Malmö is located in the southern part of Sweden, in the so-called Skåne region. After Stockholm and Gothenburg, it is the third biggest city in Sweden with around 347.000 residents. Malmö has many parks, which means it´s a very green city, and you are never far away from any park.
What can you do in Malmö, you might ask? Well, there is a lot to see and to explore.
Here you will find the Art and Municipal Museum. In the park behind the castle, you will see a huge Dutch windmill. It’s a cap windmill from the year 1851. There is also a popular café near the river.
Is a small marketplace in Gamla Stan and next to its big neighbour Stortorget. Lilla Torg means “Small Square/Small Place”. At Lilla Torg you will find a variety of cafés, restaurants and small shops. Especially during the summertime, Lilla Torg is the place to go. It’s also close to the main shopping street “Södergatan”.
It’s the main shopping street and one of the city´s two oldest streets. You will come through this street on your way to Lilla Torg for example.
Form Design Center
It’s for people who love Scandinavian design, architecture and arts and crafts. The concept of the Center is that there are different exhibitions over certain periods of time.
It is the biggest and oldest market place in Malmö. In the heart of the old town. You will also find the City Hall there and the oldest and very beautiful looking pharmacy “Apoteket Lejonet”.
Sankt Petri Church
This church is the oldest building in Malmö from the 14th century. You find the church behind the City Hall on Stortorget (the old town).
Disgusting Food Museum
This is not your typical type of museum. Here you will find about 80 of the world’s most disgusting foods and as a special feature you can not only smell, you can even taste some of these foods.
It is the oldest park in Malmö. On approx. 8,4 hectares you will find a few ponds and a lot of old trees and incredible 130 different tree species from three continents. The park is beautiful for a run or just a nice walk to get some fresh air.
Is a neighbourhood and park in Malmö on 45 hectares of land. You can enjoy ponds, trees and a diversity of birds. During summer I recommend a nice picnic there. You can also go to the free theatrical performances in the amphitheatre. If you like to go for a run, Pildammsparken is your park. Here you can also find the “Bloom in the Park”. It’s a restaurant with a Michelin Star.
This library is worth a visit too. It opened in December 1905 and has 550.000 different sorts of media content. Fun Fact: In 2006, it became the first library in Sweden to lend video games.
The Turning Torso is located in Västra Hamnen but you will see it from everywhere in Malmö because it’s the highest skyscraper in Scandinavia. It has a height of 190 meters. There are apartments and offices in it but no platform for visitors, so you can only enjoy looking at it.
Is a neighbourhood within Malmö and means “west harbour”. It was an industrial area until the 21st century and became 1966 the world’s largest dock. It´s close to the sea and you will also find a lot of cafés, restaurants, parks and a nice promenade.
A nice strip of beach that is the perfect spot for a walk, run, have a swim, ride your bike and a lot more. There are 10 jetties, where you can go into the water. It goes from Västra Hamnen till Limhamn. There is also the Ribersborg Kallbadhus. There you can enjoy a typical Swedish sauna or go to the café/ restaurant and enjoy your coffee/meal with a nice view.
The famous bridge that everybody knows and immediately mentions when you tell something about Malmö. It’s the longest cable-stayed bridge worldwide that combines street and rail traffic and goes from Malmö to Copenhagen. The bridge has a length of 7.845 meters and turned 20 last year.