King's Park (Kungsparken)
Guided tours of Malmö typically include a visit to the park alongside landmarks such as Turning Torso, the tallest building in Scandinavia, and Malmö Castle, which dates back to the 13th century; sightseeing options include walking, bike, and bus tours. You can also download an audio tour of the city and explore independently, or visit as part of a hop-on hop-off bus tour, which allows you to personalize your sightseeing itinerary.
Things to Know Before You Go
King’s Park is one of three large parks in Malmö; the others are Slottsparken and Pildammsparken.
The park is home to Malmö’s only casino, which is located inside a restaurant established in 1912.
A number of different bird species visit the park, including numerous wild geese.
There is no entrance fee.
How to Get There
King’s Park is located just west of Malmö’s Old Town, bordering Mariedalsvagen and Regementsgatan. Bus 24 runs along Regementsgatan and stops just outside the park. It is also a short walk (less than 15 minutes) from Malmö Central Station or the Malmö Gustav Adolfs torg bus stop.
When to Get There
The park is open 24 hours a day, every day. Spring and summer, when the trees are blooming and the weather is fine, is the best time to visit for a leisurely walk. Summer also brings free outdoor cultural events to the park, such as musical and theatrical performances, and circus shows.
As it was developed on ground that was once home to the Malmöhus Castle fortifications, King’s Park was known as Castle Park (or Slottsparken) until 1881. Due to both this history and the close proximity of the two, separate parks, it is sometimes confused with the nearby Slottsparken, which was established in 1897.
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