Are you going to Malmö this summer? The lively city offers both typical Swedish and continental entertainment at the same time, with treasures such as Möllevångstorget, Pildammsparken and Västra Hamnen. Here are 5 tips you should not must miss to do when you are in Malmö.
Cozy squares with a good selection
Start your visit to Malmö by exploring the lively squares. Möllevångstorget or “Möllan” as it is popularly called, is a meeting place with a large selection of popular bars and restaurants from all the world’s kitchens. In the square’s lively market you can find fruit and vegetables at the best price in the city.
Cozy Lilla Torg is located in the old town in the middle of Malmö, near Stortorget. Here you can enjoy the beautiful summer days at one of the many outdoor cafes and watch people swarming by. Do not miss a visit to Pronto who are known for their delicious cheesecake.
Nice parks for beautiful days outdoors
Did you know that Malmö is called the city of parks? The parks are a natural part of the city and Kungsparken and Slottsparken are given excursion destinations on a sunny day for picnics or walks. Pildammsparken is Malmö’s largest park that carries out several events every year and the beautiful open-air theater offers a packed program during the summer. Stapelbäddsparken is Malmö’s only concrete and skateboard park. If you do not skate yourself, it is fun to see all the skilled skaters in the concrete paradise.
Enjoy the water
In Västra Hamnen you enjoy a beautiful view of the Öresund and a selection of really good restaurants and cafes. The district is located right on the water with walking distance to lively Ribersborg, a two kilometer long sandy beach where you can swim, jog, grill and enjoy the view of the sea. Here is one of Malmö’s most famous buildings, Turning Torso, a twisted skyscraper designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava that has become a new destination. A tip: take the end of the day in Västra Hamnen with a cozy evening walk in the marina and enjoy the sunset and beautiful views of the Öresund.
Proximity to Denmark
It takes 20 minutes, no more, to travel by train to Copenhagen on the Öresund Bridge, which connects Sweden with the continent. If you drive along the Scanian coast, you will experience the bronze’s stately silhouette over the water and it will be extra beautiful at sunset. You get the best view from the lookout point at Luftkastellet.
Combine shopping with good food
If the summer days offer rain, you can always shop! The Emporia shopping center is an obvious choice for both tourists and Malmö residents. Emporia has shops for all tastes and when the energy drops after hours of shopping you can visit their great foodcourt. The easiest way to get to Emporia is by train from Malmö Central Station and the journey takes only 6 minutes.
If you’re from Sweden or have traveled around, and have some more tips on things to do in Malmö during summer, please share your tips in the comment section!
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