Skyskraper and beautiful parks
Malmö has much to discover. The skyskraper Turning Torso, designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, has become a symbol and landmark for the city. With a height of 190 meters, the building is the highest in the Nordic region, and twists 90 degrees from top to bottom.
Malmö is also known for its beautiful parks. Just a stone’s throw from the city centre, you can walk around Kungsparken, Slottsparken och Pildammsparken. In the city, you can visit Sweden’s oldest Folkets Park – an entertainment park with carousels, cafés and live entertainment.
A vibrant cultural life
Malmö also has much to offer those of you with an interest in culture. Stockholm’s Moderna Museet has recently opened a museum in the city, and the Malmö art gallery exhibits contempory international art in a building bathed in light.
Rhododendron bushes at Sofiero Palace
At Helsingborg, located about 40 minutes by car from Malmö, you can visit one of Europe’s most beautiful palace parks. On the hillside between Sofiero Palace and the sea there are 300 species of and 10,000 different rhododendron bushes – breaking all records.
Take a bicycle ride at the island of Ven
Not far from Sofiero is the naturally-beautiful island of Ven. You can reach it by boat from Landskrona. From the harbour, it is not far by bicycle to the famous astronomer Tyko Brahe’s observatory.
Culture and student life in Lund
The university town of Lund has a thousand years of history. Construction on the cathedral began around 1085, and the building is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sweden. If you are interested in culture, make sure to visit Mejeriet, the internationally renowned cultural centre with a concert venue, theatre, cinema and rehearsal rooms.
Discover the beautiful Österlen
Österlen’s agricultural landscape and its proximity to the ocean attract thousands of visitors each year. Operas, theatre performances, antique fairs and food tours are arranged. Every summer, the district’s artists and craftsmen open up their workshops to visitors.
Proximity to Denmark and Europe
In Malmö, you have the opportunity to be both in Sweden, and close to Denmark and the rest of Europe. In just over half an hour, you cross the eight kilometer-long Öresund bridge and take the road into Copenhagen. The county of Skåne was Danish up until 1658, and historically both German and Danish influences have left their mark on the Malmö and Skåne mentality.