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Malmo is Sweden's third largest city. It is a port city located on the southern tip of the country.
Malmo, along with the southern parts of Sweden, belonged to Denmark until 1658. Malmo has a large part of its inhabitants born abroad, thus contributing to a rich cultural life and many exotic and fine food opportunities.
Both Sturup airport and Copenhagen Airport serves Malmo as airport.
Trains from Copenhagen cross the bridge in around twenty minutes. There are about ten daily X2000 trains to Stockholm and roughly 100 daily departures for the nearby university town of Lund (17km north).
If you don´t take the train cross the bridge (and tunnel), you can drive for yourself. It is a pay bridge, you pay to enter Sweden, after you go through the tunnel and cross the bridge. The view is much less obstructed if you choose to go by car as compared to train.
Gråhundbus (http://www.graahundbus.dk/index999.htm), Swebus Express (http://www.swebusexpress.se/english/index.asp?mainid=418&subid=0&subsubid=0), and Safflebussen (http://www.safflebussen.se/) have routes to Copenhagen and other places. To Copenhagen the buses take longer but are cheaper than the train, especially for daytrips.
There is a ferry link from Travemünde, Germany to Malmo.
Use the green Skånetrafiken (http://www.skanetrafiken.se/) buses to get around town.
At the heart of Malmo lie two squares, called appropriately, the Big Square (Stortorget) and the Little Square (Lilla torg), and directly connected at one corner.
Malmohus Castle, located west of the old city core, was built in 1437 by Erik of Pomerania, inhabited by the kings of Denmark in the 1500s, and used as a prison until 1914. Currently it houses a history museum, art museum, aquarium, and terrarium. Sharing the castle grounds are other Malmo Museums facilities such as the Science and Maritime House and the Commandant's House.
Malmo offers two shopping plazas in the centre, HansaCompagniet (http://www.hansacompagniet.se/default_en.asp) and Triangeln (http://www.triangeln.com). Both offer the usual mixture of town shopping with clothes, cameras, jewelry, electronics, books, movies etc. blended with eateries, both international fast food chains and local ones. World famous Swedish glasware can be bought in either place.
Mollevångstorget square, south of the city center, has a nice open-air market on weekends. The surrounding neighborhood is full of inexpensive Asian and Middle Eastern restaurants and grocery stores catering to the immigrant population.
There are a lot of restaurants in the Little Square with outdoor seating (with heating year-round).
Nesta on the main shopping street (at the corner of Baltzar gata) is an excellent mid-priced Italian café, with good snacks and Malmo's best coffee.
Skånetrafiken's Around the Sound (Öresund Rundt) ticket is a great way to see the surrounding region of Scania as well as North Zealand, Denmark (including Copenhagen). For 199SEK, you get unlimited train travel and one ferry trip, for two days.