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Bridge to the Middle ages, Through Malmö to Lund, Crossing the Bridge to Sweden

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Stop At: Malmo City Hall, Stortorget 3, Malmo 211 22 Sweden

The biggest square in Malmo is called Stortorget, which appropriately means Big Square. Behind Stortorget is Lilletorget, or Little Square, where you can find a selection of Malmo's most popular restaurants. The square has a Parisian feel to it, as many of the restaurants have tables outside, where you can sit and watch the world pass by. There are also some historic buildings on Lilletorget, and a vintage telephone box.

On the north west side of Stortorget is Sodergatan, Malmo's main shopping street and pedestrian walkway. It’s where you can find the department store, Ahlens and many quality clothing shops. Also check out the Hansa shopping center, located in Stora Nygatan. It’s at the far end of Sodergatan, where you turn left into Stora Nygatan.

The Turning Torso is the tallest building in Scandinavia at 190 meters or 623ft. (Read more: It was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and opened on the 27th of August 2005. There are 147 apartments in the tower, which covers 54 floors. The Turning Torso is based on a sculpture by Santiago Calatrava, and it is built in the architectural Neo-Futurism style. It is, however, not possible to enter the Turning Torso.

Malmohuset is one of the oldest buildings in Malmo. The present Malmohus was built in the 1530s, and between 1568 and 1573 was home to James Hepburn, the 3rd husband of Mary Queen of Scots, who was held prisoner there. (Read more: Malmo Art Museum and Malmo Natural history museum are located at Malmohuset. Malmo Art Museum houses a collection of 20th century works, including works by the Swedish landscape painter, Carl Frederik Hill. There's also an exhibition of furniture from the 16th century to the present day. The entrance fee to Malmohuset is not included in your tour ticket.


Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Lund Cathedral, Kyrkogatan 6, Lund Sweden

Lund

You can visit Lund Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1145, although there has been a cathedral on this site since the 1080s. The astronomical clock was installed around 1424. The towers of Lund Cathedral stand 55 meters or 177ft tall, and when the cathedral was built, they could be seen from anywhere in the surrounding countryside. The oldest of the bells dates back to 1513. The cathedral has five organs, the largest of which was built between 1932 and 1934 by the Danish company, 'Marcussen & Søn'. In 2016 Pope Francis visited the Cathedral to mark the 499th anniversary of the Reformation. This option is included in your excursion ticket.

You can also see Lund University, which traces its roots back to 1425, when Franciscan monks established the Studium Generale, near Lund Cathedral. Lund University was founded on the same site in 1666, making this the oldest site of higher education in Scandinavia. Beside the University is the lovely Lundagård Park. In Lundagård you can find the Lund University Historical Museum. The cost of the entrance fee to this museum is not included in your excursion ticket.

Behind Lundagård is Kulturen, Sweden's second oldest open air museum. In Kulturen are 30 old buildings from previous centuries. At Sankt Annegatan 9, there's a shop which is stocked as it would have been 100 years ago. Some of Kulturen's buildings have been moved here from other sites in Sweden, while others are on the same site where they were originally built. Kulturen opened in 1892. There are buildings, or the remains of buildings from the Middle Ages to the 1930s. The entrance fee for this museum is not included in your tour ticket.

Lund is a great place to have lunch, as there are lots of little restaurants serving tasty food, and many have special offers at lunchtime, or fixed-price menus. A good place to go, with a large selection of places to eat is Martens Torget. There you can find Saluhallen, which was built in 1909 and is an indoor market containing a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, including Italian, Persian and Japanese food. If you fancy something simpler, try the Swedish coffee house chain Expresso House, which started in Lund in 1996. They have some very nice pastries. If you fancy some cholesterol, go to another great Swedish chain - Max. They sell tasty fast food burgers and were founded in Sweden in 1968. Most places in Sweden take card payment, but it might be a good idea to get yourself around 200 Swedish Kronor in cash, just in case.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Oresund Bridge, E20, Malmo 216 30 Sweden

Finally from Copenhagen to Malmø across the impressive Øresund Bridge.

Pass By: Jakriborg, Hjarup, Lund 24565 Sweden

Jakriborg's architectural style has a variety of intricate maze-like streets and passageways.[3] Jakriborg is not connected to traditional styles of other, more northern, parts of Scandinavia, nor with the functionalism that has been dominant in most of Europe for much of the 20th century. Instead, the style is inspired by pre-industrial town architecture found in the coastal region of the southern Baltic and the North Sea between Flanders and Tallinn, of which the old Hansa City of Lübeck is the best known example
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Departure Point
Banegårdspladsen 2, 1570 København, Denmark

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel Marriott, Tivoli Hotel, AC Bella Sky Hotel, Admiral Hotel,

Ports
Hotel Astoria, Banegårdspladsen 2, Time 1245/1300, Hotel Marriott, Time 1230/1235, Admiral Hotel, Time 1220/1225, Tivoli Hotel Time 1235/1240, AC Bella Sky Hotel, Time 1315/1320
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6h
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Returns to original departure point
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
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In tour with my wife. The bus confortable and timely. Mario practically assolves both rules of driver and guide. He has a friendly appoach but very professional. Interesting tour thru Lund and Malmoe in Swiden.

Date of experience: September 2019
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