The third largest city in Sweden, located in the very south as the baby brother of Copenhagen.

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The city dates back to 1353 and has been home to some of the largest industrial companies in Sweden. Today it's a vibrant cultural hotpot that's very exciting to visit. 

The gay scene has almost died with the advent of apps. It's also extremely close to Copenhagen (20 minutes with a commuter train) so when people want a party they pop over to the capital of Denmark. 

As with all of Sweden, almost everything is to be considered gay-friendly, so there's no issue with finding nice places to hang out. Right now the only gay venue open is a fetish club called SLM

One of the major events every year (since 1985) is "Malmöfestivalen". It's held in august and lasts for eight days filled with free concerts, shows, dance, theater, and food! 

When is gay pride in Malmö?

Gay pride in Malmö, also known as Malmö Pride, usually takes place in August. Keep an eye on their official website for updated dates and events! 🌈

Are there any other annual or recurring gay events in Malmö?

Absolutely! Besides Malmö Pride, you can also attend events like the Rainbow Film Festival, the LGBTQ+ History Month, and the Queer Dance Party 'Wonk'.

Is there a gay sauna in Malmö?

Currently, there isn't any exclusive gay sauna in Malmö, but worry not! You can still find other fun options for relaxation and socialization. Check out the city's saunas here.

Where are the gay bars in Malmö?

Malmö has a fun and vibrant gay scene! Some gay bars you can enjoy include Bee Kök & Bar and Roxy Bar. Most gay bars are concentrated in the Möllevången and Lilla Torg areas.

Is there a gay district or area in Malmö?

Malmö doesn't have a specific 'gay district,' but the Möllevången neighborhood is known for being LGBTQ+-friendly and holding various queer events and venues.

How do I get to the city from the airport when traveling to Malmö?

Malmö has an international airport, but many choose to use the much larger airport in Copenhagen. Copenhagen airport (Kastrup) is only a short commute by train to get to the center of town in Malmö, so it's actually faster to do this!

From Malmö Airport, you can take the Flygbussarna airport bus directly to central Malmö. The trip takes around 40 minutes and costs around 105 SEK for a one-way ticket. Taxis and car rentals are also available.


How do I best get around in Malmö?

Public transportation (buses and trains) is a convenient and affordable way to explore Malmö. You can purchase a Jojo Card for discounted fares. Additionally, you can rent a bike, walk, or use taxi services like Uber or local taxis.

Is there a gay fetish community in Malmö?

Oh honey, Malmö has a thriving gay fetish scene! SLM Malmö (/sweden/malmo/cruise-bars/slm-malmo) is the go-to cruising bar for the leather and fetish enthusiasts. They have theme nights and events throughout the year, so don't forget your leather pants! 🔥

Is there a gay or gay friendly hotel in Malmö?

There are plenty of gay-friendly hotels in Malmö. Check out the Malmö hotels section for a range of options to suit your taste and budget.

What are the top attractions to see in Malmö?


  • West harbor (Västra hamnen):  The old harbor area previously owned by Kockums is now a bustling area of new houses and restaurants. In the summer you can have an ice cream or go for a swim here.

  • Ribersborg beach: all of Malmö hang out here during summer to swim and play. You may go here year-round to visit the bath-house (Kallbadhuset) where you swim in the cold water in the middle of the winter (starting with a hot sauna).

  • Malmöhus castle: The old fortress holds a number of museums (art, city, history, science, and maritime). 

  • Öresundsbron: The huge bridge connecting Sweden with Denmark. It's seen from all of the coastlines in Malmö.

  • Turning Torso: The twisting skyscraper set the skyline of Malmö. Designed by Santiago Calatrava the tall building rise up in the west harbor. 

  • Disgusting Food Museum: If you want to experience something different than the regular culture museums visit this one and learn more about the more bizarre food habits from all over the world. 

  • The small square (Lilla torg): Located just next to the big square! Yes, it seems like they are very on the nose with naming squares! Here you find a lot of restaurants/cafes and it attracts all the people of malmö for a night out.

What is the best time of year to visit Malmö for gay travelers?

The best time for gay travelers to visit Malmö is during the summer months (June to August) when the weather is warm, and the city hosts events like Malmö Pride and outdoor parties.

Are there any LGBTQ+ meetups or social groups that we can join during our stay?

Yes! There are various LGBTQ+ meetups, social groups, and sports clubs in Malmö. Check out local platforms like and Facebook groups to find activities and events during your stay.

Are there popular dating apps or websites used more commonly by the LGBTQ+ community in Malmö?

Popular dating apps for the LGBTQ+ community in Malmö include Grindr, Scruff, and HER. You can also use Tinder to find matches and specify your sexual orientation in the app settings.

Are there any LGBTQ+ friendly language courses or conversation groups in Malmö?

While there may not be specific LGBTQ+-oriented language courses in Malmö, most language schools and conversation groups are open and inclusive. Check out Folkuniversitetet Malmö or Malmö Conversation Club for language learning opportunities.

What are the laws and regulations regarding public displays of affection for LGBTQ+ couples in Malmö?

In Malmö and Sweden overall, LGBTQ+ couples are legally allowed to display public affection like kissing and holding hands. They enjoy the same rights as heterosexual couples, and the city is generally very accepting and open-minded. 😘

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