Travel News

Malmö city guide: Where to eat, drink, stay and shop in Sweden’s trendy coastal metropolis

Malmö city guide: Where to eat, drink, stay and shop in Sweden’s trendy coastal metropolis

At the southern tip of Sweden, just a Scandi-noir bridge away from Denmark, Malmö is a fascinating pocket of a city that’s colourful, welcoming and easy to explore. It’s Sweden’s up-and-coming city, proud of a young and growing multi-cultural population, and a dedication to sustainability, with restaurants, hotels and the public transport system all putting the environment at the heart of what they do.

Wherever you are in the city – one of the hip modern neighbourhoods, or the cobbled streets of the historic centre – there’s an embarrassment of exceptional places to eat and stylish places to drink. Or just wander around by the city’s canals, parks, squares and beach (Malmö enjoys a milder climate than its more famous city-break spots to the north), taking in this laid-back city to a soundtrack of cawing gulls and bicycle bells.

Malmö’s Øresund Bridge connects Denmark and Sweden


What to do

Sauna and swim

Stretching out over the chilly waters of the Öresund, the beautifully symmetrical Ridersborgs Kallbadhus has a distinctly Wes Anderson look. Five saunas – two female, two male, one mixed – warm you up, while a bracing dip in the open sea cools you off. Take a deep breath and give the cold plunge a go – you’ll hate yourself for a moment, then thank yourself for the rest of the day. 75kr (£6); weekdays 10am-7pm (8pm Wednesday), weekends 9am-6pm.

Torture your taste buds

Upon entering the Disgusting Food Museum, you’re given a sick bag (your ticket) and a bingo card full of weird and wonderful dishes the venue dares you to try. But don’t let that put you off. The museum displays some of the world’s foulest food – Zimbabwean stink bugs, Mongolian sheep eyeball juice, British black pudding – but also gives a history of the changing perceptions of food. For example, lobster was once considered so foul it was fed to prisoners, so there’s hope for those stink bugs yet. Entry is 195kr (£15.50); Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm.

Dinosaurs in a castle

The red-bricked Malmöhus Castle is the oldest preserved Renaissance castle in Scandinavia, but that’s only part of the appeal. The moat-wrapped Castle Island it sits on is home to a range of attractions – chief amongst them the Malmö Art Museum, which champions Nordic contemporary art in its permanent collection, alongside pieces from Scandinavia…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at The Independent Travel…