EsbjergEsbjerg 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 ferry route from the UK has been discontinued.
By trainThe train station is in the town centre and this connects you to pretty all of Denmark and beyond.
From here, DSB operates InterCity trains to Copenhagen via Kolding and Odense and Regional trains to Aarhus via Fredericia. Arriva operates trains on the smaller lines south to Ribe, Tønder and Niebüll and north to Varde, Nørre Nebel and Skjern.
- Esbjerg Airport is in the eastern part of the city, with local bus connections. There are flight connections to London (Stanstead Airport), Aberdeen and Stavanger-Bergen, Norway
- Billund Airport is western Denmark's biggest and better connected. It is conveniently located about an hour's drive from Esbjerg and there's a bus connection.
By busExpress buses connect Esbjerg to Aalborg, Aarhus and Sønderborg as well as other towns in Denmark.
Man meets the seaSculpture depicting 4 sitting men looking over the sea.
Fisheries and Maritime MuseumThe 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".
address: Gl. Vardevej 60, 6700 EsbjergVisit the aquatics center Svømmestadion Danmark (on Strandby Kirkevej/Gl. Vardevej crossing)
address: Gl. Vardevej 66, 6700 EsbjergVisit the cinema Biocity Esbjerg (right next to Svømmestadion Danmark)
Parks of EsbjergStroll around in one of the parks of Esbjerg; Byparken, Vognsbølparken, I.C. Møllerparken, Vognsbølparken, Hjerting Strandpark. In the fenced area Esbjerg Dyrehave in Vognsbølparken, you can interact directly with wildlife animals such as deer and roe
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.
In the Northern part of Esbjerg the malls
phone: +4588445540address: Kongensgade 9, 6700 Esbjerglocated right on the pedestrian street and serves great inexpensive Italian food
phone: +45 75151500address: Tarphagevej 9located a few kilometers from the center does steak and fish well at midrange prices
phone: +45 7513 0111address: Torvegade 24Nice open and friendly restaurant
phone: +45 75 12 02 07address: Skolegade 60, 6700 EsbjergSands Restaurant is very good for Danish food
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
address: Gl. Vardevej 80, 6700 Esbjerg
phone: +45 75 15 88 22address: Gudenåvej 20, 6710 Esbjerg VClose to the water and to the centre of Esbjerg
phone: +45 75 18 16 00address: Skolegade 14, 6700 Esbjerg
phone: +45 75128244address: Skolegade 36
phone: +45 7513 0111address: Torvegade 24Free wireless internet
address: Strandbygade 3, 6700 Esbjerg
address: Strandpromenaden 1, 6710 Esbjerg VOld style beach hotel in Hjerting village approx. 10 km outside Esbjerg city
address: Stormgade 200, 6700 Esbjerg
address: Nordmarksvej, 7190 BillundThe original Legoland is situated in the town of Billund about an hours drive from Esbjerg where Lego originates and the world heaquarters are located
RibeDenmark's oldest city with a beautiful old town
- Rømø — an island in the North Sea connected to the mainland by a causeway. Known for its sand beaches, it's a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
- Sylt — a German island likewise known for its beaches; accessible by train from the German mainland or by ferry from Rømø.
- Wadden Sea National Park — the North Sea coast has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, continuing south into Germany and the Netherlands.