A Weekend Away in Malmo

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A row of houses in Malmo, Sweden

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I recently had a weekend away in Malmo, Sweden. I chose to visit here because I had read many reviews about this laid-back and cultural part of Sweden and also because it's only a 35 minute train journey to Copenhagen - one of my favourite cities! Two birds, one stone! (I'm blogging about my time in Copenhagen next!)

To get to Malmo from the UK

I flew with EasyJet from Gatwick direct into Copenhagen Airport. It was a short pleasant flight, in total an hour and a half. When you get through to baggage claims there's a ticket machine to your right selling train tickets direct to Malmo -  20 minutes across the border via Øresund Bridge. It cost 110Kr (approx £11) one-way.

What to do in Malmo

Personally the best way to see Malmo is either by foot or bike. They had plenty of rentable city bikes in multiple locations. It's worth noting that I visited early October so the weather was a little chilly but it was gorgeous as Autumn had well and truly begun.

I love nature and wanted to find the best parks that Malmo had to offer. I visited Pildammsparken and Kungsparken and I was not disappointed.
Pildammsparken Malmo
Pildammsparken, Malmo
Pildammsparken has rows of ridiculously high hedges, a lake you can walk all the way around and beautiful landscape gardens and ponds. Lots of secret passages and interesting artefacts hidden amongst the greenery!
Pildammsparken, Malmo
Secret passage (near the landscaped garden), Pildammsparken, Malmo
Kungsparken is the daddy of all parks in Malmo. Here you will find the city library, castle ruins, numerous art installations, a cafe, a small botanical garden and a castle mill! It has so much to wander around and see we spent a while here following all the different paths around. 
Kungsparken, Malmo
Slottsmollan (Castle Mill), Kungsparken
We walked to the coast from Kungsparken to try and catch a glimpse of Øresund Bridge and the Turning Torso but it was so damn misty we didn't see the bridge but we got an average view of the Turning Torso.

Turning Torso, Malmo
A view of the Turning Torso for the coastline, Malmo
Fave places to eat in Malmo

Cafes -
Soderberg & Sara - a bit further out in the neighbourhoods but good coffee and pastries
Noir - offering everything you need from coffee and pastries to healthy juices and snacks
Lunch/Dinner -
Bastard - The best chicken I have ever had. The menu frequently changes here and I'd recommend booking before you travel to avoid disappointment - If they are serving the chorizo corn get it! Because OH. MY. GOD.
Satori - lovely, light pizzas and famously known for it's Vegan buffet (95kr)
Piccolo Mondo - Italian. The risotto was amazing. Also if you can sit inside do it! the decor is art deco come gentlemans club mahogany wood. It's brilliant!
Surf Shack - because burgers! And order the garlic fires because you WILL NOT be disappointed.

To be honest a weekend is more than enough time to visit everything that Malmo has to offer. The only thing we didn't have time for was to go to Sved neighbourhood as it's known for its fantastic street art and murals.

Malmo is super relaxed and as far as I'm aware it hasn't got a wild party scene so if you want more out of your weekend other than walking around and eating then I suggest adding a day trip to Copenhagen.

I actually visited Copenhagen during my weekend staying in Malmo and I'm going to write about it in separate post so keep your eyes peeled!

Until the next adventure...

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