Now a well-heeled subdistrict of Greater Malmö, Limhamn really got going as a fishing village in the C17th. But as its name indicates—it translates clearly and simply as “lime harbour”—the location was known as a source of chalk and limestone long before that.
As such, the big local landmark is one that’s remarkably hard to see until you’re right on top of it, despite its immensity: the old kalkbrott (“chalk quarry”) covers almost as large an area as Malmö’s gamla staden, but it contains a very different set of sights and mysteries.
There are other reasons to visit Limhamn, though—particularly if you are interested in small boats, fresh fish served close to the harbour, or the distinctive and, ah, characterful architectural tastes favoured by wealthy Skånians and mass-housing developers in the early C21st.
The area also includes Sibbarp, the stretch of coastline immediately to the north of the Öresund bridge: lacking the sandy beaches, this area has a very different vibe to Ribersborg (to the north), and tends to favour an older, quieter crowd, particularly around the holiday camps and kolonier toward the bridge.