Friday, July 16, 2010

Destination of the Week...

August is right around the corner, so it’s about time we brought up Malmo, Sweden. Known also as “The City of Parks”, Malmo is a great place to stop for anyone visiting the Northern Euorope. Adjacent to the Baltic Sea, Malmo has picturesque scenery and architecture, and is famous for many reasons. One reason being that Malmo has more restaurants per capita than any other city in Sweden, and is therefore a great destination for any food lover. This port city has beautiful architecture scattered throughout, from both ancient and modern times. Malmöhus Castle houses special collections all year round, for exhibition, and is the oldest remaining castle in all of Scandinavia. A visit here will take you back the 15th Century, where as a visit to the Turning Torso building will flash you forward to 2005. Its entire construction twists 90 degrees and is considered to be the most exciting building in Northern Europe, and to some, the whole world. Malmo also offers world-class skate parks and some of the best arenas in Europe, which are great for sporting events or shows. Speaking of shows, Malmo is most famous for The Malmo Festival. Every year during the second half of August, the Malmo Festival attracts over 1.5 million visitors, making it one of the largest festivals in the world. It is for people of any age, from children to grandparents, and is filled with concerts (from Hip-Hop to Opera), theatrical performances, film screenings, sports activities, markets, art exhibits, international foods, and so much more. The best part of all is that it’s FREE! What budget traveler doesn’t love a chance to experience new and exciting cultural events, free of charge! This year the festival will be held August 20th through the 27th, so if you plan to head to Malmo then, make sure you book accommodations in advance, and enjoy the week of endless fun!

Being on the water, having two international airports, and being only 30 minutes from the center of Copenhagen, Denmark, makes Malmo easy to get to from anywhere in the world. Whether you choose to travel by boat, train, plane, or car, you’ll likely have more than one option.

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