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Bathing at Ribersborgs Kallbadhus
Bathing at Ribersborgs Kallbadhus
Photo credit: Tina Axelsson

The open-air bath Ribersborgs Kallbadhus

Looking for unique things to do in Sweden? Ribersborgs Kallbadhus will definitely be a memorable experience. This open air-bath is an oasis for both locals and visitors wanting to experience Swedish traditions such as sauna bathing and ice-swimming.

Ribersborgs Kallbadhus, or Kallis as the locals call it, is an open-air bath located by the popular Ribersborgs beach in Malmö. 

The building is an interesting example of Swedish architecture from the late 19th century and it is a must-visit for anyone wishing to experience Swedish traditions in tune with nature. There are five saunas, two sea water pools, two wood-fired hot tubs and a sun deck available here. The facilities are divided into two sections, for males and females, with one shared sauna. Kallis is open all year round – and for a truly Nordic style sauna experience, we recommend ice swimming in the winter. This is proved to enhance your mood as it increases endorphins in your body. 

Once a month Ribersborgs Kallbadhus arranges Queer Kallis, where they open up the facilities for everyone, discarding the usual division for males and females, with the aim of being a more inclusive facility for HBTQ visitors. 

Don’t be surprised if you want to stay at Kallis all day. If so, the restaurant will keep you fueled with traditional Swedish food such as herring or prawn sandwiches and salads, as well as some vegetarian options.

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Cold bath house

Ribersborgs Kallbadhus in Malmö is an open-air public bath open all year round.

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Cold bath house

Photo: Werner Nystrand/Folio/

Ribersborgs Kallbadhus, Malmö

Photo: Werner Nystrand

Rainbow flag

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Family at Ribersborgs Beach in Malmö

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Ribersborg beach and boardwalk in Malmö.

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