Originally published on 25/11/17
Going to Malmö, Sweden, on a one day trip (or more) when you’re in Copenhagen is really easy and cheap !
It only takes one hour to switch of country. Lots of buses, that you can easily book for 5€, take the Øresund Bridge, which relies Denmark & Sweden. Malmö is the third biggest city of Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg. We chose to spend one day in Malmö and took a bus in the evening of our last day in Copenhagen. I’d advice you to take a bus during the day to enjoy the view offered by this bridge.
Our airbnb host, Manuel, was really nice and offered us tons of advices of “things to do” ! We chose not to buy a 24h ticket transport for Malmö to keep our money, and everything is doable by foot.
Morning ⇒ we first strolled next to the beach of the North Sea where there are several pontons. We then walked along the coast en route downtown, which first drove us into the eco friendly neighborhood,the home of the famous Turning Torso, a wake park and some other futurist buildings. The Turning Torso is definitely a must see in Malmö. It is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in Sweden and the tallest building of Scandinavia. Its particularity is in its name : it’s turning from head to toe.
Another must see in Malmö : the Non Violence Bronze Sculpture, which is located not far from the central train station. As you can see, it represents a gun with a knotted barrel and the muzzle pointing upwards. The Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd made it after the singer songwriter and peace activist John Lennon was murdered.
lunch ⇒ there’s a good choice of restaurants and the city centre and we chose Fridays, may some of you’ve already heard about it? As it’s an American brand, it was our first time there and it didn’t disappoint at all ! The meals were around 100kr, which represents around 10€ for a full plat, a soda and a coffee.
Afternoon ⇒ the bellies full, we walked to the main shopping area, Sodergaten Street. There’s a lot to see and you’ll be able to find known brands such as H&M, Weekdays, Zara, and some other local shops of clothes or typical home decor. We basically wandered there until the sun went down. For the decoration passionate that I am, all those warm home decor shops along the way made my heart so happy and I couldn’t help how cute everything was !
Evening ⇒ we went back to our airbnb to take back our bags, that we left there to avoid having to carry them all day. After this quick stop, we knew that we had some hours left before taking our night bus to Oslo. We found the perfect place to chill at : PRONTO, known for its amazing cheesecakes. We couldn’t have wished for anything better : cozy decoration, awesome cakes, warm atmosphere and electrical outlets, which is really important when you’re on a backpack trip.
A plus : it’s really not far from the central train station which is also the Coach Station.
At the bus stop, we met another traveler with who we had a nice and honest conversation. He shared with us his couchsurfing experiences, which was really interesting as we had in mind to try it someday. Maybe next time !
11pm ⇒ our pumpkin is here. Good night !