Visit century-old Castle Park (Slottsparken) to enjoy summer picnics and free cultural events, admire sculptures and browse the city library. It is one of Malmo’s most popular parks, characterized by its ponds and large woodland.
The park was designed by Edvard Glaesel between 1897 and 1900, and was once the training ground of the Malmo Household Regiment.
At the heart of Castle Park is Lordagsplanen, or Saturday Field. During the summer months, locals come to this area on weekends to enjoy picnics in the park’s natural surroundings. Visit when it’s warm to enjoy free cultural events, such as live music and performing arts.
Take time to walk around the park and see the various sculptures and architecture, which make good photo opportunities. At the top of a 33-foot (10-meter) pedestal is the Man and Pegasus sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Milles. It was created in 1949, and symbolizes freedom of thought. Nearby is the Liggende Pige (Lying Girl) by Danish sculptor Gerhard Henning. Don’t miss the Slottsmollan, a Dutch-style windmill built in 1851.
Architecture enthusiasts will appreciate the contrasting buildings of the Malmo City Library. The oldest section portrays a castle while the newest, The Calendar of Light, has a glass front that reflects the park’s woodland. Between these buildings is a cylindrical main entrance.
Adjacent to the library, young visitors can play on the Sagoleksplatsen adventure playground. Inspired by Astrid Lindgren’s The Brothers Lionheart fairy tale, it has bridges and slides, climbing areas, an enchanted forest and lookout tower. It’s free to use and lights up at night.
Slottsparken is situated east of the city center, a short walk from Malmo’s main attractions. Three bridges cross a canal running along the west side of the park. They connect it with Kungsparken and Malmo Castle. During the summer months a tram service operates between Malmo City Library and Malmo Castle.
Castle Park is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Admission is free.