We had just one night and really an afternoon and a morning in Malmö, so we tried to squeeze as much of this small Swedish city in as we could.
Malmö is quite a small city and our train journey, crossing The Bridge, from Copenhagen was one of the parts of the city we were looking forward to. To be honest, you can’t really see much of the bridge when you’re on it, we knew that, but we still enjoyed arriving into the city and finding our way to our hotel. There’s a few nice squares to explore and a lovely little design centre, Form, with student exhibitions and a little shop, but our first stop was the castle, surrounded by parks and gardens.
We were a little underwhelmed by the 16th century castle and skipped the museum visit for a wander around the canal, past the famous fish market and happened upon the lovely Malmö Saluhall – an amazing indoor food hall with lots of restaurant stalls and seating areas, perfect for a lunch or coffee stop. We decided to head to the Modern Art museum to get a little bit of culture, as unfortunately the Design Museum was closed for the Christmas break, so we immersed ourselves in the wacky and weird rooms of Scandi modern art, none of which we understood but it was definitely a conversation starter!
For dinner we walked a little out of the centre to The Vegan Bar – I mean how could we resist? – and enjoyed burgers and fries with a very hipster-style, laid back vibe.
In the morning we attempted a run before our breakfast buffet closed and I took us on an odd route through a lovely park hoping to get to the beach. Unlucky for us, we ended up running alongside main roads, in the right direction albeit but too late and too cold to enjoy beach views, although we did see the Øresund Bridge and spot the Turning Torso – a twisted tower block that’s the highest in Scandinavia!
We made it back in time for breakfast, packed our bags and headed to the station, next stop Gothenburg. Not before grabbing lunch for the train journey though, at Raw Food House – another great Happy Cow recommendation. Onward through Sweden!