It’s a charming city with a vibrant food scene, cobblestone streets , a 16th-century shopping market square and a pretty harbour. Here’s our top picks of the places that deserve pride of place on your ‘gram…
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1. Gamla Väster
This is the western part of the Old Town district of the city, and it’s a prime spot for Instagram pics in Malmö. Colourful historical houses, winding alleys and cobblestones add a charming vibe. Check out the streets of Jakob Nilsgatan, Hjorttackegatan and Jöns Filsgatan for the prettiest spots.
2. City Library
The city library (Stadsbiblioteket) is well-known for its beautiful architecture, designed by architect Henning Larsen. The huge modern window is the library’s “Calendar of Light” and contrasts with the 1901 Castle section of the library. It’s a beautiful place to spend an hour or so.
Malmö’s Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper and the tallest building in Scandinavia. Groups of between 10 and 75 people or more can arrange field trips to floors 53 and 54 any time during the year, so arrange a visit if you’re in a group.
4. Old Lighthouses
You’ll find these pretty lighthouses between the old historic district and the new Väster Hamnen district. Stroll along the promenade and you’ll have a great view of the bridge in the background. Sunrise or sunset are the best times to go.
5. Øresund Bridge
Fan of Scandinavian crime TV-series The Bridge? You need to visit the real Öresund Bridge. The Öresund Bridge is a combined rail and road bridge. It links the two metropolitan areas of Malmö in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark, with the final section underwater.
6. Zeniths Kolonier
This scenic area is one of oldest garden colonies in Sweden, with pastel-coloured cottages. The area was founded in 1907 and many of the original cottages have been preserved. Stroll around the green leafy colony area and visit the gardens and cute cafe.
7. Ribersborgs Bathhouse
This beautiful bathhouse is worth the 20 minutes walk along the shore from downtown Malmö. It’s an ideal spot for a swim in the ocean, relaxing on the sun deck, a comforting massage or a hot sauna. There’s two sheltered sea pools that you can swim in all-year round and five different saunas.