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The Old Malmö

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Several interesting old buildings have been preserved in the very centre of Malmö: most of them around Stortorget and Lilla torg, and in Gamla Väster. Another cluster of beautiful histrorical building is in so called Saint Gertrud Quarter, a bit east of the main square. 

Learn more about them, and plan your route for the next walk through the city centre! Do not forget to see Malmöhus Castle, a fine mixture of Brick Gothic and Renaissance architecture.



Rådhuset i Malmö A. Rådhuset (The Town Hall)

It was originally built in 1546, but has been altered several times. The facade got its today's appearance - in Duch Renaissance style - in 1864-69.

Address: Stortorget


St: Petrikyrka B. St. Petri kyrka (St. Petri church)

One of the oldest buildings in Malmö. The church was founded at the beginning of the 14th century in Brick Gothic style, and had the church of St. Mary in Lübeck, Germany, as a model. The tower has been altered through the years. It got its present appearance in the 1890's.

Address: Kalendegatan / Mäster Nilsgatan

Kompanihuset C. Kompanihuset

Dating from about 1520, the house was owned by the Danish Trading Company. Later on, it was used as a warehouse and most of the windows on the north side were walled up.

Address: Kompanigatan

D. Residenset (The Residence)

The Governor´s Residence. It consists of two buildings from the late 16th century. The facade as it is today was altered in 1851.

Address: Stortorget

E. Apoteket Lejonet (The Pharmacy "The Lion")

John Tesch, the owner of Malmö´s oldest pharmacy, (founded in 1571), moved his business and private residence into this building, which was raised in German Neo-Renaissance style in 1898. The interior is in Neo-Gothic style.

Address: Stortorget 8/Kalendegatan

F. Jörgen Kocks hus (Jörgen Kock's house)

The mayor and Münzmeister Jörgen Kock was a very important person in the early 16th century Malmö. He let build his new residence (and Mint of Denmark) near the newerly shaped main square. On the northeast corner of the complex stands a Madonna statue.

Address: Frans Suellsgatan/Västergatan 5

G. Dringenbergska gården

In the 20th century, during a restauration, foundations of a church and houses from the early 13th century were found here. The first known owner of the house was Henrik Dringenberg, a 15th century's Master of the Mint. The statue outside represents Frans Suell, who built the Malmö harbour.

Address: Norra Vallgatan 66

 H. Flensburgska huset

An old warehouse in Dutch Renaissance style from the 1590's in the pedestrian street Södergatan.

Address: Södergatan 9

 I. Faxeska gården

A burghers' house in half-timbered style from 1760s. It was renovated in 1910 by the architect August Stoltz.

Address: Lilla Torg

J. Ekströmska huset

Another house from 1720s at Lilla torg.

Address: corner Lilla Torg and Larochegatan

K. Hedmanska gården

Old merchant's house, with half-timbered structure from the late 16th century. The inner yard is from
1720s, and the warehouse from the late 19th century.

Address: Lilla Torg (south side)

L. Diedenska huset

A half-timbered house from 1620. The warehouse next to it was demolished in 1970s.

Address: Östergatan 6

M. Thottska huset

Thottska huset is Malmö's oldest preserved half-timbered house, built in 1558.

Address: Östergatan 8

N. St. Gertrud

St Gertrud Block consists of 19 buildings raised by rich merchants in the 16th-19th centuries. Among them is a now finished with yellow lime Niels Kuntze House, with preserved half-timbered wing from the 16th century. St Gertrud was awarded Europa Nostra diploma for the careful restoration of the buildings.

Address: Östergatan 9a

O. The former Humanitetens Hus

This building has over time had numerous purposes. First, it served as a riding hall (built 1818) for the Malmö Hussars, then a market hall, and lately it housed The Swedish Red Cross' Centre for Humanitarian Issues, where exhibitions and seminars were held.

Address: Drottningtorget

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