Despite living in the shadow of neighboring Copenhagen, Malmö is a great little city in its own right, with an attractive old town area combined with a dynamic harborfront that includes architectural wonders like the Turning Torso (pictured). Easily reached from Copenhagen on a daytrip thanks to the Øresundsbroen
- the train takes just 45 minutes - shoppers can get more out of the Swedish kronor and enjoy the hospitality and easy pace of Swedish culture. Malmö has its own, smaller version of Copenhagen's walking street Strøget
, a large pedestrian square (Gustav Adolfs Torg) and the charming old town of Gamla Västera, which is home to some small boutiques specializing in different handicrafts. There is also the green oasis of Folkets Park, and numerous cultural attractions, including Malmö Konsthall, Malmö Opera and a brand new museum of modern art, the Moderna Museum - an offshoot of the internationally-renowned museum of the same name in Stockholm. For summer sunseekers, there are also plenty of attractive beaches situated along the coast on either side of the city.