For many years we’ve had locals from Malmö contacting us to tell us how awesome their city is and why we really need to start a Spotted by Locals Malmö. Today we did it!
To help combat overtourism, since 2018 we only expand to cities that can actually use more visitors. Malmö is definitely not a typical tourist destination, which is hard to understand but very nice for people visiting!
Adarsh, Ella, Joe & Signe have done a fantastic job writing about their favorite spots. A few of the many jewels in this multi-cultural city with an exciting mix of history and cutting edge modernity:
- Slottsträdgårdens Cafe – a cafe/restaurant with traditional Swedish food hidden away in the castle’s backyard and invisible from any of the streets…
- A list of the best ‘Sunkhak’ pubs – authentically local bars where you can “talk to charmingly tipsy Swedes about any topic you like (except Stockholm)” says Joe.
- Kockum Dockyard – an abandoned dockyard in a cool industrial area with lots of street art and options for urban exploring and photographing. Visit before it’s demolished completely!
- Scania Badet – where locals take a dip in the cold deep water and soak in the sun on the very nice wooden porch afterwards.
- Rosengård – a “70s welfare state ghetto” worth visiting in order to get a better understanding of the other side of Malmö.
We’re happy to have been able to launch this city guide with the help of Malmö Tourism – who will be advertising on our website during the month of August. And we can’t wait to visit Malmö in September on our Europe train tour and meet the team in person!