MalmoSweden

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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 Malmo

Kungsparken showing a pond and a garden

Centrum

4.5/5Wonderful!(97 area reviews)

Centrum is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) and Lilla Torg while in the area.

Centrum
Malmo which includes street scenes and a city

Norr

Travellers come to Norr for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) and Lilla Torg while you're in town.

Norr
Oresund Bridge which includes general coastal views and a suspension bridge or treetop walkway

Vaster

4/5Very Good!(13 area reviews)

Unique features of Vaster include the shopping and bars. Make a stop by Malmo Arena or Oresund Bridge while you're exploring the area.

Vaster
Vastra Hamnen, Malmo, Skåne County, Sweden

Vastra Hamnen

Visitors to Vastra Hamnen enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, HSB Turning Torso is worth a stop.

Vastra Hamnen
Malmo showing a park, a memorial and a statue or sculpture

Innerstaden, Malmö

You'll enjoy the sandy beaches and cafes in Innerstaden, Malmö. You might want to make time for a stop at Folkets Park or Kronprinsen.

Innerstaden, Malmö
Malmo Castle featuring château or palace and interior views

Malmo Old Town

Travellers come to Malmo Old Town for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Lilla Torg and Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) while you're in town.

Malmo Old Town

Top hotels in Malmo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
4 out of 5
Dag Hammarskjolds torg 2, Malmo
£89
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Centrum, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Malmo Concert and Congress Hall, Casino Cosmopol Malmo and Malmo Museum. Malmo Borshus and Malmo ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,259 reviews)

"Its always great staying at your hotel,relaxing in the bar,with fantastic staff and delicious food at breakfast. Our room is always spotless and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Comfort Hotel Malmö
Comfort Hotel Malmö
3.5 out of 5
Carlsgatan 10, Malmo
£58
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Centrum, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Malmo Borshus, Kogg Museum and St Petri Kyrka. Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) and Stortorget are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,240 reviews)

"Great property with excellent location. Pretty good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

Comfort Hotel Malmö
Quality Hotel View
Quality Hotel View
3 out of 5
Hyllie Stationstorg 29, Malmo
£70
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21

Located in Vaster, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Emporia and Malmo Arena. Malmo Isstadion and Swedbank Stadion are also within 3 miles (5 km). Malmo Hyllie ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,409 reviews)

"Location is great! There is nothing I don't like. I would stay there again and recommend to others to stay there too."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

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Popular things to do in Malmo

Oresund Bridge
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Oresund Bridge

4.5/5(205 reviews)

Travel from Sweden to Denmark across this award-winning bridge and tunnel, the largest road and rail bridge in Europe.

Malmo Opera House
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Malmo Opera House

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Get tickets for a show at Malmo Opera House, a popular theatre in Malmo. Make time to visit the area's shops or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Malmo Town Hall
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Malmo Town Hall

4/5(67 reviews)

Admire architectural styles from the 16th to 19th centuries, dine in style and listen to live music at the main building of Stortorget.

Lilla Torg
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Lilla Torg

4.5/5(24 reviews)

Come to this 16th-century Old Town square to enjoy one of Malmo’s liveliest nightlife districts and watch free concerts.

Folkets Park
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Folkets Park

Live music and picnic areas, amusement rides and mini-golf help to make this city park one of Malmo’s most popular recreational spaces.

Lund Cathedral
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Lund Cathedral

You can find out about the history of Centrala staden with a trip to Lund Cathedral. Experience the area's museums and entertainment venues.

Top activities in Malmo

Crossing the Bridge-Dragør to Malmø- 2 countries in a day!
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Crossing the Bridge-Dragør to Malmø- 2 countries in a day!

90% of travellers recommend
£78
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Lund
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Vacation Photographer in Lund

£24
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Malmo
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Vacation Photographer in Malmo

£24
Per adult
Malmö Small Group Bike Tour
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Malmö Small Group Bike Tour

£42
Per adult
Malmö Small Group Walking Tour
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Malmö Small Group Walking Tour

£34
Per adult
Malmo City Bike Rental
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Malmo City Bike Rental

£13
Per adult

Reviews of Malmo

4.5

Top Destination

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4 - Good 45.3125%
3 - Okay
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jan 6, 2020

Did not explore Malmö as planned since nothing much was open.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 4, 2020

More information regarding recommended nearest places to eat and distance, bus times to city centre from hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 2, 2019

Great weekend place for a weekend break :-)

5/5 - Excellent

Anca

Nov 2, 2019

A beautiful and quiet city, perfect for a citybreak.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 27, 2019

Malmo is very clean and the people friendly and helpful ,bars restaurants etc seem to prefer you to use card rather than cash , not sure about the major stores

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 24, 2019

Love malmö have lived there 13 year so did know that rut and ragnar place are good place and close to the city and buses and that it close to food store who have open to 11 a clock at night but would be nice if ypu can book a parking place because

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