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Turning Torso Tours and Activities

Turning Torso
Dominating the city’s skyline, Malmö’s 623-foot (190-meter) Turning Torso is the tallest building in Scandinavia. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the structure comprises nine 5-story pentagons, and features a top segment that twists 90 degrees from the building’s base.

The Basics
Turning Torso is almost entirely residential; the 147 apartments inside the building are spread out across 54 floors, each with a one-of-a-kind layout. Unfortunately, there is no observation deck and only the top two floors are only open to visitors for three weeks of summer. While sightseeing tours of Malmö do not take visitors inside the building, they do take you to some of the best viewpoints from which to see it.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Turning Torso is a must-see for those with an interest in contemporary architecture.
  • The building is located in the Western Harbour, which is home to many other interesting examples of contemporary architecture.
  • To visit during summertime opening days, you’ll need to book well in advance.

How to Get There

Turning Torso stands in Malmö’s West Harbour neighborhood; about a 25-minute walk from Malmö Central Station or a 10-minute bus ride (line number 2). You can see the tower from almost everywhere but one of the best viewspoints is the open-air bathhouse and sauna on Ribersborg Beach.

When to Get There

If you want to go inside the building, you’ll need to visit during the summertime opening window. Otherwise, you can admire from a distance at any time. It looks particularly attractive during Sweden’s long summer evenings, when dusk lasts for hours.

Twisting Towers

Calatrava’s Turning Torso is the earliest example of a skyscraper style that’s come to be known as ‘twisting towers.” Others include the futuristic Shanghai Tower; the United Tower in Bahrain; and the F&F Tower in Panama. One of the reasons for this trend is sustainability: a twisting design can save on materials and energy consumption.
Address: Lilla Varvsgatan 14, Malmo 21115, Sweden
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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.04
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$18.04

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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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.49
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$6.49

Malmo Private Bike Tour

Malmo Private Bike Tour

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The best way to see a new city is through the eyes of a local. This tour provides a local's insight into Malmö while traveling in the way favored by locals: On a bicycle. In the company of just your party and a guide, pedal through the streets of Malmö while listening to fascinating stories about the city's history and modern life. See all the major attractions—including Turning Torso, the Öresund Bridge, Malmö City Hall, and the colorful Möllan area—as well as some off-the-beaten-track gems.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.34
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$197.34
Price varies by group size
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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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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.12
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