Malmo, Sweden, Information

Malmo, Sweden, Information
Malmo is one of Sweden's fastest-growing metropolitan areas and is a popular tourist area because of its Old Town, seaside and convenience to Copenhagen.

Location

Malmo is in southern Sweden across from Copenhagen, Denmark. The two countries were once connected by a land bridge.

Commercial

Malmo is in the transition from industrial city to commercial area. Malmo University opened in 1998 to encourage the city's transformation and add a sophisticated air to the city.

History

The history of Malmo dates to the 16th century, when the Danes ruled. To get a taste of this history today, visitors can tour such places as Malmahus Castle and St. Petri Church.

Architecture

Malmo is famous for its innovative architecture. Two of the biggest attractions are the Turning Torso and double-decker bridge crossing to Denmark.

Seaside

The seaside of Malmo is a tourist attraction itself because it is the area under the heaviest renovation. It is where you will not only find long, sandy beaches, but the the city's best architectural treasures.

Article Written By Melissa Warner

Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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