Malmö, Sweden

Malmö ‘Runseeing’ and Waterfront Tour

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This run is a fantastic way to see some of Malmö’s historic and architectural highlights, while also enjoying numerous waterfront areas, including the Western Harbor, Scaniaparken and Daniaparken. Our full tour is 12.4 km, but there are many options to abbreviate or add-on to the route.

We start at the Central Train Station, right next to Malmö University. The first section of our route is an exploration of the western harbor waterfront area, with options to modify. Head down toward the water, and do a jaunt down to the lighthouse at Hamnparken and then around the Dockplan Marina, all along waterside roads and paths. Now at the 4 km mark, you’ll be at the Western Harbor, running along Scaniaparken and Daniaparkenboardwalk path for ~3 km. It’s interesting to see the newer, ‘eco housing’ of this more recently developed section of Malmö.

Rörsjöstaden. Wikimedia Commons

Returning to central Malmö, run along the Turbink Canal, and then through the Castle Windmill and castle area. Pass through the lovely Slottsträdgården park and the Malmö old cemetery, staying just north of the Kungsparken. Use the Davidshallsbron Bridge to cross over to the next section, a 1.5 km jaunt along the pretty, tree-lined paths of the Kungsgatan in the Rörsjöstaden neighborhood. The final 1 km is along the Östra Promenaden and then the Norra Vallgatan, returning to central station.

Modifications and Add-Ons: To shorten, you can head straight to the Scaniaparken, eliminating the Hamnparken and Dockplan Marina. Also, you could not do the Kungsgatan. To add-on or vary the route, explore central the historic section of Malmö, which is the area south of the University and east of the Castle area (it’s ~1.5 km east-west and 1 km north-south). This run is also adjacent to our ‘Three Park Tour’ and Ribersborg Beach routes.

Essentials
  • 12.4 km (7.7 mile) loop. Many options to modify or add-on
  • 46m (153 feet)
  • Malmö Central Train Station