„Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, Sweden’s Malmö has always been playing the second fiddle to Denmark’s Copenhagen,“ wrote Christian Bonetto for Lonely Planet. Me and my girls decided to explore the magic of this now cool and hip neighbour of the Danish capital and tell you all about it! So here’s what we did during our one day in Malmö!
Being located just around 30 mins train ride away from Copenhagen, Sweden’s third largest city is a perfect one day getaway! These days, the weather is awesome there, so you should definitely visit it!
So we got on a train which took us to Malmö through the famous Øresund Bridge, an 8km long bridge connecting Denmark with Sweden. It’s the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe connecting two major metropolitan areas.
1. Once we arrived in a really sunny Malmö (after living in Scandinavia, I appreciate sun a lot more!), and picked up a map in an information office near the Malmö Centralstationen. Our first stop was Sankt Petri Kyrka, a church which caught our eyes straight away. The white painted interior was so pure and peaceful, that we ended up walking around for a while. Definitely check it out!
2. As we’ve been a bit caffeine and sleep deprived after our visit of Copenhagen the day before, as well as in need of a lunch, we headed down to Kalendegatan and sat down at Satori, a vegetarian restaurant with great menu, including lots of options for all the vegans out there. It has this cozy, homey vibe and is full of comfy couches. And I’m telling you, the soups there are SO good.
3. Post-lunch and even lazier, we headed further down to have a stroll and check out one of the city’s shopping streets – Södra Förstadsgatan, where I did the obligatory shopping at Lush, which we unfortunately don’t have in Denmark. Shopping streets in the city centre offer a nice choice of the classic high street brands – you should definitely pop in Swedish H&M and Monki!, but I recommend to check out some of the small local boutiques as well.
4. Need a break from the busy city life? Stop at Kungsparken – a huge park full of people laying on the grass, picknicking or playing games. Hidden in the shadows, we gossiped about everything possible as we usually do, chilled down and enjoyed the slow paced side of the city.
5. Pretty energised, we continued walking around 20-30 mins to the seaside. On our way, we couldn’t but pop in the Green Matmarknad, a store full of healthy, ecological and organic products, basically a paradise for all healthy food enthusiasts!6. Our final stop was Malmö’s famous Turning Torso, the iconic residential skyscraper and the tallest building in whole Scandinavia. It’s located at the seaside, so you can have a nice walk on the beach with a perfect view on the Øresund bridge.
The seaside behind the Turning Torso was full of people, a lot of them were even swimming! I still don’t dare to try the “warmth” of the Baltic Sea, maybe one day when I turn more Scandinavian. So we sat there, took some cool pictures and enjoyed the beauty of sunny Malmö.
Tired but happy with such a great day trip, we walked through the seaside’s beautiful promenade and headed back to Malmö’s bigger and crazier neighbour over the bridge.
How about you? Have you been to Malmö and what did you do there? Or just drop me a message telling me what you’re up to this weekend in the comment section below! And here’s a song by my fav Swedish singer Lykke Li.
Have a great weekend, Wanderlettes! X
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