MALMÖ & LUND, OVER THE BRIDGE
Through Malmö to Lund!
Audio-guided in English, Italian and Spanish.
With free time to explore on your own.
Wi-fi on board.
We travel from the Astoria Hotel, in Central Copenhagen, along Amager Strandvej, the coast road. We cross the impressive Øresund Bridge and head towards Malmö.
Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city with a cosmopolitan population of over 331,000 people, who come from over 170 countries. Malmö is known for its many restaurants, especially on Lille Torget, which is in the heart of Malmö’s heritage area, with buildings dating back to the 1580s. See also Malmö Castle, Malmöhus, which is even older, dating back to the 1530s. At Malmöhus you can find Malmö Art Museum and Malmö Natural History Museum. On one side of Malmöhus is Kungsparken, with its sculptures and little twisting paths. At the other end of town, is Moderna Museet, Malmö’s free modern art gallery. There is also the Turning Torso, currently Sweden’s tallest inhabited building, which is 190 metres or 623 feet tall. Unfortunately we can not go up the Turning Torso.
Jakriborg is a hidden gem, which was built in the 21st Century, but looks like it dates back to the 1600s. The town is designed to have a car free centre, so you have to park motor vehicles on the outskirts of this settlement. Take a look at what’s beyond the City Wall and look in the windows of the vintage HiFi shop, full of reel to reel tape recorders among other interesting things.
From Jakriborg we travel along a narrow country road, back to the highway and then on into the ancient City of Lund, where the Cathedral dates back to 1145. Lund was established in the year 990, by Danish King Sven Forkbeard, as Skåne, this southern county of Sweden, was part of Denmark up until 1658. Take a walk around the little small streets behind the Cathedral, with houses dating back to the 1600s. You can also visit Historika Museet, which tells you about the history of Lund and the university site, including Lundagårdshuset, which dates back to the 1500s.
After our time in Lund, we have some time in Malmö and then return to Copenhagen, going back across the inspiring Øresund Bridge. Let’s have an enjoyable day out!
✓ Magnificent Malmö
✓ Lund Cathedral
✓ Øresund Bridge
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