Clarion Collection Hotel Temperance
Malmo, 211 33
Phone: (46) 40 710 20
Fax: (46) 40 30 44 06
Few places in the city of Malmo embody such a unique amalgamation of old and new as Lilla Torg. With breathtakingly charming old houses surrounding the cobbled square in the heart of the Old Town, it isn't hard to imagine what life must have been like when horse-drawn carriages clipped through the streets. Come night fall, this little square turns into a veritable hub of activity, with some of the city's hottest night clubs and restaurants tucked away under the brightly colored umbrellas and medieval awnings. Stroll through the cobbled streets surrounding the square and discover the mouth-watering array of International cuisines represented in the little stalls, shops and open-air eateries that spring up during the summer months. Just a short walk from the square, food enthusiasts can check out the Malmö Saluhall, a covered market offering up an incredible array of gastronomic delights. Hedmanska Gården on the square features one of the oldest buildings dating back to the 1600's and visitors can look out for events and concerts in and around the square. Known as Malmo's restaurant district, there is something to please everyone here.
This area is one of the few remaining districts of old Malmö, preserved largely as it was in ages past. The streets are narrow and the buildings are aged and authentically Swedish. There are several shops and boutiques and these cater to both tourists and locals. This area is a great place to stop in for souvenirs and photographs. The district begins just west of Lilla Torg off of Stortorget and runs to the Slottsparken.
This park surrounds the Malmö soccer stadium. It's a nice place for a barbecue if you're joining the ten thousand boisterous football fans or have picked a day when they're not in attendance. It's easy to get here by bus or tram, and is not far from the central city on foot either.
The neighborhood of Rosengård's name could be rendered in English as "the rose garden," and this park is the space that lent it its name. The park is spacious and full-service, featuring tons of facilities for sports and recreation, including an Olympic-sized running track.
The yacht harbor is located in the Västra Hamnen district and is a haven for the rich and nautically-minded. There are berths available here for visiting vessels as well, so visitors who are cruising the Baltic and the North Sea may arrive here. Charters and private fishing trips can also be booked here.
This historic castle dates back to the 16th Century and is an icon of southern Sweden, especially Malmö. Built by the Danes, it has served as a military fortress, a prison, an armory and now houses two museums, both administered by the city. Konsthallen, is the city's primary art museum, while the other the Stadsmuseum, is the repository of artifacts and information pertaining to the city's rich history. Both museums can be visited in a day, but the castle itself is a unique piece of history and architecture and also provides beautiful views of the city and the waters of the Öresund.
Stortorget is the original core of the old city. Once the market square for the medieval population, it's now one of the most upscale addresses in the city and houses shops, restaurants and is very close to several of the city's signature landmarks. Visitors staying on or near Stortorget are guaranteed a front row seat to the civic life and attractions of Malmö.
This house, built by prominent Malmö resident Jörgen Kock in the 18th Century, is an artifact of a bygone era and a very-well preserved piece of local history and architecture. It now houses a well-regarded restaurant, but there are also several nods to the building's rich heritage.
This park, built as an addition to the Slottsparken across the water, is a lovely manicured collection of groves and lawns. Ideal for a picnic or day in the sun, it can also make for a nice stroll when the weather is gray and damp, as it often is in Sweden.
Historically, Sankt Petri Kyrka is the main house of worship in Malmo and is one of the largest in all of southern Sweden. Built in the 14th-Century, this Gothic church is one of the oldest remaining structures in the city. The magnificent edifice has striking architectural detail, with an imposing spire that rises 105 meters (344 feet) to dominate the skyline in the are. The church has an active congregation, and is the site of community gatherings, concerts and of course regular worship services. Guided tours are also offered.
The Slottsparken began life as the outside grounds of the Malmöhus Castle, and was made into the city's first and most prominent public park in the 19th Century. A lovely mix of manicured lawns and wild copses of trees, it makes for a wonderful setting for walks, picnics or games of football or frisbee.
This gorgeous synagogue was built in 1903 and no thanks to the anti-semitic policies of the Nazis, is one of the few remaining prewar Synagogues in northern Europe. Its lofty interior is spacious, solemn and serene, and its services and tours are a moving experience for the Jewish faithful and gentiles alike.