Have you ever been to Sweden? If you have then you must have visited Malmo City. What? No! Malmo tops the list when it comes to visiting some most of the underrated but beautiful cities in Sweden. Known as the City of Parks, because of number of key anchor parks, Malmo is a port city situated in the southern coast of Sweden. It is the third largest city of Sweden with a population of about 3 million. For all the expansion, Malmo is a small, friendly city with a good choice of cultural attraction, including the Moderna Museet Malmo. Don’t forget to buy a Malmo City Card for discounts on entrance fees to attractions, goods and products in shops and free parking.
City has an oceanic climate. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, temperature difference between seasons is low. It has warm summers and no dry season. Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from -3 degree to 22 degree and is rarely below -9 degree or above 26 degree.
How to get here?
You have the possibility to choose between two airports, when going to Malmo. Malmo Airport and Copenhagen Airport are close to city even though one is in another country. You can easily get a cab outside the airport to reach downtown. It is also easy to travel by train to and from Malmo. You will find direct trains from Denmark and Germany. You can come by your own car from the Oresund Bridge that connects Malmo with Copenhagen. From Germany and Poland you can reach Malmo by ferry.
Accommodation and Food
You can find a large and varied selection of hotels, apartments, hostels, Private rooms in Malmo in affordable price range. The Ibis Hotel is the best choice for budget travelers as it offers central location in Malmo along with the best rates in the city. Scandic Loddekopinge, the 3 star hotel, which is part of the Scandic hotel chain offers limited first class amenities. There are many others budget hotels like Ibis Lund, Scandic Star Lund, Boka Hotel and many more. If you would like to go for 5 stars then famous Radisson Blu Hotel will be the best choice. You also can find youth hostels in Malmo downtown.
Malmo is known for having an international style restaurant and pubs. You have the opportunity to try out virtually everything at reasonable prices, thanks to the tough competition. The Swedish Kitchen is today world famous. In Malmo you will find gourmet restaurants as well as taverns in all price ranges. You have Burger Kings and Mc Donald’s all over the city. Swedish people are coffee lovers and its no surprise that you will find the cafes and coffee shops full with people. There are many cozy cafes and coffee shops along the streets where you can drop in and enjoy a tasty Cappuccino and a delicious big sandwich. There are many popular pubs around Lilla Torg in the centre of the city which have great food and you can order the menu until 10 pm.
The Oresund Bridge is one of the biggest constructions in Europe and consists of 8 km long bridge, a 4km artificially made island called Pepparholmen and a 4km long tunnel. The bridge was opened for traffic in 2000. The Oresund region is today one of Europe’s most important areas in terms of growth and environment. The bridge is quite unique as it connects two countries. A travel between Malmo and Danish Copenhagen takes only approx. 20 minutes.
Turning Torso is a great skyscraper, not far away from Malmo, in the north of Sweden. It has changed the profile of the city and also became a popular place to visit both for local citizens and tourists. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and it is northern Europe’s tallest residential building. It took four years to prepare. In 2005, Turning Torso was awarded the prize for the best new skyscraper by Emporis.com, the world’s largest site for skyscrapers.
Aq va kul
Aq va kul is a water park with heated indoor and outdoor pools, a waterslide, wave machine, sauna, solarium and Turkish bath. It is located right in the center of Malmo and is open year round. Aq va kul is one of larges meeting place for people of all ages who want a meaningful leisure. This water park is surely worth a shot.
Malmo Opera is the opera house situated in the centre of Oresund Region and Economic region combining of Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark. The Opera presents the whole reange of music theatre with main emphasis on opera and musical. Great opera classics, musical and contemporary musical drama are performed here. Gala nights and orchestra and chamber concerts are also arranged and guest performances of contemporary dance and classical ballet are invited.
Malmo Konsthall is one of Europe’s largest exhibition halls for contemporary art. It was designed by Architect Klas Anshelm and was opened in 1975. Malmo Konsthall arranges exhibitions with an international focus which encompasses both the classics of modern art and current experiments.
St. Petri Church
St. Petri Church is a Gothic style Church located in Goran Olsgatan, Malmo. It was built in 1319, being the oldest church in the city. An interesting feature of the church is the altar, the largest wooden altar in Europe.There are many other attractions in Malmo, like Limhamn, Malmo Stadium, Rooseum and Kungsparken Malmo.