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MalmöSweden's third-largest city, Malmö, is a vibrant and multicultural destination. Here historical charm mingles with modern innovation and centuries-old architecture shares the stage with cutting-edge design. Discover world-class museums, cultural events, and find serenity amidst its abundant green spaces. Malmö’s commitment to sustainability permeates every facet of life, creating a harmonious coexistence between nature and urban innovation. Prepare to be captivated by the Scandinavian allure and warm hospitality of Malmö, a city that leaves an everlasting impression on every visitor.
The CityMalmö, originally founded in the late 1200s, was initially governed by the Danish crown, and it wasn't until 1658 that the city transitioned into Swedish control. Nevertheless, the process of integration and reaping the benefits of this shift took nearly two centuries. Once a thriving industrial city, Malmö faced a period of decline following the downturn of its shipbuilding industry in the early 1970s. This resulted in emigration and a loss of confidence. However, in recent years, Malmö has experienced a remarkable resurgence. The Öresund Bridge, reconnecting the city with Denmark, opened in June 2000, breathing new life into the region. The following year, the Housing Exhibition transformed Malmö's waterfront, and the iconic Turning Torso, one of Europe's tallest and most awe-inspiring apartment buildings, was erected in the old shipyard district, attracting large numbers of fascinated spectators. Malmö is blessed with an abundance of parks, where locals and visitors can enjoy leisurely picnics and relaxing strolls. Kungsparken and Slottsparken are popular choices, while Pildammsparken features expansive open spaces and two large lakes teeming with diverse birdlife. For a lively and vibrant experience, Möllevångstorget is the place to be, with its bustling open market offering a wide variety of goods. This vibrant square, known as "Möllan," is also a culinary hub, boasting a dense concentration of eateries that cater to all tastes. Party-goers will find several clubs in the Möllevången area, each with its own distinct musical offerings. Well-known establishments such as Kulturbolaget, Babel, and Moriskan are among the hotspots for nightlife. Malmö's culinary scene is a melting pot of flavours from around the world, with a rich variety of restaurants to choose from. The city also thrives with cultural experiences, including performances, art galleries, and museums. In recent years, Malmö has constructed two large stadiums, Malmö Arena and Eleda Stadium, hosting various public events and sporting activities.
AccommodationsMalmö has a large selection of accommodation in all price ranges. There is everything from centrally located hotels to camping sites on the beach in Sibbarp.
Do & See
Malmö has earned a well-deserved reputation for its diverse and sophisticated art and cultural scene. Here, you will find a plethora of enriching experiences suitable for the whole family. The city takes pride in its extensive investment in a wide range of cultural offerings, encompassing both prominent institutions and numerous smaller operators and activities. Moreover, Malmö showcases the finest examples of Scandinavian and international design, featuring exquisite furniture and furnishings, jewellery, and textiles. In addition to its vibrant cultural scene, Malmö boasts abundant green spaces both within the city centre and throughout the town. Notable examples include Kungsparken, Slottsparken, and the expansive Pildammsparken. Malmö Folkets Park is Sweden's oldest "folkpark" and offers beautiful lawns for relaxation, along with cafés, restaurants, a terrarium, adventure golf, horse riding, and live entertainment during the summer season. Don’t forget! Malmö's glorious two-kilometre-long beach Ribersborg Beach & Kallbadhuset, or "Ribban" is within walking distance from the town centre.
No other city in Sweden beats Malmö’s epic diversity of international restaurants. Priding itself on over 600 restaurants and cafés, Malmö takes the cake on Sweden’s densest concentration of dining establishments. Here is a sampling of some hot new addresses, and already-established names:
Sit down at one of the city's many cafés and soak up all the new impressions. Whether you prefer the familiarity of well-known chains or the intimate ambience of quaint, cosy establishments, Malmö has it all.
Bars & Nightlife
Malmö residents do know how to have fun! And often until four or five in the morning. However, if Malmö’s nightlife still doesn't do it for you, then you can always hop on a quick train to Copenhagen and continue the party.
Malmö boasts a large selection of designer boutiques and a vibrant fashion scene catering to young and trendy tastes. The central hub for commercial shopping is a pedestrian mall extending from the Great Square (Stortorget) along Södergatan, Skomakaregatan, and Baltzarsgatan, passing through Gustav Adolf Square, Södertull, and continuing down Södra Förstadsgatan to Triangeln and Möllevången. Explore the charming streets of picturesque Gamla Väster, the trendy vibes of David Hall, or the bustling scenes of Stora Nygatan and Friisgatan. Take a leisurely break with a view of the sea at West Harbour or immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Little Square. The best part is that most attractions and destinations are conveniently located within walking distance, allowing you to explore and enjoy the city on foot.