Malmö Castle is a castle that is situated in Malmo, Sweden. The first castle on the location was built in 1434 by King Eric of Pomerania, it lasted a century until it was partially demolished and rebuilt by King Christian III of Denmark (Denmark, Norway and Sweden shared the same king). It was one of the most important royal strongholds in the region. The castle was home to prisoner James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell for five years after his ship ran aground in Norway. Today, the castle is one of the best-kept renaissance castles in Scandinavia and it is the home of Malmo’s art and natural history museums.
The castle is situated a 5-10 minute walk away from the central transport hub of the city of Malmo. If walking is not for you, then you can get either the 2, 3, 7 or 8 buses which stop very close to the castle.
Opening Times and Admission
You can walk around the perimeter of the castle for free at any hour. However to enter its grounds you have to visit one of its museums.