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 town is centered around the harbour and shopping area (Skolegade, Kongensgade). As the town area is rather small, it is possible to get most places by walking. However, you might consider using the public bus for the more far sights as Fisheries- and Maritime Museum in Hjerting.
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"
Legoland the original is situated in the town of Billund about an hours drive from Esbjerg.
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.