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Skåne Things to Do

  • City Hall & Stortorget

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 of Malmo: upbeat, confident, happy, and basically, optimistic. I think the swaggering brass band conveys that message pretty well.

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  • Lund Cathedral

    Lund Things to Do

    Lund's Domkyrka (Cathedral) is one of the oldest and finest Romanesque churches in Sweden, and is a must see in Lund! The present building dates from the 12th century, the time when Lund played an important role in Denmark's history - for instance was King Valdemar II crowned here in 1202. The cathedral is located in the city centre, and is easy to...

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  • Kärnan

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Karnan A short walk from the terminal we make our way here. Not many tourists around , so lots of good photo opps. Most of what was the castle burned down , but just the one section remains . They best part is the view over the city....makes the climb up worth it

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  • Malmöhus & Museums

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 lead me further I found this - pic #1 This just had to be investigated. The city's Malmohus museum is housed (literally) in what was one of the...

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  • Lund University

    Lund Things to Do

    Lund University was founded back in 1666, making it the second-oldest university on Swedish ground today. The university was originally named Academia Carolina, but in the late 19th century, the name was changed to Lund University. Today, it is one of northern Europe's most prestigious universities and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for...

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  • City Centre

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Town Centre From the old Castle , we make our way to the town center. Stone steps lead us down ...so many lovely views from the brick archway. Below there is a also a small fresh water spring .... David When we get to the square we see a Charming statue named David ....and in some ways we can see why . there is plaque beneath which declares "David...

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  • Turning Torso & Västra hamnen

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 for Malmö citizens, and those who love it think that finally, little Malmö has a building which even impress the Stockholmers. Because it does, there's...

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  • Botaniska trädgården and parks

    Lund Things to Do

    There has been a botanical garden in Lund since the late 1600s, but the present botanical garden – almost in the centre of town – is from the 1860s. The garden covers eight hectares and has more than 7,000 species of plants. It is a very tranquil place filled with greenhouses, small ponds, and numerous flower beds with beautiful flowers and plants....

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  • Town Hall

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    One of the most prominent buildings when you depart the ferry in Helsingborg is the Town Hall. It was build in 1897, the same year my grandmother was born. So this struck a note with me. The bell tower is 68 meters high and captures your attention at first glance.

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  • St Peter's Church

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 century.

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  • Kulturen

    Lund Things to Do

    As far as Swedish museums go, you can't find many that are better than Kulturen. The world´s second-oldest open-air museum, the collections fill two blocks and include around 40 historic buildings. There is also an area for exhibitions, which when I was there was taken up by a display of underwear from the 17th century to modern designer items...

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  • Sofiero

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    From the city you can walk until the Sofiero castle...it's a long but beautiful walk. You'll see the ocean, rich houses and nice gardens. When u get to the castle, make sure u'll visit the entire garden...it's so magic!!! I didn't get into the castle...but it's wonderful anyway...

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  • Parks & canals

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 (as opposed to light at the end of the tunnel) and so let my feet do the lead. This turned out to be the Kungsparken (which obviously translates as...

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  • Dalby Söderskog National Park

    Lund Things to Do

    Sweden's southernmost national park is only little, but to someone from further north, it is still exotic. It is mainly famous for its beech forest which is hardly a unique scenery in continental Europe, but quite rare in Scandinavia. You can stroll along the paths, beginning by this parking place with its pretty stone wall. Should you be a real...

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  • Mariakyrkan

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Mariakyrkan is a Hanseatic looking little pretty church smack bang in the middle of Helsingborg. Built in the 14th century on the remains of an earlier church as more and more people discovered the huge amount of herring in the strait and started to settle the shores of Helsingborg and not just the fortress area at the top.

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  • Öresund Bridge

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 a 4 km long tunnel.

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  • Castles

    Lund Things to Do

    One thing I loved about southern Sweden or Skane are the many little castles or slotts scattered throughout the countryside. This castle was not far from where I stayed in the town of Barnstensvagen. We found this castle in the middle of rolling hills and fields of peas.

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  • Jacob Hansen's House/Henckelska house

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Because of Helsingborg's strategic defense position, not many historical buildings are left in the city centre as most disappeared in great wars in the 17th century. Councillor Jacob Hansen's House from 1641 is the main exception to this and can be visited at certain hours (otherwise it is mainly used for city conferences and dinners). Gamlegård...

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  • Lilla Torg

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 artworks - the pictured bedside lamp. I was kinda disappointed that it was lit by rather ordinary light fittings rather than an impressive huge...

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  • Rune stones

    Lund Things to Do

    These stones did not stand here (Lundagård, near the university) originally, but in various places around the county. It is still nice to be able to see them here as many stones have been smashed up by farmers by mistake as they are often found in agricultural areas. Most stones here are from Christian times although there are earlier ones in...

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  • Pottery/Wallåkra Stenkärlsfabrik

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Stoneware such as the one produced here has been made all over the clay rich north-west of Scania for generations but this is in fact one of the more unique places. It has stayed a lot smaller than famous Höganäs to the north, and therefore, the old means of productions are used and that is what you can see here. When the owners took over some...

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  • Ribersborg beach life

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 I wasn't given that the temperature outside was -1 amd there was snow on the boards!) you could take a plunge into the sea to really wake your...

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  • Konsthallen

    Lund Things to Do

    The Lund Konsthallen is a small museum in the center of Lund. This museum doesn't have a permanent exhibition so there is always something new to see. The exhibitions sometimes even change the whole outlook of the museum. It's worth a quick visit and best of all it's Free too.

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  • Football

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Helsingborg may be very popular in Helsingborg and in other cities in Sweden, but you can’t say that they have a strong support, or supporters that create a good atmosphere during the games. They have two different groups of supporters. One is called “Raggeline”, named after a former defender (Mikael Ragvald) at the club, while “Kärnan” is the more...

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  • Foteviken viking village

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 where you are given guided tours by the inhabitants and can then wander around people's houses as you wish, looking at the great hall, the king's...

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  • Mårtenstorget/Mårtens square

    Lund Things to Do

    On a nice day you'll enjoy strolling around Marten's Square and looking at the kiosks selling food and various merchandise. Then have a seat at one of the cafes surrounding the square and enjoy a refreshing drink while you watch the people go by.

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  • Mariner's Goddess

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Just beyond the KNUTPUNKTEN (see TRANSPORTATION TIP) is Carl Milles seafaring monument, on a pillar, and beside this is a PLAQUE commemorating the landing here in 1810 of Marshal Bernadotte as CROWN PRINCE of SWEDEN. Later on his name was Karl XIV Johan. Very worthy of a visit is the wonderful KäRNAN, a MEDIEVAL KEEP... no photos here: persistent...

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  • Malmö Festival

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 flowers, cafes seemed to be averagely busy and if you came on weekends you could see maybe a little bit more of people. When we came there in...

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  • Olympia

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Olympia (in English “the Olympic stadium”) is one of the best and most modern stadiums in Sweden. It was rebuilt in 1995, and now takes 17 000 spectators. This season it has hardly never been sold out, but for the big games, and when Helsingborg is playing well, the crowds use to be really large. Homesupporters stands at the short-side, while...

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  • Malmö Art Hall and galleries

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 interesting, and previously housed the Rooseum art collection so art seems to have established itself here. The famous Rauschenberg angora goat which...

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  • Tycho Brahe

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    In the corner in front of the Jacob Hansen's house there is a beautiful monument to the great astronomer Tyge or Ticho Brahe who lived and work in the island of Ven, in middle of Oresund Sound between Denmark and Sweden.

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  • Lund trip

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 second oldest town in Sweden it is full of history, with a magnificent cathedral, fascinating museums, a famous University, and charming streets, shops...

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  • Dunkers Culture Center

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    A much praised building by Danish architect Utzon (who also designed Sydney Opera House) it is full of interesting art exhibitions of all sorts, a concert hall, area for youth and a city museum. I have yet to go so I can't tell you too much about my personal view on it though. Recently, people have shown much interest in an exhibition on shoes...

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  • Torup Castle

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 dedicated to the castle farm labourers in their old dwellings nearby. Both are surrounded by a lovely beech forest much used by Malmö citizens in summer...

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  • H99 architectural area

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    For some years around the late 90s an onwards, it was popular to hold "housing fairs" in Sweden - a trend which became very expensive for the host cities as not that many turned up to pay to see modern apartments. Helsingborg got its turn in 1999 and architects worked to create a whole new part of the city by the waterside. The result is not...

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  • Other churches

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 and 1907 . Originally, it was meant to be finished at the same time as the parish was founded, in 1906, but a building strike delayed the project, and...

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  • Fredriksdals Open Air Museum

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    Set in a wonderful French-English park landscape, you can stroll around and enjoy a working Skåne farm, old countryside buildings, an outdoor theatre, the old Fredriksdal Mansion, preserved Helsingborg shops and a graphical museum amongst other things. There is also a café in the old stables. See more in my travelogue.

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  • Pubs and fun

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 traditional-style pub. The Bullen has a great local feel with proper barstools occupied by what were obviously regulars. The cheery, and rather attractive,...

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  • Grafiska museet/Graphical museum

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    This museum is in fact a part of the Fredriksdal Open Air Museum described above. It is Sweden's largest printing museum and housed in an old Helsingborg house saved from destruction and moved to Fredriksdal. The museum has an exhibition on the history of printing from Guteberg to the computer age and also shows both hand prints and machines. It...

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  • Möllevången area

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 old factory and has a small museum, showing the "120 years of chocolate making in a box of pralines". Weekday afternoons are the best for getting a...

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  • The harbour

    Helsingborg Things to Do

    I did find this unusual statue on top of a large pole right on the docks near the ferry. I am always attracted to unusual street art and this little statue was very unusual. This was my last impression of Helsingborg before boarding the ferry and returning to Helsingor.

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  • Skanör & Falsterbo

    Malmö Things to Do

    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 Vellinge Municipality which starts just south of Malmö and the area is quite affluent but has the proximity to a big city to thank for a lot of that...

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  • Helsingborg - Sofiero Palace and Gardens

    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 , - later King Gustaf VI Adolf - for his wedding at the turn of the century, and became his summer residence, where he established a large collection of rhododendrons. Soon...

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  • Smygehuk - The southern-most point of...

    If you want to keep your feet dry, it is actually the place, where you can not walk any further to the south from; Smygehuk is the southern-most point of the country. In the harbour there is a sign which marks both the exact position,and distances to several places, such as Paris - 1049 km, Moscow - 1489, Stockholm - 510 km, Berlin - 321 km, and...

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  • Bosjökloster Castle

    Bosjökloster is an integral part of Skåne history and a must if you are in the area and can get here (difficult without a car although it can be done). It is easy during the Scania Days (Skånedagarna) in August when shuttle buses leave from Höör station for free. Skånedagarna is an annual event, promoting local food and heritage and it also gives...

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