Malmö Travel Guide

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Malmö Things to Do

  • City Hall & Stortorget

    This is a very pretty square just off the SW corner of Stortorget. Half-timbered buildings, cobbles, flowers, restaurants and bars with outside seating, little independent shops selling 'special' things...all very pleasant indeed. The square was originally marshland but in the late 1500s this was drained, filled and Lilla Torg (little square)...

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  • Turning Torso & Västra hamnen

    I took a very long walk around Malmo and, despite my original intentions, ended up in the area where the 'Turning Torso' exists. At 623 feet the tower is, at present, the highest in Scandanavia. It was designed by a Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, and is basically nine pentagonal 'blocks' set at angles to each other. There are apartments...

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  • Malmöhus & Museums

    You can buy fresh fish in the old, classic fishermen's huts next to the Science and Maritime House. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Malmö Restaurants

  • Möllevångstorget various

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This isn't one restaurant. It's an area full of restaurants. You can find greek food, Iranian food, Chineese food, Thai food, ... A good idea is to walk around the streets surrounding the square. There are a lot of restaurants in the nearby streets.

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  • Mello Yello

    4 out of 5 stars

    Quesadillas, burgers and grilled chicken (these three can all easily be made with quorn instead if you are a vegetarian) but also more "serious stuff" like fish dishes and steaks. Generous portions. Check the smiley in the menu to see where you can get veggie alternatives of the dish. Small place in winter, it opens up into the gorgeous square in...

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  • Salt & Brygga

    Regional farm- and seafood in a great quayside setting in Västra Hamnen with the Copenhagen cityscape in the hazy distance. Expensive but affordable, especially when you consider that everything is organic and the chefs amongst the best in Sweden. The various fish dishes.

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Malmö Nightlife

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  • Möllevången

    Kulturbolaget, or KB for short, is known all over Sweden and is THE place for major gigs not held in huge concert halls but still intimate. Everyone from Emmilou Harris to Morrisey seems to have played here and when stars get too big for this 700 or so club, KB still arranges their gigs in Malmö's bigger arenas. This is the place to go for a bit of...

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  • Lilla Torg

    We had drinks in here on a couple of nights and the atmosphere was never the same twice. Lots of groups sit outside on the patio area due to the smoking ban in Sweden. Premiership football is shown and the bar staff were very helpful in pointing us towards a late opening bar when we asked. Casual

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  • An institution

    Kulturbolaget, or KB for short, is known all over Sweden and is THE place for major gigs not held in huge concert halls but still intimate. Everyone from Emmilou Harris to Morrisey seems to have played here and when stars get too big for this 700 or so club, KB still arranges their gigs in Malmö's bigger arenas. This is the place to go for a bit of...

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Malmö Transportation

  • Trains

    This is a very easy journey indeed. There are frequent trains from Copenhagen's central station which serve Malmo and it's a quick trip, taking just 34 minutes. The train goes over the magnificent Oresund bridge (rail lines are underneath the road) but, given the speed at which it travels and the network of bridge supports, taking photos is very...

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  • Local buses

    It is easy getting around Malmö as buses run to most parts of the city and they are fairly frequent. Ten minutes in between buses during rush hour and 15-20 minutes at weekends. If you look for a particular bus, most of them run from either the Central station or Gustav Adolfs Torg (square). Don't be confused about the colours of the buses. The...

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  • Öresund Bridge

    Taking about 35 minutes, and running at up to three times an hour, the new Oresund train makes a day trip to Sweden from Copenhagen a very simple proposition. Ticket information can be a little hard to come by, but it's about 12 euros each way. Tickets are much cheaper if you travel in a group - the family duo card is less than the price of two...

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Malmö Shopping

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  • Books

    A great, if somewhat chaotic, place! Mr Schultz has an antiquariat but not like the several others scattered along this street. Nope, his is a place full of books you won't find anywhere else such as goth and photo books and he also has lots of books in English as well as a CD section. There are also weird things here such as bizarre calendars,...

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  • Baby / kids clothes

    Small lovely shop with many cool small brands. Much is organic and unisex. Brands like Bobo Choses, New generals, Popupshop, Shampoodle, Moonkids, Rockefella and much more

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  • System Bologet

    Look out for the green and gold government run alcohol shops. It's the only place outside pubs and resraunts you'll be able to buy full strength beer. Prices are good too!!!

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Malmö Local Customs

  • Etiquette

    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

    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

    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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Malmö Warnings and Dangers

  • Taxi companies

    Malmö (along with Stockholm and Lund) are the cities in Sweden where cheating with prices seem worst when it comes to taxi rides. Be aware of this and do not hop into just any taxi you see at the Central station rank or elsewhere. Look for taxis with prints on the side of the cars and not just a taxi light on the roof. Some "companies" have been...

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  • Birds

    Malmo is a city of parks and right in those parks are hungry birds of all sizes. If you have a bird phobia like my friend Liz, you're better off not visiting these places. Those creatures are as persistant as your average vacuum cleaner salesman. They'll hound you till you give them what you want. Never mind if you're a little baby or a bird-phobic...

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  • Traffic

    In broad daylight my motorhome was robbed in Malmö at the car parking close to the central train station. It happened when I was on the way back home to Germany after a two months tour through Norway, Finland and Sweden. I just stopped for 2 hours in Malmö before heading to Denmark. The main damage were: Camera equipment with about 8,000 pics,...

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Malmö Tourist Traps

  • Lilla Torg

    ...it's inavoidable. But then just look at this picture and you see why, and quickly join the crowds those long summer nights :-) Have a drink in one of the many bars or buy yourself some locally painted clogs :-)

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  • Malmöhus & Musuems

    Malmo doesnt seem very touristy at all, however some musuems, like the Musuem of carraiges would be too obscure for my personal taste - mais chacun à son gout. Just because they're there doesnt mean you have to "do" them. When time is short, you've got to be fairly selective.

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  • The canal-trip

    One of the most classic touristtrap ever: A Seightseeing-boattrip on the canal.The boats departure from the Centralstation several times a day.( http://www.rundan.se ) My personal advice is that you don´t take this trip, and instead keep on walking uptown. There you´ll find a place were you can hire a "bicycle-boat" (you know what type I mean...

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Malmö What to Pack

  • Windproofs & sweater

    I wasnt wrapped up warm enough.As Copenhagen had been pretty mild that morning, I figured I'd be ok, but there is one hell of an icy chill from the sea! So put on your woollies :) Picture of Malmo port

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  • Warm winter clothes!

    If you are planning to visit Malmö in the winter, which I do thoroughly recommend, you should take warm clothes. The best thing to do is have plenty of layers (much better than a single bulky layer), with a good wind-proof coat, a hat, gloves, scarf and warm boots! Trust me, it was pretty darn cold at New Years and I was very glad of my hat and...

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    I wasnt wrapped up warm enough.As Copenhagen had been pretty mild that morning, I figured I'd be ok, but there is one hell of an icy chill from the sea! So put on your woollies :) Picture of Malmo port

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Malmö Off The Beaten Path

  • Seaside & Öresund Bridge

    The Oeresund Bridge in Malmo, Sweden, was completed in the summer of 2000. The bridge connects Sweden with Denmark, and is the worlds longest bridge carrying both road and railway traffic. Crossing the bridge costs 230DKK/280SEK (About 30Eur), return and multiple use tickets are available.

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  • Skåne province

    Sofiero Palace and Gardens is situated just north of the city of Helsingborg, about 5 km from Train Station . The Castle built in 1865 was presented to crown prince Gustav Adolf , - became King Gustav IV Adolf in 1950 - for his wedding at the turn of the century, and became his summer residence, where he established a large collection of...

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  • Limhamn

    The Limhamn quarry only closed a few years ago and today you can stand at the viewpoint near Limhamn Church and look at what was one of Europe's biggest quarries - equal to 165 football grounds! The lime was taken to the factory in Limhamn village to be processed but that too has closed now of course. Today, local nature experts run walks down...

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Malmö Sports & Outdoors

  • Football

    If your´e in Malmö between march/april to october/november you should go to see the local Soccer Team Malmö FF at the newly built Swedbank Stadium. Malmö FF is the most succesful soccer team in Sweden (although some would argue that Gothenburg is more succesful) with 14 Swedish cup wins and 16 Swedish championship wins. The last time Malmö won the...

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  • Equestrianism

    Famous international horse show in July every year with mainly show jumping (a Nations Cup amongst other things) and showing of young Swedish warmbloods. Great setting in the village of Falsterbo, 30km south of Malmö. For those of you into riding, there are also usually small local show jumping competitions, both for pony and horse, on the beach in...

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  • Canal pedalling

    If the official canal tour doesn't appeal and the (older) children are restless, why not rent a boat and pedal around the canals for an hour. They can be found at Amiralsbron, a bridge behind Stortorget.

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  • Tourist info

    The best Malmö Tourist information is here at Malmo.com. For some nice Malmö maps, click on the link labeled "Maps" on the left side. Malmo.se has some more good information about the city. Of course, you can always wait until you are in Malmö and stop at the tourist information desk at Central Station.

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  • City Hall & Stortorget

    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...

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  • Turning Torso & Västra hamnen

    Bo-01 is located in the harbour of Malmö, about 15 minutes walk from the Malmö centralstation (or take bus number 3 towards "Västra Hamnen"). Bo-01 is an exhibition AND a neighbourhood/cityarea of different architecturetypes in Malmö. Several architects & designers got to design houses and its surroundings which went by the name of Bo-01...

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