Malmo – The modern, vibrant city with a historical charm
Sweden’s third-largest city Malmö is located in the south of Sweden. Malmö is a modern and vibrant city with the tranquility and warmth of a small town.
Starting as an industrial city, Malmö is now a knowledge hub, known for its environmental work. The old industrial city with its large harbour areas has been replaced by vast areas of suburban housing and modern eco-friendly neighbourhoods.
Malmö is currently the 7th fastest growing city in Europe and is top-rated within innovation and development.
Today about one third 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.
Malmö also offers the best of Scandinavian and international design in the shape of furniture and furnishings, jewellery and textiles.
Malmö frequently hosts everything from concerts, theatre, children’s events, festivals, lectures, exhibitions, sports events and more.
In Malmö you find Scandinavia’s oldest renaissance castle close to the hip new sustainable district of Västra Hamnen. The city has lots of green areas in the city centre and around town. Folkets Park is Sweden’s oldest “folkpark” and has beautiful lawns, tivoli, cafés, restaurant, terrarium, adventure golf, horse riding and live entertainment in summer.
Walking along the cobblestone streets of Old Town (Gamla Staden), you’ll get a taste of life in years gone by. That is, until you stumble upon one of the many funky galleries, trendy boutiques or stylish cafés that line the narrow streets.
Wandering the picturesque streets, you’ll inevitably end up in Stortorget, the oldest and largest square in Malmö, encircled by beautiful 16th century architecture. Stortorget remains a center of activity and is a good place to orient yourself when exploring this vibrant neighborhood.
And don’t forget Malmö’s glorious two-kilometre long beach within walking distance from the town centre.
When it comes to shopping, Malmö has something for everyone – from local specialty shops to large shopping centres. Emporia shopping mall in Malmö is one of the biggest in Scandinavia with great selection of stores and restaurants for every taste.
Getting to Malmö
Malmö has great connections with the rest of Europe, mainly due to its close proximity to Copenhagen in Denmark and the Oresund bridge which links the two countries.
Copenhagen Airport, located only 24 kilometres from Malmö city centre, is served by a wide selection of international airlines.
From there, trains run every twenty minutes to Malmö Central and the trip takes around 20 minutes.
Malmö is also served by Malmö Airport which lies 27 km from the city centre.