Malmö

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Malmö is Sweden's third largest city with a population of over 300,000, and the capital of the province of Skåne (Scania) on the southern tip of the country. Malmö is a port city on the Öresund strait, facing Copenhagen on its other bank, with which it is connected by the Öresund bridge. Together, the two cities form a duopolis and a core of a larger Oresund region spanning parts of Denmark and Sweden.

Malmö used to be an industrial city, dependent on its port and shipbuilding industry, until the latter collapsed in late 20th century. It has then managed to recover and reinvent itself as a modern metropolis, a poster example of sustainable development and a thriving multicultural centre, even though it lacks the recognition as a major tourist destination like Copenhagen or Stockholm. Of note is Malmö's very well-developed bike infrastructure, for which Malmö is a known as a very bike-friendly city (and indeed, biking is the preferred method of transportation there).

Understand[edit]

The modern district of Västra Hamnen with the prominent Turning Torso

History[edit]

Södra Förstadsgatan in the historic southern city centre

Founded in 1272 as a fortified port 20 km from Lund. Malmö was for centuries the second largest Danish city while Scania was under Danish rule. It served as a hanseatic port and a very lucrative trade area. Malmö dominated the south as the largest market hub until Copenhagen grew larger during the 16th century. In 1658, as a result of many years of war, Denmark ceded the city to Sweden in the Treaty of Roskilde. After an industrial revolution, Malmö grew rapidly but served as one of the earliest and most industrialized cities of Scandinavia but, until the turn of the millennium it was regarded more as a dull worker's city in the backdrop of more cultural cities in Sweden. The opening of the Oresund bridge in 2000 reignited the soul of a bustling hanseatic port that had lay dormant for so many centuries.

Today about 1/3 of the Malmö population are from various other countries, making the city the most cosmopolitan in Sweden. This has contributed to a rich cultural life and many exotic and fine food opportunities. The ship building Kockums company used to be the city's biggest employer, but today the industrial city of old has been replaced by vast areas of middle-class suburban housing and modern eco-friendly neighbourhoods.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Malmö Airport (Sturup)[edit]

Sturup's terminal is characteristically yellow

Malmö Airport, called Sturup, is actually in the Svedala municipality some 30 kilometres by road from central Malmö. It is mostly used by low-fare, charter and regional carriers. The most prominent ones operating from there are WizzAir, Ryanair and Malmö Aviation.

WizzAir connects Malmö to the largest cities in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, while Ryanair flies to London (Stansted), Spain and Italy. There are three connections to Stockholm - with SAS (Arlanda), Norwegian (Arlanda) and Malmö Aviation (Bromma). Regional airlines fly to other destinations within Sweden, and the offer is complimented by many charter and scheduled flights to vacation destinations in Southern Europe, North Africa and Middle East.

From Malmö Airport you can take the Flygbussarna coach to downtown Malmö. It takes 40 minutes, but first check the schedules at Flygbussarna's homepage because on Saturday afternoons they don't have many buses. You can also take a taxo, which is a far more expensive option.

Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup)[edit]

Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup is one of the major aviation hubs in Europe and offers a multitude of European and intercontinental connections by most European flag carriers, as well as other major international airlines.

Kastrup is right at the other end of the Oresund bridge from Malmö. There are frequent Oresund trains departing from a station inside the airport terminal that stop in stations inside of Malmö (Centralstation, Triangeln and Hyllie). The journey from the airport across the bridge to Malmö takes about twenty minutes. You can also take a bus across the Oresund, which is often cheaper than the trains.

You can also take a taxi across the bridge. Signs in the arrivals hall of Kastrup Terminal 3 direct you outside to two separate queues of Danish and Swedish taxis. Taxi fare to Malmö city center should be about 650-750 SEK. As always with Swedish taxis, check the window sticker on the taxi to check the fare before boarding to avoid inadvertently selecting an overly expensive option (there is no limitation of taxi fares in Sweden and all taxis can charge anything they want as long as it is clearly indicated), or better yet, discuss the fare to Malmö with the driver before deciding - you can expect them to speak good English.

By train[edit]

The Centralstation is right across a canal from the old town

Two ambitious projects changed the railway situation of Malmö in the early 2000s - the Oresund Bridge and the City Tunnel. Thanks to both, Malmö now has a busy and efficient railway corridor running through (or rather underneath) the city. The main stations on the line running through Malmö are:

  •    Malmö Centralstation (Malmö C). It is Malmö's main train station, with a refurbished historic terminal building housing a small shopping centre, gastronomic options and other facilities. It is directly to the north of the Old Town and to the east of the Vastra Hamnen and the Turning Torso. There are bus connections to every part of the city, but to most points of interest you can easily walk - or rent a bike right in front of the station
  •    Triangeln. Triangeln is an entirely underground station in the middle of the City Tunnel, in the southern part of Malmö's centre. It is also a very convenient option to those visiting Malmö, especially those who would like to explore the shopping options and the gastronomic variety of Mollevangstorget
One of the two glass-covered entrances to the underground Triangeln station
  •    Hyllie. Hyllie Station is in the middle of the namesake new part of Malmö, developed from scratch over the southern end of City Tunnel. This part of Malmö is quite removed from the city centre, but includes many important destinations, such as the Malmö Arena, the Malmömässan fairgrounds and the Emporia shopping centre, all right next to the train station.

The above three stations are served by the Oresund trains to/from Copenhagen, direct trains to Stockholm and Gothenburg, as well as regional trains. Other train stations in Malmö include Persborg, Svågertorp (closed 2010-2014), Oxie, and Burlöv, which are only served by a limited number of regional trains and are of not much interest to tourists, as they are in residential locations far from major points of interest.

Trains from Copenhagen take 25 minutes from København H (Copenhagen Central Station) to Malmö. They leave all day from Elsinore (Helsingør), traversing the east coast of Sjælland, before crossing through Copenhagen and then across the Öresund bridge to Malmö, also connecting Kastrup airport to the city. Since the December 2010 opening of the Citytunneln, trains now travel every 10 minutes directly to Malmö Central, with a stop at the Triangeln station. Expect to pay 190 SEK for a return ticket to Kastrup airport or Copenhagen Central.

There are about ten daily X2000 trains [1] to Stockholm and roughly 100 daily departures for the nearby university town of Lund (17 km north). For travel northward, there are hourly services to Helsingborg and Gothenburg with connections to Oslo. There is also an overnight service connecting Malmö to Berlin [2] running nightly or every second night depending on season.

Night trains depart for Storlien (Friday and Sunday) with connection to Trondheim. For every-night connection, grab a train (or bus) for Gothenburg.

Frequent and regular local trains go from Malmö south throughout the province of Scania to Lund, Helsingborg, Höör and Ystad. These are known as Pågatågen, operated by Skåne Commuter Rail.

By car[edit]

If you don't take the train across the bridge (and tunnel), you can drive for yourself. It is a pay bridge, where you pay to enter Sweden (250 DKK in 2008) [3], after you go through the tunnel and across the bridge, and then it costs the same to come back. The view is much less obstructed if you choose to go by car as compared to train. [4]

The 8 kilometre long Øresund bridge leading to Copenhagen in Denmark

By bus[edit]

Gråhundbus, Swebus, GoByBus and Eurolines have routes to Copenhagen and other places. To Copenhagen the buses take longer (about an hour) but are cheaper than the train, especially for day trips.

By boat[edit]

There is a ferry link from Travemünde, Germany to Malmö by Finnlines. Also, you can take the Bus 146 to Trelleborg, which takes 45 minutes, costs 55 Krones and runs every 20 Minutes at daytime. Ferries from Trelleborg are cheaper and quicker and go directly to Travemünder, Rostock and Sassnitz on Rügen.

Get around[edit]

Malmö is best experienced by bicycle, the city is interlaced with lots of bicycle roads. Use the green Skånetrafiken buses to get around town (but note they no longer accept cash payment on the bus). Taxi is also an option, fixed rates begin at 49/59/79 SEK.

See[edit]

The Stortorget in winter

Main squares and streets[edit]

At the heart of Malmö lie three squares, called Gustav Adolf's Square (Gustav Adolfs torg), the Big Square (Stortorget) and the Little Square (Lilla torg). Stortorget and Lilla Torg are directly connected at one corner, and a pedestrians only shopping street connects them with Gustav Adolfs torg.

  •    Stortorget. At the center of the Big Square is a statue of King Karl X Gustav of Sweden, who took the city from Danish dominion. The ornate Malmö City Hall (built in 1546) is on the east side, and in the northwest corner is Kockska Huset, the house of Jörgen Kock, a German immigrant who became mayor of the city and achieved wealth simply and directly: by taking control of the city mint. In the winter the square becomes a skating rink.
  •    Lilla torg. is the place for socializing and dining, with various restaurants having outdoor tables around the edge of the square.
  •    Gustav Adolfs torg. is surrounded on three sides by buildings containing shops and a McDonalds. At the center of the square is a bus platform. A cemetery lies at the south side of the square, through which one can reach Slottsparken, a beautiful park that surrounds Malmöhus.
  •    Möllevångstorget square. south of the city center, has a bustling open-air market on weekends. The surrounding neighborhood is full of inexpensive Asian and Middle Eastern shops, restaurants and grocery stores catering to the alternative side of the city, the immigrant population and people who are tired of mainstream commerce.
  • Gamla Väster. between Lilla Torget and Malmöhus, is a quiet and sophisticated part of town with lots of galleries, design shops and restaurants.
  •    Davidshallstorg. is a square with design shops, clothes stores and restaurants. The atmosphere here is posh, so the vibe is very different from Möllevångstorget's. There are similar shops on the nearby parts of Davidshallsgatan.

Historic buildings and modern architecture[edit]

Malmöhus Castle
  •    Malmöhus Castle.
St Petri church in Malmö
  •    S:t Petri kyrka. is the city's oldest church (from the 14th century)
  •    S:t Johannes kyrka.
  • Katrinetorpkatrinetorps Alle 1 (Intersection of E20 and E6). Country manor with beautiful garden. Nice cafe and antique store.
  •    Turning Torso. completed in 2005, is at 190 m the tallest building in Scandinavia. Mostly apartments with some offices, it's located in a new zone near the waterfront and has no observation tower or other sightseeing facilities, so it's probably best to admire it from afar (visible from almost anywhere in the city). If you are visiting in the summer there is a nice waterfront promenade and an open-sea bath nearby the Turning Torso. There is also a state of the art skateboarding park in the area.

Museums and cultural institutions[edit]

Technology Museum
  •    Tekniska och Sjöfartsmuseet (Technology and Maritime Museum). located west of the castle. The largest section of the museum is devoted to transport, in particular aviation, and there are lots of cut-away models, including the entire front end and cockpit of a Vickers Viscount. Visitors can walk (crawl, actually in places) through a 1943 Swedish U3 submarine. Unfortunately the displays are only labelled in Swedish, but is well worth a visit, nonetheless. Adult entrance fee is 40SEK.
  •    Malmö Stadsbibliotek (Malmö's public library), Kung Oscars väg. Browsing the shelves and admiring the building itself is a must for all architecture buffs and intellectuals.
  •    Malmö Konsthall (Malmö Art Hall), S:t Johannesgatan 7. free entrance.
  •    Museum of Modern Art (Moderna Museet), Ola Billgrens plats 2–4. Tuesday-Sunday 11 am-6 pm. One of the major Swedish art museums. 70 SEK/50 SEK/Free (under 18).
Form/Design Center

Do[edit]

Kungsparken, Malmö

Parks[edit]

  •    Folkets park (People's Park). See the terrarium. Ride a pony. Sunbathe. Eat and drink. free entrance.
  •    Pildammsparken. With gardens, buildings from the Baltic exhibition in 1914 and a theater
Slottsträdgården
  •    Slottsträdgården (Castle Garden). located south of the castle, within Kungsparken (King's Park). This is one of the city's newest amenities and is an organic community garden, open throughout the year. There are eight themed gardens and a potager. Freshly picked flowers and vegetables are available for purchase in the summer months. There is also a small cafe, run entirely by volunteers.
  •    Ribersborgsstranden.

Sports[edit]

  • The flat landscape of Skåne is ideal for golf. Around Malmö there are quite a few good courses and a new 36 holes PGA standard course being built.

Festivals[edit]

  • Don't miss Malmöfestivalen - a free festival that takes place for eight days every year in August, with lots of cultural and culinary experiences.

Buy[edit]

Street shopping[edit]

The main shopping streets are Södergatan and Södra Förstadsgatan, where you can find all kinds of shops. Look out for Village, well designed homeware, at reasonable prices.

Experience the multicultural area around Möllevångstorget. Here you can find exotic shops selling Asian and middle eastern food stuffs and a wide selection of pubs and bars. In the mornings there is also an open market where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables.

Les Trois Roses (Gustav Adolfs torg, Davidshallstorg) is a great chocolaterie.

Shopping centres[edit]

Malmö has five shopping plazas in the centre:

Storgatan mostly has clothes for young people and coffee shops. The others offer the usual mixture of town shopping with clothes, cameras, jewelry, electronics, books, movies etc. blended with eateries, both international fast food chains and local ones. World famous Swedish glassware can also be bought there.

There are also some shopping plazas outside the city centre, like

  •    Mobilia Shopping Center.
  •    Jägersro Center.
  •    EmporiaHyllie Boulevard 19. Daily 10AM-8PM, except for Midsommar, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. A huge, very modern shopping centre with over 200 shops plus restaurants, in a quite unusually pleasing setting. The centre is right across the entrance to the Hyllie train station and even features a roof terrace with some nice views in good weather.

Eat[edit]

Look out for pepparkakor, literally pepper cookies, but flavoured with cinnamon, ginger, molasses and cloves. Traditional accompaniment to glögg (mulled wine).

Budget[edit]

  • Many places around Möllevångstorget cater to the budget option. Get a falafel (15-25 SEK), Indian, Thai, Middle Eastern or Chinese meal from 35 SEK and up. Plenty to choose from. Råå Bar & Restaurang and Krua Thai on Möllevångstorget are two great, inexpensive Thai places. On Södra Förstadsgatan near Möllevångstorget are a number of good places - Ganesha does tasty and cheap Indian fast food for 45 SEK and up, and restaurant Middle East has good shawarmas for 30 SEK. Just off Möllevångstorget on Ystadsgatan is an unpretentious Persian restaurant which does good food.
  • Restaurang Asien is an unpretentious looking restaurant that serves delicious Vietnamese food. You'll find it a short walk from Möllevångstorget, down Ystadsgatan. On the menu you will find food like Pho or Vietnamese springrolls. Very tasty and reasonably priced.
  •    La Empanada. Själbodgatan 10, is a price worthy option for a budget traveller, big portions at a low cost. It is a chain with three outings that serves both Latin American and Swedish food.
  • Turkish restaurant Ankara (on Södra Förstadsgatan near the Hilton Hotel) does an excellent buffet (59 SEK daytime and 79 SEK evenings). On Friday and Saturday evenings they have a free belly-dancing show too.
  • Crépa Café, Spångatan 32, +46 40971755. Serves tasty crêpes with Greek flavor, in a trendy yet calm atmosphere. Mains 45-47 SEK.
  •    Dolce Sicilia. Drottningtorget 6. Heavenly homemade ice cream.
  • Lilla glassfabriken. Holmgatan 9. Really tasty homemade ice cream and sorbet.
  • Di Penco. Is an Italian lunch restaurant situated a short walk from "Triangeln". They serve delicious home made pasta with freshly baked ciabatta bread for only 65 SEK.
  • Aras, Lönngatan 24, +46 4083273. Persian restaurant that serves authentic and succulent Persian kebabs on fluffy steamed basmati rice with butter, grilled tomato and raw onion on the side. Don't miss the salade Olivier, Russian salad-Persian style. Prices around 60-100 SEK.

Mid-range[edit]

There are a lot of restaurants in the Little Square with outdoor seating (with heating year-round).

  • Mello Yello, +46 40304525. A delicious mix of Swedish and European food. The best view and service is in the one located close to the Turning Torso and the beach (150 SEK each).
  • Paddy's, +46 04078600. Kalendergatan. Excellent Swedish food, don't let the idea of eating in an Irish bar put you off! Booking is essential in this busy restaurant.
  • Victor's, +46 40127670. Swedish and international cuisine.
  • Izakaya Koi, +46 4075700. Not quite like a Tokyo tavern, but it still manages to attract visiting Japanese businessmen.
  • Steak House, +46 40973497. Very nice food for a reasonable price by Scandinavian standards. Unfortunately service was poor.
  • Indian Side, +46 40307744.

There are also lots of mid-range restaurants in other parts of town.

  • Indian Haweli on Södra Förstadsgatan near Möllevångstorget is not the best Indian restaurant in town and the service is quite bad (140 SEK).
  • Restaurang Bollywood, Baltzarsgatan 18, the tastiest Indian food in Sweden. Mains 110 - 200 SEK.
  • Brogatan on Brogatan serves oysters at 14 SEK each, which is almost what you'd pay in the shop (12 SEK).
  • Nesta on the main shopping street (at the corner of Baltzarsgatan) is an excellent mid-priced Italian café, with good snacks and Malmö's best coffee.
  • Tempo bar och kök, Södra Skolgatan 30A. A trendy place with a modern version of Swedish food. Mains 75-135 SEK.
  • Metro. Ängelholmsgatan 14. Another restaurant and bar for the local hipsters. They also have club nights. Mains 115-230 SEK.
  • Yukai, Bergsgatan 35. A calm place with great atmosphere, great sushi and great service. Probably the best Japanese restaurant in town. Mains 64-175 SEK.
  •    Lemongrass. Grynbodgatan 9. A sophisticated place serving asian crossover food to a well-to-do crowd. Mains 134-208 SEK.
  • Två Krögare - Bullen. Storgatan 35. One of few restaurants that still serve traditional Swedish food (husmanskost).
  • Atmosfär, A splurge restaurant gone mid-range without compromising the food or service.
  • Maguro Sushibar. Östra Förstadsgatan 15. Great sushi place.
  • vegegårdenRörsjögatan 23 +4640-611 38 88. Lovely asian vegetarian restaurant. Al a carte and buffet-style. Serves lunch on weekdays and barbecue on weekends. From 68 SEK; eat as much as you like.
  • Restaurang Möllan,Bergsgatan 37c. Tasty and juicy steaks plus some seasonal dishes can be found at this laid back and cozy place.
  • Sås och Krås, Sallerupsvägen 18. +4640-294888. Local tavern with excellent dishes, inspired from local products and traditions. Careful selection of beers.

Splurge[edit]

  •    Bloom. Pildammsvägen 2. Five Course Menu, 695 SEK.

Drink[edit]

Malmö has a vibrant night life, but prices are for the most part substantially higher than they are across the bridge in Copenhagen. Lilla Torg is the epicentre but prices are high, you could also try Möllevångstorget where any of the many bars, cafés and restaurants in this bustling part of town is good value. Like in Copenhagen, and indeed most of Scandinavia, expect most of the drinking to be limited to Friday and Saturday except at the height of summer where many Swedes have vacation. You can pick up the free Nöjesguiden and Dygnet Runt magazines in various stores to read more about Malmö's nightlife. They are only available in Swedish though.

  •    ÉtageStortorget 6 +46 40 23 20 60. M & Th 23-04;F-Sa 23-05. Popular nightclub in the Big Square. Entrance is usually free before midnight, afterwards it's 50-100 Kr.
  •    FagansPer Weijersgatan 4 +46 40 970 990. Generally 16-23, on Weekends open as long as 02. Great Irish pub just off Gustav Adolf's Square.
  • Gatan BarMäster Johansgatan 15. Lively pub with darts, located just off the Little Square. Free entrance.
  • Kulturbolaget (usually known as just KB), Bergsgatan 18. Malmö's premier rock club with many international and national touring acts. They also have clubs on weekends for those who are more into partying.
  •    SlagthusetJörgen Kocksgatan 7A,. The city's biggest and best-known nightclub, housed in a former slaughterhouse (hence the name). The facility also includes a performance theater and restaurants during the day.

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget less than 500 SEK
Mid-range around 700-900 SEK
Splurge over 1000 SEK

While prices in Malmö may seem high, especially in the summer, and there is little variance in prices across properties, staying in the city may be your best option in the region, as hotels are generally expensive in Sweden (and even more so across the bridge in Copenhagen), while Malmö boasts a wide selection of properties unusual for other Swedish city.

As in the rest of Sweden, breakfast is generally included in room price, as is WiFi. Do make sure to double-check the rates at different dates, as they may vary greatly depening on local events and time of year. The highest season is around the end of May and in June, when the days are the longest and the weather the best.

Budget[edit]

  •    STF Hostel Malmö City +46 40-611 62 20. Rönngatan 1. The IYHF hostel in town. Dorm bed 180 SEK, singles from 325 SEK, doubles from 430 SEK. Add 45 SEK to the price if you're not a member of the IYHF. It opened in 2006, so it's relatively new and fresh. Helpful staff.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Ängavallen. Norra Håslöv. An ecological hotel twenty minutes south of Malmö on the road to Trelleborg with a cosy atmosphere. Small hotel with only 12 rooms.
  • Hotel Astoria.
  • Hotell Baltzar.
  • Best Western Plus Hotel Noble House.
  • Best Western Hotel Royal.
  •    Comfort Hotel Malmö. In a refurbished building north of the Centralstation, with an impressive gym in a historic room with gilded pilasters! Economy rooms are rather small (12 sqm) and basic, while Standard rooms (17 sqm) feature the tasteful modern decor prevalent across the hotel. from SKK 590, breakfast included.
  • Elite Plaza Hotel Malmö.
  •    Elite Hotel Residens.
  •    Elite Hotel SavoyNorra Vallgatan 62. Central location opposite train station. Comfortable traditional hotel. Breakfast is a very relaxed affair.
  •    First Hotel Jörgen KockJörgen Kocksgatan 3 (250 m from Central Station),  +46 40 10 18 00. Advertised as ‘the hotel with the big rooms’, and they are indeed unusually large by the standards of Scandinavian hotels. The decor is simple but comfortable, in a modern building within an easy walk of the central area. Includes breakfast (with tea and coffee remaining available later in the day) and fast wireless internet. Superior and deluxe rooms have tea/coffee maker. From 572 kr.
  • Grand Hotel Garden. Baltzarsgatan 20. Central location, with a unique rooftop garden.
  •    Mayfair Hotel Tunneln - Sweden Hotels.
  •    Mercure Hotel Malmö (formerly ibis), Stadiongatan 21. The former Ibis was upgraded to Mercure, but the building was clearly designed to Ibis standards. It was built to serve as an accommodation base for the nearby sports and conference venues, and is thus quite removed from the centre.
  • Moment Hotels. Adelgatan 5v. New boutique hotel in Malmö, located close to Malmö Central station.
  •    Park Inn by Radisson MalmöSjömansgatan 2. The new Park Inn, only inaugurated in 2012, is the only hotel in Vastra Hamnen, located in the midst of an office / industrial area. The immediate surroundings might not be the most touristy, but the hotel is reasonably close to Malmö Central Station, and the city's compactness makes it easy to get to the centre from there as well. If you prefer to cycle there, the hotel has bikes for rent.
  • Hotel Plaza - Sweden Hotels.
  •    Scandic SegevångSegesvängen. This is a suburban hotel situated amidst the meadows of Segevång. Slightly dated, but offers a large outside pool and a smaller one inside. It is also close to a golf course and markets itself as a sports/leisure hotel.
  • Teaterhotellet.

Splurge[edit]

Malmö is relatively low-rise on average, so the 20-storey Triangeln hotel can serve as an orientation point
  • Best Western Hotel Jägersro.
  •    Clarion Collection Hotel Temperance.
  • Hotel Continental Malmö.
  • Hotel Duxiana Malmö.
  • The More Hotel Malmö.
  •    Hotel Mäster Johan.
  •    Quality Hotel Konserthuset. A relatively large, modern-style hotel glued to the Konserthuset, with an anonymous atmosphere and an uninspired, tired decor.
  •    Radisson Blu. Östergatan 10. Central location, and very comfortable. Bedrooms are suite-sized, and include office area and living area, free Wi-fi and Internet. Breakfast is not served after 10.00AM on weekdays!
  •    Renaissance MalmoMäster Johansgatan 15. Boutique-style 5-star hotel from Marriott in a charming street right off the Lilla Torg. Uniquely for a Marriott property, the WiFi is free of charge.
  •    Scandic Kramer.
  •    Scandic Malmö CityKaptensgatan 1. Rather large rooms (family rooms up to 38 sqm), all featuring kitchenettes, which can be very handy for longer stays
  •    Scandic S:t JörgenStora Nygatan 35. A nice building with views over the Gustav Adolfs Torg market square and the Hansa shopping mall. Economy rooms have no windows.
  •    Scandic Triangeln (formerly Hilton), Triangeln 2. A gigantic edifice towering over the Triangeln shopping center, the former Hilton offers views over the city from rooms on higher floors, as well as from the top-floor gym. The hotel is undergoing a thorough renovation as of 2014 - you may want to ask for a renovated room when booking.

Connect[edit]

Internet cafés[edit]

  • Sidewalk Express, Railway station. 19 SEK per hour.
  • Gameness, Mäster Nilsgatan 20. 20 SEK per hour.
  • Twilight Zone, Stora Nygatan 15. 15 SEK per hour.

Stay Safe[edit]

In December 2010, the Jewish human rights organization Simon Wiesenthal center issued a travel advisory advising Jews to boycott Malmö due to a rise in antisemitic attacks.[5]

The biggest problem facing a tourist is the unregulated taxi market. There are many instances of tourists being charged exorbitant prices by unscrupulous taxi drivers. To avoid this happening to you, stick to the well known companies like 171717, 232323, Taxi Skåne, Taxi Kurir etc. Avoid unmarked taxis (taxis in Sweden have yellow registration plates), and always ask for the price of your trip before getting in.

Immigrant-dominated areas have seen a rise of gang criminality in the last few years. Neighborhoods like Rosengård should be avoided for your own safety.

If traveling on foot or by car, keep an eye out for bicycles, which expect others to yield.

Cope[edit]

Consulates[edit]

  • Czech Republic Czech RepublicVästerg. 22 040 - 97 36 98.
  • Denmark DenmarkNeptunigatan 1 0752 - 48 25 93.
  • Estonia EstoniaS. Promenaden 53 040 - 23 60 10.
  • Finland FinlandJörgen Kocksg. 1 B 040 - 35 25 77.
  • France FranceRibersborgsv. 14 B 040 - 98 41 04.
  • Germany GermanyN. Vallg. 70 040 - 611 85 95.
  • Greece GreeceFrihamnsallen 5 +46 40 975024fax: +46 40 975044.
  • Iceland IcelandBrädgårdsv. 28 040 - 30 04 34.
  • Norway NorwayJungmansg. 12 040 - 12 35 00.
  • Peru PeruGustav Adolfs Torg 47 073 - 423 27 37.
  • Sierra Leone Sierra LeoneVerkstadsg. 4, Svedala (note: outside Malmö) 040 - 40 26 10.
  • United Kingdom United KingdomStortorget 21 040 - 793 79.

Copenhagen, with many embassies, is a short train trip away.

The Öresundsbron between Malmö and Copenhagen

Go next[edit]

Skånetrafiken's Around the Sound (Öresund Rundt) ticket [6] is a great way to see the surrounding region of Scania as well as North Zealand, Denmark (including Copenhagen). For 249 SEK, you get unlimited train travel and one ferry trip, for two days.

  • Fotoviken Viking Museum in Höllviken, which is a reconstruction of a Viking or early medieval village. This is a living museum, which means a number of people live as Vikings on site throughout the summer.
Routes through Malmö
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