Go to the city square which is just south of the train station. There are a number of interesting buildings and statues. From there walk south on the pedestrian streets. There are plenty of shops and things to see.
Fondest memory: Our son fell asleep in his stroller so we were able to sit at an outdoor cafe in a small square just west of the main city square. It was a gorgeous sunny day in May and I could tell the Swedes were very happy with the weather. My wife ate an excellent Greek salad.
Favorite thing: 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.
Malmö Stortorg was Scandinavias largest square with market trading during the 16th century, and even today it gives a magnificent impression with its statue of king Karl X Gustaf, the townhall, the residence, hotel Kramer in French chateau style, the pharmacy Lejonet and Jörgen Kocks house from the same time. Right behind the Stortorget is the small square, where the market-hall once where. Today this is a great place to visit when hungry, since there are plenty of restaurants and pubs here. This is also the place where one finds the Form Design Center, that exhibits Swedish industrial design and handicraft.
On the whole Malmö is interesting when it comes to architecture. In the culture quarters of S:t Gertrud one finds the oldest half-timbered house in Malmö, 'Thottska huset' built in 1558, and many other historically interesting buildings. The S:t Petri church from the 13th century in Baltic Gothic style has a retable that is one of the largest ones in Europe.
Stortorget square isone of the main squares of Malmo with very nice old houses.. its very ner to the ferry port and train staion.. And connected to the main shopping places through a pedestrian road..
The picture shows the Apotheke Lejonet, The pharmacy lion or sth like that and the entrance to the pedestrian road.. As the picture was taken saturday at 08:00 hrs, streets are totally empty.. :)
Apotheke lejonet is also a very nice building..
Favorite thing: Take a closer look at this photo and see the beautiful advertisements on the wall of the builsing in te middle.