Malmö

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Malmo featuring swimming, a coastal town and rocky coastline
The City of Parks is known for its 17th-century architecture, art museums and the abundance of free concerts that take place across the city in summer.

Visit Malmo for its castles and museums, summer festivals, parks and beaches. Sweden’s third-largest city is situated on the southwest coast and is known as the City of Parks. It was established in the 13th century as part of the Danish crown, but became a part of Sweden in 1658.

Malmo’s streets are easy to navigate by foot. Alternatively, rent a bicycle and explore the city along 292 miles (470 kilometres) of bikeways. You’ll find major attractions within walking distance of the Old Town. Go to Stortorget, the city’s oldest public square, to see the 16th-century Town Hall. Find more historic architecture at Gustav Adolf’s Square. At Lilla Torg, sit at an outdoor café while admiring half-timbered houses that date back to the 1600s. 

Parks are a large part of Malmo’s culture. These are best enjoyed in summer when the weather is warm and the city has sunlight for up to 17 hours a day. Take leisurely walks and picnic in the perennial gardens of central Kungsparken and Castle Park. Watch free concerts and visit a century-old water tower at Pildammsparken. Younger visitors can enjoy the petting zoo and amusement rides at Folkets Park. When the sun shines, head to Ribersborg Beach. This 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometre) beach is only a 25-minute walk from the city centre.

Malmo places an important emphasis on cultural events, many of them free almost 500 open-air concerts and performing arts shows take place in parks and squares and along the waterfront. Don’t miss Sommarscen and the Malmo Festival, the city’s two biggest summer festivals. 

Rent a car to visit areas outside of Malmo. Lund is situated only 20 minutes away and is the site of the Lund Cathedral School, established in 1085 and still active. Catch the train to Copenhagen and travel across the 10-mile (16-kilometre) Oresund Bridge. 

Outdoor activities are plentiful in Malmo, but the city also entertains with indoor activities in the winter months when the weather is cold. Visit the Malmo Castle, a 15th-century fortress and the home of the Malmo Museum.

Where to stay in Malmö

Comfort Hotel Malmö
Comfort Hotel Malmö
3.5 out of 5
Carlsgatan 10, Malmö, 211 20
The price is Rs5,538 per night from 11 Sep to 12 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Malmö. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,447 reviews)
"I stayed 3 nights and the location was excellent, walking distance to visit the city and to take train , also the breakfast was great with variety , for Europe the room size was also great"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022

Comfort Hotel Malmö
Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
4 out of 5
Dag Hammarskjolds torg 2, Malmö, 211 18
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs8,119 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Malmö. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,100 reviews)
Great location / Great Service
"Awesome establishment. I highly recommend"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2022

Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Best Western Malmö Arena Hotel
Best Western Malmö Arena Hotel
4 out of 5
Hyllie Boulevard 12, Malmö, 21532
The price is Rs6,666 per night from 26 Aug to 27 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Malmö. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the property condition ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,662 reviews)
"The property was amazing, beautiful hotel, the staffs were friendly and very helpful, the room was amazing and the view was beautiful, we were at 12th floor, which was nice, the breakfast was very good, too many choices though, no complaints, just smooth check in and out, we will definitely come ..."

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2022

Best Western Malmö Arena Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The More Hotel
The More Hotel
3 out of 5
Norra Skolgatan 24, Malmö, 214 22
The price is Rs8,087 per night from 16 Sep to 17 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Malmö. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,336 reviews)
"Nice property with interesting history. The place was well maintained and the studio that we stayed in was roomy. Within walking distance all a lot of the attractions in town. If you're coming by car it would be wise to call and reserve parking if available."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2022

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The More Hotel Västra Hamnen
The More Hotel Västra Hamnen
3.5 out of 5
26 Lilla Varvsgatan, Malmö, Skåne län, 211 19
The price is Rs10,117 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Malmö. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a terrace. Popular attractions HSB Turning Torso and Kogg Museum are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (44 reviews)
"Fantastic hotel. Clean, 2 minutes away from the turning torso and the beach. Lovely breakfast. Lovely staff. They are AWESOME"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2022

The More Hotel Västra Hamnen
Ohboy Hotell
Ohboy Hotell
2.5 out of 5
Lilla Varvsgatan 24, Malmö, 21175
The price is Rs8,092 per night from 24 Aug to 25 Aug
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Malmö. Enjoy free WiFi, free bicycles on site and a terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the bathrooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (194 reviews)
Great idea but I will not stay again
"The hotel was very clean and in a great location. Despite having received the code to open the door to my room in advance it didn't work when I arrived. I had been travelling for hours, I was tired and just wanted to put away my luggage and have a shower so it was quite stressful and annoying to ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2021

Ohboy Hotell
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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