Sweden's third largest and southernmost city is a hotspot of activity and attractions for lovers of Scandic design, art and architecture. A wealth of well-preserved late-Gothic buildings surround the city's two 'Old Town' squares, Stortorget and Lilla Torg, giving the city a distinctly medieval feel, while further afield a clutch of ultra-modern marvels, ranging from private and commercial buildings to public spaces, reflect Malmö's positioning as a multicultural city with a focus on the future. Dotted around town you'll find an impressive collection of galleries, bars and cafés bursting with inspiration and some fantastic local boutiques, brimming with obejts d'art for you to take back home.
Multicultural Malmö, capital of Skåne county and Sweden's third largest city, is almost (but not quite) surrounded by water, occupying a prime position approximately 40km east of Copenhagen across the Öresund Strait, and a short hop across the Baltic Sea from present-day Germany. The sea is never far from the hearts and minds of the locals, a vibrant ethnic mix made up of more than 150 nationalities, many of whom arrived here by ship and owe their livelihoods, in one way or another, to the ocean.