Malmö is the third biggest town of Kingdom of Sweden, after Stockholm and Göteborg, and is the town that connects the Kingdom of Sweden and Scandinavia with the remainder of Europe. A brief drive can take you to the awesome Öresund Bridge, that connects the Scandinavian country with the Kingdom of Denmark. And whereas several make the error of driving additional north once the crossing, there are still many reasons why you’ll keep in Malmö for many additional days. These are the most things to try and do in Malmö, Sweden:
1. Öresund bridge
Let’s start at the beginning. Who crosses the Öresund bridge or the Sont bridge from Denmark to Malmö, Sweden already has seen one of Malmö’s most remarkable sights. The bridge consists of a railway line with a road that extends to the island of Peberholm and is about 5 miles long. From the island, the bridge continues in the form of a tunnel that reaches Copenhagen in about 2,5 miles. Those who spend a city trip in Malmö can thus make a short excursion from Malmö to Copenhagen.
2. Turning Torso
Located within two miles from Malmö Central Station lies the most discussed construction of southern Sweden. The Turning Torso skyscraper is undoubtedly the most striking sight of all the things to do in Malmö. The 623 feet tall building is based on a work of art of Santiago Calatrava called the Twisting Torso. The odd shape of the skyscraper has placed the city on the architectural map.
Stortorget is the largest square in Malmö and dates back to 1530. It’s one of the busiest things to see in Malmö, regardless of the season. A lot of terraces serve delicious meals ranging from Swedish specialities to sushi. In the square, you will find the town hall, the Kramer Hotel and the Kockska house, the house of Jörgen Kock. Who was mayor in the sixteenth century? At the corner of the square, you will see the Apoteket Lejonet, one of the most important neo-Renaissance buildings in the city. The statue in the middle of Stortorget is depicting King Karl Gustav X on his horse.
4. Malmöhuss slott
Anyone planning a trip to Malmö needs to make sure that he can spend enough time in the Malmöhuss castle. This historic fortress was built in the sixteenth century, making it the oldest still existing Scandinavian fortress out of the Swedish Renaissance. Historically, it was one of Denmark’s most important defence fortifications, when Malmö was still part of it. Nowadays it has become one of the most unique cultural attractions in Malmö due to the fact that it houses several museums within its historic walls. Visiting the Malmö Art Museum and the Malmö Museum is one of the activities you shouldn’t miss in Malmö. Here you will learn more about the artworks of the city and sea voyages that played an important role in the development of the city.
5. Malmö Konsthall
With a mix of temporary exhibitions and contemporary art, the Malmö Konsthall is one of the largest art galleries in Europe. This alone makes it one of the most important things to do in Malmö, not in the least for art lovers.
The museum was built as an open space consisting of wood, glass and concrete and has a high altitude ceiling. This plays with natural and artificial light, which increases the possibilities of the art gallery. Whoever is interested, but fears for a high entrance fee; don’t worry. The Malmö Konsthall is one of the free activities in Malmö. Only those who want to be guided by an expert guide have to pay something.
6. St Petri Kyrka
St. Petri Kyrka or St. Peter’s Church in Malmö is the oldest building in the city, dating back from the fourteenth century. The church built with red stone was developed in Gothic style and is 105 meters or 345 feet high. Although the medieval frescoes were destroyed during the religious wars of the sixteenth century, the church still has enough to offer to be on your list of things to see in Malmö. The impressive wooden altarpiece and restored murals in the chapel are still very impressive.
7. Folkets Park
The Folkets Park in Malmö is the oldest public city park in the world and one of Sweden’s most visited places. For 120 years, tourists and local residents come here to enjoy nature and enjoy relaxing on a sunny day. The park is best compared with the Tivoli Park in Copenhagen. The green area with ponds, lawns and even a playground are a pleasant setting for those who like to walk with their dogs or go jogging. With a lot of bars and ice stalls, the park is especially popular in Malmö during the summer. In winter the large pond is transformed into an ice skating rink.
Another famous city park is Kungsparken, the city park was built in 1872, next to Malmöhuss castle. It has an English garden and tree species from three different continents. Not only the fact that it’s the oldest city park of the Swedish city makes it one of the things to do of Malmö, but especially the sculpture garden is a big eye-catcher.
9. Lilla Torg
Lilla Torg can be translated as ‘small square’, and although the square is quite invisible on the map, it attracts a lot of tourists. Decorated with cobblestones and surrounded by restaurants and cafes that set out their outdoor terraces in summer, you’ll love the Malmö that you get to see here. During the summer months, a lot of food stalls are concentrated on the square and make it one of Malmö’s best things to see. Saluhallen is another indoor market where you can taste food from around the world.
10. Gamla Väster
Further down from the square of Lilla Torg you’ll find one of Malmö’s most colorful sights, Gamla Väster. The very low-rise houses and bricks in all the colors of the rainbow make sure you can’t forget a visit to Gamla Väster. It’s one of the most pleasant places to be. The houses are inhabited by local residents, but there are also cafes and shops located here.