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Malmö - Turning Torso

Malmö - St Gertrud quarter

Address Centralstationen, Skeppsbron; 21120 Malmö
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Telephone +46 40 34 12 00
Cost Oneway train ticket DKK 80.
How to get there

Catch the Øresund train (Kystbanen) to Malmö from København H, Nørreport, Østerport or the Airport. Trains leave every 20 minutes for a journey of around 35 minutes from the city centre (20 mins from the airport).

A hop and a skip over the Øresund Bridge and you can find yourself in the Swedish town of Malmö – known as the City of Parks. It used to be a poor man’s Copenhagen (cynics will say that it still is), with most of the youth crossing over to the Danish capital for some real fun, but attractions include (relatively) cheap shopping, a pretty historical centre, and the highest concentration of restaurants per capita of all the Swedish cities

Within spitting distance of some beautiful beaches and beech forests, the city proper offers a curious mixture of old and new. See the Malmöhus Slott castle, the Renaissance-style Rådhuset town hall and the cluster of historical buildings in the St Gertrud quarter by Stortorget. Then venture down to the seafront and the new and growing business hub with its constantly changing architectural landscape – have a look at the Turning Torso building (the tallest in Northern Europe) or walk down to Västra Hamnen, the newly modernised seafront space.

If you’re feeling floaty, jump aboard the Rundan canal boat which will take you through the harbour and past the castle and the older areas of the city. Once you disembark, take a turn in one of the serene city parks, the three main draws being Slottsparken (make sure to walk past Carl Milles’ iconic ‘Man and Pegasus’ sculpture), the historical Kungsparken and the beautiful Pildammsparken.