EAST CENTRAL: Värnhem, Östercity, Kirseberg, Rörsjöstaden and Östercity

Östercity is a district east of downtown, mainly consisting of Östra Förstadsgatan. This street is running from Värnhemstorget to the city center. It used to be a pretty dead area, though there are some interesting buildings, because this is were the old city meets the new.

Drottningtorget. The yellow building to the left used to be a museum for wagons, later Humanitetens Hus, but now houses the Bowl Bar.

All buildings at Drottningtorget are beautiful historic ones in different styles, except for the large and ugly yellow brick building that houses Skanska's offices (left).

Jugend building at Drottningtorget.

Historic building at Norra Vallgatan, near Drottningtorget.

St Gertrud historic quarters with restaurants, nightclubs and and pubs.

Radisson Blu Hotel (formerly SAS Royal) is a 4 star hotel that was built adjancent to both the historic half timbered Bikupan brick building and the shopping galleria
Caroli City. Its glass facade was built in the 90s.

Bikupan, the historic half timbered brick building, is one of Malmö's oldest preserved buildings and one of the few half timbered buildings. It used to be a savings bank,
but is now a restaurant and part of the Radisson hotel.

S.t Caroli Kyrka. A pretty small church that soon will be owned by the nearby shopping galleria Caroli City.

The new residential highrise (2014) built at Slussplan, right next to the canal.

Details of the Slussplan highrise, modern architecture close to the Old Town.

Slussplan seen from the roundabout on the other side.

The new Police Headquarters of Malmö was built in the 90s at Slussen, in an impopular postmodern style. Here seen from one of Malmö's canal bridges.


Rörsjöstaden is a quiet residential area in Eastern part of Central Malmö, mainly with historic early 1900s buildings. It is situated between Föreningsgatan and Kungsgatan, a quiet alley with a bike lane and playgrounds in the middle.

Rörsjöparken. Not a very beautiful park, but there are many beautiful buildings in the surroundings. A
popular place for the residents of Rörsjöstaden in summer, but many alcoholics and homeless people use to
hang here too.

Rörsjöstaden is the fashionable eastern outskirts of central Malmö, is very impressive. This is one of the side streets to the main road/alley, Kungsgatan.
In the middle you can find St Pauli Church.

St Pauli Church (Paulikyrkan), is a gothic yellow brick building in the middle of Rörsjöstaden. Its roof was recently (2013-14) refurbished and recladded to shining aluminium, much more beautiful when the recent green coppar roof.

The new roof of St Pauli Church. The church, drawn by Emil Viktor Langlet, took only 3 years to build, it was completed in 1882.

The sculpture at the Pauli cemetery.

The St Paul cemetery is divided into 3 parts, one close to Föreningsgatan/Rörsjöstaden.

The Landstadt Building, one of very few buldings in Brutalist style, in January 2006. Part of the police department houses here.

A snowy cross street to Kungsgatan.


Kungsgatan (King Street), the alley in the middle of Rörsjöstaden, was originally a wide boulevard, but nowadays there are mostly bikes and a few cars trafficating the street.


Jugend/art nouveaux architicture at Kungsgatan. Looking towards Värnhemstorget.

Moderna Muséet, Malmö’s new modern art museum opened in late 2009. It is housed in Rooseum’s former building, that has been refurbished, rebuilt and modernized. Even the street outside has been transformed into a small plaza.

You can visit more of this museum here (click).


Värnhemstorget. This square serves as a gate to central Malmö in the east, and thus there is very much traffic. China box replaced Jukebox in the funkis buildling to the left.

Värnhemstorget is dominated by a 12-story commie blockresidential building. The square was totally remodeled in the beginning of the new millennium. It was
transformed from a huge bus stop to a real square and a new ugly bus terminal was built (to the right in the first pic). There is a new memorial of the WW2 "white buses" on the square.

Värnhemstorget: Protests towards the redevelopment of the shopping mall Entré (see below):

The huge new shopping mall Entré, that was inaugurated in March 2009, has totally transformed Värnhem. It is Malmö's second largest and second newest shopping mall (after Emporia) and contains about 75 stores and restaurants on 3 floors. It also contains a cinemana, a gym and a funhouse for children. The whole complex stretches from Värnhemstorget to the freeway entrance and consists of 2 buildings connected by a skybridge. Unfortunately the business didn't go well, probably becuase there are too many malls in Malmö, and because of the high charge for parking. So the whole mall is under redevelopment and the name will be changed to Malmö Plaza. Let's see if that will help...

The complex has been discussed for over 20 years since it has a very strategic location at the "entrance to Malmö", but nothing has been built until now. The appearance of the structure is a bit unfriendly and boxy. From the highway it doesn't look beautiful at all, but a garden under construction on the front.

The entrance to Entré (entrance in Swedish). There is also an entrance at Värnhemstorget. The mall has glass enclosed elevators and several atriums, but unfortunately
no fountains or waterfalls, so the architecture is pretty standard.

The pictures are from the opening day in March 2009. Unforutnately you never see many people in the malls, its mostly empty. The black floor will be replaced by white one and some stores will be moved. Will this really help?

Entré with its strangely lightened glass is the first thing you see when approaching Malmö from the highway from the North. Here with yellow lights at Easter.

The new residential building (2009) right next to the Entré complex is also a part of revitalizing the entrance to Malmö, that for decades just consisted of shabby parking lots.

Ringgatan with the backside of the new “Entré” complex at the end. I think this gritty street has an interesting architecture since it reminds a bit of cites
in USA:s southern states. The buildings have been renovated and transformed after this photo was taken.

Eon's headquarter (formerly Sydkraft) at Nobelvägen near Värnhem.

The narrow atrium inside the Eon Building. It has glass enclosed elevators and this stone that is hanging
some centimetres above the floor and is moving when the Earth moves because of the gravitation!


Did you think that the whole city of Malmö was flat? This page is about the gritty district Kirseberg, also called “Backarna” (the hills), since it is almost the only part of Malmö that is not flat. It is located in the northern part of Malmö, between Värnhem and Arlöv. It has some nice small streets with old smallscale brick houses, but parts of Kirseberg where destroyed in the 60s when they started to build ugly “miljonprogram modernist” buildings in the area. The center of the district, Kirsebergstorg, has suffered the most. Despite being so close to central Malmö, Kirseberg feels like a town of its own.

Kirsebergsgatan, a street in Danish style.

Solgatan, a street that was featured in a popular 70s TV show.

A former water tower that has been converted to apartments.

The prizon in Kirseberg looks actually pretty good from the outside.

The entrance to the prizon.

Hilly streets of "Backarna".