Weekend in Malmo
In Malmo you can sunbathe and swim at Ribban beach, marvel at Turning Torso or try the famous Malmo falafel. Jump on a train for a day out in Copenhagen, or hop off earlier at Hyllie for some shopping at Emporia – one of the biggest shopping centres in the Nordic region.
Shopping in Malmo
From Stortorget to Triangeln, there are lots of pedestrian streets which together make up one long, exciting shopping street. From here, you can also make a detour to the vast array of restaurants on Lilla Torg, where both visitors and locals have come to enjoy beer and food ever since the square opened in the 1590s.
For fashion enthusiasts, we recommend a stop at Stora Nygatan, where as well as Scandic S:t Jörgen you'll find loads of clothing and design shops, both Swedish and international. If vintage is more your style, you should take a peek at Davidhallstorg, where second hand shops are interwoven with cosy cafés and designer shops.
When you reach the 20-floor-high Scandic Triangeln towering over the pedestrian street, don’t worry about ending your shopping spree just yet, because you’ve also reached the shopping centre with the same name. As well as 80 different shops to choose from, you can also treat yourself to a coffee or a drink in our hotel cocktail bar.
Shopping tips in Malmo
- AB Småland (everything from designer clothes to green plants)
- Aplace (Contemporary Scandinavian fashion in Davidshall)
- Rundgång records (Alternative record shop at Mollan)
- Rågers Antik & Design (Small shop packed with glass and porcelain)
- Emporia (one of the biggest shopping centres in the Nordic region)
It’s not Malmo without Mollan
It’s not far at all from Triangeln to the Mollevangen neighbourhood, known locally as Mollan. Take the route via Friisgatan which transforms into a pedestrian street in the summer, with large, popular open-air cafés. When you get to Mollan, you’ll find gourmet restaurants galore, charcoal barbecues, old beer halls and trendy hipster hangouts. Enjoy!
You won’t find any classic commercial chains at Mollevangen, but instead the more unique and independent shops with everything from LPs to knick-knacks and directly imported curry paste. If the hustle and bustle of the vegetable traders on Mollevangstorget gets too much, you can always nip to the little Sankt Knuts Torg and the trendy Uggla coffee shop.
The most popular park in the country
Thanks to all its greenery, Malmo has long been called ‘the city of parks’, but the least green park is also the most fun. Right in the heart of Mollevangen you’ll find Folkets park, probably the most fun park in Sweden, with something going on from early morning through to the small hours. The park offers amusement rides, clubs, splash pond, table tennis, skateboard ramp, concerts and live but contained crocodiles.
Head south for sunbathing and swimming
Ribersborg beach, or Ribban, (also jokingly referred to as Malmo’s Copacabana), is the city’s most popular and central beach. As well as sunbathing and swimming, you can also run, cycle, skate or just take a stroll. On warm spring and summer evenings, Malmo locals gather along the shore to play ball, barbecue sausages or just gaze at the beautiful sunset. In the winter months, we recommend a visit to the cold-bath house. This is where you can take a really hot sauna before a refreshing dip in the sound.
Tallest building in Sweden
The pedestrian street along Ribban stretches all the way to Vastra Hamnen and Turning Torso, which is the tallest building in the country, at an impressive 190 metres. The Vastra Hamnen district is teeming with both trendy and tourist-friendly restaurants with sunny open-air cafés. If you still haven’t had your fill of swimming, you can always jump in for a dip from one of the jetties along the quayside.
Live in Malmo
It only takes a few minutes to walk to the magnificent Malmo Live concert hall from Vastra Hamnen. In addition to being the home of the Malmo Symphony Orchestra, this large building also hosts several concerts, clubs, exhibitions, lectures and sometimes even a new circus.
If you prefer historical concert venues, you’ve come to the right city. KB offers shows and clubbing more or less every day. Babel calls itself Malmo's party church and Moriskan offers everything from soul evenings to punk gigs and comedy shows. Chocolate has been replaced by culture in the former Mazetti chocolate factory, and Palladium is home to well-known favourites as well as the lesser-known. In other words, there’s lots to dance to in Malmo.
Take the train to Copenhagen
If you’re planning a day trip, it’s important that you plan ahead. The Danish capital has almost everything you could wish to see or do. Pick and choose from the city districts: Vesterbro for the trendy, Indre village for shopping and Christianshavn for those who want a relaxing day and to experience some of the classic Danish ‘hygge’ (contentment).
Don’t miss the statues at the Instagram-friendly Glyptotek museum, looking down on Copenhagen from the medieval Round Tower, or a ride on a roller coaster at one of the city’s two big amusement parks. Recharge your batteries with lunch at Papiron (teeming with food trucks), enjoy dinner at Kodbyen, or treat yourself to a classic open sandwich in touristy Nyhavn. If you still haven’t had enough of Copenhagen, you can always book into one of our hotels in the city. Welcome!