• Gabbi Grenell

A Day in Malmö

This southern Swedish city is light and airy! I must see place with uplifting atmosphere.

Back in August, my family and I took a long weekend trip to Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. Malmö is such a cute little city. Here are the highlights from my time there.

To drive to Malmö from Copenhagen you have to cross the Öresund Bridge.

The bridge runs nearly 5 miles from the Swedish coast to an island called Peberholm in the middle of the strait. The final part of the connection is completed by the 2.5 mile Drogden Tunnel from Peberholm to Denmark.

The Öresund Bridge was the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe until 2019.


When we arrived in Malmö the weather was perfect! We parked the car in the near the Malmö Town Hall and began exploring. Stortoget is the main square. This center has gorgeous architecture and beautifully preserved buildings.

We wandered Stortorget a bit and came upon the cutest drug store called Apoteket Lejonet. This perfectly kept 19th century pharmacy has huge old world charm.

Apoteket Lejonet

Stortorget 8, 211 34 Malmö, Sweden

Lilla Torg

We continued to head toward Lilla Torg. Lilla Torg also known as "little square" has architecture from the renaissance. The cobblestone streets and half-timbered buildings that were once houses are now the home of modern restaurants and bars. In the center of Lilla Torg was a vibrant famers market with gorgeous flowers and fresh produce.

Saint Peter's Church

This church is not to be missed when visiting Malmö. Built in the early 1300's it was the city's main church. the outside is stunning brown brick and the inside is just as impressive with highly detailed stained glass and sweeping flying buttresses.

Göran Olsgatan 4, 211 22 Malmö, Sweden

Fika at Konditori Katarina

By the afternoon we were in desperate need for some caffeine. In Sweden, Fika is much more than just a coffee break. It is time to enjoy and reflect, time to share and connect. Konditori Katarina was the perfect to have our first Swedish Fika. It's inviting spiral staircase led to a cozy upstairs lounge. The coffee was also delicious and the coffee shop had oat milk. Any shop that has oat milk is an automatic winner in my book.

As we headed back to our airbnb in Copenhagen, we saw the more modern side of Malmö. The sleek Kongress & Konsert along the channels were such an interesting contrast from the highly detailed old town building of Stortorget and Lilla Torg.

Malmö was the perfect day trip from Copenhagen. I highly recommend visiting this sweet city and exploring it's beautiful streets.

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