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We took a tour of Malmo; it was fabulous We arrived in Malmo via the Øresund Bridge (Danish: Øresundsbroen, Swedish: Öresundsbron [œːrəˈsɵnːdsˈbruːn], joint hybrid name: Øresundsbron). A double-track railway and motorwayContinue readingA tour of Malmo
The old town central areas of Malmo are nice for eating and drinking, even with a crazy festival going on, it was always a pleasant atmosphere for the visitor at night.
Another sunny day in Malmo
Being a bit hooked on Strava and not wanting to spend half the day in a museum, I hired a bike and took off to visit the outer edges of Malmo - this was the right thing to do!
A 15km ride up and around the beach area proved to be 75 Swedish Krona's well spent!
The beach is fantastic, lots of cool shallow water and on a Friday the who family are out to make the most of the sunshine and the numerous jetties that take the bathers out to see.
Riding around here was certainly more fun than this.......
A tour of Malmo must include a cycle in the park!
After such a busy morning it is always good to be sat in park, read books and having some quiet time.....
It was with some saddness I dopped off my bike back at the hotel ( I may be ditching carbon for a basket and a comfy saddle soon); and then walked up through town to the Sankt Petri Church (Swedish: Sankt Petri kyrka) .
This is a large gothic style church, construction started in 1319 - beautifully plain inside, there were some interesting rehersals going on - part of the festival no doubt.
As a major bonus, this weekend sees the start of Malmo Festival -a week of music, dance and partying for the whole region, little did we know the festival starts with the crayfish party in the main square
- where everyone eats crayfish, drinks and sings, wearing a silly hat of course (or a crayfish claw on their nose)!
A combination of fast food from around the world, mad crayfish people and two days hard sightseeing had a detremental effect on my feet and it was clearly time to sit down and have a been and reflect on this strange but friendly city.
So that was Malmo - a town full of mad people, which I found rather comforting...
Ttomorrow is Saturday, its time to go to Gothenburg and leave on the train; as for Malmo, I will certainly come back another day!