According to Allcitycodes, Sweden is a destination that has become increasingly popular with the arrival of the bridge connecting Denmark to the Scandinavian country. One of those interesting destinations is the city of Malmö. After Stockholm, this is the largest city in the country and Malmö is also located in the south of Sweden, making the city easily accessible.
Malmö is a nice destination for a city trip. The city has many interesting sights that make it easy to spend a few days here without getting bored. Be surprised by this nice city.
Top 10 things to do in Malmo
#1. Turning Corso
One of the eye-catching buildings that has shaped the skyline of Malmö since the beginning of this century is ‘Turning Corso’. This skyscraper was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a world-renowned Spanish architect who has designed iconic structures all over the world. Opened in 2005, Turning Corso is owned by the Swedish Housing Association and serves as an apartment building. The tower is 190 meters high and is located directly opposite the Danish capital Copenhagen, which you can often see from higher floors. It is possible to visit the complex and enjoy the breathtaking view from a higher floor.
#2. Katrinetorp Katrinetorp
is located in the southern part of Malmö territory. Katrinetorp is a beautiful example of a Swedish mansion and farm. What strikes you when you visit Katrinetorp is the enormous space in which the complex is situated. This radiates tranquility and provides the necessary relaxation. The farm was founded in 1799 and has been very well preserved over the years. Today you can visit the farm and the domain. You will learn more about this typical Swedish farm and the function it had. Not only the outside of the buildings are beautiful; You can also admire a number of beautiful murals and authentic Swedish interior on the inside.
#3. Modern Museum
Originally, the ‘Moderna Museet’ has its roots in the Swedish capital Stockholm. Here the museum opened its doors in 1956 with an exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso. This exhibition was acclaimed and ensured that the museum had already made a name for itself before it officially opened in 1958. As the name suggests, the museum’s collection focuses on modern and contemporary art. Since 2009, a location has been opened in Malmö. The museum is housed in a former power plant. The combination of industrial heritage and contemporary art clearly gives an extra dimension.
If you are in Malmö, a visit to the Malmöhus should not be missed. Just because the house is literally named after the southern Swedish city, you can’t really get around it. Of course, a name alone should not be enough to determine whether you want to see something. The medieval castle is simply very much worth a visit. The Malmöhus is part of Malmö Museer where you can find exhibitions about technology, shipping and history. Also part of the complex is an old prison where a number of notorious Swedish prisoners were held to serve their sentence or await execution.
#5. Disgusting Food Museum
Sweden is known for its vintage herring called ‘Surströmming’. This fermented herring is a true delicacy for many Swedish people. When the Swedes eat this, it is always noticeable that they choose to eat this dish outside. When the can of herring, which is far out of date, is opened, a rather pungent, nauseating smell is released. There are nice films to be found when you search for the term Surströmming. This dish alone justifies a museum of terrible dishes that either have strange smells or tastes, or some strange association as to which animal is used for the dish.
#6. St Peter Kyrka
Malmö is a versatile city with numerous buildings from different periods. The St. Petri Kyrka is a church building dating back to the fourteenth century. The church building is the most famous building in the Gothic style that you can find in Malmö. Characteristic of this church are the stepped gables that mark the four sides of the tower. In addition to the Gothic elements on the outside of the church, the inside also has a number of interesting highlights. There are a number of beautiful Frescoes and the altar looks impressive. This is the largest altar in Scandinavia and is no less than 15 meters high. The library of the church is also very worthwhile with a collection of books from the sixteenth century.
#7. Lilla Torg
A place in Malmö where life is good is Lilla Torg. Translated into Dutch, this means the ‘little square’. The square is located in the historic center of Malmö and is flanked by beautiful old buildings and large terraces where you can enjoy a snack and a drink. The square is nicely centrally located and from this place you can reach many other interesting places in Malmö relatively easily and quickly. Whether it is the shopping area, museums or other interesting places, from Lilla Torg you are usually there in no time. The square is decorated by the beautiful old buildings and is one of the nicest places. It looks very authentic.
#8. Ebba’s House
Ebbas Hus, as the Swedes call this location, is not only the smallest house in the city of Malmö. In addition to being known as the smallest in the city, the little yellow house is also home to the witch museum. It also looks like a witch’s house from the outside. The house is named after the witch Ebba and the small rooms still look as they should have looked when Ebba had to leave the house. It is a fun and educational small museum that you can visit for free. Unlike some major museums, such as the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum and the Hermitage, you don’t need several days to see everything here, and you’ll be outside after half an hour.
The central park of Malmö is ‘Kungsparken’. This also makes it the oldest park in the Swedish city. The first gardens of the park were realized in 1870. The park was designed by the Danish landscape architect Ove Høegh Hansen, who was inspired by the typical English gardens. The park has an area of more than eight hectares and is now an oasis of tranquility in the busy city of Malmö. Some of the park’s signature landmarks include the fountain, the canal you can walk along, and a number of buildings. Some of these buildings include a university and a casino.
When we translate Slottsträdgården into Dutch, we end up with ‘castle garden’. This open garden with organic crops is located in the middle of the city. The garden is composed of plants that make every season interesting to admire the garden. In total, the garden has an area of 12,000 square meters. The garden is divided into several smaller gardens. We strive for the most ecologically responsible way of cultivation possible. Many biological methods are used for this. A nice place for a terrace where you can enjoy the gardens while enjoying a drink is the ‘Castle garden cafe’.