Touring in Malmö

All roads in the gorgeous province of Skåne in southern Sweden lead to Malmö. The city is part of the expanding Öresund region and is joined to Copenhagen in Denmark by the mighty, arching Öresund bridge.

For all the expansion, Malmö is a small, friendly city with a good choice of cultural attractions, including the new Moderna Museet Malmö. Look out for Malmö’s many quality restaurants and bistros and great cafés. And the shopping isn’t bad either, especially if you’re looking for Swedish design-ware and hip, new Swedish fashion labels.

Do yourself a favour and buy a Malmö City Card for discounts on entrance fees to attractions, goods and products in shops and free parking.

Malmö has serious designs on becoming a sustainable city and a is a world leader in the area.

Top 12 attractions in Malmö

Are you visiting Malmö for the first time? We have compiled a list of the most popular attractions in Malmö.

1. Turning Torso
The building everyone is talking about. The Turning Torso, one of the most recognisable buildings of Malmö, was inaugurated in November 2005. Its twisted shape was designed by Santiago Calatrava. The house is 190 m high and contains 54 floors and 147 flats. It is one of the highest residential buildings in Europe.

2. Stapelbäddsparken
It’s raw, there are plenty of people about and you can skateboard. That’s Malmö. On the way to Turning Torso be sure to stop off at Malmö’s premier skateboarding venue.

3. Lilla Torg
Enjoy a coffee, relax with a drink before moving on to a club or just people-watch. Lilla Torg is a large outdoor area that is home to several of Malmö’s best known restaurants and clubs.

4. The City Library
A fantastic building offering tranquillity, great views and an excellent selection of books. Even if you don’t want to borrow a book, Malmö City Library is still well worth a visit.

5. Malmöhus Castle
Several of Malmö’s major museums are housed within these historic walls. These are Malmö Art Museum, the City Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Tropicarium. Bring the whole family and discover something new!

6. Malmö Konsthall
Here you will find a mix of current experiments and classic art. Malmö Konsthall opened in 1975 and has one of Europe’s largest exhibition halls for contemporary art. Visit on a Sunday and you can also enjoy Restaurang Smak’s fantastic Brunch.

7. St. Peter’s Church
Concert, worship or lunch? Malmö’s oldest building, the immense and beautiful St Peter’s Church (S:t Petri Kyrka), is more than just a church.

8. Moderna Museet
A little piece of Stockholm in Malmö. Here you can admire modern and contemporary works of art exhibited in Malmö’s old electricity plant

9. Folkets Park
A favourite with the people of Malmö. Enjoy a drink at one of the bars, dance at Cuba Café or relax on a colourful blanket spread out on the grass.

10. Kallbadhuset
Relax in the wood-fired sauna or go saltwater swimming all year round. People come here from all over Malmö. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Sound, swim and then get a coffee in the popular café.

11. Möllevångstorget
There are 174 countries represented in Malmö and they all come together in Möllevångstorget. Here, for example, you can buy spices from Iraq at bargain prices, get delicious stuffed peppers from corner shops, and eat Chinese dumplings.

12. Katrinetorp country house

In an idyllic location on the outskirts of Malmö you’ll find Katrinetorp – a beautiful 19th Century farm house surrounded by plentiful gardens. The premises are also home to a garden café and an antiques store. In the course of the year several festive events are held at Katrinetorp, including an antiques market, a harvest fair and a Christmas market, as well as interesting exhibitions and atmospheric music night

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