavia, with a height of 190m.
  • The Big Square (Stortorget) - in the center of the square is the statue of King Karl X Gustav of Sweden, who regained the city from Danish. The town hall is in the east and in the north-east corner is Kockska Huset - the house of Jorgen Kock, a German immigrant who became the mayor of the city.
  • Little Square (Lilla Torg) - one of the most charming squares, with its cobblestones, carefully restored houses and 16th-century, is a great place to relax, drink a coffee or eat something good.
  • Hedmanska Garden - located near Lilla Torg, houses exhibitions within industrial design, architecture, arts, crafts, and also a welcoming library and coffee shop.
  • Malmohus Castle - with its deep dungeons, was built in 1437 by Erik of Pomerania and inhabited by the kings of Denmark until the 1500s. By 1914 it was used as a prison and now here is a museum of history, an art museum and a maritime museum.
  • Moderna Muséet - one of the most comprehensive 20th-century art collections in Scandinavia and also one of Europe’s leading museums for modern and contemporary art.
  • St Petri Kyrka Church - built in the style of Gothic Baltic, is the oldest church in the city, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • Gustav Adolf Square – here there are shops, exchange offices, a McDonalds, and a bus stop.
  • Malmö Arena -  hosts various international concerts and sports.
  • Davidshallstorg - is a modern market with luxury shops.
  • Mollevangstorget market - a bunch of market stalls with cheap products and restaurants, being a multicultural mix.
  • Ribersborg - a fine sandy beach, where you can bathe in central Malmo, being also the home to the popular, listed Kallbadhuset, dating from the early 20th century.
  • Malmo Central Station - is the meeting place of many different nationalities, with interesting architecture, and a themed market where you will find all the kind of international delicacies.
  • Folkets Park - an amusement with playgrounds, golf course, cinema, stages, theatre, music and animals, represents the ideal place to have some fun.

What & where to eat

·         Traditional Swedish home cooking: veal meat-balls with whiskey cream sauce & lingon-berries – you can try it at Två Krögare < http://www.bullen.nu/ >

·         Since Malmo is considered the ‘’ capital’’ of Swedish Falafel (deep fried chickpea balls) which is the well known ‘’falafel’’, you may try it at the best nominated restaurant - The Orient House of Falafel no 1

·         For a fantastic view overlooking the Oresund Bridge and also delicious Italian culinary delight, try to dine at Vespa.

·         Try to eat on the street, from hot dog stands and for sure will be a quite tasty experience. Try a ‘’tunnbrödsrulle’’ - mashed potato and wrapped in a soft flatbread.

·         Whether you love romantic places or simply want to be in a nice place and eat something sweet, try a cake and a coffee at Hollandia, which is a classic café and patisserie, inside which is an elegant and romantic atmosphere.

A trip to Copenhagen?

There's nothing simpler than this! You have two options: the cheaper one is using the BUS 999, which runs between Malmö-Copenhagen each hour during the day (no traffic on Sundays). The bus stops at different places in Malmö, such as the Concert Hall and Södervärn and in Copenhagen at Kastrup and at the Town Hall Square. The price for one single ticket is 100:- SEK (11 EUR), and the trip takes about 40 minutes.

The second option is taking the train across the famous Oresund Bridge. The train cross the Oresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen’s central stations 24 hours a day; every 20 minutes during the day and once per hour from 11pm–6am. The journey takes 35 minutes and you can buy your tickets at the stations. One single ticket costs 107 SEK (12 EUR).

Shopping

With beautiful pedestrian zones, where walking can be combined with a shopping session, in Malmo you’ll  see from the biggest brands to tiny chic shops, concept stores equipped with high quality products, often expensive but also with quite substantial discounts.

You can start walking from Stortorget and head towards Triangeln, via Sodergatan, Gustav Adolfs Torg, Sodertull and Sodra Forstadsgatan, all arteries enjoying lovely restaurants and cafes.

Some of the shopping centres: Emporia in Hyllie - which is the largest; Hansa, Entré, Storgatan, Caroli – in centre of Malmo Triangeln; Jägersro Center - on the outskirts of Malmö.

Some of the supermarkets: Netto, Lidl, Willys, ICA.

Accommodation

Most hotels are located in the centre of Malmo and match all types of budgets. The proposed version is a 4 star hotel - Grand Hotel Garden, located only 150 meters from the pedestrian shopping street Södergatan. The hotel is excellently located and the price/quality ratio is good, with breakfast included, booked 1 month or two before, the price is about 70 euro / night. As a minus, noting that the bathroom is very small in economic rooms and the bed is quite small for 2 persons. Otherwise Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel but in the evening goes a little harder, because many users are connected. Although these issues should not be neglected, the hotel has a great price compared to others, and very good position, close to shops, restaurants.

Insider tips

·         Once in Malmo, be careful when you change euro in Swedish kronor (the local currency)- it’s not a big deal, the commission is a little high and the rate is not favourable at all. Avoid changing in the airport.

·         In Malmo almost everyone pays by card. Including the ticket from the airport to downtown is paid either in cash at the tourist information centre, bus station machines from the airport, or directly from the driver. Be informed that the driver does not accept cash; payment is made only with the card.

·         If you want to buy some food, go to the supermarket - Netto. Cheap prices but not great diversity of products. Try also Willys, has products more diversified and also good prices.

·        Get yourself with only 100 SEK (about 10 Euro) - Malmö City Kort - offers discounts for attractions, culture, entertainment, restaurants, shopping and food in Malmö. Is on sale in most hotels and city shops and also you can buy it as a Smartphone app.

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