It is not hard to understand why Malmö is often called "a
city of parks". Kungsparken, Slottsparken, Pildammsparken and Beijers
Park are situated right in the middle of the city, like green oases. Take
the opportunity to visit them while here. Enjoy a bit of theatre, some
music or - in the summer - The Malmö Festival.
Water channels run through the parks where you can take boats for a tour
around the city. You can even rent a pedal boat and enjoy Malmö at
your own pace. Another popular sightseeing boat in the summertime is "Flotten"
(the raft), which also offers musical entertainment.
The oldest of the parks in Malmö is Kungsparken. In the middle of
the 19th century the castle had lost its importance in defences, and the
open land right on the border of the old city could be opened up to the