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Atlas Obscura Malmo Möllestenen (The Malmo Millstone)

Although the name of a city can seem innocuous, there’s always a story behind their origins. For example, Köpenhamn means “buying port,” Amsterdam is named after the dam on the Amstel, and Antwerp is a version of Hand werpen which means “throwing hand.” So what about Malmö?

There are several stories behind the name, however, the most accepted is that the name comes from Malmögahe, a composition of Malm, which means “gravel or sand” and the plural of hog, meaning “mound or hill.”

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Audio Guide
0.73km
Audio Guide
I’m Every Lesbian – Malmö
en sv
Atlas Obscura 2017
1.16km
There Are Tiny Shops for Mice Throughout Malmö, Sweden

Discover Tiny Mouse Shops of Malmö in Malmö, Sweden: Swedish mice can dine at the Nuts of Life restaurant or take a date to the amousement park.

Atlas Obscura 2018
0.59km
Disgusting Food Museum

The project was designed to challenge one's notions of repulsion.

Audio Guide
0.37km
Audio Guide
Teaser Hop-on Hop-off Malmö
en
Atlas Obscura 2020
0.23km
Emoji Stained Glass Windows

Discover Emoji Stained Glass Windows in Malmö, Sweden: These unique stained glass windows were designed by local children using a modern flair.

Brutalism 1969
2.82km
Flower Kiosk, Östra Kyrkogården
Audio Guide
1.45km
Audio Guide
CITY WALK: Malmö labour history // STADSVANDRING: Malmö arbetarhistoria
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
0.35km
‘The Knotted Gun’

Discover 'The Knotted Gun' in Malmö, Sweden: This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.

Audio Guide 2017
0.33km
Audio Guide
Malmö Audio Guide
en
Audio Guide 2014
1.97km
Audio Guide
Slussen Project
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Place
0.27km
Malmö