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Esbjerg [3] [4] 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.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The train station is in the town centre and this connects you to all of Denmark and beyond.

By plane[edit]

  • Billund Airport [6] is western Denmark's biggest and more well connected. It is conveniently located about an hour's drive from Esbjerg. Billund Airport, an hour away, is served by bus 144 and 944 (around 30min interval). The bus accept the Denmark bus card (rejserkort) or cash. Cash is around 80 danish krone. Taxi cost around 1100 danish krone from Billund Airport to Esbjerg city

By ferry[edit]

Getting to Esbjerg from the UK is no longer possible . The regular ferry that ran for over a hundred years sadly ended in 2014 and a planned replacement service never materialised and with it spelled the end of the last UK Scandinavia ferry link. If you really want to drive then the Harwich to Hoek van Holland is your closest option but it is an arduous 820km, 9 hr drive so not that convenient.

By bus[edit]

Express busses connect Esbjerg to Aalborg, Aarhus and Sønderborg as well as other towns in Denmark. Flix bus from Esbjerg to copenhagen (3hours30min) is much cheaper than Denmark train.-LT

Get around[edit]

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. (See Map of Esbjerg [7]) Esbjerg kommune have rent bike service. Need to ask the information centre.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Man meets the sea, [8] sculpture
  • Fisheries and Maritime Museum, [9] 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"

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Legoland, [10] the original is situated in the town of Billund about an hours drive from Esbjerg.
  • Visit the Svømmestadion Danmark (on Strandby Kirkevej/Gl. Vardevej crossing)
  • Visit the cinema Biocity Esbjerg (right next to Svømmestadion Danmark)
  • Stroll around in one of the parks in Esbjerg. In a protected area, you can see wildlife animals such as deer and roe
  • Sail the 10 minutes to the little island Fanø that has superb great beaches (eg Rinby) and the village Sønderho . [11] (link to ferry [12])
  • Hjerting a seaside area, around 5km further down from Man Meet The Sea sculpture. A good place to relax and have a big big ice cream which all the danes like to do during the summer. - LT
  • ice skating, at the centre main square of the town. during winter time, the square will transform into ice skating ring. you can skate for free if you have the shoe. otherwise you can rent on the spot. -LT

Buy[edit][add listing]


Esbjerg has some great options for shopping centered around the two main shopping streets. Kongensgade is a pedestrianized shopping street and has some 150 specialty shops and eateries. Torvegade, partly pedestrianized, is also worth a visit. The two converge right around the main square in town.

Shopping hours are on weekdays from 9-10AM. to 5:30-6:00PM. On Saturday, most shops close down at 2PM. while Sunday nearly all shops remain closed. 'Biggest' shopping mall in Esbjerg is Broen. it is open in Sunday too.

Grocery shop such as Netto at the centre of the street (opposite Cabin hotel) is open most of the time even during Denmark public holiday.-LT

Another grocery / supermarket which provide much more variety is Fotex aka Foetex at Kronprinsengade 1- 3 .-LT

Post office Esbjerg is located inside Fotex for you to buy stamp or send package and other post office related service. -LT

Eat[edit][add listing]

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, [13] is the gourmet restaurant of the Hotel Britannia right in the town center. Prices in the high range.
  • Brasserie b, Torvegade 24 (in Hotel Brittania), ''+45'' 7513 0111. Nice open and friendly restaurant from DKK 200 for main courses.  edit
  • Favorittens Smorrebrod v/R Jensen located down Skolegade does one of the typical danish food - Smorrebrod(danish open sandwich with various types of topping) at a reasonable good price.-LT

Drink[edit][add listing]

Dronning Louise on Torvet

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 [14] 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

Sands Restaurant is very good for Danish food.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Danhostel Esbjerg, [15]
  • Ådalens Camping, [16]
  • Rent a holiday home, [17]
  • Cab Inn, [18]
  • Hotel Ansgar, Skolegade 36 (at Torvet), 75128244 (), [1]. from DKK 800.  edit
  • Hotel Britannia, Torvegade 24 (Close to Torvet (the Square)), ''+45'' 7513 0111 (), [2]. checkin: 2AM; checkout: 11PM. Free wireless internet from 1400 (700 weekend).  edit
  • Hotel Scandic Olympic, [19]
  • Hotel Hjerting, [20]
  • Esbjerg Højskole, [21]

Get out[edit]

Routes through Esbjerg
Kingston upon Hull ← (no connection) ←  W noframe E  → Vejen → Kolding

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