Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and is located in the southernmost county of Skåne.
I won’t lie to you. Malmö is nothing special, but it’s a nice destination to take a day trip from Copenhagen, as I did.
The train ticket costs about €20 per person round trip and the journey is about 40 minutes.
So in less than an hour you can be in Sweden and explore the parks of Malmö and of course taste Swedish meatballs.
Sightseeing in Malmö
City Hall Square (Stortorget)
The square where the Town Hall is located is the Big Square with imposing buildings all around and cobbled streets. Of course the most impressive building is the ornate Malmo Town Hall (Malmo Radhuset), built in 1546.
In the centre there is also the imposing statue of the former Swedish King Karl X Gustav, as well as an impressive fountain.
Next to the Great Square is Lilla Torg (Small Square). There you will find the typical colourful houses that are found in every Scandinavian town, as well as many shops for food and coffee.
Sankt Petri Kyrka
Sankt Petri Kyrka is considered the main church of Malmo and is located in the centre of the city. It dates back to the 14th century and is built in Gothic style, with red brick being its main feature.
Its impressive bell tower is later, having been built in 1611, and is one of the largest in the whole of Scandinavia (about 15 metres). Entrance is free, but photography is prohibited inside.
Designed by the renowned architect Kalatrawa, the Turning Torso is perhaps Malmö’s most photographed spot.
The skyscraper is the tallest building in Sweden and the whole of Scandinavia, and what makes it particularly impressive is its 90-degree rotation. It is 190 metres high and has 54 storeys.
The building is private, so you can only take pictures from the outside.
This library is one of the most beautiful libraries I have visited.
It is housed in an 18th century castle, which has been completely renovated with modern architecture and the latest technology.
There’s a huge glass door and you have a view of the lush green park across the street, so a walk there is all you need if you want to relax.
Malmohus Castle is the main attraction of the city and was for years one of the most important forts in Denmark!
The original castle was founded in 1434 by King Erik of Pomerania, but was partially destroyed in the early 16th century, so a new building was built in its place in 1530 by King Christian IV of Denmark.
The exterior is impressive, being built of stone and surrounded by water, while the surrounding area is surrounded by greenery.The interior is simpler and I don’t know if it is so worth the visit.
The castle is also home to the Malmö City Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Art Museum.
Kungsparken was my favorite place in Malmö. It is the green park that surrounds Malmo Castle. It is an 8.5 acre area, created in 1872 by King Oscar II.
Within the park there are ponds, windmills, statues, greenhouses, fountains, a dog park and of course animals such as ducks and squirrels.
Malmo Old Light House
Close to the railway station is Malmo’s old lighthouse in a nice location. It is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy the sunset with sea view.
Bonus part. You can’t go to Sweden and not try Swedish meatballs and Bullen is the restaurant
with the best Swedish meatballs in Malmö.
It’s a beautiful wooden restaurant with traditional details and authentic Swedish cuisine, you’ll know it too as it’s the choice of the locals. The service was excellent, the prices a bit stingy, but the portions were quite large.
We tried the meatballs with whiskey cream, pickled cucumber and mashed potatoes which were fantastic plus a soup with salmon, shrimps, saffron and white wine.
If you visit Malmo don’t miss it!
What you need to know before your trip to Malmö
- Their currency is the Swedish krona, but they accept card payments everywhere, so you don’t need to change currency.
- From Greece you can travel with your ID card (with latin characters) or passport.
- The climate is colder than Greece (obviously) so even in summer, bring a cardigan.
If you want to see more of my trip to Malmö, visit my Instagram profile.