is a city in the south of Sweden. It is the third of Sweden's towns with a population of 250,000 inhabitants and has a modern and continental atmosphere, with a number of preserved buildings from older centuries. A 35 minutes short trip by train takes you to Copenhagen over the the Öresund Bridge. The city has quickly transformed from being an industrial town with shipyards to becoming part of the new information society. In the 1990s a large portion of the local businesses went bancrupt and the unemployment was high, but fifteen years later the picture is different even though Malmö is still struggling with segregational and other social issues.
A major sight in Malmö is the Malmöhus, the old city castle which houses a series of museums. Otherwise try the Form and Design Center or the Rooseum with good collections of modern art. The new Turning Torso tower is a major landmark of the city, located in the Västra Hamnen harbour area.
April 18, 2005 change by ingvar