Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city. It is a very nice city to visit! The inhabitants of Malmö love cycling and the best way to discover the city is by bike. Rent a bike and cycle around in this cozy and small town. But this city is also easy to discover on foot. What are the best sights in Malmö?
The best sights in Malmö
The city of Malmö
Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city. It is the capital of Skåne, the southernmost province in Sweden. Just over 300,000 people live in Malmö. South of Malmö is the Sontbrug which connects Sweden with Denmark. Copenhagen is located on the Danish side of the 16 kilometer long bridge.
The best sights in Malmö
1. Gamla Towns
This is the old town centre and this is the most atmospheric part of Malmö. You will find beautiful old and colourful buildings, atmospheric squares, nice streets, shops, terraces, etc. This is the best place to wander around.
2. The Kungsparken
This is a park with a large number of different types of trees, some cool fountains and vegetable gardens. A wonderful place to walk or to take a seat on a bench.
3. Malmö Museer
At the park is the Malmö Museer and this museum consists of the city museum and the aquarium. The location of this museum is great, because it is located in the Malmöhus Slott. This is the oldest fortress in Malmö.
4. Turning Torso
This is a peculiar skyscraper and therefore the most striking building in Malmö. The Torso is located in the most trendy part of the city, namely the western harbour area. The building is 190 meters high and is based on a work of art by Santiago Calatrava. The building is located a few kilometers outside the center. Location: Lilla Varvsgatan 14. Take an afternoon out to stroll through the streets with interesting architecture and perfect swimming spots. Are you a fan of skateboarding? Then visit Stapelbäddsparken: more than 2000 square meters of skatepark and one of the largest in Europe.
This is the largest square in Malmö and it is always pleasantly crowded. Here are the terraces, the town hall with a beautiful fountain, the Kramer Hotel and the Kockska huset (the house of Jörgen Kock). On the corner of the square is the Apoteket Lejonet, the most important neo-Renaissance building in the city. In the middle of the flowery square stands the statue of Karl VX on his horse.
6. The Øresund Bridge
This is the bridge that connects Sweden and Denmark. It is a double-deck bridge with a railway line underneath and a motorway above it. The bridge is built in such a way that when an airplane flies against it, the bridge does not collapse. This is because Copenhagen airport is only 10 kilometers away. The best place to see this impressive bridge is from the viewpoint Luftkastellet. Here you can easily park your car. However, it is a few kilometers from the center.
7. Malmöhus Slott
Nowhere in Scandinavia can you find a bigger and more beautiful castle than the Malmöhus Slott. This centuries-old castle is surrounded by impressive canals, in the middle of a beautiful park-like environment. The original Malmöhus Slott was built in 1434 by Erik van Pommeren, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden Address: Malmöhusvägen 6, 211 18 Malmö.
This is what I like most about the sights in Malmö. Do you have any tips?
How to get to Malmö?
Malmö is located in the south of Sweden and is therefore very easy to reach. I flew myself to Copenhagen in Denmark. At the airport you see, when you walk into the arrivals hall, automatically the vending machines where you can buy a train ticket for DKK 96. In my case there was a nice line and it took about 20 minutes before I could buy a ticket. From the airport I took the train to Malmö. This train goes about 5 times an hour to the center of Malmö. In total this was 3 stops and this train ride lasted only 20 minutes. Keep in mind that you can be checked on the train and have to show your passport.