Skåne Local Customs

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    At La Grappa, Lilla Torget.
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Skåne Local Customs

  • Etiquette

    Malmö Local Customs

    At most places with customer service (e.g. Post Office, Tourist Information, Money Exchange) you have to take a number from a machine. Then you have to wait for your number to be called or to be shown on the display with the appropriate counter. So instead of waiting in a line you are able to browse through other things while waiting for your...

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  • Tourist info

    Malmö Local Customs

    Sweden is a member of the European Union (EU) since 1995, but not a member of the so called Euro-Zone. That is why the local currency is not the Euro, but the Swedish Crown (Svensk krona). One Swedish Crown is subdivided into 100 Öre. Banknotes have the following values 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Crowns. Cash money is available from cash...

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  • Seaside & canals

    Malmö Local Customs

    On any sunny day, Malmö's citizens gather in Västra Hamnen to walk along the Sundspromenaden seafront promenade (I have never been to Beirut but to me, on busy days it feels like its corniche still), have a coffee or Italian ice cream in a cafe and just people watch. See the second picture just to see how crowded it can get there on a really good...

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  • Festival

    Malmö Local Customs

    Takes place during the second or third week in August every year and means the city is full of people enjoying concerts, crayfish, world food, street life and childrens event in a mix. OK, it's not Edinburgh by any means but the main stages in the squares have at least one really famous Swedish artist on every evening and then there is folk music...

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  • Winter bathing

    Malmö Local Customs

    Some Malmö people have a habit of swimming in the Öresund Strait not only in summer but also in freezing winter. This picture is from Sibbarp's Cold Water Bath and NO, those minus signs are NOT a mistake as the picture is from 16 February...

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  • Bikes

    Malmö Local Customs

    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.

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  • Swedish signs

    Malmö Local Customs

    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. :)

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  • Open Swedes

    Malmö Local Customs

    I know that many people tell that Swedes are cold and sometimes unfriendly, but I have had chance ! I only stayed at a bar 5 minutes alone, and some guys asked me if I was enjoying my hollidays, etc... (PS: They were not gay !..lol). And I have meet some people easily. Even a guy that I saw in Geneva !!!!!!!! So I can't say that Swedes are cold !

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  • Music

    Malmö Local Customs

    Swedes are a music loving people. It is easy to find music festivals in the streets of every town and city in the country, or simply people performing dances or coreographies, like theses girls in Malmö's main square. Malmö is hometown to some of Sweden's better known pop groups, like the Cardigans.

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  • Apple Market

    Last weekend in September is the time for the annual apple market in Kivik, including special guided tours at the House of the Apple and at the orchards and merchants, concerts and the creating of a huge "portrait" made of 75 000 apples.

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  • Art Round

    Every Easter, the roads on Österlen are packed with people wanting to make a bargain or simply see some art. This is when the art round takes place and all the galleries are open at the same time. There is no possibility to visit them all and you will see anything from pure c**p to masterpieces. The centre for Östelen Art Society and the place...

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