Recognized as the Swedish gateway to Continental Europe, Malmo has effectively undergone a post-industrial transformation during the last decade. With the help of reclaimed seafront areas, Malmo has now constructed whole new-city districts which are full of interesting modern architecture and bustling streets. A port city located on the southern tip of the country, Malmo was originally founded as a fortified township in 1272. Having served as a Hanseatic Port and a lucrative trade area, Malmo today, marks as the most cosmopolitan settlement of Sweden.
Featuring a rich cultural life along with many exotic and fine food opportunities, ever since the construction of the Oresund Bridge and with the help of impressive architectural developments, Malmo has attracted new biotech and IT companies. Presenting a large commercial center, together with many historic buildings and parks, Malmo is now trying to shift focus on arts, culture and education.