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Top Attractions in Malmo, Sweden

Where to Find Malmo's Best Attractions


You want to see interesting attractions in Malmö, Sweden, and aren't sure what to see? Use this guide to find the Malmo attractions best suited for your visit to the Swedish city...

1. The Stortorget (Malmo City Square)

Stortorget  Summer.. The square at the heart of the old town: Gamla Stan. Also where the Nobel Museum is.
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Malmo's most popular attraction is usually Stortoget, Malmo's city center square surrounded by the Old Town (Gamla Staden). On the square you will see King Charles X's statue. Stortorget was built in 1536 and soon turned into Scandinavia's the largest city square (until recent times, that is). The bronze water sculpture on Malmo's Stortorget depicts the location of the old city well.

2. Lilla Torg in Malmo

Lilla Torg is a fun attraction in Malmo, I think. Lilla Torg houses the center of Malmo's nightlife and restaurants and you won't be bored here. Lots of locals like to come here as well. Lilla Torg is a square surrounded by buildings erected between 1600 - 1800, which nowadays offer crafts, lots of food, mall-style shopping, and other entertainment. Good hotels in Malmo are nearby.

3. Gamla Vaster (Gamla Väster) in Malmo

Gamla Vaster in Malmo
Marten Svemark © Malmö Turism
This attraction of Malmo is so adorable, you won't be able to forget it. Gamla Vaster lies west of Lilla Torg square (any local can point it out). In this part of Malmo, the attraction is Malmo itself - take a stroll here and see the very low (!) houses and brick buildings in all the colors of the rainbow. Besides private residences, these Swedish buildings also house cafes and shops. Definitely Malmo's most colorful attraction!

4. Malmo City Hall & Residence

Also a well-known attraction in Malmo, Sweden, is Malmo City Hall, built in 1546. Unfortunately, this building underwent big changes in the 19th century. If you're hungry, go down the stairs and visit the unique - but good - Rådhuskällaren Restaurant in the basement! The Residence is located right next to City Hall. F.W. Scholander is the architect who put all the stucco on this building. Worth taking a look.

5. Folkets Park (People's Park) in Malmo

Folkets Park in Malmo
Frederik Tellerup © Malmö Turism
Your favorite attraction is an amusement park? Then head to Malmo's Folkets Park, which is the amusement park attraction in this city. Folkets Park seems similar to Tivoli park in Copenhagen and offers families rides and park atmosphere from April-September. This amusement park includes quite a few animals, play areas, rides, and even a flea market.

6. St Peter's Church (St Petri Kyrka)

If you're up for some authentic renaissance, the St Peter's Church is Malmo's attraction for you. This church is the oldest building in the city (built in the 14th century) and can be found behind Stortorget (see above) in Malmo, Sweden. After viewing the detailing on the inside of the church, make sure to visit the Tradesmen's Chapel for historic paintings. A great Malmo attraction for anyone interested in the Renaissance.

7. Malmohus Castle

Malmohus Castle in Malmo
Peter Schmidbauer © Malmö Turism
Malmöhus Castle is Sweden's oldest renaissance castle and definitely one of Malmö's top attractions. How often can you see a real castle containing four interesting museums? There are the Malmo City Museum, Natural History Museum, Konstmuseet (art museum), and Aquarium & Tropicarium. Free admission with Malmo Card (see below)!

8. Free Attractions with the Malmo Card

The Oresund Bridge
Frederik Tellerup © Malmö Turism
Many of Malmo's attractions and museums are free with this card, or discounted by as much as 50%, along with car rental rebates, and other activities. The Malmo Card also offers visitors free transportation and free parking in Malmo. A nice advantage of this discount card is a discounted bridge toll for traveling to Copenhagen when you drive across the Oresund Bridge.
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