Turning Torso in Malmö

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As soon as you cross the Öresund Bridge, you can see the skyscraper on the horizon. It is a clear landmark in the city. The Turning Torso is an architectural gem. The most famous building in Malmö seems to revolve around its own axis.

Turning Torso Malmö

Unique architecture

The architect Santiago Calatrava based the design of the Turning Torso on an earlier creation of a twisted spine. Turning Torso is 190 meters high and was the tallest building in Scandinavia and the second tallest apartment building in Europe when it was completed in 2005. The construction took 4 years.

Turning Torso verticaal

Living in the Turning Torso

The tower has 54 floors. It houses 149 luxury apartments. There are also office spaces, a party room and a conference room. Via an underground corridor you reach the garages that are housed in a building next to the Turning Torso. Each apartment also has its own wine cellar.

Wijnkelder Turning Torso

Buying an apartment in the building is not possible, the flats are only offered for rent. The rent is quite high, but it includes a lot of extra services. There is a gym and a wellness area that you can rent. There is also an apartment where your guests can stay. Super handy, right? That way, you don’t need a spare room in your apartment that is empty almost all the time. If you do have guests, they can still stay overnight. There are several rooms and there is even a living room.

Malmö - Turning Torso

Conference room

Vergaderzaal Turning Torso

Those looking for a unique location for an event, a meeting or a congress can also contact the Turning Torso. They have different areas with breathtaking views. Different formulas are possible. All info can be found at Sky High Meetings.

Conferentiezaal Turning Torso

Visit Turning Torso

Zicht vanuit Turning Torso

I was given a personal tour of the Turning Torso, but normally the building is not accessible just like that. For those who would like to visit this unique building, I have good news: every year in the summer there are guided tours of the Turning Torso. During the tours you can enjoy the beautiful view from about 180 meters above sea level. Malmö looks like very small from here! The guides will be happy to tell you some anecdotes and fun facts about the Turning Torso. A unique opportunity!

Zicht vanuit Turning Torso

In 2018, the guided tours took place in weeks 28, 29, 30 and 31. Counting in weeks is something typically Swedish. Week 28 is the week of July 9. The guided tours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am, 1pm and 3pm and on Sundays at 1 pm and 3 pm. The cost is 195 SEK (approximately 20 euros). You pay with the card on the spot. Reservations via +46 40 17 45 00 are highly recommended as the tours fill up quickly.

Practical information

Turning Torso ingang

Here you can follow a virtual tour of the Turning Torso.

In the neigbourhood

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Turning Torso Malmö

Västra Hamnen in Malmö

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Västra Hamnen is my favorite neighborhood in Malmö. I could live here! You used to find port and industry here, now Västra Hamnen is the most modern district of the city. The apartment blocks are built around green parks and playgrounds and a lot of attention was paid to sustainability. Water is never far away here either. The eye-catcher of Västra Hamnen is the Turning Torso.

Västra Hamnen Malmö

Along the water

The large shipyard Kockum was located here for a long time, until the crisis of the 1970s. Little by little, at the beginning of this millennium, the new apartment blocks appeared. Västra Hamnen reminds me a bit of Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm.

Västra Hamnen

On sunny days, the waterfront promenade is the best place for a walk, a swim or a picnic. You can walk 8 km straight. Pontoons have been built and in the summer it is often a pleasant, busy place. From here you also have a beautiful view over the sunset and the Öresund Bridge (the bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen). My tip: get a pizza from Vespa just before sunset and eat it at the waterfront.

Västra Hamnen langs het water

CO2-neutral

One of the reasons that I could live here is, in addition to the fantastic location, also the fact that the houses and the whole neighborhood are actually built CO2-neutral. The Swedes love sustainability and that was the focus when building this new district. Västra Hamnen was the first CO2 neutral district in Europe. It was an example of how you could build a densely populated neighborhood in a sustainable way. All energy is generated in an environmentally friendly way. Cars are not allowed in this neighborhood.

Västra Hamnen CO2neutraal

Although Västra Hamnen is mainly a residential area with many office buildings, there are also many parks. Skate enthusiasts can go to Stapelbäddsparken. Fans of The Bridge will also find Saga’s apartment here.

Västra Hamnen met Turning Torso

In Västra Hamnen and its surroundings

Västra Hamnen

Hotels in Västra Hamnen

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Black Friday deals for Sweden lovers 2020

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Black Friday offers a lot of deals. I always make a list of the things that I would like to buy. The feeling when I manage to buy some of those things at a bargain! Below I would like to list some deals that may be of interest to Sweden enthusiasts.

Attention, check the respective sites for the conditions.

I add stuff to this page whenever I see a new deal that may be of interest. So be sure to come back 😉

Learning Swedish

Black Friday

51% OFF Basic, Premium & Premium PLUS Subscriptions at Swedishpod101!
For Black Friday, the first 101 subscribers GET 51% OFF ALL subscriptions (choose from 1 month to 3, 6, 12, and 24 months). This deal is 1 day only – Nov. 27th, 2020! – and ends when the clock strikes midnight (EST)! Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY2020

Cyber Monday Sale

50% OFF 1- & 2-Year Premium & Premium PLUS Subscriptions Only
In case you’ve missed the Black Friday deal, here’s the next best offer! 50% OFF 1 and 2 year Premium and Premium PLUS Plans! That’s as low as $5/month or about the price of a cup of coffee! With Premium, you get full access to our language learning system – ALL lessons, ALL lesson notes, premium study tools, exclusive apps and much more. Duration: November 29th to December 1st, 2020. Coupon code: CYBERMONDAY2020

Travelling to Sweden

Yes, when all of this is over, we will be able to travel again!

  • When you book your at Cottage Västra tio with us on Friday 27/11/20, you get a free professional photoshoot in the Swedish nature.

Found another Black Friday deal that could be interesting for the readers of Take me to Sweden? Don’t hesitate to contact me!

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Latest update: November 19, 2020

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