Malmö, Sweden's third-largest city, sits just across Øresund (literally, "the Sound") from Copenhagen. In 2000, Scandinavia celebrated the opening of an expansive bridge and tunnel system that joins the two formerly unconnected metropolises. In a larger sense, the Øresund Bridge's opening connected Sweden and Norway to the rest of the European continent by car for the first time.
My friend and I enjoyed a quick day trip to Malmö on Saturday. The train ride took 35 minutes each way from Copenhagen's central station and only cost us each about US$25 roundtrip. Malmö made for a great introduction to Sweden. Among the highlights was getting an up-close look at the city's most famous landmark (and Scandinavia's tallest building), the Turning Torso.