We live very close to Malmö, Sweden here in Copenhagen but I have only visited once for a birthday weekend five years ago. My son has been asking to go across the bridge to Sweden for a while so in these last days of summer we finally got around to it.
For under 200kr and a half hour train ride we found ourselves in Malmö main station. The town has seen a lot of change and redevelopment since I last visited. It is a small town but perfect for a wander, shop and lunch. Plus the exchange rate between Danish and Swedish crown is very much in our favour.
I enjoyed a visit to Form/Design Center (above), which offers a changing programme of exhibitions, a lovely cafe and interesting gift shop in an old historic building on Lilla Torg, the epicentre of historic Malmö and also the restaurant scene.
We then ate a vast lunch in a famous steakhouse called Mando, which has been offering its famous plank steaks since 1966 and the decor is very reminiscent of this time. I have eaten here in the evening last time and at lunchtime this visit and the steaks are amazing. It gets very busy at lunchtimes with both tourists and locals.
We then had a general wander around and admired the Turning Torso skyscraper from afar and the beautiful park in the centre of the city.
Malmö is a great place for a day trip on a sunny day.