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Travel Guide

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 ¥11,063 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

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! (973 reviews)
Enjoyable stay

"The hotel is in a perfect location, close to the main station and some of the squares, restaurants, shopping etc. There's limited parking in their garage and I had to park elsewhere but no big deal. In general this was a perfectly nice enough hotel with pleasant staff in a good location. There's ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Elite Hotel Esplanade
Quality Hotel the Mill
Quality Hotel the Mill
3.5 out of 5
Amiralsgatan 19, Malmo, Skane County
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,229 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

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! (337 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
Elite Hotel Savoy
Elite Hotel Savoy
4 out of 5
Norra Vallgatan 62, Malmo
The price is ¥10,048 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

Located in Centrum, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Malmo Borshus, Malmo Town Hall (Radhuset), and Stortorget. St Petri Kyrka and Lilla Torg are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (979 reviews)
very nice Malmo stay

"Nice place in a lovely old building, in the perfect location for everything good about Malmo City Centre. The hotel is going through a refurbishment so felt a bit strange but the works being done are certainly improving things all round. It was handy having the Bishops Arms next door with access ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Elite Hotel Savoy
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

Ohboy Hotell
Ohboy Hotell
2.5 out of 5
Lilla Varvsgatan 24, Malmo
The price is ¥8,287 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

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
The More Hotel Lund
The More Hotel Lund
3.5 out of 5
Kastanjegatan 18, Lund
The price is ¥14,605 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

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! (856 reviews)

"I had a really great stay, would recommend staying here to others!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

The More Hotel Lund
Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
3 out of 5
Stora Varvsgatan 10, Malmo
The price is ¥11,632 per night from Mar 20 to Mar 21

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! (68 reviews)
Malmö secret gem.

"A pretty much totally automated stay. Details of access and your room are sent by email and sms. Fully self contained studio flat with kitchenette dishwasher and own shower room toilet. Access to a clean modern free to use onsite laundry facilities. Room cleaning is once a week though you can request ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Forenom Aparthotel Malmö Varvstaden
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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