Historic landmarks in Malmö Sweden

malmo historic monument

malmo historic monument

I’m not one of the biggest fans of Historic Landmarks in Malmö Sweden. and not because there is nothing to be seen, but mostly because of the low temperatures, cloudy weather and rains. Another is palm trees, sand, beach, heat. But when there are cheap tickets available – I travel everywhere! Since May, Wizz Air has launched a new destination to Malmö (Sweden). The city located on the Oresund Strait is a good starting point for a tour of Denmark and Sweden.

We were flying on 16.05 – with the first flight on the line, the ticket price was 50 dollars for a return trip (I’m looking at this segment still maintaining traditionally low prices). In principle, the idea of ​​the trip was to look mainly at Copenhagen, but after looking at hotel prices, I decided to stay in Malmö and travel there. Malmö and Copenhagen are connected by a bridge and there are 24-hour regular trains between the two cities.

Malmo church

Malmo church

Malmö’s airport is about 30-km from the city. There are regular shuttles to Malmö Central Station at SEK 99, tickets can be purchased both on-site and on-line – http://www.flygbussarna.se/en/malmo. If you travel 4 people, take a taxi to the center, the price is around SEK 400. There are also couples to Copenhagen at DKK 100.

We stayed at Park inn by Radisson (3 nights with breakfasts – 430 leva per double room), the hotel is about 20 minutes walk from the train station, near the Turning Torso. So the plan was: 1 day for Malmö, 1 day for a tour of the Oresund and 1 day for Copenhagen. Though Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, its historic part is not very large and could easily reach half a day, but we were staying there anyway, so we decided to spend all day.

Malmo Turning Torso

Malmo Turning Torso

The Turning Torso is one of the city’s emblems. This building is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden (190 meters), its design resembles a twisted human body, from the foundations to the last floor rotating 90 degrees.
And some people live in pontoons in the water … The city beach is also nearby, but we did not want to bathe in the North Sea at all!

The Oresund Bridge is a combined rail and motorway link between Copenhagen and Malmö. It is about 16 kilometers long, part of it is designed to run underwater to allow ships to pass freely through the water.
Kungsparken is a city park in Malmö. Extremely nice place for walking and picnics.

Malmöhus Castle is the oldest surviving Scandinavian Renaissance castle. Its history began in 1434, when the citadel was erected at this place, destroyed later. In the middle of the XVI century, the castle was built in its present form, at that time it was Danish territory. Until 1914 the fortress was a prison, and today it is used for cultural purposes – here are several museums.

Opposite the castle and the park there is a very pleasant neighborhoods with colorful houses and narrow streets – Gamla Västers. Lilla Torg Square – the most popular meeting place in Malmö.

malmo building

malmo building

Right next to Lilla Torg Square is the main square of Stortoget, built in 1536. In the middle of it is the bronze statue of King Charles X. The buildings surrounding the square form the Gamla Staden (Old Town).

The Malmo City Hall is one of Stortoget Square’s buildings, built in 1546, but in the nineteenth century has undergone major changes.

St Petri Kyrka is the oldest church in the city since the middle of the 14th century and was built in Gothic style.
Folkest Park is a short drive from the city center. In general, they compare it to Tivoli in Copenhagen, but honestly they have nothing to do with it! If you have a lot of free time you can visit it, but it’s not worthwhile to waste your time.

At these latitudes, summer gets darker later. In mid-May, the sun was setting at 21.30 and then it was only a twilight for a long time without really getting dark. So we had to wait until 23.00 for night photos!

Malmo night

Malmo night

It is well known that the Scandinavian countries have a very high standard of living, and so are the prices of the establishments. Honestly, I was mentally prepared for a terrible price, and maybe that’s why I did not see it so expensive!

For example, at a Malmö restaurant in Lilla Torg Square for 2 pizzas and 2 beers we paid 300 SEK and in Salingborg for salmon, chicken, 1 beer, 1 cup of wine and mineral water – 340 SEK. Naturally, it is not cheap, and we are not sitting in some godless expensive establishments, but it is experienced.

And it can always be more budget-friendly – sandwiches, hot dogs, etc. are sold in many places. In Copenhagen, an idea was more expensive.

You do not have to exchange crowns in advance. Absolutely everywhere you can pay with a credit or debit card – from the taxi or bus that will take you to the city center, to the hot-house on the street.



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