Things to do in Malmö
Malmö is famous for its city centre parks and its beautiful cobbled streets and canals that wind their way through the older parts of town. Easy to explore by foot, bike or kayak.
Billed as Scandinavia’s biggest festival, Malmöfestivalen covers all styles of types of music, cultural events and ‘happenings’, art and design, kids events, sport & lifestyle, food & drink and much, much more. Malmö will be jumping and heaving with party-goers for a week in late August, what a time to visit the city.
Western Harbour Malmö
Western Harbour is on the shoreline of the Öresund Sound and sits on what used to be the Kockums shipyard. The city took on this contaminated, run-down area and working with internationally renowned property developers and architects, has turned it into a paragon of sustainable living and working. And an exciting place to visit.
The 2.5 kilometre long Ribersborg beach is where the young, the old, the bold and the beautiful of Malmö and visitors from around the world enjoy swimming, sunbathing, or just generally lazing around in the summer months. It is a walk from the city centre.
Malmö art, sciences and history
If you want to do the Malmö Art Museum, the City Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the Science and Maritime House Museum in one day, you’re in luck. They all reside in the imposing Malmöhus Castle building. Other museums in Malmö that you should tick off your checklist include Moderna Museet Malmö, housed in a disused power station and exhibiting prominent contemporary international works of art. Malmö Konsthall meanwhile, is renowned for the function and aesthetics, as well as the use of space and light in its gallery.
Malmö makes for eclectic shopping. It’s got a 16th century shopping market square, a beloved flea market, a catalogue of shopping centres and new up-and-coming shopping areas.