Amusement park in Malmö
The Folkets Park in Malmö was inaugurated in 1893 and is the oldest folk and amusement park in Sweden.
In the beginning, the park had a strong political connection to the Social Democratic Party and served as a model for many other folk parks in Sweden. The first buildings were strongly influenced by the Tivoli park in Copenhagen.
Together with the carousels and rides, a large playground, children's theatre, terrarium, petting zoo, miniature golf, restaurants, cafes and changing entertainment programs, the park offers a place for the whole family especially in summer.
The park is open all year round though, but not all the attractions are open all year round. The general admission is free, but some of the attractions may call for separate entrance fees.
The original buildings which are still existing here are the Moriska paviljongen (Moorish pavilion) which is reminiscent of an oriental palace and the park entrance which is inspired by Japanese influence. Amiralen, once upon a time Scandinavia's largest dance hall, has been built in the late 1930s.
Amiralen and Moriska paviljongen were renovated in 2011 and are again intensively used for music and dance performances, as cultural center and popular meeting place.