City Orientation Walk, Malmo (Self Guided)

Malmo has a lot to offer to those interested in architecture and sculpture. Many historical buildings are decorated on the outside with beautiful sculptures and are famous landmarks of the city, or even of the entire country of Sweden. Numerous city parks also boast many sculptures and fountains. The following walking tour will lead you to the most famous and outrageous landmarks in Malmo.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Sweden » Malmo (See other walking tours in Malmo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: nataly
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Malmö Rådhus

1) Malmö Rådhus (must see)

Malmö Rådhus (City Hall) was built in 1546 on the Storetorget, that was at that time the largest city square of Scandinavia. Originally the building was built in the late Gothic style but unfortunately the beautiful construction was damaged, and in 1860, its entire facade was redecorated in the Dutch Renaissance style.
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Stortorget

2) Stortorget (must see)

Stortorget is the main square in Malmo, located not far from the train station; it attracts thousands of tourists every year. Around the square are situated many historical buildings that date back to the 16th century. There are two main attractions on the square - the City Hall building and the famous bronze sculpture of the Karl X Gustav created by the talented Swedish sculptor John Börjeson in 1895.
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Lilla Torg

3) Lilla Torg (must see)

Lilla Torg is a beautiful place located in the center of Malmo. It is impossible to avoid it, as it is one of the most popular places in the city and a great shopping spot. Here are situated many shops and boutiques where you can purchase authentic Swedish products.
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Non-Violence Sculpture

4) Non-Violence Sculpture

The Non-Violence sculpture is Malmo’s famous landmark that was created by the acclaimed Swedish sculptor Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd and was inaugurated in 1985. The bronze sculpture represents a cocked, 45-caliber revolver with the knotted barrel. This symbol of peace was designed by the author in 1980 when Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd’s friend, John Lennon, was shot. There are 3 original sculptures created by the Swedish sculptor; the other two are in New York and in Luxembourg. Every year, all over the world, replicas of the peace symbol appear. There are more than 20 of them today.
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Sankt Petri Kyrka

5) Sankt Petri Kyrka (must see)

The Church of Saint Peter is a famous landmark of Malmo; it was built in 1319 and is the oldest church in the town. Its architectural style belongs to Baltic Brick Gothic and it was inspired from Lubeck’s Saint Mary’s Church. The tower of the church is 105 meters in height and it was erected for the last time in 1890; it is seen from all over the town.
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Gustav Adolfs Torg

6) Gustav Adolfs Torg

Gustav Adolfs Torg is a very popular square among tourists and is loved by locals too. It is located near the picturesque old cemetery that was opened in 1822 and keeps the history of the city in its graves, monuments and inscriptions. On the square you can admire beautiful sculptures and fountains, among them the famous Love Fountain.
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Malmö City Library

7) Malmö City Library

Malmö City Library is located in Malmö and celebrated its 100 anniversary in December 2005. It has 550 000 different media, about 10 000 DVDs and 33 500 music CDs. In 2006 it became the first library in Sweden to lend video games. Malmö City Library was first opened the 12 December 1905, then in Hotel Tunneln. At that time they had 3096 volumes - books and periodicals. In 1946 it moved to "The Castle" at Regementsgatan. The Castle, as it had come to be known as, was originally built for Malmö Museum.

Malmö City Library, as it is today, consists of three buildings. "The Calendar of light", inaugurated the 31 of May 1997. The Castle was restored and re-inaugurated the 24 of September 1999. These two main buildings is linked by a building called "The Cylinder", where the entrance, a information desk, a return desk and a cafe resides.

Operation hours: Fall/winter - Monday to Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm; Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm.

Summer - Monday to Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm; Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Slottsträdgården

8) Slottsträdgården (must see)

Slottsträdgården is the only organic garden in Malmo. It is one of the most visited gardens in the city, and is popular both among the tourists as well as the locals. The garden consists of 8 themed gardens and all of them deserve a visit, the most popular being the rose garden and the Japanese garden. There are also many vegetable and cut–flower gardens and a greenhouse for the most sensitive plants.
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Slottsmöllan

9) Slottsmöllan (must see)

Slottsmöllan is a windmill that stands on the Mölleplatsen – a popular place for outdoor events, located near the famous Malmo Castle; it is an entire complex. In addition to the windmill itself, there is also a beautiful miller's house and garden. This beautiful Dutch Mill was built in 1851 and today it attracts a great number of tourists due to its beauty and to its location as well.
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Kommendanthuset

10) Kommendanthuset

Kommendanthuset (The Commandant's House) was built at the end of the 18th century with the goal of having the cavalry store textiles. During all these years it served different purposes namely barracks and hospital and castle commandant's residence, hence the name. The last restoration of the building was in 1965 when the Kommendanthuset was affiliated to the Malmo Museum as a historical building.
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Malmö Castle

11) Malmö Castle (must see)

Malmö Castle is the famous architectural and cultural landmark of the city. It was originally built in 1434 as a citadel but unfortunately it was demolished. In 1530, upon its ruins, was built the fortress you can admire today; it is the only Renaissance building left in Scandinavia. During a period of about 5 years, the castle served as a prison that housed James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. Today the castle is a museum where you can learn many interesting facts about Scandinavian history.

Walking Tours in Malmo, Sweden

Create Your Own Walk in Malmo

Create Your Own Walk in Malmo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Malmo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Places of Worship in Malmo

Places of Worship in Malmo

Malmo’s places of worship are not only of great spiritual value but also have a huge importance in the architecture of the town. You will find old beautiful churches as well as famous modern ones. Take the following walking tour and you’ll get acquainted with the best known churches of Malmo.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Cultural Walking Tour in Malmo

Cultural Walking Tour in Malmo

Malmo is considered the second cultural capital of Sweden. In the town are located many art galleries where the works of talented Swedish artists, as well as of internationally acclaimed ones, can be admired. Museums offer detailed information about Scandinavian history in general and of Malmo in particular. Theatres, cinemas and art centers are waiting for you, so take the following walking tour...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Shopping in Malmo

Shopping in Malmo

Shopping in Malmo is an interesting experience that shouldn’t be missed. There are many clothing stores of local and international designers, a great number of art galleries where exclusive art works and handicrafts, signed by Swedish artists, can be purchased. There are many other souvenirs as well. Take the following walking tour to discover the most interesting shopping places in Malmo.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Architecture Walking Tour in Malmo

Architecture Walking Tour in Malmo

Malmo is the most industrialized city of Scandinavia and its fast development can be seen by the rapid growth of modern buildings. The city successfully combines 14th century building and modern high-rises. Here is situated the most famous Scandinavian skyscraper- Turning Torso. Take the following walking tour to learn about the most interesting buildings in Malmo.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Malmo

Nightlife Walking Tour in Malmo

Malmo is a town with beautiful and captivating history, and though it is not exactly a place for party goers, there are a few spots where you can shake your body. Usually, the nightclubs work on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and some of them have age restrictions. Take the following walking tour to experience the most popular nightlife venues in Malmo.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Museums and Art Galleries in Malmo

Museums and Art Galleries in Malmo

Malmo is the capital of Skane County in Sweden. It is considered the most industrialized city of Scandinavia and at the same time it is the cultural nest of Sweden. The city’s great history can be discovered by getting acquainted with its museums and galleries. The number of art galleries is rather impressive, so take this walking tour to discover the most interesting museums and art galleries...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Malmo for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Malmo has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Malmo, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.