Malmö is a coastal town in southern Sweden and is located at the eastern end of the impressive Oresund bridge, a huge bridge linking Denmark with Sweden via Copenhagen. It is the capital and largest city of the Swedish county of Skania and is the third largest city in Sweden after Stockholm and Gothenburg. Malmö has a population of 300,000 and the surrounding area has about 700,000 people.
Malmö was one of Scandinavia’s oldest and most industrialized cities, and after the construction of the Oresund Bridge, the city has undergone significant changes, with architectural developments and has attracted new technology and information technology companies, particularly students through the University of Malmö which was established in 1998.
The official language is Swedish and the Swedish Crown (SEK) is the currency. 10 Swedish Kroner equals to approximately 0.97 Euro. Check the latest updated exchange rates in the XE Currency Converter page.
What To See...
Lilla Torg Square
It is the most beautiful square in the city and here there are many cafes and restaurants. With the characteristic houses around it and the atmosphere in it, we think it’s Malmö’s most beautiful spot.
It is the largest square in the city and a meeting point for locals and tourists. The very beautiful buildings that surround it, with first of all the Malmö town hall and the statue of King Gustaf of Sweden in the center, make it the second most beautiful square in the city and one of the main attractions in Malmö.
The castle of Malmö is located in the beautiful park Slottsradgarden and although it is not something special like a castle, it is one of the most beautiful sceneries you can see in the city. With the canals around the castle, the swans, and the lush park are the perfect place for a quiet walk in the city.
Following the beautiful Slottsradgarden Park, the Slottsparken, which is a huge park, is another great place to go for a walk, take photos, a picnic or whatever you want.
The Øresund bridge is a rail and two-way bridge connecting the southern part of Sweden with Denmark. The Oresund Bridge is the largest bridge that combines rail and motorway in Europe, and connects two major metropolitan areas: Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and the city of Malmö. In fact, it connects the Scandinavian road and rail network to that of Central and Western Europe.
The best choice for a one day excursion is of course the beautiful city of Copenhagen on the opposite side of the Oresund Bridge in Denmark. Take the train from Malmö Central Station and in about 30 minutes you will be in one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. It’s as simple as it sounds and a fairly economic trip, since the ticket costs around 320 Swedish Crowns, about 30 Euro roundtrip. Start early in the morning and you can see many interesting sights of this incredible city.
What To Eat
We would not say that we are also great fans of Scandinavian cuisine and in combination with the very high prices that exist all over Scandinavia and of course in Malmö we did not try something special in this city. We preferred to choose something safer and much more economical and proved to be a very good choice, since the burger we tasted was quite good and relatively economic (for the Swedish data). The shop is the Surf Shack behind the central Stortorget Square. It usually has plenty of waiting and is a busy place, but the food was good enough and the meat of very good quality.
How to move
Malmö’s Sturup Airport is about 30 km away (about 45 minutes) from the city center and is easily accessible by bus from the main station of the city. The ticket costs around 10 euros per person and it is fairly frequent (30 minutes). As far as your transportation concerned, things are quite simple, because Malmö is a small town and you will not need any means of transport beyond your feet. Most attractions as well as the central station are within 1-2 km and so it is very easy to explore the whole city within one day.
Where to stay
Accommodation in Malmö is expensive and your stay can be a bit difficult if you do not book your room on time. Fortunately we were lucky and we found a very affordable room in the city center with an excellent breakfast at the price of 65 euros, something that is considered a bit difficult for any part of Sweden. The hotel is the Hotel Garden and although we were quite happy with the service, because we had an incredible experience. The hotel was not accepting cash, neither in Euros or in the local currency but only cards, so if you want to stay in this hotel you have to be prepared for that, to avoid the same inconvenience we had (3 hours at the reception of the hotel to find a solution !!!) and with our choices limited because the rest of the hotels were at a price level above 200 Euros we had no choice. You can make your reservations here via Booking.com
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