Malmö. It starts here. 

Malmö is more than a city. Malmö is meetings, food and laughter. Malmö brims with people creating experiences for others to enjoy – theatre, art and music. Malmö is the place where you’ll meet a promising young designer, a chef whose restaurant is boasting its first Michelin star, a director pushing boundaries, a band recording its first album. Ideas and momentum flow in Malmö and you'll feel this flow when you visit. You feel it in the art, the music, the food. You feel it in the diversity and people. Malmö is a place where people come to fulfil their dreams. A city with room for ambition and talent – and that invites you to join in. 

Möllevångstorget in Malmö on a summer day © Werner Nystrand
You can buy fruits and vegetables at Möllevångstorget.
A summer day at Davidshallstorg square
© Werner Nystrand
Friends hanging out on Möllevångstorget square
© Apelöga
Walking past the outdoor servings at Möllevångstorget
© Apelöga
Walking past the outdoor servings at Möllevångstorget.

It is said that this city has more restaurants per head than anywhere else in Sweden. Perhaps that’s because half the population is younger than 30. Young restaurant and bistro owners around Möllevångstorget and Davidshallstorg squares experiment with influences from France, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Iran and many other nations.

Friends sharing food in Malmö
© Apelöga
Exciting food experiences awaits in Malmö.

Exciting Scandinavian cuisine and oriental flavors. 

Malmö has one restaurant awarded with two Michelin stars, Restaurang Vollmers, and one restaurant awarded with one Michelin star,  Bloom in the Park. At the opposite end of the scale, Malmö is Sweden’s falafel capital and has excellent fast food to suit every budget. Check out Malmö's highest rated restaurants on Tripadvisor here »

Expect the unexpected from Malmö’s cultural life.

The new concert hall at Malmö Live hosts everything from kiddies’ musicals to world names in rock, classical music and jazz. The summertime Sommarscen Malmö outdoor festival surprises and challenges. The Malmö Festival is a food and music extravaganza. Malmö Opera presents ballet and classical opera with unique scenography and artistic expression. Malmö also has a rich heritage of experimental theatre. A diverse array of small groups with their own venues push boundaries and nurture new talent. Watch a musical at a private theatre or see world names perform at one of the arenas. 

The summer event "Sommarscen" in Malmö
© Werner Nystrand
Malmö Konsthall Art Centre
© Sara Johari
Malmö Konsthall Art Centre.

Museums, arts and crafts

Around the city you will find more than 300 works of art on public display and numerous examples of architectural innovation. Visit private galleries or enjoy contemporary art at Malmö Konsthall. Malmö Art Museum exhibits older artworks and Form Design Center at Lilla Torg square showcases leading modern Swedish and Scandinavian design. Fans of vintage and second-hand fashion, design and craft have many stores to choose from. For the latest in design and fashion, the city has hundreds of small outlets and boutiques, as well as shopping centres like Hansa, Mobilia and Emporia. Beyond that, Copenhagen is just half an hour away across the Öresund Bridge. 

The main city attractions are just 20 minutes away by bicycle. Peddle power takes you easily from the suburb of Rosengård to the beach, and from town to county. Stroll down the boulevards with a friend or run to the hills. Go for a picnic in the park or stop for a beer in a square. Explore the waterfront on foot or skateboard down a ramp. Everything’s within easy reach in Sweden’s smallest big city. 

Biking in downtown Malmö
© Fredrik Johansson
Paddleboat on Kungsparken Canal in Malmö
© Werner Nystrand
Boat tour on the Kungsparken Canal
© Jenny Leyman
Hanging out in Folkets Park
© Apelöga
Hanging out in Folkets Park, Malmö.

Malmö is the industrial centre that became an academy that became a city to savour. A place where people come to make their dreams come true. A city where you will experience something new. Welcome to Malmö. It starts here.

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