Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige
In 1906, the Swedish government announced a competition for writing of a story, from which the children may recognise the landscapes and traditions of their homeland.
The winner was the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf with her tale "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" (Orig. Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige).
The main character of the tale is a little boy turned into a dwarf, who starts to wander with the wild geese and is traveling all over the country on the back of a giant goose. On the front of the 20 SEK, you can see Selma Lagerlöf, while on the rear is an illustration of the famous Nils Holgersson, who astride on the giant goose is flying over the plains of Scania.
The story was a standard part of the curriculum of the Swedish public schools for many years. While this is no longer the case, this fabulous guide of Sweden remains one of the classic works of the children literature.of the world.
visit the central area of the...
visit the central area of the town. Whether you come by train or by boat, you will arrive very close to the central area. It is not very big and you can see almost everything in one single day. The old town is composed of two main squares (town hall square in the picture) connected by a pedestrian street with many shops and restaurants.
Internet and mail checking
The main city library is designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen and is one of the most spectacular modern buildings in the city. It is also a great place for checking your mail as it is free - all you need to do is book a slot with the librarians and then you have limited time but enough to keep in contact with people.
Daniaparken & Sundspromenaden
Sundspromenaden starts as a waterfront promenade of Bo01 Expo housing area in Västra Hamnen, and gradually continues into Daniaparken further to the north. Wooden deck on Sundspromenaden is great to watch the sunsets over Öresund strait, admire the view to the Öresund bridge; feel the sea and the wind…
The area being exposed to all the powers of the nature, it is no surprise that the theme of Daniaparken are Senses. It ends with the Big Ramp which leads up to the Stone Table - an open site and good viewpoint.
The parks and the area were created at the beginning of the new Millennium, marking Malmö’s transition from the industrial centre to post-industrial era.
See my travelogue for more photos.
They surely love bicycles !
This is the bicycle parking (platform) close to the Railway station in Malmö.
I would say people love to use bicycles here! It's quite easy to move around the town since there are numerous bicycle paths.