Art and culture life in Malmö has gained a well-deserved reputation as of very varied and high class. Here you will find a rich variety of cultural experiences for the whole family. Malmö invests in a broad cultural range, with both large institutions and many smaller operators and activities. Malmö also offers the best of Scandinavian and international design in the shape of furniture and furnishings, jewellery and textiles.
Malmö works for sustainable tourism so it is easy to choose a sustainable stay here. Many hotels are environmentally certified and restaurants and cafés have a wide selection of organic and local produce on their menus. Malmö is a cycling city with over four Swedish “mil” bike lanes and city buses that run on natural gas.
The city has lots of green areas in the city centre and around town. For example, Kungsparken, Slottsparken and the large Pildammsparken. Malmö Folkets Park is Sweden’s oldest "folkpark" and has beautiful lawns to sit in, tivoli, cafés, restaurant, terrarium, adventure golf, horse riding and live entertainment in summer.
Don’t forget: Malmö’s glorious two-kilometre long beach Ribersborg Beach & Kallbadhuset, or "Ribban" within walking distance from the town centre.
Form/Design Center is an exhibition venue and sales outlet in Hedmanska Gården by Lilla torg, run by Svensk Form’s regional association for Skåne. The very best of Scandinavian design and local handicrafts produced on a small scale.
Casino Cosmopol in Kungsparken is a leisure venue of international standing. It offers fine cuisine and entertainment in the form of appearances by artists and events. And of course there are all the games you would expect from an international casino.
The castle, which is the oldest surviving Renaissance castle in the Nordic region, houses Malmö Museums with exhibitions that deal with history, technology, shipping and nature. A newly renovated aquarium will open in May 2015. Also here are Malmö Art Museum, the Governor’s House and the Castle Mill.
Malmö Live is an entire neighbourhood filled with possibilities! There is a concert hall with world-class acoustics, a congress centre and a hotel with a skybar on the 25th floor, as well as a host of eateries with food prepared by well-known chefs. The concert hall is the home of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and also the venue for a wide range of other contemporary musical experiences in all genres and formats.
Malmö Arena offers first-class events in the areas of sport, music, food & drink, large-scale meetings and family entertainment. Malmö Arena is the home of the Redhawks, the venue of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, a host of musicals and concerts featuring well-known international and Swedish artists, and well-attended sporting events.
Malmö Konsthall, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is one of the biggest halls in Europe for contemporary art. It offers an exhibition area covering 2,000 sq.m. for contemporary art – a flexible hall with generous space and amazing light. Architect Klas Anshelm described his creation as “A large, low concrete box open towards the park and the light from the heavens”.
Malmö Opera presents the whole range of music theatre with main emphasis on opera and musical. Malmö Opera perform the great opera classics and musicals and contemporary musical drama as well as we endeavour to pursue freshly written Swedish operas and musicals
The Western Harbour is one of the most sustainable districts in Malmö, with amazing architecture and a view over the Öresund and the Öresund Bridge. Here you also find the spectacular 190 metre high Turning Torso and Stapelbäddsparken, which attracts skateboarders from all over the world. The district offers beautiful walks, wonderful bathing facilities, unhurried meals in restaurants, coffee and picnics on the grass, or fun and games with high-energy activities. You aklso find the Dockan Marina here, with plenty of berths and facilities for guest boats, just ten minutes’ walk from Malmö Central Station.