Malmö

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Malmo showing rugged coastline, a coastal town and swimming
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

Moment Hotels
Moment Hotels
3 out of 5
Norra Vallgatan 54, Malmö, 211 22
The price is $73 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Malmö. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,142 reviews)
Excellent place to stay in Malmö
"Comfortable hotel conveniently located near the train station. Good facilities and wide range of food for breakfast. Staff were very helpful and kindly printed a document for us."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Scandic Malmö City
Scandic Malmö City
3.5 out of 5
Kaptensgatan 1, Malmö, 211 41
The price is $88 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Malmö. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"I’ll start of with the bad parts then move on the good. The corridors could do with a bit of freshening up. Some parts of the hotel look very tired indeed. The room we had didn’t have a well functioning air conditioner. We had trouble with it throughout our stay. The breakfast buffet was pretty good. ..."

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmö
Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmö
4.5 out of 5
Oestergatan 10, Malmö, 211 25
The price is $81 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Malmö. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,110 reviews)
"Just ok"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

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.
The More Hotel
The More Hotel
3 out of 5
Norra Skolgatan 24, Malmö, 214 22
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Malmö. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,353 reviews)
"we stayed for a night with my 2 friends; what a surprise, we loved this place, we were in the last floor, had very good light, spacious with very good beds, the staff was very nice and it has a very nice and cozy restaurant downstairs. I fully recommend it!!!"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

The More Hotel Västra Hamnen
The More Hotel Västra Hamnen
3.5 out of 5
26 Lilla Varvsgatan, Malmö, Skåne län, 211 19
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Malmö. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a terrace. Popular attractions HSB Turning Torso and Kogg Museum are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (60 reviews)
"Fantastic hotel. Clean, 2 minutes away from the turning torso and the beach. Lovely breakfast. Lovely staff. They are AWESOME"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Ohboy Hotell
Ohboy Hotell
2.5 out of 5
Lilla Varvsgatan 24, Malmö, 21175
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Malmö. Enjoy free WiFi, free bicycles on site, and a terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the bathrooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (196 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 Jun 1, 2021

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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