SECRET GARDENS & OTHER HIDDEN PLACES

The smallest house in Malmö and much more...

Hidden Malmö gems

Aurélie is a blogger and marketer from Paris living in Malmö since 2015. Today Aurélie is sharing her list of hidden gems in Malmö. Those places that you don’t necessarily see at first, if you don’t know where to look. Perfect if you have a bit of extra time in the city, or even for Malmö-citizens, who want to explore new things in the city. Ready? Let’s go!

Ebbas Hus (Snapperupsgatan 10, 211 35 Malmö)
“Ebba’s House” in English. I discovered this adorable tiny house, stuck between two buildings, the first time I grabbed a drink in the area of Gamla Stan (the Old Town). It’s super cute, and also the perfect spot for a great instagram picture. I first wondered if someone was still living there (how lucky!) and realized while Googling it that it’s actually the tiniest museum of Malmö.

It turns out no-one lives there anymore, but they did in 1910, and you can visit. A woman named Ebba Olsson lived there, and it is still standing here today with all its well-preserved interior. Inside, the home looks exactly as it did when she and her family moved from it in the 20th century. How cool is that? If you’re interested you can find more information here.

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Malmö Inre Fyr 
This is definitely my favorite lighthouse in Malmö! A must see when you visit this city. Walk 5 min from Malmö Central Station to the university district, and you’ll see it. Surrounded by water and boats, the whole area offers a lovely walk on a sunny day! You’ll probably leave this place with great photos!

MJ’s inner garden
Are you also always looking for hidden places in a city? I have the perfect spot for you: MJ’s inner courtyard. First of all, MJ’s is a lovely hotel and restaurant where you can stay for a couple nights and/or eat in the restaurant that offers delicious food and drinks. Once inside, you’ll be surprised by its gorgeous inner courtyard. The atmosphere is amazing, the feeling of entering a building and finding yourself in an outside area again, surrounded by trees, giving you the impression that you’re in a secret garden! You have to go here!

Kafé Agnez (Agnesgatan 11)
Another beautiful hidden courtyard, it has 100% organic and vegan food that I really recommend. Everything about this place is perfect The location in Gamla Väster is close to beautiful Slottsparken (the Castle Park – one of the biggest parks in Malmö). The décor reminds me of a granny’s lovely house and they have an outside area with the most cosy patio ever. All their food and cakes are home made, and very yummy. You’ll love it!

Apoteket Lejonet
In need of sunscreen, vitamins or aspirin? You need to visit Malmös most beautiful pharmacy. Located in the heart of the city, on Stortorget, you will find Apoteket Lejonet. When you enter the shop you’ll feel like you walked into another century!

Malmö Live Sky bar 
Wherever you are in Malmö’s inner city you can look up and see Malmö Live. The triple towers rising into the clouds. The buildings are filled with meeting places, a concert hall and a hotel, Clarion Malmö Live. On top of the highest building there is a skybar that you should visit for an evening cocktail! Their drinks are the best, and for a fair price given the context! It’s definitely my favourite place in Malmö for cocktails. Not just for the drinks but the breathtaking view of the city.

Also, I know this can sound like a weird tip, but don’t forget to visit the toilet… Believe me, you’ll thank me later!

Svenssons i Lammhult (Södergatan 28)
If you’re into Scandinavian design and cool buildings you will love this shop, located on the main shopping street in Malmö. Once you enter the main door, you feel like you are teleported into another world. A long tunnel will separate you from the entrance to the actual shop. This building actually used to be an old movie saloon.

This shop is huge and full of Scandinavian design, furniture, interior décor and gifts. This is a great place to go to get inspired or find well known brands.

Thank you for going on this little trip with me, I hope you have discovered new hidden gems in Malmö ! Let me know how you liked them – and if you know other ones!

/Aurélie