Shopping in Malmö
Emporia shopping centre
With a daily flow of 25,000 visitors, Emporia located just outside Malmö is one of Scandinavia's largest shopping centres – a true emporium of fashion, furniture, health and beauty products, electronics and much more, covering over 200 stores on three levels.
There are also several restaurants and cafés where you can take a break and recharge. Opening hours and concourse plans can be found here.
The pedestrian street in central Malmö offers many shopping opportunities. Here you'll find everything from large fashion stores and the latest trends to small individual boutiques.
If you're into design, crafts and vintage fashion then the area around Fersen Väg is an exciting up-and-coming district with several unique shops. And if you're looking for fair-trade and organic products then head to Drottningtorget with its varied boutique offerings.
Local crafts and design are found on Gamla Väster close to Lilla Torg. Here among the beautifully restored old houses are quaint little shops and cafés.
In the vicinity of Davidshallstorg there are more small boutiques with distinctive offerings and with a focus on vintage and own designs. Here the keywords are young and trendy.
Read more about shopping in the Malmö Arrival Guides, which can be downloaded here.
Malmö offers great diversity of cultures and people as well as a history that stretches far back in time, giving you ample opportunity to find "your own" Malmö.
Simply strolling through the city is an experience in itself. But if in doubt, Möllevångstorget is an excellent starting point. Here there are market places, international food stores and restaurants with world cuisine.
If you're into castles then Scandinavia's largest Renaissance castle, Malmöhus Castle, is an absolute must. You can prepare for your visit by taking a virtual tour here. And while we're talking of ancient buildings then Saint Petri Church is Malmö's oldest building. The church, which is located at Göran Olsgatan 4, was consecrated in the early 1300s and is open daily with free admission.
But if modern architecture is your preference then Malmö's top landmark is still the Turning Torso in Västra Hamnen. With its 190 meters and 90-degree twist, this spectacular building designed by architect Santiago Calatrava is almost impossible to miss.
The city parks in Malmö
City parks are another feature of Malmö, including such leafy oases as Pildammsparken, Kungsparken, Slottsparken and, of course, Folkets Park (i.e. the People's Park).
The almost 120-year-old People's Park in Malmö is actually Sweden's first of its kind and still a very folksy green space. Here you'll find a reptile centre, a small barnyard, restaurants and some of Malmö's best clubs for bon vivants. Read more about Malmö's parks here.
Art and music
Moderna Museet Malmö is a subdivision of the national modern art museum Moderna Museet Stockholm. Exhibitions include inspiring contemporary art and collections from the 1900s. The museum is located at Ola Billgren plats 2-4 and has free admission. See opening hours here.
Malmö's new concert hall, Malmö Live Konserthus, was completed in 2015 and offers the obvious treat of great evenings with symphony music, pop, rock and stand-up comedy. Stroll along the quayside to see the stunning building or grab a bite at one of the restaurants in the concert hall.
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Restaurants in Malmö
Some say that falafel is Malmö's most popular dish. And with no less than 174 countries represented in the city there is inspiration to be found from all around the world. Malmö is, indeed, a veritable foodie hotspot.
Gourmands may be tempted by the city's no less than three Michelin-starred restaurants: Vollmers (two stars), Bloom in the park and Sture.
In addition, we recommend checking the TripAdvisor list of the best restaurants in Malmö, or simply ask the receptionists at our hotels in Malmö, who will be more than pleased to offer their advice.
Stay centrally and conveniently
Our two hotels in Malmö are centrally located within convenient distance from most attractions. First Hotel Jörgen Kock is located just 100 metres from Malmö Central Station and First Hotel Mortensen is situated just around the corner from Lilla Torg.
Both hotels offer comfortable beds, free WiFi and delicious breakfast that will give you fresh energy for shopping, cultural experiences and enjoying spring in Malmö.