Malmö Tourist Board
Malmö Tourist Board is situated in Central Railway station. They can help you with accommodation and general tourist information.
Malmö Tourist Board
Centralstationen, 211 20 Malmö,
tel: +46 40 34 12 00 (Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.),
web: www.malmo.se Take a free copy of "Malmo This Month" guide with lots of useful information about sights, museums, restaurants, nightlife etc.
Also in this booklet you can learn that:
- Malmo is the third largest city in Sweden, with population of 265,000
- More than 100 different languages are spoken in Malmö
- Malmo has 1592 hours of sunshine per year
- The average temperature in Malmö is 8,2 degrees Celsius
- The tallest construction in Malmö re the pylons of Öresund bridge, 203,5 metres in the sky
- There are 20,000 students at Malmö University
- There are 300 restaurants in Malmö
- More than 4 million people took the train over the Öresund bridge in its first year
- Malmö has 300 km of cycle paths
The impressive, massive Malmohus castle is the oldest conserved Renaissance castle in the Nordic Region, where the Danish kings used to stay when they visited the city.
Since it was built as a citadel in the mid-16th century by Eric of Pomerania, it has housed royalty, prisoners, the Danish mint, and today, the city of Malmö’s Art Museum, the City Museum and the Natural History Museum along with an aquarium and a tropicarium.
You can take a tour through the original buildings and some of the museum’s exhibits, including one that tells the story of Malmö as a city.
Just behind the castle is a charming park that holds a number of concerts and festivals in the summer months.
Pildammsparken (the Willow Lake Park) is the largest park in Malmö. It was laid out in connection with the Baltic exhibition that was held here in 1914. One remnant of this exhibition is Margaretapaviljonen (Crown Princess Margareta's pavilion).
This large park features large ponds, open lawns and groves, flower alley, Queen Silvia’s rose garden and many natural bird ponds. In the southern end of the park is an open-air theatre that houses performances and concerts during the summer.
See my travelogue for more photos from Pildammsparken.
Park is situated south of Malmö Opera house, you can walk from the centre or take buses 11 or 20.
Environmental awareness is an essential part all over scandinavia and Sweden is in radical role in many ways. City buses are colored green because it looks environment friendly and good for your eyes or suits better in Malmø or whatever reason there might be.
Gatan is the Swedish for street :)
However you can definitely get by on English in Malmo, helped no doubt by the fact that English is a compulsory language subject in school. But a few phrases from http://www.sverigeturism.se/smorgasbord/smorgasbord/culture/lifestyle/sentences.html should see you right. :)