MalmoSweden

Malmo Castle showing art, interior views and heritage elements

4.5/5Top Destination

Malmo is calling! Discover its cafés, castle, history, and more.

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.

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Shopping, Cafes and Historical Buildings

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Where to stay in Malmo

Centrum
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Centrum

Shopping, Cafes, Dining

4.5/5 (92 Ratings)

Centrum is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to St Petri Kyrka and Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) while you're in town.

Innerstaden, Malmö
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Innerstaden, Malmö

Sightseeing, Sandy Beaches, Gardens

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

Malmo Old Town
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Malmo Old Town

Historical Buildings, Museums, Friendly People

Malmo Old Town is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Lilla Torg or Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset).

Norr
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Norr

Friendly People, Historical Buildings, Walking

Norr is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by St Petri Kyrka and Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) while in the area.

Vaster
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Vaster

Friendly People, Skyscrapers, Budget

4.5/5 (9 Ratings)

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

Vastra Hamnen
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Vastra Hamnen

Walking, Friendly People, Golf

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

Top Hotels in Malmo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Park Inn by Radisson Malmö Hotel
4 out of 5
Sjömansgatan 2, Malmo
$83/night
Sep 20 - Sep 21
4.2/5Excellent! (2,647 reviews)

Located in Centrum, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of HSB Turning Torso and Malmo Castle (Malmohus). Lilla Torg and Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,647 reviews)

"It’s conveniently located. City bus stop just outside the hotel. Supermarket and restaurants close by. Beautiful scenic view and beach. Restaurant staff are friendly. Overall a good and pleasant stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Park Inn by Radisson Malmö Hotel
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmö
4.5 out of 5
Oestergatan 10, Malmo
$85/night
Oct 12 - Oct 13
4.3/5Excellent! (3,534 reviews)

Located in Centrum, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Thottska Huset and St Petri Kyrka. Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) and Lilla Torg are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,534 reviews)

"Location good, breakfast good, WiFi in room terrible."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmö
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Hotel Garden
4 out of 5
Baltzarsgatan 20, Malmo
$62/night
Oct 11 - Oct 12
3.9/5Very Good! (5,217 reviews)

Located in Centrum, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Petri Kyrka, Lilla Torg, and Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset). Malmo Castle (Malmohus) ...

3.9/5Very Good! (5,217 reviews)

"great location - we reached each sight we wanted to see by walk"…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Hotel Garden

Popular things to do in Malmo

Oresund Bridge
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Oresund Bridge

4.5/5 (244 Ratings)

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

Malmo Town Hall
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Malmo Town Hall

4.5/5 (65 Ratings)

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 (15 Ratings)

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

HSB Turning Torso
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HSB Turning Torso

4/5 (24 Ratings)

Inspired by a sculpture and built using nine stacked cubes, this residential building is one of the most recognizable structures in Scandinavia.

Malmo Castle
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Malmo Castle

4/5 (16 Ratings)

This 15th-century fortress is a former Danish stronghold and the home of museums dedicated to natural and cultural history. 

Folkets Park
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Folkets Park

5/5 (1 Rating)

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

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!

$103

We cross Copenhagen harbour and then travel into Orestad. The whole suburb is new with some of Denmark's best modern architecture. After telling the story of Orestad, we travel through Vest Amager, past family homes from the 1970s, standing on long, orderly streets.

Small-Group Sweden Day Trip to Malmö
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Small-Group Sweden Day Trip to Malmö

$122

This full-day tour takes you on a journey to the Swedish neighbor of Denmark—Malmo. Cross the Oresund Bridge and learn about the historical relationship between the 2 countries, explore the charming town, and enjoy a scenic canal cruise on your Scandinavian adventure.

Vacation Photographer in Lund
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Vacation Photographer in Lund

$31

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Vacation Photographer in Malmo
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Vacation Photographer in Malmo

$31

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Malmö Small Group Bike Tour
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Malmö Small Group Bike Tour

$55

Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, separated from Copenhagen only by the Oresund Bridge and a short trip by train or by bus. Malmö – together with the whole region of Scania – used to be a part of Denmark and therefore, one can still notice this while going around the city.

Copenhagen - Sweden Roundtrip by bike
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Copenhagen - Sweden Roundtrip by bike

$107

The southern part of Sweden have diverse characteristics in both nature and culture. If your insterested in these areas then this tour is for you. If your interests include gourmet and food then it's possible to arrange food stops along the way in local farm shops and restaurants in many of the castles.

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