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SWEDEN WITH CHILDREN: 24 HOURS IN MALMÖ

06/18/2018,

On our last trip to Denmark, we decided to cross the Öresund Bridge (the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe) and spend one day in the south of Sweden. The Öresund bridge runs 8 km and connects both countries and it is truly a great experience to cross it.

 

It was opened in 2000, and since then 250 million people have traveled over this bridge that connects Malmö to the artificial island of Peberholm, from where it connects to a four kilometers long tunnel continuing to Copenhagen.

 

It was our first visit to Sweden and we only had one free day before returning to Denmark, but we truly enjoyed visiting Mälmo (Sweden’s third city in population).  Here are some photos of our trip, if you’d like to see:

 

 

 

We always enjoy doing a sightseeing tour and we loved taking a 50 min boat tour along the canals and under the bridges.  The tour goes through parks, the harbor, it passes the Malmöhus Castle (in the old part of town) and takes you back through the modern Malmö.  The guide shared a lot of information about the history of the city.

We choose this boat tour and there is a cafeteria at the departure serving bakery and pancakes (they also prepare picnic baskets that can be enjoyed during the sightseeing tour).

 

Turning Torso- by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava- is also a must-see in the city. It is a striking skyscraper and one of the most impressive buildings in Sweden, holding the title of the tallest building in Sweden (with its 190 m high and 54 floors).
In the surroundings, your kids can skate at the Atapelbäddsparken, one of the biggest skate parks in Europe. Nearby there is also an amazing children’s park where they can play for hours.
It was lovely to walk around  Lilla Torg (a cozy square) and having lunch in one of its many restaurants and cafés. We visited Mälmo in summer, and the area was filled with open-air eateries.

 

Also, if you have time for a coffee, you might want to relax at the amazing Starbucks located at the Central train station, beautifully decorated in dark wood.

 

For more information, please visit the official visitor site of Malmö.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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