#Innsider’s guide to Malmö
Malmö is the capital and most populous city in Skane County, and is the third largest city in Sweden. The unique architecture, quality restaurants and many sport and leisure activities offer a mind blowing, mouth-watering and action-packed adventure. With so much to see and do, you might not know where to start! Here are our #innsider picks to help you out.
One for the album
Add countless snaps to your sightseeing collection, guaranteed to get some Instagram likes. The colossal Oresund Bridge is always a good one to snap with arty angles. The bridge joins Malmö, part of the expanding Oresund region, to Copenhagen in Denmark. Since its construction in 1995, Malmö has undergone further major transformations, with architectural developments such as Malmö University and the impressive Turning Torso, the city’s unique landmark building and a must-snap!
If you fancy exploring the more historic architecture in Malmö, pay a visit to Malmöhus Castle – it dates all the way back to the 15th century.
Sample the, er… delicacies
No trip here is complete without a taste of the local cuisine. Malmö is not only renowned for its traditional south Swedish food such as rich dairy, goose and eel, but it’s also famous for its mix of international food cultures. With a fantastic restaurant culture in the city, there is something to suit everyone.
Fancy a gourmet challenge? One of Malmö’s best fine dining restaurants, Bloom in the Park, serves up delicacies such as bull’s testicles mixed with a finely paired red wine sauce. Its selection of European wines are served blind, which makes for some fun guesswork.
Street food lovers can sample seafood like the locals, with dill butter, fennel and horseradish. Visit Lilla Torg at Johan P and taste the freshest selections from the ice counter in front of you. Swedish-style hot dogs? Oh yes. A visit to a ‘korvkiosk’ is a must for sausages served the Swedish way. Try a hot dog served in a breaded role, or be adventurous and try a tunnbrodsrulle; a Swedish sausage with mashed potato wrapped in a soft flatbread.
Malmö is host to many sporting venues and some of the best arenas in Europe. Visit Malmö Arena and watch one of the many shows or hockey matches, or have a go at skating at Malmö’s world-class skate park. For the footie fanatics, Swedbank Stadion (known in UEFA competitions as Malmö New Stadium) is definitely worth a visit. Home to Malmö FF, you can catch one of their competitive games, or take a tour of the 24,000 capacity stadium.
If shopping is more your idea of ‘action’, Malmö is also the place for you. Find the best bargains at the 16th century market square, or splash out in some high street or Swedish designer stores at one of the many shopping centres. Triangeln is the largest shopping centre in Malmö, with everything under one roof.
A place to stay
Our Park Inn by Radisson Malmö Hotel is located in the Western Harbour and has incredible views over the Västra Hamnen waterfront. Located next door to Malmö’s Turning Torso and only a short walk away from an array of shopping and dining destinations, this hotel is the ideal location for a fantastic trip. Book now!
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