Malmö is more than a city. Malmö is encounters, food and laughter. Malmö brims with people creating experiences for everyone to enjoy – theatre, art and music. Malmö is the place where you’ll meet a promising young designer, a chef whose restaurant is boasting its first Michelin star, a director pushing boundaries, a band recording its first album. Ideas and momentum flow in Malmö. You feel it in our art, our music, our food. You feel it in our diversity and people.
Malmö is a place with something for everyone. A city with room for ambition and talent – and that invites you to join in. It is said that our city has more restaurants per citizen than anywhere else in Sweden. Perhaps that’s because half the population is younger than 30 years old. Young restaurant and bistro owners around Möllevångstorget and Davidshallstorg squares experiment with influences from France, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Iran and many other nations. Cosy cafés and bars are dotted all over. When the Michelin Guide visited Malmö for the first time 2015, it awarded three restaurants a Michelin star. At the other end, Malmö has excellent fast food to suit every budget and is also known as Sweden’s falafel capital.
Expect the unexpected from Malmö’s cultural life. The new concert hall at Malmö Live hosts everything from children’s musicals to world names in rock, classical music and jazz. The summertime Sommarscen Malmö outdoor festival surprises and entertains. The Malmö Festival is a food and music extravaganza. Malmö Opera presents ballet and classical opera with unique scenography and artistic expression.
Around the city you will find more than 300 works of art on public display and numerous examples of architectural innovation. Visit private galleries or enjoy contemporary art at Malmö Konsthall. Malmö Art Museum, Moderna Museet Malmö and Form Design Center.
Everything is within easy reach in Sweden’s most cosmopolitan city. Beyond that, Copenhagen is just half an hour away across the Öresund Bridge
In the past couple of decades Malmö has experienced a transformation that has taken the city from being industrial-based to more knowledge-based, with Malmö University opening its doors in 1998.
Today Malmö is a city where you can be certain to experience something new. Welcome to Malmö. It starts here!
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh
Mayor of Malmö