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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

First Hotel Jörgen Kock
First Hotel Jörgen Kock
3 out of 5
Jörgen Kocksgatan 3, Malmo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥7,508 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in Centrum, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kogg Museum, Malmo Borshus, and Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset). Stortorget and St Petri Kyrka are also ...

3.8/5Good! (958 reviews)
A good place for overnight stay

"The hotel is Near the train station and the city center. Clean room. Nice breakfast buffet."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

First Hotel Jörgen Kock
Moment Hotels
Moment Hotels
3 out of 5
Norra Vallgatan 54, Malmo
The price is ¥8,115 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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! (1,226 reviews)

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

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Moment Hotels
Elite Hotel Esplanade
Elite Hotel Esplanade
4 out of 5
Master Johansgatan 15, Norr, Centrum, Malmo, Skane County
The price is ¥10,831 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Elite Hotel Esplanade
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.

Vacation Rentals in Malmo

Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
3 out of 5
Stora Varvsgatan 10, Malmo
The price is ¥9,828 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12

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! (65 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
Ohboy Hotell
Ohboy Hotell
2.5 out of 5
Lilla Varvsgatan 24, Malmo
The price is ¥12,172 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (135 reviews)
Great Stay!

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

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Ohboy Hotell
The More Hotel
The More Hotel
3 out of 5
Norra Skolgatan 24, Malmo
The price is ¥13,194 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

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! (1,190 reviews)

"Room was very clean, modern and spacious with access to a lovely patio to eat or have drinks. Location was good - close to shopping and several restaurants and parks. About a 15min walk to key "sights" such as Lilla Torget. One thing to note - book your parking in advance with the hotel. When we ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

The More 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.

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Reviews of Malmo

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Cornel

Feb 13, 2020

Nice small city, walkable, overall clean and safe..

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.

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