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Malmö Castle (Malmöhus) Tours and Activities

Malmö Castle (Malmöhus)
Originally built in 1434, Malmö Castle (Malmöhus) was once an important strategic stronghold for Denmark. Having been rebuilt in the 16th century, Malmöhus is Scandinavia’s oldest surviving Renaissance castle and now encompasses the Malmö Museum, a complex dedicated to the natural history of Sweden.

The Basics

Exhibition highlights include furnished state rooms; a 17th-century bible that once belonged to Danish King; and a display that traces Malmö’s development over the years. As an important part of Sweden’s cultural heritage, Malmö Castle is included on most Malmö sightseeing tours, which allow you to explore Malmö on foot, by bike, or during a canal cruise. Several tours depart from Copenhagen and let you to tick of two European countries in just one day.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Malmö Castle is a must-visit for history buffs.
  • There is a restaurant within the museum complex that serves lunch, drinks, and snacks.
  • You can only reach the castle via a stairway, making it inaccessible to wheelchair users. The Malmö Museum is accessible, however.
  • A single admission ticket grants access to the castle, the museum galleries, and the aquarium.

How to Get There
Malmö Castle is located in the heart of the city, in a green space surrounded by canals. Just west of the Old Town, its less than a 15-minute walk from the Malmö Central Station. Visitors can also take bus 2, 7, or 8 to the Malmö Hogskolan stop and then walk down Slottsgatan to Malmöhusvägen.

When to Get There

Malmö Castle, and the rest of the Malmö Museum complex, is open every day from 10am to 5pm. When deciding when to arrive, ensure you leave enough time to explore the rest of the museum, as well as the castle. The castle closes on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, May 1, Midsummer's Eve, and Midsummer's Day.

A Colorful History

The castle’s most famous prisoner was James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, who was the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots. He was accused of the murder of Mary’s second husband Lord Darnley and imprisoned in Malmö Castle for five years on the orders of King Christian III of Denmark, who reputedly courted Mary’s rival, Elizabeth I of England. He was then moved to Dragsholm Castle in Zealand, where he died.
Address: Malmöhusvägen 6, Malmo 21118, Sweden
Admission: Varies
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Malmö Private Walking Tour

Malmö Private Walking Tour

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Explore Malmö on this private walking tour and see not only the most important sites, such as St. Petri Church, the Old Graveyard, and Malmöhus Castle, but also hidden gems missed by most visitors. In the company of just your party and a guide, you can adjust the itinerary to suit your own interests and pace. Through entertaining stories and lesser-known facts, learn all about the Swedish city's history and culture from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Malmö Small-Group Walking Tour

Malmö Small-Group Walking Tour

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Malmö is a city best explored on foot, but if you are new to the city it can be difficult to know where to go. On this small-group guided walking tour, your guide takes you to some must-see attractions, such as St. Petri Church, the Old Graveyard, and Malmöhus Castle, while offering in-depth insights into each. As well as the landmarks, you also visit some of lesser-known parts of the city, like the university area and your guide's own favorite hidden spots.
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Malmö Small Group Bike Tour

Malmö Small Group Bike Tour

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Get a closer look at Malmö than possible on a tour bus and cover more distance than a walking tour on this guided bicycle trip. In a small group of no more than 10 people, explore Malmö like a local: on two wheels, pedaling along bicycle-friendly streets.  See some of Malmö's most famous landmarks, including St. Petri Church, the colorful Möllan area, and Malmö Castle, while your guide provides insight. Also ride down backstreets to explore some lesser-known parts of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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Malmö: Ride through Malmö with our Mini-train (Audio-Guided)

Malmö: Ride through Malmö with our Mini-train (Audio-Guided)

Board the Malmö mini train to discover the city’s key areas and landmarks, from the Old Town to the Western Harbor. An included, personal audio guide shares interesting facts and history, and since the covered mini train has open sides, you’ll have unobstructed views that are ideal for snapping photos along the way.
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Malmo Tour 3 hours

Malmo Tour 3 hours

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You will learn stories about Malmo and Sweden in general from our specialized guides. You will learn about the relations between Denmark and Sweden and why Malmo is the city it is today. You will enjoy the architectural beauty of the city and learn about Swedish culture.
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Walk Malmö with an audio guide

Walk Malmö with an audio guide

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Discover the Swedish town of Malmo during this 2-hour tour with an audio guide. Set out on a adventure to see the city’s landmarks like St. Peter’s Church, City Hall, Folkets Park, Malmohus, and the famous Oresund Bridge that connects Sweden and Denmark. Listen to commentary about the history of the city and interesting anecdotes as you stroll about in Sweden’s third biggest town. This tour is also available on site without charge.
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Cycle Malmö with an audio guide

Cycle Malmö with an audio guide

Discover the Swedish town of Malmo during this 2-hour tour with an audio guide. Set out on a cycling adventure to see the city’s landmarks like St. Peter’s Church, City Hall, Folkets Park, Malmohus, and the famous Oresund Bridge that connects Sweden and Denmark. Listen to commentary about the history of the city and interesting anecdotes as you cruise around one of Sweden’s most bikeable cities. This tour is self-guided using an app on your smart phone. It is available free of charge on site for those with their own bikes.
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Malmö Private Bike Tour

Malmö Private Bike Tour

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Discover the best of Malmo like a local on this 3-hour private bike tour. Visit the city’s key landmarks such as the Oresund Bridge that connects Malmo to Copenhagen, Kings Park, Malmo Castle, and more. Learn about the history of the city from your guide and listen to fun anecdotes as you cruise one of the most bikable towns in Sweden.
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Green Malmö - Environment and Sustainability ( Private Tour)

Green Malmö - Environment and Sustainability ( Private Tour)

Are you a group or a business with the environment as focus? Then this tour is for you! Learn about our efforts in West Harbour, Hyllie and New Harbour
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Malmo

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Malmo

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Malmo, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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Vacation Photographer in Malmo

Vacation Photographer in Malmo

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Malmo to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Malmo vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Malmo has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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Malmö in 30 Minutes (Tesla)

Malmö in 30 Minutes (Tesla)

Are you short on time? Then this is the tour for you! This is a unique taxi ride through the city to our most famous attractions. You'll be accompanied by an audio-guide which will take you through each location. The audio-guide is recorded by a local certified guide. What are you waiting for? Get going!
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Magic Christmas Tour in Malmö

Magic Christmas Tour in Malmö

The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic Malmö. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Malmö. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Malmö.
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