Things to do in Malmö

Malmö - a coastal city on the southern tip of  Sweden

Malmö is a coastal city is situated on the southern tip of Sweden. The beautiful city is home to around 300.000 people which makes it the third largest city in Sweden after Stockholm and Gothenburg. A vivid nightlife, great shopping, green parks, great culture scene, nice beach life (during summer) and a friendly atmosphere makes Malmö an ideal holiday destination.


Things to do in Malmö

There are plenty of things to do in Malmö - the city offers great shopping around the city centre with a mix between unique second hand shops and brand shopping.

A must to visit in Malmö is Möllevångstorget where all different nationalities come together. Here, for example, you can buy spices from Iraq at bargain prices, get delicious stuffed peppers from corner shops and eat Chinese dumplings. Möllevångstorget is the place where you can find everything; outdoor market, bars and surrounding restaurants.

If you want to visit a museum to remember, ”Moderna Museet” is the right place to head to. Here you can admire modern and contemporary art exhibited in Malmö’s old electricity plant. The excellent museum restaurant is well worth a visit as well, serving fresh sallads and sandwiches.

Another place to visit in Malmö is the spectacular ”Turning Torso” located in Västra hamnen. This is surely the building everyone is talking about. An almost 200-metre high residential building. The building measures 190 metres in height and has certainly put Malmö on the map.

There are nice places to skate in Malmö, Stapelbäddsparken being the very best. On the way to Turning Torso be sure to stop off at Malmö’s premier skateboarding venue.


When to go to Malmö

Malmö, like the rest of southern Sweden, has an oceanic climate. Despite its northern location, the climate is surprisingly mild compared to other locations in similar latitudes, or even somewhat farther south.

Summers are warm and pleasant with average high temperatures of 20 to 21 °C  and lows of around 11 to 13 °C but temperatures do sometimes exceed 25 °C and occasional heat waves are common during the summer. Winters are fairly cold, with temperatures steady between −3 to 4 °C, but it rarely drops below −10 °C (14 °F).


Things to do in Malmö

Malmö Facts

Population303 873
CurrencySwedish Krona
AirportSturup, Sweden (MMX)

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Malmö Opera House

The Malmö Opera is considered the main opera house in Southern Sweden, situated in the Oresund Region comprising as well Eastern Denmark. The building itself is beautiful, especially the foyer with its marble staircases and large glass windows. This cosy opera offers excellent performances with great acoustics in a luxurious atmosphere, so check their programme during your visit if you are interested!

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Malmö Chokladfabrik, Malmö

Malmö Chokladfabrik was founded more than a century ago and has housed cacao and chocolate manufacturing facilities since (in the beginning of the 60's it was actually Europe's most modern factory!) - and you can also follow the historic development in the museum where a lot of memorabilia is displayed. Chokladfabriken also offers chocolate tastings and you are welcome to have a look into the chocolate kitchen. You can read more about Malmö here.

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Golf in Malmö

There are a couple of nice courses near the inner city of Malmö, such as Burlöv Golf Club, but the best courses are a couple of miles south in the Falsterbo area. Here you will find the fantastic links courses of Falsterbo Golf Club and Ljunghusens Golf Club, both championship courses where the latter has 27 holes, if the normal 18 aren't enough! They both feature beautiful scenery along the coast of southern Sweden and are great spots for an evening walk. You can even sit by the beach and watch people play! Just watch out if you hear someone yell 'Fore!'

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