Malmo was founded in the 13th century and was once a fortified port, connected to Copenhagen and central Europe by the famous Oresund Bridge. A bustling multicultural city, it’s home to the tallest tower in Sweden and the oldest public park in the world.
Things to do in Malmö
Malmohus Castle is a Renaissance fortress and iconic landmark in Malmo. The castle has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times and has been linked to the war between the Danes and the Swedes. It now stands as the oldest-surviving Renaissance castle in Scandinavia and provides cultural insight into the city’s history.
Looking to entertain the kids? Folkets Park is a large amusement park considered the oldest of its kind in the world. The park is made up of vast green areas, ponds, picnic spots and benches. In the summer months, the park is home to a local flea market, while winter sees the lake transformed into an ice-skating rink.
Head to Malmo Konsthall Art Gallery to admire classical art exhibitions and international pieces. The gallery dates back to 1974 and is home to one of the largest exhibition halls of contemporary art in Europe.
Malmo’s most iconic building is the Torso Tower. This twisted, neo-futuristic, skyscraper is the tallest building in Scandinavia and stands out on the city's skyline. The impressive building was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
Getting around Malmö
Copenhagen Airport sits just a 30-minute drive away. The city is best explored by bicycle, thanks to bicycle-only roads around the city. You can also make use of the local buses.