Located inside the rambling Malmöhus Slott, working under the broad banner (and one low entrance fee) of this Malmö Museer, are 3 chief museums inside a museum: the Malmö Konstmuseum, Stadsmuseum plus a large, sudden Aquarium that is popular with younger people. Best billing goes to the Malmö Konstmuseum, which includes a superb group of Swedish furniture and handicrafts, and a huge selection of 19th- and 20th-century Nordic artwork. There is a cafe and adequate memorial gift shop also.
Situated about 2.5km northwest of the Old Town, buzzing, bayside Västra Hamnen reflects the contemporary face of Malmö. It is a favorite place to roam, sip coffee and surf stalls, but mostly folks come to marvel in the Öresund bridge and ogle the Turning Torso twisting its way skyward: it is beautiful and a engineering marvel, however you can not help feel it is out of place.
Moderna Museet Malmö
Architects Tham & Videgård decided to take advantage of the different 1901 Rooseum, after a power-generating turbine hall, by including a modern annexe, finish with a glowing, perforated orange-red facade. Venue aside, the museum’s galleries are well worth seeing, with frequently updated exhibitions which frequently include works from the museum’s personal collection, including works by Dalí and Picasso.
Focusing on the region about Stortorget (town square) and playful Lilla Torget (the tiny square) Malmö’s Old Town is a stunning warren of cobblestone roads, half-timbered homes and daring facades that feel as though they would be at home in Hamburg.
Teknikens och sjöfartens hus
A brief distance to the west of Malmöhus Slott, the Technology and Maritime museum is home to vehicles, aircraft, a horse-drawn tram, steam engines, along with also the amazing’U3′ walk-in submarine, beyond the primary building. The submarine was launched in Karlskrona in 1943 and decommissioned in 1967. Upstairs, a great hands-on experiment area will keep children (of all ages) suitably engrossed. Admission includes entry to all of the museums of this Malmö Museer conglomeration.
Since 1872, the 34,000-sq-metre King’s Park in the shadow of Malmöhus Slott has been delighting Malmö’s inhabitants and visitors with its magnificent collection of over 130 older trees from all over the planet, in addition to ponds, an organic vegetable garden and a fountain. It is a wonderful place for a picnic once the weather remains fine. For those partial to some flutter, Malmö’s only casino, the Cosmopol, is inside the playground boundaries.
This bridge is the greatest cable-tied road and railroad bridge in Europe, measuring 7.8kilometers from Lernacken (on the other hand, close Malmö) into the artificial island of Peberholm (Pepper Island), south of Saltholm (Salt Island).
Neighborhood commuters pay via a digital cage, whereas tolls for everybody are payable with credit card, debit card or even in euros, Danish or Swedish money in the Lernacken toll booths or on the internet. Tolls paid online (at least 30 minutes before crossing) are more affordable than paying at the toll booths; visit the web site for accurate fares.
Inside the walls of Malmöhus Slott, beneath the banner of Malmö Museer, you will come across this superb selection of Swedish furniture and handicrafts, and a huge group of 20th-century Nordic artwork. The entrance fee includes entry to the castle along with the other museums from the group.
Ingeniously more of a buying arcade disguised as a tradition, the Form/Design Center remains an impressive showcase of architecture, design and art, with a central cobbled courtyard around which historical half-timbered homes are converted into boutiques and galleries selling Scandi-cool artwork, fashion, crafts, toys and homewares and showing ever-changing exhibitions. Pore over layout magazines at the cafe and pick up one of the bike paths designed to lead you to architectural and design hot areas in town.
From the beautiful Västra Hamnen region, you can not overlook the eye-boggling Turning Torso, a contemporary skyscraper that spins through 90 degrees from bottom to top. Produced by Spaniard Santiago Calatrava and finished in 2005, it is the tallest building in Scandinavia, in 190m. Since the construction is almost fully residential, it does not have any observation deck, however you will find conference rooms around the top two floors, that can be sometimes opened to the general public.
Sankt Petri Kyrka
This red-brick Gothic beast is Malmö’s oldest church, built in the early 14th century. Deadly zealots whitewashed the medieval frescoes at 1555, but the first wall paintings at the Krämarekapellet were restored. There is a gorgeous altarpiece dating from 1611 plus a votive boat in the south aisle, devoted to everyone who perished in the sea from WWII.
Watch heavenly cocoa concoctions being created, drift through the miniature museum and devour the final product in the chocolate-scented cafe. Dating from 1888, Malmö Chokladfabrik creates famously organic chocolates which have won several foreign chocolatiers’ awards. The excursions take about an hour and contain an audiovisual presentation and a 20 percent discount at the choc store.
Malmö Konsthall, south of fundamental Malmö, is among Europe’s biggest contemporary-art distances, with exhibitions crossing both Swedish and international talent. The museum celebrity Smak functions a superb weekend brunch.
Kockska Huset (1524) is a stately pile that mayor Jörgen Kock had constructed for himself; it is stated that Gustav Vasa remained here when he came to city. The construction is currently privately owned and can’t be entered but there is a fancy restaurant, Årstiderna I Kockska Huset, in the basement.
In the southeastern corner of Stortorget, the town’s oldest drugstore (still in business) flaunts a beautiful art-nouveau inside, with stained wooden shelves, antique medicine bottles plus also a glass-plated ceiling.
The City Museum is chock filled with displays on the history of Malmö along with the Skåne area. Admission includes access to all of the other museums at the Malmö Museer collection.
Länsresidenset i Malmö
Even though the bones of the attractive building on Stortorget were constructed in the 1600s, its stuccoed facade dates from 1849. The building is owned by the British authorities and isn’t available to the general public.
The town hall, dating from 1546, has experienced some noteworthy renovations. It is used for civil and administrative purposes rather than available for people, as such.
- 1 Malmö Museer
- 2 Västra Hamnen
- 3 Moderna Museet Malmö
- 4 Gamla Staden
- 5 Teknikens och sjöfartens hus
- 6 Kungsparken
- 7 Öresund Bridge
- 8 Malmö Konstmuseum
- 9 Form/Design Center
- 10 Turning Torso
- 11 Sankt Petri Kyrka
- 12 Malmö Chokladfabrik
- 13 Malmö Konsthall
- 14 Kockska Huset
- 15 Apoteket Lejonet
- 16 Stadsmuseum
- 17 Länsresidenset i Malmö
- 18 Rådhuset