The city of tomorrow and Green Parks
Malmö is located in the South of Sweden, in the Scania province. Thanks to its 300 000 inhabitants, Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden after Stockholm and Gothenburg. Since the bridge of l'Øresund was built, the city was reborn after the industrial crisis and discovered the importance of ecology. Every architect tries to create an ecological city, which explains why today you can observe very diversified architectural styles: houses in wood, aluminium or glass and buildings with futuristic design. With a height of 190 meters, the Turning Torso is the second tallest inhabited tower in Europe.
Malmö is also famous to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hometown. Thanks to the bridge, you can reach Copenhagen by train in only 20 minutes.
Malmö is near the sea and is well-known for its parks such as Kungsparken, with wonderful flowers, Slottsparken and Pildammsparken, which is perfect to observe birds.
The most popular attraction in the city is the Turning Torso with its height of 190 meters. Its structure is turning of 90 degrees from the bottom to the top. In Malmö, you can also find museums and monuments such as Malmöhus Castle, which is an old castle from the Renaissance that will make you go through history, technology, shipping and nature. St. Peter’s Church is the oldest building of the town from the 14th century and Moderna Museet exhibits contemporary art and work from the 20th century.
If you want to take a break, relax or even drink a coffee, Folkets Park is a lovely place. The park also has the Cuba Café where you can dance. Folkets Park is not the only park, there is also Pildammsparken and Kungsparken that are between the city beach at Ribersborg and the Stadium.
Malmö is a perfect city to go shopping. You will find 800 shops and 7 shopping centers. In the commercial area of Lilla Torg and Möllevangen you will find the famous swedish shops H&M, Begär, and Meloa.
You will also find clothes, coffees, shoes as well as Scandinavian furniture in the pedestrian streets from Stortorget to Gustav Adolfs and from Södertull to Triangeln.
Finally, if you're looking for Organic shopping you will be glad to know that some shops are specialized in that kind of shopping for food and for clothes.
You can start your night in “Lilla Torg” (Little Square) in the city centre, in popular bars like the “Mello Yello bar” or some restaurants. In Stortorget, the most famous nightclub is Etage and it is always full. In Swing Inn Nightclub you’ll find ten bars, five dance floors and casinos: it is one of the largest nightclubs in Malmö. If you like going to the casino you can go to the Casino Cosmopol that you will find in Kungsparken. And if you’re into the 90's music, schedule your outing on Saturday at the Amiralsgatan. In Västra Hamnen you will find a lot of restaurants, coffees, bars and nightclubs.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
The climate in Malmö is semi-temperate. This means it is very cold in winter (record was -22°C) and in summer it is relatively mild and it can be hot (record was 32°C) .
People usually walk or ride a bike in Malmö. In fact, there are plenty of cycle tracks, and exploring the city by bike is enjoyable and environmentally friendly. You can also use the taxi and the bus since every line goes to the Central Station.