Lively and colourful – welcome to Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city after Stockholm and Gothenburg. Malmo used to be a progressive industrial city but when recession hit Sweden in the mid-1970s, Malmo’s industrial sector was hit so badly. And with the financial crisis that hit the country in the 1990s, the city’s industry declined and eventually resulted to massive unemployment. With the decline in industry, Malmo revived itself and transformed to become a tourist destination.
Clearly visible offshore to the west is the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Connecting Malmo to Copenhagen is the Öresund Bridge, Europe’s longest combined road and rail bridge. The Öresund Bridge runs from the Swedish waterfront across the Øresund strait and into the artificial Danish island of Peberholm where a 4-kilometre tunnel, the Drogden Tunnel, completing the link to Denmark.
As an exciting spot for modern architecture, Malmo is home to Scandinavia’s tallest and most eye-catching apartment building, the iconic Turning Torso, a neo-futurist residential skyscraper dominating the city’s skyline. Unfortunately, access to the Turning Torso is exclusively to the residents of the building only. It’s not open for tourists so the only way to experience the landmark is enjoying a good view of it from a distance and perhaps take an Instagramable photos of it.
Arriving Malmo in a cruise ship? Walking distance from Malmö’s cruise terminal is the city centre. From the cruise terminal is a purpose-built path leading directly to downtown. The Malmö cruise terminal offers free Wi-Fi internet connection complete with restroom facilities and tourist information center.
Welcome to Malmo!