MalmoSweden

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

Top Hotels in Malmo

Elite Hotel Esplanade
Elite Hotel Esplanade
4 out of 5
Master Johansgatan 15, Norr, Centrum, Malmo, Skane County
The price is ¥10,933 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Centrum, this luxury hotel is steps from Lilla Torg, Form Design Center, and Stortorget. Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) and St Petri Kyrka are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

"Very nice room, location great and staff very nice and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Elite Hotel Esplanade
Moment Hotels
Moment Hotels
3 out of 5
Norra Vallgatan 54, Malmo
The price is ¥7,886 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in Centrum, this hotel is steps from St Petri Kyrka and Malmo Borshus. Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) and Stortorget are also within 5 minutes. Malmö Central ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,239 reviews)

"Very small room, but excellent location."…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Moment Hotels
Best Western Hotel Royal
Best Western Hotel Royal
4 out of 5
Norra Vallgatan 94, Malmo
The price is ¥7,801 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5

Located in Centrum, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lilla Torg, Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset), and Stortorget. Malmo Borshus and Form Design ...

4.1/5Very Good! (974 reviews)
comfy stay in Malmö

"Friendly staff at the reception. I had a very special room, with a sleeping part with bureau and tv and another small room with a big comfortable seat and books to read. There was a very good breakfast with yoghurt muesli, rolls, cheese, meat etc"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Best Western Hotel Royal
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Vacation Rentals in Malmo

Ohboy Hotell
Ohboy Hotell
2.5 out of 5
Lilla Varvsgatan 24, Malmo
The price is ¥12,058 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in Centrum, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of HSB Turning Torso and Kogg Museum. Technology and Maritime Museum and Kommendanthuset ...

4.4/5Excellent! (137 reviews)
Great Stay!

"Its a very cool and different style of Hotel. We will come back"…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Ohboy Hotell
Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
3 out of 5
Stora Varvsgatan 10, Malmo
The price is ¥9,920 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15

Located in Centrum, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kogg Museum, Malmo Concert and Congress Hall, and Malmo Borshus. HSB Turning Torso and Technology ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (66 reviews)

"keyless entry good layout of the room all utensils there good location - construction noise from 7 am - could not even cook bacon and eggs because the fire alarm went on even with all windows open and the fan on full speed"…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
The More Hotel Lund
The More Hotel Lund
3.5 out of 5
Kastanjegatan 18, Lund
The price is ¥14,433 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7

Situated in Lund, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lund Botanical Gardens, Kulturen, and Lund Cathedral. Lund City Park and Lund University are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (849 reviews)
very good

"Very good hotel, clean, free parking. WiFi could be improved"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

The More Hotel Lund
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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