Malmo Travel Guide, Sweden
Malmo is the third largest city in Sweden, and one of the most popular tourist destination in the country. The locals are fond of saying that if you’ve seen Malmo, you’ve seen the world. Malmo is located on the southern tip of Sweden, and it is an important port city. Due to the large number of immigrants, Malmo has a very multicultural atmosphere that is reflected by the city’s cuisine and cultural life. This Malmo Travel Guide offers some basic information about this beautiful city so that planning your holiday will seem like a piece of cake.
Malmo Travel Guide - Transport
There are two major international airports in the vicinity of Malmo. The first one, Malmo Airport, is located at about 55 kilometres from the city centre. Ironically, Copenhagen Airport is closer to Malmo, at only 24 kilometres. Both airports serve major destinations in Europe and abroad. There are regular bus and train services running from the airports to Malmo, but make sure to check the schedules, because they can vary on Weekends. From Stockholm there are about ten trains every day in the direction of Malmo. Railway services are a cheaper alternative to planes, and if your departure point is in Europe you can most certainly find trains, albeit not always direct connections, to Malmo. If you are not averse to a trip by boat, you can take the ferry from Travemünde in Germany, and sail under the magnificent 8 kilometres long Øresund Bridge that links Sweden to Denmark. For the inhabitants of Malmo, bicycles are the most popular means of transport in the city. There are bicycle tracks virtually everywhere in the city so you’ll have to trouble reaching your destination, and in addition to that, renting a bike is much less pricy than paying the taxi fare.
Malmo Travel Guide - Accommodation
STF Malmo City Hostel is a veritable backpacker paradise. The hostel was built only a couple of years ago, and it has all the necessary facilities and more: free internet, TV, a spacious common kitchen, a comfortable living room and breakfast included in the price. The hostel is located at the very heart of Malmo, surrounded by charming pedestrian streets. If you are looking for a nice mid-range hotel, this Malmo Travel Guide warmly recommends First Hotel Garden, located right in the city centre. The rooms are beautifully decorated and there is a lovely rooftop garden where you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea. Amenities include free internet, gym, sauna, solarium and a smoking room, as well as indoor parking. If high-class hotels are more your style, you will definitely enjoy Mayfair Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in the city. Mayfair is located in a fascinating historic building that is over 700 years old. Hotel services include all the usual luxury facilities, but its most distinctive aspects are the breakfast buffet arranged in the 14th century wine cellar vaults. Each room is decorated in a different style that goes well with the building’s historic feel, and there is also a beautiful art-deco bar and a lively nightclub.
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- Lilla Torg
travel tip by erato posted more then 30 days ago
Lilla Torg is Malmo's nicest square. It is part of the old downtown and there are a lot of great pubs and restaurants there. All the buildings are very old here, mostly from the 16th - 17th century. They are in very good condition,...