July 20, 2024


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7 Reasons to travel to Malmo from Copenhagen

Time for another travel story sharing if you are planning to visit Copenhagen Denmark. If you do not know, Malmo Sweden is just less than an hour away from Copenhagen by either car or train. Hence, there are 7 Reasons to travel to Malmo from Copenhagen. Based on that reasons, we took the train from Copenhagen to Malmo before flying back to Amsterdam.

malmo castle museum
almöhus Castle

There are several reasons why you should consider traveling from Copenhagen to Malmö, which is located just across the Øresund Strait in Sweden. Here are 7 Reasons to travel to Malmo from Copenhagen:

1.Close proximity

 Malmö is conveniently located only a short distance from Copenhagen, making it easily accessible for a day trip or a weekend getaway. You can reach Malmö from Copenhagen in just 30 minutes by train or 20 minutes by car across the iconic Øresund Bridge.

malmo copenhagen train ticket
malmo copenhagen train

You can easily get the ticket at Copenhagen Central Train Station and 30 minutes later, you will reach Malmo Central Train Station.

2.Øresund Bridge

 Traveling to Malmö gives you the opportunity to experience crossing the impressive Øresund Bridge. This architectural marvel connects Denmark and Sweden, offering stunning views of the strait and the surrounding area.

malmo copenhagen bridge

We were unlucky as it was raining but it was still a great experience.

3.Multicultural atmosphere

 Malmö is known for its diverse and multicultural population, creating a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. You can explore the city’s rich cultural heritage, sample international cuisine, and visit neighborhoods with distinct cultural influences.

Based on our experience in Malmo, the Swedish are friendly and they enjoy talking to you. They are comparable to Dutch who are also very friendly and helpful during our travels in Amsterdam.

4.Malmöhus Castle

 Malmöhus Castle is a significant historical landmark and one of the oldest preserved Renaissance castles in Scandinavia. The castle houses several museums, including the Malmö Art Museum and the Malmö Museum, providing an enriching cultural experience.

malmo Slottsmöllan - Castle mill in Malmö

5.Modern architecture

 Malmö boasts an impressive array of modern architecture. The city is home to the iconic Turning Torso, a twisting residential skyscraper that offers panoramic views of the city and the sea. You can also explore other architectural gems like the Western Harbor and the sustainable neighborhood of Augustenborg.

malmo spectral self sculpture

6.Shopping and dining

Malmö offers excellent shopping opportunities, from small independent boutiques to large shopping centers like Triangeln and Emporia. The city also boasts a thriving food scene with a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and food markets to satisfy every culinary preference.

malmo dining central train station

7. Currency exchange

Swedish Korna is cheaper than Danish Krone. For the same food or the same item, you are paying less in Malmo Sweden than CopenHagen Denmark.

 1 Danish Krone = 1.58 Swedish Krona.

1 Swedish Krona = 0.63 Danish Krone

1 Swedish Krona = RM 0.43

1 Danish Krone = RM 0.63

Take an example, you get one bottle of Coca cola from 7-Eleven. It is typical 15 Swedish Krona and 15 Danish Krone.

1 Coca cola = 15 Swedish Krona (RM 6.50)/ 15 Danish Krone (RM 10.26)

In short, you pay RM 6.50 in Malmo Sweden vs RM 10.26 in Copenhagen Denmark. You save almost RM 3.70 getting the same thing in Malmo. (Currency exchange is correct at 2/7/2023).

These are 7 reasons to travel from Copenhagen to Malmö. Whether you’re interested in history, architecture, nature, or cultural experiences, Malmö offers a unique and captivating destination just a short trip away from the Danish capital.

malmo university

If you plan to do a last minute sightseeing and shopping, you can visit Malmo before going straight to the Copenhagen Airport via train. The train takes less than 30 minutes to reach Copenhagen Airport and there are many trains available every hour and every day.

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