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Published: June 22nd 2017
Four ferries operate around the clock and one leaves every 30min for the 18km, 45min crossing. They were very punctual. Cost for car and two pax was €96.
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5.5hr trip to Malmö today, including a 45min passage on one of the Puttgarden-Rodbyhavn ferries, the Princess Benedict. Denmark on the Rodbyhavn side of the ferry then a drive across the Oresund Bridge-Tunnel near Copenhagen to Sweden. The crossing was opened in 2000 and the toll is presently €52 each way!
With a population of around 300,000, Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden. The old town is on an island surrounded by canals. The city is preparing for its annual music and arts festival that starts on Friday, and temporary road closures made getting to our hotel a challenge. After checking-in we did a 50min canal cruise to gain an appreciation of the city centre. In the 1990s the economic mainstay of Malmö, the submarine maker Kockums, got into financial difficulties and was bought out. This caused major job losses and problems for Malmö and the city is now having to reinvent itself more towards service industries.
In the evening we went to the sky bar on the 25th floor of the Malmö Live hotel and had a good conversation with the barman and a Swedish couple. Ended up drinking more than expected but had a fun time.
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