Last updated: October 6, 2019
Are you looking for things to do in Malmö? Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and offers several things to both see and do.
In Malmö you can see many beautiful places, go on day trips, eat lots of delicious food and do fun activities. Down below you have a list of 12 things to do in Malmö as a tourist:
See Turning Torso
This building has become a famous landmark and is today the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia. The name Turning Torso comes from its unique twisting design.
The Turning Torso is located in the West harbor in Malmö. We recommend viewing the tower from a distance from a street called Ankargatan or from Ribersborgs beach.
The view of The Turning Torso is also incredible when standing right next to it looking up, admiring the building’s twisting design.
Day Trip to Copenhagen
Copenhagen is said to be the capital of Scandinavia is located 35 minutes away by train. If you’ve never been to Copenhagen before, we highly recommend taking the train over during your visit in Malmö.
Copenhagen is a beautiful city with many things to do. Read more about the best things to do in Copenhagen.
Stroll around Möllevångstorget
Möllevångstorget is a multicultural square and have influences from all over the world. During the day the square offers fruits and vegetables and other items to shop. Later at night, the square turns into a charming place with a nice atmosphere and great selections of bars and restaurants.
Strolling around Möllevångstorget is definitely one of the best things to do in Malmö as a tourist!
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Ribersborgs Beach is located only 15 minutes from central Malmö and is a popular destination for families because of the shallow water. The beach is spacious and can host many visitors at the same time.
Here you also find the famous open air bath “Kallbadhuset” where you can go swimming in the ocean, enjoy the saunas and eat some Swedish traditional food.
Lilla Torg in Malmö
The square Lilla Torg has an extremely friendly and charming atmosphere, especially during the summer in Malmö. This square is home to numerous restaurants and coffee shops that are worth visiting during your stay.
During the summer, this spot is popular among both locals and tourists. So if you want to make sure to get a table, make sure to be on time or book a table in advance.
If you are looking for a place to have a cup of Swedish coffee, we recommend going to Folk å Rock. Come here for their delicious selection of cakes that you can sit and enjoy at their outdoor seating in the sun.
In addition to this, they also offers a nice and relaxed atmosphere inside the cafe, and a cool record shop upstairs.
See the beautiful St Petri Church
This beautiful church was built during the 14th century, and is one of the most famous places in the city.
St Petri Church is located in the central part of Malmö, and offers some beautiful architecture and interesting history. We highly recommend to visit if you like seeing religious buildings while traveling.
St Petri Church is no doubt one of the best things to do in Malmö. It’s such a beautiful church!
Relax at Lomma Beach
The beaches in southern Sweden are well known for having the softest sand and for being extremely clean.
Lomma Beach is located in the neighbor town of Lomma and is a popular day-trip destination during the summer. It’s also worth making a day trip to Lomma to see the town itself.
Anyone who wants a nice day at the beach should plan a trip to Lomma Beach.
Go shopping in Malmö
If you feel like going shopping, Malmö has a diverse selection of stores.
You can head to the main street in central Malmö, to Hansacompagniet or any other shopping mall around the city.
Some of the most famous shopping malls in Malmö are Emporia (largest shopping mall in Sweden), Triangeln, Entré, and Mobilia.
Visit Malmö Castle
One of the most popular things to do in Malmö is to visit the beautiful Malmö castle. The castle was built in 1434 and has been a home to many Danish kings throughout the years.
When Skåne (Southern part of Sweden) became Swedish year 1658, this castle was reconstructed into a fortress as a protection against Copenhagen. Later on, during the 18th century, Malmö castle was turned into a prison.
You can learn more about the history of the castle during your visit, and see the beautiful architecture, furniture, and artwork inside the castle.
In the park around the castle, you can also visit “Slottsmöllan”, which is an old windmill in Malmö. You can also visit slottscaféet (the castle café) for a cup of coffee or a nice lunch.
Eat at Malmö Saluhall
One of the best spots in the city for delicious food is Malmö Saluhall. Here you find a variety of food – everything from Japanese and Italian to Hawaiian poke bowls and Swedish delicacies.
Some of our favorite spots include; Påris, Holy Greens, and St. Jakobs Stenungsbageri.
Check out the street art in Malmö
Malmö has plenty of street art that you can see around the city. Our best recommendation to view the street art is to rent a bike and follow a map where the street art spots are marked.
Some of the most famous street art is located on Södra Skolgatan, Grynbodagatan 9, Stenhuggaregatan, and Lilla Kvarngatan 12.
Experience Malmö Festival
Malmö Festival takes place every year by the end of summer. People come here to celebrate and spend time together in the streets.
It’s a lovely festival that offers concerts, shopping, and food from all over the world. This is definitely one of the top things to do in Malmö if you’re visiting in summer.
Things to do in Malmö when it rains
- Go to a museum
- Eat food in Malmö Saluhall
- Shop at Emporia
- Indoor Go Kart Racing
- Beer tasting at Malmö Brewery
- Guided tour at the chocolate factory
Things to do in Malmö with children
- Visit the children section at the Public Library
- Go to Klättercentret for indoor rock climbing
- Spend a few hours at Folkets park
- Explore Teknikens & Sjöfartens Hus
- Bring your Children to Äventyrsplatsen
- Let your children play at Busfabriken
Want more tips on things to do in Malmö? Leave a comment below!