A day out in Malmo ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Here is how to spend a day in Malmo, a beautiful, coastal, Swedish city.

To visit Malmo from Copenhagen (or vice-versa) by road or train, you will cross the Orsund Bridge. This amazing piece of architecture spans the Baltic Sea and even has a TV series named after it. A return train ticket is approximately ยฃ5, very good value for a day out in Malmo (or Copenhagen!)

This Swedish city has a beautiful coastline to walk along and the city itself is a lovely mixture of old and new buildings. The university structure is a combination of both old and new.

The main parts of the city can easily be covered in a day and if you are interested in a walking tour, check out my Handy Travel Apps page to book one.

The Orsund Bridge

1. Lilla Torg

This is a beautiful and picturesque little square, situated in the heart of Malmo’s Old Town and is surrounded by cute shops and cafes with small courtyards leading off it. It started life in 1590 as a market square and still hosts markets now.


2. The Knotted Gun Monument

This bronze sculpture of an oversize Colt Python 357 Magnum revolver with its muzzle tied in a knot, was made by Swedish artist, Carl Fredrik Reutersward after the murder of John Lennon.

One copy was located at the Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park, New York and was then moved to outside the United Nations building.

In 1993 the sculpture became the symbol of The Non-Violence Project, which is a non-profit organisation that promotes social change through violence prevention education programs.

Top Tip: Smaller than expected and hard to miss so make sure you have the exact location

The Knotted Gun

3. The Turning Torso

The Turning Torso, the tallest building in Scandinavia, is on the outskirts of the city so be prepared for about a half hour walk to see it.

This unique building started off as a work of art but then became an office block so unfortunately it isn’t possible to go to the top and admire the view. I hope the staff have the chance to appreciate it occasionally!

Top Tip: It is possible to catch a but if you didn’t bring your walking shoes!

Turning Torso

4. Slottsparken

A beautifully kept park in the middle of the city featuring the Castle Mill and Castle. The park was established in 1897 and Malmo Public Library is also located here.

It is a lovely place to enjoy a peaceful walk and to take a look at Big Pond, which is home to ducks, black-headed gulls, grey herons and swans.


5. Coastline

Take a stroll along the coastline and reward yourself with a delicious lunch of fresh fish and a cold glass of wine at one of the lovely restaurants along the front. In the summer you could swim from the wooden pier but people also choose to do this in the winter when there is snow on the ground!


6. Bastard Bar

Why not finish off your day with a relaxing cocktail or 2 at the Bastard Bar?

A lively, modern bar in the centre of Malmo with an extensive cocktail menu. There is also plenty of food on offer if you feel the need to soak up the alcohol!



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