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Day trip Malmö, Sweden

On day 3 of my time in Copenhagen I decided to take a day trip into Sweden. Why not when it’s so close! Getting from Copenhagen to Sweden is easy.  There are three cities that are easily accessible. Malmö, Lund, and Helsingborg. I picked Malmö because it was the closet and it had a castle. The train ride took about 30 minutes and unfortunately was not covered under my Copenhagen card. I found it interesting that the first train stop in Sweden had a heavy amount of security. The train stopped and customs agents walked through checking everyone’s passports. If you wanted to get off you had to go through a gated area. On the way back there was no security on the Danish side.

Again, I did no research before going to Malmö so I hopped off the train, found the nearest tourist both, grabbed a map, and started walking. Copenhagen must have more buildings blocking it from the wind because Malmö had more of an icy chill to it. The city  doesn’t have a whole lot to see and I saw everything on the tourist map in a few short hours, but man, the buildings were impressive! The city was also very quiet, which I loved! Below are pictures of Malmö.

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Inside the Malmö train station
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Before you walk out of the train station. Not sure what it was for.

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Town Hall is located in the Great Square. There is a very interesting water fountain out front. It looked like a boy holding a monkey on his shoulder and a rattle in his hand. It marks the spot of an old water reservoir.
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Statue of King Karl X Gustav
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Stortoget “The Great Square” 
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More of The Great Square
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I loved the lights!
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Musician statues in the pedestrian area
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This was a pop-up cafe
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Tree decorations
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Yes, people were kayaking in the freezing weather.
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Point of View sculpture. One of the first things I saw from the tourist map (I saw everything in the above pictures as I was trying to find a tourist booth). My reaction was “ummmmm,” (head tilt).
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Malmö opera house
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St. John’s church
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St. Peter’s secondary school
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Sons of the Work statue
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A cute little farmers market
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I’m not sure what this was but it was in what looked to be an amusement park for kids. Everything was shut down because it was winter
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Street art
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I got a little lost walking through a park trying to find the castle. In my defence, the park was huge!
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I got a little lost walking through a park trying to find the castle. In my defence, the park was huge!
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I got a little lost walking through a park trying to find the castle. In my defence, the park was huge!
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Remember I said I went to Malmö because of a castle…. This is it; Malmöhus Slott. After Denmark’s castles I expected more. Ha ha
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Malmöhus Slott
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I stumbled upon the cutest fish market

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HSB Turning Torso. I bit of an eye sore compared to all the old buildings.
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Øresund Bridge – The bridge that connects Denmark to Sweden. I had to walk so far to get this picture.
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You can barely see it, but in the distance is Denmark. You can’t tell but the wind was icy and my hands about froze off when I was trying to take this picture! Ha ha!

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Malmö Christmas markets
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I love Christmas markets!
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Lamp Statue # 1
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Lamp Statue # 2. They were nowhere near each other
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Little square

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Old water fountain in the little square

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Malmö central train station

Although Malmö didn’t have very much to see, it gets a gold star for cuteness!

Blogging is not something I’m necessarily good at and autocorrect and I have a love/hate relationship, so please ignore any typos, misspelled words, or all together wrong words. 😉

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