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Malmö Travel Guide: 479 reviews and 1,037 photos


Malmö is the largest city of Skåne, fast changing region of South Sweden which is a part of the dynamic Öresund region recently connected with the bridge.
Although with more than 250,000 inhabitants Malmö still has the calm and quiet character of a small town. Its shipyards and large factories are now history, and new University with more than 20,000 students is an attempt in search of the new town identity in post-industrial era.

If you're looking for great nightlife options then Copenhagen, only 30 minutes by train accross the bridge, is probably the better option.

But Malmö offers attractions of a different kind – its historic center is also interesting and renewed but not overcrowded. The biggest attraction of Malmö are its large parks and open spaces, offering an excellent opportunity to escape from the everyday rush or from overplanned Scandinavian tourist itineraries.

Traditional Kungsparken and Slottsparken offer peaceful walks into another time, popular Pildammsparken offers great opportunities for birdwatching or slow walks around the lake, and if you prefer recreation of any kind then go jogging to Bulltoftaparken or swimming at Ribersborgs beach. And don’t miss new parks in Västra Hamnen area, whether you’re looking at deep hidden meanings of their composition or just want to observe the sunset over the Öresund strait.

Malmö has a peaceful rhythm of a small town – don’t look for spectacular attractions, go with its slow tempo and find your own peace before rushing in direction of more dynamic Copenhagen or Stockholm.

I arrived to Malmö with the plan to see its parks and planned to stay there for two days, including the trip to nearby Lund. I ended skipping the Lund trip and returning to Malmö again for half a day after a frantic three days in Copenhagen, simply recharging my batteries.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Green and quiet place - with all the fun of Copenhagen accross the bridge
  • Cons:It seems like everyone goes accross the bridge, sometimes is's too quiet
  • In a nutshell:Enjoy the silence!
  • Last visit to Malmö: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 16, 2003
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Interesting to read about the process of post-industrial transformation in the Western Harbour area. And I think it's great that there are so many bicycles and cycle paths in Malmö.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    how on earth do you find your own bike? your bike must, like a baby lamb in a flock, make a call that only you can recognise - now i go to visit the t-logues

  • Pixiekatten's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2007 at 5:14 PM

    Great page on my dear hometown! :)) Although the streets of Malmö has become a lot busier nowdays! Luckily! ;)

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2006 at 1:27 PM

    excellent and useful info!!! nice point to start a trip from denamrk or sweden !

  • aaaarrgh's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2006 at 10:15 AM

    Excellent travelogues and some nice tips. You obviously spent a lot longer in Malmo than my brief trip across THE bridge.

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2005 at 9:39 PM

    Haha, you're right about the birds in the park. I was attacked by ducks when I was there.

  • edvin_br's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2005 at 12:31 AM

    Very good presentation of Malmo... excellent photos!!!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2004 at 1:14 PM

    Excellent Malmö page, full of interesting tips. I like you grey geese. They make me think of a nice slice of goose fat liver on a slice of warm crunchy bread ! Yummy ! Thank you Niksa !

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2004 at 1:35 AM

    Another fabulous "Swedish" page with brilliant photos. Brings back many memories of my trip to Malmo ...Keep up the good work! :o)

  • travelife's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2004 at 9:21 PM

    Excellent Malmo page. Very accurate tips and info. Keep up the good work, Niksa.

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