The Headless Horseman

 Explore Malmö with a city exploration game based on a classic short story

2.9 km
Start location
Lilla torg square
End location
Stortorget square
1.5 hour(s)
Age rating

99 kr

Read this in — English, Svenska

This tour is not available in Deutsch

Read this in — English, Svenska

This tour is not available in Deutsch

Lilla torg

You can see buildings from various eras of Malmö history here at Lilla torg. There are half-timbered houses from the 1500-1700’s, and rendered stone buildings from the 1800-1900’s.

Ichabod's home

Locals managed to protect the old buildings in this area from the extensive demolitions that took place in the 1970’s. You can find some of Malmös oldest houses here at Jakob Nilsgatan.

Ichabod's school

This impressive stone building was designed by architect Ivar Callmander. He was inspired by the Swedish Great Power era of the 1700’s, and its grand buildings.

Slottsträdgården gardens

This was a barren part of the Malmöhus castle citadel area for a long time, until a group of volunteers proposed to cultivate a 12 000 square metre ecological garden here.

Slottsparken park

The area where Kungsparken is located today has previously been used as a burial ground, a residential and military area. The park was established in an English style in the 1800’s.

The cave

The cave was constructed in the 1800’s. There’s an art installation called “The snake” here - a representation of the punishment Norse god Loke received after causing the death of Balder.

The Faxeska house

The Faxeska house is a half-timbered building from the 1760’s, even though the year 1580, which was mistakenly carved into the beam above the gate, can trick you to believe otherwise.

Malmö City Hall

This square was officially established in 1538, Previous to that, there was a convent with a churchyard here. This impressive brick building is the city hall; it was inaugurated in 1547.

The St:Petri church

The St:Petri church is believed to have been built in the 1380’s. In 1420, the middle tower caved in and destroyed parts of the church. The old baptismal font is in the Malmö museum.

Behind the church

There used to be gravestones both inside and outside of the St:Petri church, as this area was once a cemetery. The graves were removed or destroyed in the late 1800’s.


You are standing by the Stortorget fountain. Across the square is another horseman; a statue of King Karl X on horseback. It was during his reign that Skåne became Swedish territory.

Locations you'll visit on this tour:

  • Lilla torget square with its half-timbered, historic buildings
  • Jakob Nilsgatan - an idyllic street with colorful houses
  • Slottsträdgården botanical garden
  • Slottsparken and Kungsparken parks
  • Stortorget square
  • City Hall
  • The St:Petri church
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