Malmö

2015 – After a week of conference in Malmö, Marie-Claire joined me for a city trip. We rented a bike so be more mobile and visit the city We made a 33 km track across the city. Like this you get a very good impression of the city.

We passed at the Emporia Shopping mall (2012), which is one of the biggest ones in Scandinavia, hosting over 200 shops over 93.000m². At the shopping mall you have the Mother Fountain which blows water out of the mouth.

We also came close to the Oresund Bridge, connecting Denmark (Copenhagen) with Sweden (Malmo). The bridge is nearly 8 kilometers from the Swedish coast to the artificial island Peberholm in the middle of the strait. The crossing is completed by the 4-kilometer Drogden Tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager. Both cars and trains go over this bridge. We flew on Copehagen from Belgium and then took the train to Malmo. Very efficient and handy. In about 30 minutes you are from one side to the other.

Our Malmö by bike track can be found on Strava.

Turning Torso

One of the most famous land marks of Malmo is the Turning Torso, a neo-futurist residential skyscraper, and with its 190 meter it’s the highest building of Scandinavia. It has not less than 54 floors. 

As this is a private building, you can’t get access to the building according to us and to what we have found on the internet. A pity, because the views must be incredible from one of the top floors.

Make sure you don’t only look at the tower from close by, but also from a distance, as then you get even a better view of how the big building is turning. 

Make sure you take some time for this piece of art when you are in the neighorhoud.

During the conference held in the Slagthuset I slept in the Jörgen Kock hotel next doors. Very convenient. Also for our personal stay I booked some nights in this hotel. The rooms were not the most modern ones, but clean and spacious. The biggest pro was the friendly staff and the extensive breakfast. The breakfast really had everything you could imagine. All kind of cereals, granola, meat, cheese, yogurts and plenty more. The price quality ratio was also very good. The hotel is also just around the corner of the train station where you arrive when you flew in to Copenhagen.

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