IN Malmo discovery awaits you.
The city is a real knot of unique architectural forms starting from the largest of modern wonders like the Turning Torso created by the famous hands of architect Santiago Calatrava to the more historic Öresund bridge with its rare opulent ornamentation.
From its old-world essence to its modern face, Malmo is better at a closer look. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Malmo to a luxury-appointed room all are available at Booked.net. Check out our hotel offers listed with maps, photos and secure forms.
Many travelers come to Malmo en-route to Southern Sweden, but then embark on their own travels to discover the city as Malmo worth more than overnight stay. It is often disregarded as a stop-off to the rest of Sweden, but Malmo is a great destination in its own right when it comes to architecture.
When you are in Malmo, see how old and new come together at its historic Malmö Stortorg. This the largest of Scandinavia's squares and once served for trading in the late 16th century, today it will immerse you in the atmosphere of the days long gone. Just imagine that once King Karl X Gustaf decided the fate of the country from his residence at the square and today you may indulge in history there and dine at its plentiful restaurants if hungry.
However, the square is just the start, Malmo is home to St Petri church. Built in the 13th century, the church is a more than beautiful example of Gothic style, but features troubled story concerning its establishment. The point is that the tower dominating this structure once fell down and one woman was believed to point her finger at the tower right before that fell. Consequently, she was accused of witchcraft, blamed for the breakdown of the construction and sentenced to death.
Other attractions include;
Malmöhus Castle, built in 1437 by Erik of Pomerania and was used as a prison until 1914
Slottsträdgården, the city's best organic community garden
Turning Torso, the tallest structure in Scandinavia at 190m up
Möllevångstorget square, packed with open-air market, and Asian shops, restaurants
Gamla Väster, a cluster of galleries, design shops and restaurants between Lilla Torget and Malmöhus
The list of sites continues on your stay in the city as Malmo is packed with parks, gardens and attractions from the Middle Ages. More than 200 castles will throw you back to the early 1275 when Malmo served under the name of Malmhauger. Originally sustained through fishing and the export of salt, it changed hands from Denmark and the German Hansa to finally Swedish rule in 1658. As soon as the Öresund Bridge spinning from Malmö to Copenhagen was built on July 1, 2000, the city developed into Sweden's business center and remains the same today.
From its past to present, Malmo is a bustling city to discover with Booked.net.