1 Day in Malmo, Sweden – What to Do and See

While visiting Copenhagen in the cold winter month of December, we decided to take a day trip into Malmo, Sweden.

We departed Koebenhavn h station in the morning and took the 30 minute train ride to Malmo central. The tickets were about $10 each way.

We didn’t worry about booking a return ticket at the time of departure since there are over 60 trains going to and from Copenhagen and Malmo each day.

You can buy tickets at the train station directly or, through this website. Here you can also check the time table of departures and arrivals.

So what exactly is there to do in Malmo in only 1 day? Read on!

malmo saint peters church - what to see and do in 1 day

Visit Saint Peter’s Church

This gothic style 14th century church is the main church in Malmo. It is one of the first buildings you see as you walk into town from the train station because of its height!

Open 10a-6p this church is open to the public as long as services are not in session.

malmo saint peters church - what to see and do in 1 day

The church blends in well with the surroundings and I just loved the architecture in Malmo.

Despite the cold, this was a beautiful town to simply get lost in and wander around without a destination in mind.

malmo saint peters church - what to see and do in 1 day

Stroll around Lilla Torg

Malmo’s historical market square, filled with shops, restaurants and cafes!

Depending on the time of year there might be a Christmas market or a special even happening right here in this very square.

While walking around this square, make sure you stop in Pronto and grab a delicious coffee and cake. Open 10a-10p and located at Lilla torg 2, 211 34 Malmö, Sweden, this cafe has the best views of the square and the most delicious cinnamon rolls!

Seriously, do yourself a favor and stop in here during your visit!

malmo lilla torg - what to do

If you don’t already know, coffee is more than a caffeinated beverage in Sweden – it’s a lifestyle.

Known as fika in Swedish, it’s what’s referred to as the time of day to take a break or relax and simply enjoy a cup of coffee and preferably a baked good to accompany it!

So don’t just grab your coffee to go, sit down at one of the cute cafes, take in the sights, and just relax.

malmo lilla torg - what to do

Take a Walk to Malmo Castle

This castle in Malmo is truly more like a museum. There were so many different rooms and artifacts to explore here, you could easily spend hours in inside these walls if history is your thing.

There were natural history artifacts, interactive exhibits, and true castle chambers open to explore at your own pace. It was pretty cool!

The castle is open everyday from 10a-5p and the entrance fee is about $4 per person.

You can learn more about the castle at their official website.

malmo castle - what to see

Wonder at Castle Mill

Probably the icing on the cake of visiting the castle was this awesome wind mill located on the castle grounds.

You do have to walk a bit to find it as it’s next to the castle property on the right hand side.

malmo castle mill - what to do

The mill was built in 1850 to commemorate a deceased bastion who is buried underneath the mill.

Pretty morbid but it’s such a beautiful building!

malmo castle mill - what to do

Although we were only there for one day, Malmo was such a fun little trip!

I definitely recommend it for anyone who is visiting Sweden or Denmark and looking for something different to fill their itineraries

What do you think? Will you visit Malmo, Sweden?

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6 thoughts on “1 Day in Malmo, Sweden – What to Do and See

  1. Cool castle. Looks like an amazing trip. I love the old buildings and architecture. Hugs and happy Easter. Love 💕 Joni

    1. Thanks Joni! Happy Easter to you too!

  2. On my list now 🙂

  3. Nice castle, Megan🙂. How old is the castle?

  4. All of your pictures are wonderful, but the ones of the wind mill is superb. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

    1. Thanks for your kind words Geri!

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