The Öresund

Malmo Travel Blog

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I still find it strange to fly into one country and use public transport to enter another. My conference is in Malmö, Sweden, but it is easiest to fly into Copenhagen and catch the train from Denmark, across the Öresund Straight, to Sweden. The Øresundsbron bridge is the longest combined road/rail bridge in Europe, and the longest border crossing bridge in the world. Since it opened many Danes have moved to Skane, with its cheaper prices, commuting across the bridge to Copenhagen. In many ways Skane has always been more orientated towards Copenhagen than Stockholm. It has low fertile hills and warmer weather, contrasting with the cold mountains and forests of nothern Sweden. It is actually closer to Italy than the northern tip of Sweden and was the last part of Sweden to be incorporated, having been Danish until the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658.

Malmö was a surprisingly pleasant city to walk around. The core of the city was built between 1300 and 1600 (under Danish rule), and typical Scandinavian architecture still abounds. There is a network of pedestrian shopping streets joining squares and parks, nice statues and interesting buildings.
sophiabowie says:
congrats! Malmo is one of my favorite cities!
Posted on: Mar 07, 2010
montecarlostar says:
Hey Adrian congrats on your feature!
Posted on: Mar 07, 2010
bernard69 says:
Posted on: Mar 07, 2010
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Malmo Sights & Attractions review
Castle, museum and aquarium
The Malmö Museer is the largest museum in southern Sweden and set in the oldest renaissance castle in Scandinavia. It was built in 1434 by Eric of Po… read entire review
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