Only 30 minutes train ride away from Copenhagen & on the other side of the Baltic Sea, lies a beautiful, charming & small city of Malmö, which offers a laid-back environment & relaxing atmosphere. The “relax” feel comes from the fact that the city has lot of parks with multitude of monuments. Apart from greenery, the city also hosts Europe’s largest residential building, the Turning Torso. City being small in size, most of the sights are within walking distance and the best recommended way of exploring the city is either on foot or on a bike!
I had been to Malmö couple of times and every time my love for Malmö has increased. The city has offered something different every time I have visited. Both the times, it was a day trip from Copenhagen, but we had plenty of time to do a lot of stuff 🙂
- My first time visit to Malmö was in Jan’11 with some of my company colleagues – it was freezing, but still we managed to walk around the city and explore it.
- Second time with Deepa, in summer’13. The summer is the best time to visit, a lot of outdoor things to do and the city was bustling with lot of events during the day and the night.
Some of the activities, which we enjoyed doing in Malmö:
- Walked around the city, starting from Central Station (on both the occasions) and then crossing & visiting each sight.
- Visited Turning Torso & nearby area, known as Västra Hamnen. Spent some time on the beach and tried to soak in a bit of Baltic Air and admired Øresund bridge from some distance.
- Had a cup of coffee in one of the cafes along side sea. Nice place to spot some local things.
- Visited Malmö Castle/Museer & Sankt Petri Church.
- A good & long nap during the summer time in Kungsparken. This was the best of all, mainly becuase of the weather and the surroundings! The other pretty famous park is Folkets Park, where lot of locals gather and party.
- had a cup of coffee (again), relax and do a bit of people watch at Lilla Torg – the place with all of popular restaurants & clubs.
- The tourist information center is located besides the central station. On the right side of the bus stop exit.
- The Malmö central station has a lot of shops, boutiques, restaurants & cafes. Nice & alternative place to spend some time.
- There is a Øresund train running between Copenhagen Central Station & Malmö C every 20 minutes via CPH Airport. The price as of Dec’14 is 144 Danish Krone for two persons one way.
And yes, when in Sweden don’t forget to try Fika. It is usually a combo of any beverage & a sweet stuff. Jayne has a great post about Fika on her blog, read it here.