"Where the future faces the past" Malmö by csordila

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The Öresundsbron, the world's longest, alone standing, cable-supported bridge between Copenhagen and Malmo, is not only for cars, but for railroad traffic as well. The full length of the bridge is 7845 metres and was opened by Queen Margrethe of Denmark and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in 2000.

The tallest skyscraper in Sweden

The new landmark of Malmo, the Turning Torso with its 190.4 meters is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden.
This is really an interesting building to see, the concrete and steel tower consisting of nine cubes on top of each other is torqued, or twisted, through 90 degrees from top to bottom. The skyscraper is symbolizing a man twisting his torso to behold the world.
It lies quite far from the downtown, in an industrial area that is under redevelopment - hence the high profile building.


Nils Holgersson and the giant goose

On the rear of the 20 SEK is an illustration of the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish author, Selma Lagerlöf's famous story of Nils Holgersson, who astride on the giant goose tours around his homeland.
This tale was Lagerlöf's fulfillment of a commission from the Swedish government for a story to introduce the geography and culture of the country to children. The story was a standard part of the curriculum of the Swedish public schools for many years.
While this is no longer the case, it remains one of the best-known and loved works of Swedish literature.


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  • Sep 17, 2010 at 1:33 AM

    The link skanetrafiken.se/templates/S... is not complete- The broken link generates 404 erros for us at Skanetrafiken. Plz fix and users will be happy :-)

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    May 1, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Nice page! I would have liked to take a side-trip to Malmo when we visited Copenhagen but had no time. The Twisting Torso is an interesting building I would like to see as well as the famous bridge, Oresund!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    What fantastic places to see and enjoy! Malmo is a real gem Laszlo! Hope all is well!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2010 at 4:23 AM

    Now I see how to get there... Thanks for your interesting story, Laszlo !

  • Zvrlj's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2009 at 12:01 AM

    Torso is marvelous achievement and the castle seems like a place we could spend a whole day (or several days) in. Thanks for the great info.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2009 at 1:36 AM

    Interesting architecture in Malmo. Very distinctive. Good overview.The Gardens of Rhododendrons & Sofiero Castle would keep me happy for hours- I adore Rhododendrons. Great photos, Lazlo

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    I didn't go to Malmö this time, because I was too busy in Copenhagen. But maybe next time, since it's just a short train ride across the bridge.

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