Malmö Things to Do

  • Gustav Adolf's Square, Malmo
    Gustav Adolf's Square, Malmo
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    Stortorget, Malmo
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    City Hall, Malmo
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  • 1. City Hall & Stortorget

    Walking down Sodergatan towards the main square, you'll be hard pressed to miss the Optimistic Orchestra (Optimistorkestern). Created by Yngve Lundell, this sculpture is intended to express the mood...

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  • 2. Malmöhus & Museums

    By the time I'd had my wander through the Kungsparken I was about ready for a bite of lunch and maybe (HA!) a beer but the sign for the City Museum caught my eye and then upon letting my dumbdumb feet...

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  • 3. Turning Torso & Västra hamnen

    This building, which was finally opened in 2005, has split the Malmö population in half. Those who hate it think that it is a complete waste of money that could have been spent on AFFORDABLE housing...

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  • 4. St Peter's Church

    Greeting you as you enter the city from the train station is the imposing St. Peter's Church (Sankt Petri kyrka). It's the oldest building in Malmo, and an example of Baltic Brick Gothic from the 14th...

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  • 5. Parks & canals

    Having found the docks, bought and written my postcard and visited the three squares I still didn't feel that I'd earned my beer and so continued my wanderings. I saw a park at the end of the street...

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  • 6. Öresund Bridge

    The famous Oresund Bridge is 8 km long and was opened for traffic in July 2000. Besides the bridge the connnection between Copenhagen and Malmo consists of a 4 km artificial island (Pepparholmen) and...

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  • 7. Lilla Torg

    Lilla Torg translates as "Little Square" and was built in the late 16th century as a commercial area for smaller market traders. Its present-day centrepiece is another of the city's quirky public...

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  • 8. Ribersborg beach life

    You can't go to Sweden and not have a sauna. Visit the Ribersborgs Kallbadhus, which is a listed building, and sit in the sauna enjoying the view out over the sea. If you're feeling very brave (which...

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  • 9. Foteviken viking village

    Foteviken is a unique place in viking Scandinavia as it isn't a museum or heritage place (like Hedeby, Birka, Trelleborg or Borg) but rather a village where people live viking life during summer and...

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  • 10. Malmö Festival

    We have been to Malmo at least 5 times in our lives and it always looked very cosy, little and nice town (or suburb of Copenhagen) in southern Sweden. Squares always were full of beautifully decorated...

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  • 11. Malmö Art Hall and galleries

    I have not yet been, but the famous Stockholm contemporary art museum Moderna (the "Modern" museum) opened an annex in Malmö 2010. The museum is housed in a former gas works so the building itself is...

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  • 12. Lund trip

    If you're planning to stay in Malmö and the surrounding area for a little while, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to take a trip to Lund. It's only about 20 minutes away by train, and being the...

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  • 13. Torup Castle

    Torup is a small village centred around a 16th century castle which is really nice and can be toured weekends in May and June (as it is still inhabited). You can also visit a fascinating museum...

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  • 14. Other churches

    So called because of all the roses depicted, carved and displayed in and on the church. The real name is Sankt Johannes (St. John’s) kyrka. Despite appearances, it’s a Lutheran church built btw 1903...

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  • 15. Pubs and fun

    I think I caught this pub during its "Happy Hour" since my receipt says "Happy Tuborg 51.00" which is a bit more like it for a beer (the export strength one of course) in another atmospheric...

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  • 16. Möllevången area

    Malmö's newest attraction is a resurrection of its chocolate making. Famous for its huge 1888 Mazetti factory which had to close, a chocolatier educated in Belgium has now taken over in an area in the...

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  • 17. Skanör & Falsterbo

    The twin villages of Skanör and Falsterbo are about 30 kilometres south of Malmö but easy to reach by car or local bus (as sadly, the local bathing trains stopped running ages ago). They belong to the...

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  • 18. Then It Was Time To Head Back To Copenhagen

    Having withdrawn 1000 SEK from the ATM when I arrived I'd decided that once it was spent it would be time to head back to CPH - my last beer at Bullen left me...

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  • 19. Wandering The Squares - #3 Gustav Adolf Torg

    Whilst this is still a very pleasant square to sit awhile it is, with its main bus terminus, a much more utilitarian space than Lilla Torg or Stortorget. It is...

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  • 20. Take A Wander Around The Docks

    Being one for just randomly wandering my first experience of the city was the dock area to the west of Central Station. This area has undergone serious...

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  • 21. The Washed Away House

    I arrived in Malmo shortly after some of the worst storms in Sweden's history had struck the south coast, washing away many homes along the coast. So when I saw...

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  • 22. Old Town

    In the area south of the station, and West of the main square of Stortorget, there is the old town (Gamla Staden). It's a pleasant area filled with bars,...

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  • 23. Jörgen Kock's House

    A former mayor and master of the mint, Jörgen Kock led Malmo through one of its most successful and affluent times. His grand house, from the early 16th...

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  • 24. Flensburg House

    One of the oldest buildings in Malmo, the Flensburg House was once believed to be a monastery, and even once was called that. Instead it is a wealthy merchant...

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  • 25. Gustav Adolf's Square

    Gustav Adolf's Square speaks to a short and easily forgotten part of Malmo's history - a time when it was capital of Sweden. During that year, King Gustav IV...

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