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Malmö Castle (Malmöhus)
Malmö Castle (Malmöhus)

Malmö Castle (Malmöhus)

Malmöhusvägen 6, Malmo, 21118

The Basics

Exhibition highlights include furnished state rooms; a 17th-century bible that once belonged to Danish King; and a display that traces Malmö’s development over the years. As an important part of Sweden’s cultural heritage, Malmö Castle is included on most Malmö sightseeing tours, which allow you to explore Malmö on foot, by bike, or during a canal cruise. Several tours depart from Copenhagen and let you to tick of two European countries in just one day.

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Sweden Daytrip: Lund & Malmö City Tour
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Sweden Daytrip: Lund & Malmö City Tour
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This was a great way to taste Sweden for the time that we had there. Lund is charming, and it was fascinating learning a little bit about the history of Sweden. Highly recommended!
Elizabeth_E, Mar 2022

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Malmö Castle is a must-visit for history buffs.

  • There is a restaurant within the museum complex that serves lunch, drinks, and snacks.

  • You can only reach the castle via a stairway, making it inaccessible to wheelchair users. The Malmö Museum is accessible, however.

  • A single admission ticket grants access to the castle, the museum galleries, and the aquarium.

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How to Get There

Malmö Castle is located in the heart of the city, in a green space surrounded by canals. Just west of the Old Town, its less than a 15-minute walk from the Malmö Central Station. Visitors can also take bus 2, 7, or 8 to the Malmö Hogskolan stop and then walk down Slottsgatan to Malmöhusvägen.

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When to Get There

Malmö Castle, and the rest of the Malmö Museum complex, is open every day from 10am to 5pm. When deciding when to arrive, ensure you leave enough time to explore the rest of the museum, as well as the castle. The castle closes on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, May 1, Midsummer's Eve, and Midsummer's Day.

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A Colorful History

The castle’s most famous prisoner was James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, who was the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots. He was accused of the murder of Mary’s second husband Lord Darnley and imprisoned in Malmö Castle for five years on the orders of King Christian III of Denmark, who reputedly courted Mary’s rival, Elizabeth I of England. He was then moved to Dragsholm Castle in Zealand, where he died.

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