Malmö likes to call itself the city of parks, and Kungsparken park is the one I visit if I only have time for one stroll.
Beautiful ponds, lakes and trails – as well as open areas great for picnics or a nap on a blanket, it’s a wonderful array of nature only around a 5-minute walk from one of the main squares, Gustav Adolfs torg. I’m always careful to look out for the countless swan droppings when venturing out onto the grass – and you should too.
I also enjoy visiting the cosy cafe called Slottsträdgårdens Kafé, nestled over a footbridge called Trädgårdsbron – and there are beautiful gardens open to the public just near it. Once over the footbridge, even though this area feels like the same park, it’s called Slottsträdgården with even more green spaces to see, including a windmill called Slottsmöllan.
When I have extra time over, especially if a friend is visiting from out of town, I’m always sure to visit the castle Malmö Hus Slott (check out the article) to soak up Malmö’s history in its museum.