Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, on its south coast. About 290,000 people live here, of which about 40% are of foreign origin. It is one of the most industrial cities in Scandinavia.
In Molmö, you can find many hotel chains such as Best Western, Park Inn by Radisson, Scandic or First Hotels, but you will also find cheaper hotels (Moment hotels, Hotel Garden) or hostels (STF Malmö City Hostel & Hotel, Bosses Gästvåningar)
The history of the city dates back to the 13th century, when it was founded and originally belonged to Denmark. In the 15th century, it was one of the largest and most visited cities in Denmark. In the 17th century, Malmö and the whole county of Skåne became Swedish property. In the 19th century, the city prospered and industry dominated. At the end of the 19th century, the port of Kockums was built here and Malmö became one of the largest ports in the world. Sweden was hit hard by the recession in the 20th century, the city's population was declining and unemployment was rising. Since 1995, the city has been modernized to its present form thanks to government projects.
Malmö is part of the international Öresund region and in July 2000 the Öresund Bridge, which measures 8 kilometers and connects Malmö with Copenhagen, Denmark, was opened (the entire route measures 16 km).
Monuments and interesting places
Thanks to the connection of the city with Copenhagen, Malmö represents a great tourist attraction, which allows you to get to know two cities and two states in one. In Malmö you will find many pedestrian areas with restaurants and bars, as well as a large number of cycle paths, so you can easily cycle through it.
One of the biggest attractions is definitely the 190 meter high skyscraper Turning Torso, located in the western marina. The area of the western port with interesting architecture and many places for swimming is also worth a walk. One of the oldest monuments in the north is Malmöhus Castle, where you will find a museum with a real submarine and a huge aquarium. The oldest building in the city is the church of St. Peter from the 14th century, where, in addition to services, concerts are also held. If you are looking for relaxation and wellness, be sure to head to the Riderborg swimming pool, where you will not only relax, but also have an amazing view of the city. On the outskirts of Malmö is one of the best-preserved Empire mansions in Sweden (Herrgard). In the city center is Lilla Torg, which is the liveliest part of Malmö, where both locals and tourists gather - whether during the day for lunch or in the evening, there are the most popular nightclubs.