Malmö

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Malmo featuring swimming, a coastal town and rocky coastline
The City of Parks is known for its 17th-century architecture, art museums and the abundance of free concerts that take place across the city in summer.

Visit Malmo for its castles and museums, summer festivals, parks and beaches. Sweden’s third-largest city is situated on the southwest coast and is known as the City of Parks. It was established in the 13th century as part of the Danish crown, but became a part of Sweden in 1658.

Malmo’s streets are easy to navigate by foot. Alternatively, rent a bicycle and explore the city along 292 miles (470 kilometers) of bikeways. You’ll find major attractions within walking distance of the Old Town. Go to Stortorget, the city’s oldest public square, to see the 16th-century Town Hall. Find more historic architecture at Gustav Adolf’s Square. At Lilla Torg, sit at an outdoor café while admiring half-timbered houses that date back to the 1600s.

Parks are a large part of Malmo’s culture. These are best enjoyed in summer when the weather is warm and the city has sunlight for up to 17 hours a day. Take leisurely walks and picnic in the perennial gardens of central Kungsparken and Castle Park. Watch free concerts and visit a century-old water tower at Pildammsparken. Younger visitors can enjoy the petting zoo and amusement rides at Folkets Park. When the sun shines, head to Ribersborg Beach. This 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) beach is only a 25-minute walk from the city center.

Malmo places an important emphasis on cultural events, many of them free almost 500 open-air concerts and performing arts shows take place in parks and squares and along the waterfront. Don’t miss Sommarscen and the Malmo Festival, the city’s two biggest summer festivals.

Rent a car to visit areas outside of Malmo. Lund is situated only 20 minutes away and is the site of the Lund Cathedral School, established in 1085 and still active. Catch the train to Copenhagen and travel across the 10-mile (16-kilometer) Oresund Bridge.

Outdoor activities are plentiful in Malmo, but the city also entertains with indoor activities in the winter months when the weather is cold. Visit the Malmo Castle, a 15th-century fortress and the home of the Malmo Museum.

Where to stay in Malmö

Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmö
Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmö
4.5 out of 5
Oestergatan 10, Malmo, 211 25
The price is £84 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Malmo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,244 reviews)
"It was great, the room was very spacious and the staff were friendly and attentive. I didn't use any of the facilities as I was visiting friends so can't comment on them."

Reviewed on 1 May 2022

Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmö
Scandic Triangeln
Scandic Triangeln
4 out of 5
Triangeln 2, Malmo, 211 43
The price is £85 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Malmo. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (954 reviews)
"Excellent breakfast and great location."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2022

Scandic Triangeln
Elite Hotel Savoy
Elite Hotel Savoy
4 out of 5
Norra Vallgatan 62, Malmo, 211 22
The price is £93 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Malmo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (959 reviews)
"This is a classic Swedish hotel. The dining area is so beautiful. Great breakfast atmosphere and food. Rooms are a bit small, but again, very typical old style Swedish hotel, which I love. I stayed here 5 years ago and really noticed the remodel. Fresh paint and new furniture in the lobby area giving ..."

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2022

Elite Hotel Savoy
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ohboy Hotell
Ohboy Hotell
2.5 out of 5
Lilla Varvsgatan 24, Malmo, 21175
The price is £100 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Malmo. Enjoy free WiFi, free bicycles on site and a terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the bathrooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (169 reviews)
Great idea but I will not stay again
"The hotel was very clean and in a great location. Despite having received the code to open the door to my room in advance it didn't work when I arrived. I had been travelling for hours, I was tired and just wanted to put away my luggage and have a shower so it was quite stressful and annoying to ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2021

Ohboy Hotell
The More Hotel Västra Hamnen
The More Hotel Västra Hamnen
3.5 out of 5
26 Lilla Varvsgatan, Malmo, Skåne län, 211 19
The price is £102 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Malmo. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a terrace. Popular attractions HSB Turning Torso and Malmo Museum are located ...
The More Hotel Västra Hamnen
The More Hotel
The More Hotel
3 out of 5
Norra Skolgatan 24, Malmo, 214 22
The price is £103 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Malmo. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,293 reviews)
"Nice property with interesting history. The place was well maintained and the studio that we stayed in was roomy. Within walking distance all a lot of the attractions in town. If you're coming by car it would be wise to call and reserve parking if available."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2022

The More Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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