Two hours in Malmö

July 6th 2012

Oh dear. We had a whole Saturday planned in Malmö for thrift-shopping and eating, but we didn’t factor in the weekend of our visit being Scandinavian Midsummer, which meant that the place was like a ghost town. Nearly all of the shops, restaurants and cafes were closed up.. PLUS the camera that I took a few photos of the pretty central square on broke, so I don’t even have many snaps. Sad trombone.


We caught the train from Copenhagen over the water into Triangeln, a weird little area to the south of Malmö with a very futuristic station. It’s a bit tragic when the highlight of your visit somewhere is the architecture of the station, eh?


I don’t know if the name of the place infiltrated our brains but we started to see triangles everywhere – the station ceiling, the stained glass of the church… Added to the eerie quietness of no one around and everything shut, it was kind of surreal.


Unfortunately the flea market I’d researched was rubbish and the other vintage stores were closed, so we meandered up to central Malmö. Finding nothing much open along the way, we hopped on a train back to Copenhagen pretty sharpish. Shame, but at least I can tick Sweden on the ‘visited’ list, and perhaps try it again when it’s a bit more lively some day.

Comments (5)

  • Daniel

    July 6th 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Ugh that is such a shame: it didn’t occur to me that the whole place would be closed down. You should definitely make another trip, but try and check out Stockholm.

  • rooth

    July 6th 2012 at 6:04 pm

    It does look pretty quiet – I can’t believe the train station was that empty!

  • Katie

    July 7th 2012 at 1:03 pm

    really good pictures, it seems like you had good time :)

  • siobhan

    July 10th 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Really love those first two photos especially. So haunting. Reminds me of how quiet The City is at the weekends when all the shops are shut and there’s not a soul around x

  • Lizzie

    July 26th 2012 at 6:44 am

    Don’t check Sweden off yet! You have to go to Stockholm. It was so beautiful and there was good coffee everywhere :) Beautiful shops too.

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