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Malmo

Travel Guide
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 Malmo

Quality Hotel the Mill
Quality Hotel the Mill
3.5 out of 5
Amiralsgatan 19, Malmo, Skane County
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,907 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in Centrum, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gustav Adolf Square, Triangeln Shopping Center, and Moderna Museet Malmo. Folkets Park and St Petri ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (369 reviews)
Great service!
"The room was very nice and clean! The staff was very nice and service minded. Although the breakfast was overcrowded the staff managed to be very service oriented. Overall we had a great stay and will come back!"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Quality Hotel the Mill
Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
4 out of 5
Dag Hammarskjolds torg 2, Malmo
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,475 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in Centrum, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Malmo Concert and Congress Hall, Malmo Borshus, and Lilla Torg. Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset) and Stortorget ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,926 reviews)
Central hotel with amazing view
"The room was quite small but the space was efficiently used. There was free wifi available but any kind of VoIP calls did not work with it. The breakfast buffet was on the 2nd floor in a large conference room with dark walls and no windows. Not the most comfortable ambience but it made it possible ..."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Best Western Malmö Arena Hotel
Best Western Malmö Arena Hotel
4 out of 5
Hyllie Boulevard 12, Malmo
The price is ¥9,349 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 21
Located in Vaster, this hotel is steps from Emporia and Malmo Arena. Eleda Stadion and Malmo Isstadion are also within 2 mi (3 km). Malmo Hyllie Station is only ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,690 reviews)
"Extremely helpful and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2021

Best Western Malmö Arena Hotel
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.
Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
3 out of 5
Stora Varvsgatan 10, Malmo
The price is ¥9,550 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Centrum, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kogg Museum, Malmo Concert and Congress Hall, and Malmo Borshus. HSB Turning Torso ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)
Nice trip
"It was nice"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
The More Hotel
The More Hotel
3 out of 5
Norra Skolgatan 24, Malmo
The price is ¥13,575 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 21
Located in Centrum, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Mollevang Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Malmo Arena and Emporia. Triangeln Shopping Center and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,203 reviews)
Home from Home
"This place feels like home from home. The rooms are as big as a small apartment. Breakfast a bit sparse, but these are weird times and I can understand that they are trying to not waste food."

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

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2 Bedroom Accommodation in Skurup
2 Bedroom Accommodation in Skurup
Skurup, Skåne County
Situated in Skurup, this vacation home is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Svaneholm Castle and 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from Mossbystrand Beach. Smygehuk and Ystad Theatre are ...
3/5 (1 review)
Viel Haus für wenig Geld
"Das Haus in Skurup steht dort seit 1850. Entsprechend alt ist die Bausubstanz. Der Vermieter hat sich sehr bemüht, einen gemütlichen und urigen Ort zu schaffen. Leider fehlt es doch an den Details. Insbesondere außerhalb des Hochsommers würde ich nicht noch einmal dort hinfahren. Da das Haus keine ..."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2019

2 Bedroom Accommodation in Skurup
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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