Malmö is Sweden's third largest municipality with a population of around 305,000 in the municipalty, and around 650,000 in the metropolitan area. It's a port city located in the province of Skåne (Scania) on the southern tip of the country.
Founded in 1272 as a fortified port 20 km from Lund. Malmö was for centuries the second largest Danish city while Scania was under Danish rule. It served as a hanseatic port and a very lucrative trade area. Malmö dominated the south as the largest market hub until Copenhagen grew larger during the 16th century. In 1658, as a result of many years of war, Denmark ceded the city to Sweden in the Treaty of Roskilde. After an industrial revolution, Malmö grew rapidly and served as one of the earliest and most industrialized cities of Scandinavia but, until the turn of the millennium it was regarded more as a dull worker's city in the backdrop of more cultural cities in Sweden. The opening of the Oresund bridge in 2000 reignited the soul of a bustling hanseatic port that had lay dormant for so many centuries.
Today about one third of the Malmö population are from various other countries, making the city the most cosmopolitan in Sweden. This has contributed to a rich cultural life and many exotic and fine food opportunities. The ship building company of Kockums used to be the city's biggest employer, but today the industrial city of old has been replaced by vast areas of middle-class suburban housing and modern eco-friendly neighbourhoods.
Both Malmö Airport (Sturup)  and Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup)  serve Malmö. If you get to the Malmö Airport you'll then have to take the bus shuttle service to downtown Malmö, but first check the schedules at Flygbussarna's homepage  because on Saturday afternoons they don't have many buses.
From Copenhagen Airport you can either take the train or the bus, bus being the cheapest option. Trains run frequent during the day to Malmö Central and takes around 20 minutes (105 SEK in 2014). . There is one daily direct bus by Gråhundbus (http://www.graahundbus.dk/7-besk.htm) which coincides with Ryanair schedules. For other airlines (different arrival and departure times) you other options are: https://www.p-airbus.com and http://www.neptunbus.dk/en.
There are several train stations in Malmö, the Malmö Centralstation (Main Station) being the largest. Trains to Copenhagen depart from Malmö Centralstation, Triangeln and Hylle. Regional trains always pass or depart from Malmö C, Triangeln and Hyllie. Depending on direction and train type they may call at Burlöv, Svågertorp and Oxie.
Trains from Copenhagen take 25 minutes from København H (Copenhagen Central Station) to Malmö. They leave all day from Elsinore (Helsingør), traversing the east coast of Sjælland, before crossing through Copenhagen and then across the Öresund bridge to Malmö, also connecting Kastrup airport to the city. Since the December 2010 opening of the Citytunneln, trains now travel every 10 minutes directly to Malmö Central, with a stop at the new Triangeln station in the city center. Expect to pay 190 SEK for a return ticket to Kastrup airport or Copenhagen Central.
There are about ten daily X2000 trains  to Stockholm and roughly 100 daily departures for the nearby university town of Lund (17 km north). For travel northward, there are hourly services to Helsingborg and Gothenburg with connections to Oslo. There is also a overnight service connecting Malmö to Berlin running nightly or every second night depending on season.
Night trains depart for and Storlien (Friday and Sunday) with connection to Trondheim. For every-night connection, grab a train (or bus) for Gothenburg.
Frequent and regular local trains go from Malmö south throughout the province of Scania to Lund, Helsingborg, Höör and Ystad. These are known as Pågatågen, operated by Skåne Commuter Rail.
If you don't take the train across the bridge (and tunnel), you can drive for yourself. It is a pay bridge, where you pay on the Swedish side regardless if you are arriving from Denmark or departing Sweden (325 DKK/45 EUR/375 SEK in 2013). The view is much less obstructed if you choose to go by car as compared to train. 
The 8 kilometre long Øresund bridge leading to Copenhagen in Denmark
Gråhundbus, Swebus, GoByBus and Eurolines have routes to Copenhagen and other places. To Copenhagen the buses take longer (about an hour) but are cheaper than the train, especially for day trips.
There is a ferry link from Travemünde, Germany to Malmö by Finnlines.
Also, you can take the Bus 146 to Trelleborg, which takes 45 minutes, costs 55 Krones and runs every 20 Minutes at daytime. Ferries from Trelleborg are cheaper and quicker and go directly to Travemünder, Rostock and Sassnitz on Rügen.
Malmö is best experienced by bicycle, the city is interlaced with lots of bicycle roads. Swedish law requires bicycles to use a front and back light after dark, however this law is rarely enforced.
Public transport is good and organized by Skånetrafiken, that run green buses to get around town and yellow intercity busses to and from surrounding cities. Many of the local bus lines run late into the night, but not all of them, so make sure to check your busses schedule if you plan on staying out late.
Beware that the local green busses and trains do not accept cash or credit cards - you must either buy a ticket at a vending machine or a ticket office, buy an e-ticket with your mobile phone, or pay onboard using a pre-paid "Jojo card". Jojo-cards that are pre-loaded with 200SEK can be bought in many retail stores, including 7-11 and Coop stores. Daypasses can be purchased at Triangeln Station and Centralstationen for 65SEK (45 for a child). Visit their "Visitors" website for the latest prices and maps at . There is one at Malmö Centralstation. Yellow intercity busses accept credit cards, but not the green local busses.
If you want to get to Hyllie (for Emporia Shopping Centre and Malmö Arena) from central Malmö, train is recommended, a ticket for the region (including Malmö city) costs 200 SEK. A Taxi is also an option, fixed rates begin at 59 SEK.
At the heart of Malmö lie three squares, called Gustav Adolf's Square (Gustav Adolfs torg), the Big Square (Stortorget) and the Little Square (Lilla torg). Stortorget and Lilla Torg are directly connected at one corner, and a pedestrians only shopping street connects them with Gustav Adolfs torg.
At the center of the Big Square is a statue of King Karl X Gustav of Sweden, who took the city from Danish dominion. The ornate Malmö City Hall (built in 1546) is on the east side, and in the northwest corner is Kockska Huset, the house of Jörgen Kock, a German immigrant who became mayor of the city and achieved wealth simply and directly: by taking control of the city mint. In the winter the square becomes a skating rink.
The Little Square is the place for socializing and dining, with various restaurants having outdoor tables around the edge of the square.
Gustav Adolfs torg is surrounded on three sides by buildings containing shops and a McDonalds. At the center of the square is a bus platform. A cemetery lies at the south side of the square, through which one can reach Slottsparken, a beautiful park that surrounds Malmöhus.
Malmöhus Castle, located west of the old city core, was built in 1437 by Erik of Pomerania, inhabited by the kings of Denmark in the 1500s, and used as a prison until 1914. Currently it houses a history museum, art museum, aquarium, and terrarium. Sharing the castle grounds are the Kommendanthuset (Commandant's House) used for various exhibitions throughout the year. Fiskehoddorna - a small, traditional fish market - lies nearby.
Technology Museum, Malmö
Tekniska och Sjöfartsmuseet (Technology and Maritime Museum), located west of the castle. The largest section of the museum is devoted to transport, in particular aviation, and there are lots of cut-away models, including the entire front end and cockpit of a Vickers Viscount. Visitors can walk (crawl, actually in places) through a 1943 Swedish U3 submarine. Unfortunately the displays are only labelled in Swedish, but is well worth a visit, nonetheless. Adult entrance fee is 40SEK.
Slottsträdgården, (Castle Garden) located south of the castle, within Kungsparken (King's Park). This is one of the city's newest amenities and is an organic community garden, open throughout the year. There are eight themed gardens and a potager. Freshly picked flowers and vegetables are available for purchase in the summer months. There is also a small cafe, run entirely by volunteers.
Turning Torso, completed in 2005, is at 190 m the tallest building in Scandinavia. The building is located in one of the newest, and most expensive, areas of Malmö, and contains a lot of modern architecture and upscale restaurants. The nearby waterfront promenade and open-sea bath is a hugely popular destination during the summertime. There is also a state of the art skateboarding park in the area.
Möllevångstorget square, commonly known as "Möllan", south of the city center, has a bustling open-air market on weekends. The surrounding neighborhood is full of inexpensive Asian and Middle Eastern shops, restaurants and grocery stores catering to the alternative side of the city, the immigrant population and people who are tired of mainstream commerce. "Möllan" is popular among locals for its relatively inexpensive nightlife; Many moderately priced bars, restaurants, nightclubs, concert venues etc can be found in the area.
Gamla Väster, between Lilla Torget and Malmöhus, is a quiet and sophisticated part of town with lots of galleries, design shops and restaurants. This is also one of the oldest parts of Malmö, and is a recommended visit for those who wish to see some of Malmös oldest architecture.
Davidshallstorg is a square with design shops, clothes stores and restaurants. The atmosphere here is posh, so the vibe is very different from Möllevångstorget's. There are similar shops on the nearby parts of Davidshallsgatan.
Koggmuseet lets you set foot on two cog ships built after originals from the middle ages.
S:t Petri church, Malmö
S:t Petri kyrka is the city's oldest church (from the 14th century), while S:t Johannes kyrka probably is the largest.
Browsing the shelves of Malmö Stadsbibliotek (Malmö's public library, Kung Oscars väg) and admiring the building itself is a must for all architecture buffs and intellectuals. They will also want to go to Malmö Konsthall (Malmö Art Hall, S:t Johannesgatan 7, free entrance).
Katrinetorp, katrinetorps Alle 1 (Intersection of E20 and E6). Country manor with beautiful garden. Nice cafe and antique store.edit
Visit the Folkets park (People's Park, free entrance) . Try the different rides on the amusement park (mostly for smaller kids, as the attractions aren't scary enough for teenagers). See the terrarium. Ride a pony. Sunbathe. Eat and drink.
Go to the Pildammsparken (with gardens, buildings from the Baltic exhibition in 1914 and a theater) and Kungsparken / Slottsparken (behind the castle). Sunbathe or have a picnic.
Don't miss Malmöfestivalen - a free festival that takes place for eight days every year in August, with lots of cultural and culinary experiences.
Swim and sunbathe on the two-kilometre sandy beach Ribersborgsstranden. In the winter you can enjoy ice swimming, ideally combined with Kallbadhuset's  sauna with panoramic view of Öresund.
Experience the multicultural area around Möllevångstorget. Here you can find exotic shops selling Asian and Middle Eastern food stuffs and a wide selection of pubs and bars. In the mornings there is also an open market where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables.
The flat landscape of Skåne is ideal for golf. Around Malmö there are quite a few good courses and a new 36 holes PGA standard course being built.
Malmö Arena hosts various international concerts as well as the hockey team Malmö Redhawks (with the capacity of 13 000 specators), currently playing in the Swedish second division Allsvenskan. 
The football team Malmö FF is playing in the first division in the Swedish league Allsvenskan. Since the founding in 1910, the club has won the Swedish league sixteen times and the Swedish cup fourteen times, being the most successful club in Sweden in regards of awarded titles. 
Malmö FWT - Free Walking Tour, Stortorget (Big Square) (email@example.com), . It is 2.5 hours tip-based Free Walking Tour around Malmö, visiting its main points of interest such as its main squares, old Malmö, library, parks, the castle, the beach with the view of Denmark and the connecting bridge, the West Harbor, Turning Torso and much more. Plus, you will learn why Malmö is one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities in the world that is also currently in the process of transforming itself from an industrial city to a service and knowledge one.Free. edit
Malmö has five shopping plazas in the centre, HansaCompagniet, Triangeln, Entré, Storgatan, and Caroli. Storgatan mostly has clothes for young people and coffee shops. The others offer the usual mixture of town shopping with clothes, cameras, jewelry, electronics, books, movies etc. blended with eateries, both international fast food chains and local ones. World famous Swedish glassware can also be bought there.
The main shopping streets are Södergatan and Södra Förstadsgatan, where you can find all kinds of shops. Look out for Village, well designed homeware, at reasonable prices.
Form/Design Center, Malmö
Form/Design Center (free entrance) is on Lilla Torg.
Les Trois Roses (Gustav Adolfs torg, Davidshallstorg) is a great chocolaterie.
There are also some shopping plazas outside the city centre, like Mobilia Shopping Center and Jägersro Center. Emporia, Scandinavias biggest shopping centre, opened in October 2012. .
If you arrive around Christmas, look out for pepparkakor, literally pepper cookies, but flavoured with cinnamon, ginger, molasses and cloves. Traditionally accompanied by glögg (mulled wine), which is similar to the German glühwein.
Localy, Malmö is sometimes refered to as "Falafelstaden" or Falafel city. This is because of the many vendors selling falafel throughout the city but especially around Bergsgatan / Möllevångstorget. Falafel in Malmö is equally a delicious fast food meal and very cheap (around 15-30 sek for a wrap). Ask anyone which vendor who does the best one and you'll get many different answers. The deep fried chickpea balls are almost always sold in a flat bread wrap together with lettuce, tomato, onions, gerkin and other pickles. Chose between hot sauce, yoghurt sauce and garlic sauce(stark, mild och vitlök) or mix them all up (blandad sås). Some vendors sell more specialized exotic sauces like: sesame sauce, hummus (chickpea puré) or mango pickle sauce (amba). At falafel vendors you can also buy delicacies like kebab, shawarma and deep fried halloumi cheese, all usually served in a flatbread wrap or with french fries (pommes frites) at a (by Swedish standards) very low price.
As a general rule of thumb, in Sweden restaurants with an alcohol license tend to charge more for their food than restaurants that don't serve alcohol. Another thing to keep in mind is that many Swedish restaurants cater to people on their lunch break by having discounted prices during lunch hours on weekdays (usually ca 11am-3pm). If you want to visit a particular restaurant that seems too expensive, try checking if the place serves lunch.
Many places around Möllevångstorget cater to the budget option. There are countless fast-food places selling falafel, kebab, pizza, hamburgers etc as well as many cheap Thai, Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern and Chinese restaurants.
Restaurang Asien is an unpretentious looking restaurant that serves delicious Vietnamese food. You'll find it a short walk from Möllevångstorget, down Ystadsgatan. On the menu you will find food like Pho or Vietnamese springrolls. Very tasty and reasonably priced.
Sockerbit, Södra Förstadsgatan 23A / Holmgången, is a lovely café with great coffee and homemade cakes. Hidden in a picturesque yard so look for the signs.
Turkish restaurant Ankara (on Södra Förstadsgatan near the Hilton Hotel) does an excellent buffet (59 SEK daytime and 79 SEK evenings). On Friday and Saturday evenings they have a free belly-dancing show too.
Crépa Café, Spångatan 32, +46 40971755. Serves tasty crêpes with Greek flavor, in a trendy yet calm atmosphere. Mains 45-47 SEK.
CurryWok, Amiralsgatan 6, +46 406116496 . Serves really tasty and cheap thai food in a calm environment. Mains 69-120 SEK.
Dolce Sicilia, Drottningtorget 6, . Heavenly homemade ice cream.
Di Penco,  is an Italian lunch restaurant situated a short walk from "Triangeln". They serve delicious home made pasta with freshly baked ciabatta bread for only 65 SEK.
Aras, Lönngatan 24, +46 4083273. Persian restaurant that serves authentic and succulent Persian kebabs on fluffy steamed basmati rice with butter, grilled tomato and raw onion on the side. Don't miss the salade Olivier, russian salad-Persian style. Prices around 60-100 SEK.
Ariana, Nobelvagen 73, voted Skåne's best Afghani restaurant serves a cheap lunch on weekdays (12.00-15.00). For 55 SEK you can select between three different meals, including one vegetarian. This comes with a starter soup, a drink, bread and tea. Homecooked-styled food with food that melts in your mouth.
Life in Malmö, Folkets Park, Stortorget and Harbour front
There are a lot of restaurants in the Little Square with outdoor seating (with heating year-round).
Mello Yello, +46 40304525. A delicious mix of Swedish and European food. The best view and service is in the one located close to the Turning Torso and the beach (150 SEK each).
Paddy's, +46 04078600. Kalendergatan. Excellent Swedish food, don't let the idea of eating in an Irish bar put you off! Booking is essential in this busy restaurant.
Victor's, +46 40127670. Swedish and international cuisine.
Izakaya Koi, +46 4075700. Not quite like a Tokyo tavern, but it still manages to attract visiting Japanese businessmen.
Steak House, +46 40973497. Very nice food for a reasonable price by Scandinavian standards. Unfortunately service was poor.
Indian Side, +46 40307744.
There are also lots of mid-range restaurants in other parts of town.
Bastard, Mäster Johansgatan 11, +46 40121318, . Serves high-quality, organic Swedish and international dishes as well as modern dishes based around local Swedish flavours. Mains 155-225 SEK. Make sure to make a reservation.
Indian Haweli on Södra Förstadsgatan near Möllevångstorget is not the best Indian restaurant in town and the service is quite bad (140 SEK).
Restaurang Bollywood is an great new experience considering indian food. Placed in the middle of the city centre on Baltzarsgatan 18. The food is classic indian but with an modern touch. Highly recommended and pricewourthy. Mains 130 - 200 SEK
La Couronne on Södra Förstadsgatan (north of the Hilton Hotel) +46 4030 7728, . Does excellent moules marinieres with or without french fries and mayonnaise. Great friendly service and authentic French menu. Mains 90-225 SEK.
Brogatan on Brogatan serves oysters at 14 SEK each, which is almost what you'd pay in the shop (12 SEK).
Nesta on the main shopping street (at the corner of Baltzarsgatan) is an excellent mid-priced Italian café, with good snacks and Malmö's best coffee.
Pizzeria Ristorante Siciliana (Möllevångsgatan 34) is an authentic Italian restaurant with great food. It was founded in 1970.
Moonlitlounge, Davidshallstorg 7, . Has a nice mix between unpretentious cosiness and Davidshallstorg-style trendyness. Mainly Italian food. Mains 120-205 SEK.
Tempo bar och kök, Södra Skolgatan 30A. A trendy place with a modern version of Swedish food. Mains 75-135 SEK.
Metro, Ängelholmsgatan 14, . Another restaurant and bar for the local hipsters. They also have club nights. Mains 115-230 SEK.
Yukai, Bergsgatan 35. A calm place with great atmosphere, great sushi and great service. Probably the best Japanese restaurant in town. Mains 64-175 SEK.
Lemongrass, Grynbodgatan 9, . A sophisticated place serving asian crossover food to a well-to-do crowd. Mains 134-208 SEK.
Två Krögare - Bullen, Storgatan 35, . One of few restaurants that still serve traditional Swedish food (husmanskost).
""Atmosfär"", A splurge restaurant gone mid-range without compromising the food or service.
Maguro Sushibar, Östra Förstadsgatan 15, . Great sushi place.
vegegården, rörsjögatan 23, ☎ +4640-611 38 88, . Lovely asian vegetarian restaurant. Al a carte and buffet-style. Serves lunch on weekdays and barbecue on weekends. From 68 SEK; eat as much as you like.edit
Restaurang Möllan,Bergsgatan 37c. Tasty and juicy steaks plus some seasonal dishes can be found at this laid back and cozy place.
Sås och Krås, Sallerupsvägen 18. +4640-294888. Local tavern with excellent dishes, inspired from local products and traditions. Careful selection of beers.
Malmö has a vibrant night life, and while prices are generally lower than in other Swedish cities, they are for the most part substantially higher than they are across the bridge in Copenhagen. Lilla Torg and Möllevångstorget ("Möllan) are the two most popular epicentres, with Lilla Torg generally having higher prices than Möllan. Most locals have a clear favourite between the two, with Lilla Torg being more "fancy" than the more rugged, working-class bars of Möllan. Like in Copenhagen, and indeed most of Scandinavia, expect most of the drinking to be limited to Friday and Saturday except at the height of summer where many Swedes have vacation. You can pick up the free Nöjesguiden and Dygnet Runt magazines in various stores to read more about Malmö's nightlife. They are only available in Swedish though.
Debaser Sommarstället, Norra Parkgatan 2, ☎ +46(0)40 23 98 80 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Summertime nightclub near Möllan known for its large outdoor area. Open between 17 April – 6 September. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 9PM-3AM. Pop/Indie/House/UK Garage. edit
Babel, Spångatan 38. Popular nightclub and concert venue near Möllan. Open until 4AM. Check websites calender for more details about a specific night.edit
Étage, Stortorget 6, ☎ +46 (040) 23 20 60, . M & Th 23-04;F-Sa 23-05. Popular nightclub in the Big SquareEntrance is usually free before midnight, afterwards its 50-100 Kr. edit
Fagans, Per Weijersgatan 4, ☎ +46 (040) 970 990, . Generally 16-23, on Weekends open as long as 02. Great Irish pub just off Gustav Adolf's Square.edit
Interpool, Stora Nygatan 19. Large pool hall and bar, also offers a small selection of arcade games etc. edit
Far I Hatten, Folkets Park, Malmö. Unique restaurant and bar situated in a small hut in the middle of Folkets Park. Sells seasonal food made with local ingredients, and has a large beer and wine menu. Has a large outdoor area and live concerts in the summertime. Open until 02 every day during the summer.edit
Häng Bar, Kristianstadsgatan 7B. Punk/Hardcore/Metal bar at the heart of Möllan. Often has live concerts with both local and international punk/hardcore bands on Fridays and Saturdays. Open until 1AM. edit
Pixel K.a.f.e, Östra förstadsgatan 16. Video game-oriented Café/Restaurant/Bar that allows guests to play old video game consoles, arcade games, flipper games, etc.edit
Kulturbolaget (usually known as just KB), Bergsgatan 18, . Malmö's premier rock club with many international and national touring acts. They also have clubs on weekends for those who are more into partying.edit
Slagthuset, Jörgen Kocksgatan 7A,, . The city's biggest and best-known nightclub, housed in a former slaughterhouse (hence the name). The facility also includes a performance theater and restaurants during the day.edit
Grand Öl&Mat, Monbijougatan 17. Large restaurant and bar, with a large drink menu. Open until 3am on weekendsedit
Malmö Brygghus. Malmö Brygghus is an entire building with several different rooms on 3 floors, from a small bar on the entry level to a large beer hall on the third level. The beer that they sell is made in the building, and the current beer menu is constantly changing as the owners make limited batches of various different recipes. Recommended only for beer connoisseurs, if you want a "cheap lager" there are many other cheap bars in the neighbourhood.edit
STF Hostel Malmö City, Rönngatan 1, phone 040-611 62 20, . The IYHF hostel in town. Dorm bed 180 SEK, singles from 325 SEK, doubles from 430 SEK. Add 45 SEK to the price if you're not a member of the IYHF. Daily breakfast available for 65 SEK, but there's also a community kitchen to store and make your own food. It opened in 2006, so it's new and fresh. Helpful staff.
STF Hostel Malmö Eriksfält, Backavägen 18, phone 040-822 20, . Beds from 170 SEK.
Marriott Renaissance Malmo Hotel, , Mäster Johansgatan 15. 5-star hotel in the heart of Malmö, 5 minutes walk from the Malmö Central Station. Classically styled rooms with touches of luxury. Upscale restaurants infused with local flavour.
The first Marriott in Sweden and recently opened in 2010.
Radisson Blu, , Östergatan 10. Central location, and very comfortable. Bedrooms are suite-sized, and include office area and living area, free Wi-fi and Internet. Breakfast is not served after 10.00AM on weekdays!
In December 2010, the Jewish human rights organization Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a travel advisory concerning Sweden, advising Jews to exercise "extreme caution" when visiting the southern parts of the country due to an increase in verbal and physical harassment of Jewish citizens in the city of Malmö. The warning was renewed in January 2012. However, the local Jewish congregation is critical of the travel advisory and have urged Jews to visit Malmö.
The big problem facing a tourist is the unregulated taxi market. There are many instances of tourists being charged exorbitant prices by unscrupulous taxi drivers. To avoid this happening to you, stick to the well known companies like 171717, 232323, Taxi Skåne, Taxi Kurir etc. Avoid unmarked taxis (taxis in Sweden have yellow registration plates), and always ask for the price of your trip before getting in.
Like in all other big cities, there is a risk of getting pick-pocketed or robbed in the city of Malmö.
If traveling on foot or by car, keep an eye out for bicycles, which expect others to yield.
Skånetrafiken's Around the Sound (Öresund Rundt) ticket  is a great way to see the surrounding region of Scania as well as North Zealand, Denmark (including Copenhagen). For 249 SEK, you get unlimited train travel and one ferry trip, for two days.
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