center of Malmö
This part is about central Malmö.
The city center stretches from the modern triangle shaped place Triangeln, via
Gustav Adolfs Torg that is a little bit
Gustav Adolfs Torg. A historic square, located halfway between Triangeln and Stortorget, that now is a major bus hub in the heart of Malmö. This picture was taken
View from Gustav Adolfs Torg towards Södra Tullgatan.
One of the globes with griffins at Gustav Adolfs Torg. Gripen is Malmö's coat of arms, and has here company with a yellow bear.
Gustav Adolfs Torg is very crowded during the Malmö festival.
One of the fountains at Gustav Adolfs Torg, that can be seen with fire flames during the night.
Refurbished historic building at Gustav Adolfs Torg. To the right there is a cemetery.
The different cultures of Malmöfestivalen, Sweden's largest festival.
Gustav Adolfs Torg. Odd Fellowpalatset, home to the Odd Fellows order, and one of the green local buses.
Rådhuset, the old Town Hall at Stortorget. The Dutch Renaissance facade is from the 1860s. It is a free interpretion of the original facade by the
Details of Rådhuset, the Town Hall.
Stortorget with the temporary ferris wheel, that were put on place winter 2009. It is 40m high and of the same model as many new ferris wheels in European cities.
The renovation of Stortorget with the statue of Karl X Gustav and the Christmas tree. To the right is Hotel Kramer.
Scandic Hotel Kramer at Stortorget. This 4 star hotel, designed like a French renaissance castle, was built in 1875.
Residenset, the residence building to the Town Hall. The temporary ferris wheel mirroring in a historic building.
Storgorget. Apoteket Lejonet, or Techska palatset, a renaissance building from 1896. Lejonpassagen is a passage that goes through the building (the right side). The yellow
Stortorget has recently got Malmö's first Max hamburger restaurant.
Detail of historic building at Stortorget.
Details from Stortorget with Rådhuset and Petrikyrkan.
Lejonpassagen that leads to Kalendegatan.
Hippodrompassagen that leads from Kalendegatan to Djäknegatan.
Looking up S:t Petri Kyrka.
3 towers: Petri Church, Turning Torso and Savoy Hotel.
Kalendegatan towards Petrikyrkan. This street has recently been turned to a pedestrian street. To the right is the grandiose (inside) Hipp theater.
Hippodromen, inaugurated in 1899 as a circus building, now a grandiose theater. The architect was Theodor Wåhlin.
Lilla Torg.Some of Malmö's oldest buildings can be found here. To the right is the house that hosts Form design center. To the left is the wellknown record store Folk å rock.
Lilla Torg (Little Square). Situated just next to Stortorget, this small historic square has much of an old-time feeling and is a very popular pub area.
Faxeska huset at Lilla Torg. It was built in the 1760s. It is owned by the Faxe family, that has a vine firm.
The courtyard of Hedmanska gården, the same building that hosts Form/design center. This section is from the 18th century...
...but this part is older, from 1596. The courtyard is popular for jazz concerts. Seen from Form/design center, an exhibition center that contains craft shops and a café.
A pretty new residential building next to the historic Hedmanska gården.
Hedmanska gården and Hotel Anglais at Stortorget seen from Form/design center.
Skomakargatan that leads from Lilla Torg to the glass building Baltzar City and Baltzar Hotel.
Baltzar City, a new controversial glass building was built right in the city center´s historic pedestrian street intersection Södergatan/Baltzargatan in 2001. The popular historic building Butterickshuset was torn down. But old meets the new, as the old buildings are mirroring into the modern office building. Baltzar City hosts TV4 and other media companies and has a small galleria with stores on the ground floor.
Hotel Baltzar's iconic tower.
Södergatan from Stortorget. The tower is Baltzar Hotel.
Södergatan, looking towards Gustav
Adolfs Torg. To the right is Åhléns City, a department store, whose exterior has been remodeled twice, now with a glass facade.
Södergatan as seen from Gustav Adolfs Torg, with Stortorget at the end of the square. You can see the mirroring Baltzar City to the right and the new glass facade Åhléns City to the left. Biopalatset to the right is an old cinema.
Södra Förstadsgatan above the canal, towards Triangeln.
Events at the canal during Malmöfestivalen.
The "blue bridge" called Kaptensbron with P-huset Anna in the background. Anna is parking garage in black glass that has become famous because it is allowed to create graffity on one of the walls on the ground floor.
"Lively people, dead buildings". Looking towards the ugly 60s midrises and Gustav Adolfs Torg and the lively people and tents of Malmöfestivalen, that's what the name of this photo comes from.
Södra Förstadsgatan, the part of the pedestrian street that goes between Gustav Adolfs Torg and Triangeln.
Mixed historical buildings, the one in the middle is nice jugend style.
On some facades, old advertizment has been preserved.
Triangeln. In 2013 the facade was finally cleaned and the hotel switched back to the name Scandic Triangeln - again!
The fountain in front of an older building at Triangeln.
Hilton from the back (about 2008), with the integrated Triangeln shopping mall before construction of the new highrise, the city tunneln station entrance and extention of the mall.
Kv Kaninen is a 17-storey residential highrise under construction (lthe picture is from December 2013) that is integrated with the Triangeln mall. It will be completed in 2014.
Kaninen highrise (that means "the Rabbit") from the west. It is designed to not stand out, unfortunately, by typical Swedish standards. This with help from a lowrise podium that includes the 2-storey mall, offices and apartments.
The skyline of Triangeln in 2013, with Kv Kaninen residential highrise u/c to the left, Scandic in the middle and the St Johannes Church to the right.
The skyline of Triangeln in 2013, with Kv Kaninen residential highrise u/c to the right and Scandic Hotel Triangeln to the left. Malmö Konsthall (modern art exhibition) in the center.
Triangeln Köpcentrum (shopping mall) opened in 1989 as a part of the refurbishment of the Triangeln area. In 2013 the mall was extended bu about twice its size and heavily rebuilt. It originally had 78 stores, but after renovation it had about 90 stores and more are planned to open, plus 12 restaurants and cafés. It is the 4th largest shopping mall in Malmö (Empira, Entré and Mobilia are larger). The picture above shows the renovated old part.
The new part of Triangeln mall with its funky interior, situated closer to the Citytunneln undeground train station.
Looking up towards Scandic Triangeln (formerly Hilton) from Triangeln Mall, that is integrated into the mall.
Part of the 2nd floor with its sloping glass roofs. In some way it was lighter before the renovation.
Triangeln before renovation.
Johanneskyrkan (middle), Malmö Konsthall old wing (left) and Citytunneln Triangeln North station (right).
The south entrance to Citytunneln's Triangeln station. One of 2 futuristic buildings. Click here to visit the Citytunneln section.
The interior of the south entrance ot Triangeln city tunnel station.
Citytunneln Triangeln, North entrance. Click here to visit the Citytunneln section.
Friisgatan with its curved facades is situated between Triangeln and Möllevången.
Malmö Opera and Music Theater is situated right next to Pildammsparken and Fersens väg. Note the sculpture with fireflames in front of it. "Black Silk" is an opera based on Nighwish's music.
Fersens Väg, the closest you come to a hilly boulevard in Malmö's city center.
Intersection Fersens väg/Regementsgatan. Malmö's former prime minister Göran Persson lived here.
Kronprinsen means "the crown prince"
and was the first building in Sweden to serve as a "city within the city" (John Hancock
Center in Chicago was its prototype).
Another view of Kronprinsen, from the backside at Regementsgatan.
The new skyline of Hjälmarekajen, Malmö: Malmö Live, Malmö Högskola, Scandinanvian Center, the new twisted bridge, the historic yellow building and another new highrise u/c (right).
Malmö Live, the newest skyscraper of Hjälmarekajen, Malmö, (here under construction the day before christmas day 2013) will be 85m tall and have 25 floors when completed in 2015. It will be the second tallest skyscraper in Malmö when completed, and will feature the new congress center and a tall Clarion Hotel. It is situated at Hjälmarekajen, a harbour area close to the central station and the Old Town.
The tallest of Malmö Live's 3 towers will have a skybar.
Kvarter Niagara. This futuristic highrise complex will be part of Malmö Högskola university, and will feature a light atrium.
Central Station in 2013. The red brick facade (left) is about to be replaced by light colours (right), the same as the original one.
Glashallen will be the new entrance building in glass for Citytunneln's main railway station. Citytunneln is a train tunnel that will make it possible to go by train benath
The new parking garage to the central station.
The old main post office. Situated right next to the central station.
Skånepalatset (the Scanian Palace, right) from 1905 in baroque style and the Savoy Hotel (left) that was built in jugend style for the Baltic exhibition in 1914.
Slagthuset. Despite outstanding skyscraper design with see-through glass, Slagthuset´s office building is not more than 63 m and 13 floors high.
The district Lugnet ("the calmness"), centrally located between Triangeln and Konserthuset, is a modern
The atrium of the brand new galleria Storgatan, mainly focused on fashion for
people under 30. The floors above the galleria hosts the customs office.
Residential area between Pildammsparken and Slottsparken.
Davidshallstorg with the green facade of the old police office building, still in use.
There are plans to remove the parking lot at Davidshallstorg since it has turned to a hip square with designer stores and cafés.
Regementsgatan, a nice boulevard, just west of Kronprinsen.
Nya Hovrätten (New Court of Appeal) from 2009 to the right and Malmö Högskola's modern university building to the left. Nordmills factory in the background.
This university building was one of the first buildings belonging to the university that was invented in the 1990s. It has a futuristic atrium.
If you want to look at Gamla Väster, click at the Old Town section.
If you want to know more about busy Värnhem, fashionable Rörjöstaden or the historic Östercity, click at the East Central section.
The most picturesque district in Malmö is Möllevången, or by locals called just Möllan. If you want to know more about Möllevången and Södervärn, go to the South Central section.