| || |
| || |
Revision as of 19:56, 12 January 2006
Esbjerg is in Jutland, Denmark.
The city of Esbjerg is Denmark's fifth largest city and has a population of 72,613 (2003). It was established around the harbour, which the state had built in 1868 as a replacement for that harbour in Altona that had previously been Denmark's most important North Sea harbour. In 1874 Esbjerg became connected by rail to Fredericia and Varde.
The town was once Denmark's biggest fishing harbour, and the harbour is still an economic driving force in the town.
The train station is located in the town center and this connects you to pretty all of Denmark and beyond.
- Billund Airport is western Denmark's biggest and more well connected. It is conveniently located about an hours drive from Esbjerg.
Their is express busses to Aalborg, Aarhus and Sønderborg.
Use the public bus for the more far sights as Fisheries- and Maritime Museum in Hjerting.
- Man meets the sea sculpture
- Fisheries and Maritime Museum The Fisheries and Maritime Museum is the largest institution of its kind in Denmark focusing on Danish fisheries and marine biology, the tidal wetlands (Wadden Sea), west Jutland coastal shipping and the North Sea offshore industries. So the theme of the museum can truly be said to be "people and the sea"
Esbjerg has some great options for shopping centered around the two main walk streets. Kongensgade has some 150 specialty shops and Torvegade is also worth a visit. The two converge right around the main square in town.
Esbjerg has some good options for eating out.
- Ristorante Maremma located right on the walk street serves great inexpensive Italian food.
- Den Røde Okse located a few kilometers from the center does steak and fish well at midrange prices
- Green Garden is the gourmet restaurant of the Hotel Britannia right in the town center. Prices in the high range.
Skolegade is the street where most bars and clubs are located. It is in the center of the city.
- Industrien - also serves a really good reasonably priced meal. The burgers are recommended. Occasionally live music.
- Dronning Louise Good looking place right on the town square. Has got “English pub” style live music and a good selection of beer.
- Paddy Go Easy - Irish Pub