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Visit Malmo

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 park and a pond

Centrum

4.5/5Wonderful!(115 area reviews)

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.

Centrum
Malmo showing street scenes and a city

Norr

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.

Norr
Oresund Bridge which includes a lighthouse

Vaster

4.5/5Wonderful!(12 area reviews)

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

Vaster
Vastra Hamnen, Malmo, 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
Mollevangen showing wildflowers and a park

Innerstaden, Malmö

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.

Innerstaden, Malmö
Malmo showing street scenes and a city

Malmo Old Town

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).

Malmo Old Town

Top Hotels in Malmo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Quality Hotel View
Quality Hotel View
3 out of 5
Hyllie Stationstorg 29, Malmo
¥8,867
per night
Feb 15 - Feb 16

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 mi (5 km). Malmo Hyllie ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,360 reviews)

"Good location near Hyllie train station and 2 stops to Malmo center. Taxi stand just outside and close to Emporium shopping mall and IKEA."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

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Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
4 out of 5
Dag Hammarskjolds torg 2, Malmo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥11,013
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

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! (2,202 reviews)

"I loved the hotel, staff, room service and quality of food...quality of everything, quite frankly. I slept so well. The view of the water from my room was exquisite and the hotel is very green, runs very efficiently, which is a HUGE deal for me. The gym was one of the most modern, up-to-date gyms, ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2019

Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Comfort Hotel Malmö
Comfort Hotel Malmö
3.5 out of 5
Carlsgatan 10, Malmo
¥7,117
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! (1,204 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

Comfort Hotel Malmö

Popular things to do in Malmo

Oresund Bridge
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Oresund Bridge

4.5/5(298 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

5/5(1 review)

Get tickets for a show at Malmo Opera House, a theater with a story to tell 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

4.5/5(79 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(22 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

5/5(1 review)

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

5/5(1 review)

You can find out about the history of Centrala staden with a visit to Lund Cathedral. Discover the cafés and its museums while you're in the area.

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!

¥11,170

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.

Vacation Photographer in Lund
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Vacation Photographer in Lund

¥3,378

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

¥3,378

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

¥5,945

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.

Malmö Small Group Walking Tour
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Malmö Small Group Walking Tour

¥4,864

Get an introduction to the city of Malmö on this 3 hour walking tour. 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.

Malmo City Bike Rental
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Malmo City Bike Rental

¥1,828

You can pick up your rental bike very close to the Central Station. The price includes a standard citybike, lock and a map. The bike will be waiting for you at your arrival.

Reviews of Malmo

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 22, 2019

Beautiful town. My opinion: 1 or 2 days is enough. We went in November, it was not so cold (4-9c). Maybe its better to choose spring or summer, because you have more daylight.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 21, 2019

Cool spot. Many good things, old and new. Great to be next to the sea.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 11, 2019

Nice medium sized city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 4, 2019

Take a walking tour on your first day. It helped us decide where to spend more time visiting.

4/5 - Good

LG

Sep 20, 2019

A very nice, walkable city with friendly people.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 10, 2019

I like the vibe of the city.If I was going to live in Sweden,it would be one of the cities I would consider living in.

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