A perfect introduction to Sweden!
If you enter Malmö from the Danish border crossing over the Öresund bridge, then one of the first buildings you may notice in the skyline is the Turning Torso. This white twisted skyscraper is the first of its kind, like the engineering marvel of the Öresund Bridge you just crossed over. Today the skyscraper holds apartments, but there is a viewing platform from which you can see both the Danish and Swedish coastlines. It is a wonderful picture taking point.
Another famous building residing in Malmö is the Malmö castle (or Malmöhus in Swedish) which was once an important strategic piece of the Danish king, King Christian III, when parts of Sweden laid under his rule. A fun fact about this castle is that it once imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots' third husband. Luckily for visitors and locals alike, the castle is practically in modern downtown Malmö making it very easy to visit and enjoy whenever. Entrance to the castle is 40 SEK, which is about $5. In the garden behind Malmö castle lies Slottsparken. During the spring and summer months, the park is full of families, friends, and people of all types just out enjoying the great Swedish sunshine. If the weather is nice during your visit, this is a prime spot to bring a packed lunch and just take a moment to relax. Within the park is a windmill, Slottsmöllan which was once a working windmill, however today it acts as a meet-up point for the city and place for open-air festivals and concerts during the warmer months.
Southern Sweden is not known for its great weather, so if you visit Sweden on one of the many rainy and cold days, consider visiting Moderna Museet – Malmö’s Modern Art Museum. Not only does this museum have an awesome collection of modern art and impressive rotating exhibitions, but the museum is free! No matter what weather or company Malmö brings you, you should spend some in this museum. For the quality of the exhibits, it is absurd to think that the museum could possibly not charge an entrance fee!