Esbjerg Travel Guide

  • The main stage
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    path on the left, beach on the right
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Esbjerg Things to Do

  • Esbjerg Festuge (Esbjerg party week)

    This festival usually takes place early to mid August for a week. In 2014 it was 9-16 August.There's a stage on the town's square for free gigs, the cafés have tents and terraces and the beer flows. Concerts also take place in the Musikhuset and there are various events a bit everywhere. For instance in 2014 just after the festival, there was an...

  • For the kids: take the little train

    This train seems to be going up & down Kongensgade on Saturdays and was quite a hit with the kids. Most shops open at 10 am and close at 2pm unless it's a long Saturday when they close at around 4pm) so I'm guessing the train keeps more or less the same times.

  • Walk in the suburbs and the beach

    From the Menesket ved Havet (the 4 big white statues) you can walk for miles down the beach. You can also cross the coastal road and try one of the numerous walking paths going inland. You arrive in the suburbs and will be able to observe big Danish houses to your heart's content.If you do that, best to have a street map or a smart phone with...

  • Walk or cycle from the Mennesket ved...

    You can walk or cycle along the beach for miles from the harbour & the big statues. There is a very good compact gravel path with stairs to the beach and benches every so often.

  • Fanø / Fanoe Island

    Fanoe is an island immediately opposite Esbjerg harbour and little ferries constantly ply the water between the two with locals and tourists. It is a well-known island all throughout Denmark so I recommend it even though I have not yet been here myself - a close colleague is so besotted by it, she goes here on holiday every summer. The island...

  • White Giants Watching the Sea.........

    The newest landmark in Esbjerg -- also at the harbor -- has attracted a lot of attention, both from visitors and locals. Called "Esbjerg's new giants," they are four chalky white figures, the late Svend Wiig Hansen's enormous sculpture, "Man Meets the Sea," located at Saeding Strand, on a big area of the shore opposite the fishing museum . These...

  • ferry across to fano

    just a 10 minute ferry trip from esbjerg lies nordby on the island of fano. it is a very old and picturesque. the trip was quite exhilerating as it was extremely windy and the sea air was pushed hard into our faces! Once across, we explored the town on foot through the cobbled streets and saw some very pretty thatched cottages. there were a few...

  • 4 white men

    just out of the city centre on the beach road stands 4, 9 metre high statues. they must be seen to appreciate as you cannot realize the size until you are actually there.

  • Esbjerg Art Museum

    Totally devoted to contemporary art, most of it Danish, you won't have heard of that many artists unless you are really into art. Having said that, it is quite an interesting museum in the way the exhibitions are put up with little pull out sections for you to decide what to create yourself, and also the Wittgenstein's Garden aroma section to put...


Esbjerg Hotels

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  • Hotel Hjerting

    Strandpromenaden 1, Esbjerg V 6710

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Britannia

    Torvegade 24, Esbjerg, DK-6700, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Scandic Olympic Esbjerg City

    Strandbygade 3, Esbjerg 6700

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Esbjerg Restaurants

  • The poshest restaurant in town

    This is the most expensive restaurant in town, serving modern Danish food and catering for parties, weddings etc. The main room is on the ground floor and they have an upper room that can be booked for such events.As usual in Denmark drinks are quite pricey but the food was very good for just a few kroner more than the average. Everything was fine...

  • Popular spot

    This is an Esbjerg classic in a lovely house in the main square. Summertime you can even sit in the square and enjoy a beer in the sun. The menu varies according to season (always a good sign) but it is always quite a mix of international and classical Danish dishes so you will find both fish, schnitzel and other meat as well as hearty sandwhiches....

  • Family place

    Jensen's is a chain of Danish steakhouses so it is found in all major cities and it isn't that special but here in Esbjerg is one of its better branches - probably as they cannot take tourists for granted all year round like in Copenhagen. Another thing I like is that it is a perfect compromise for a hungry family. Parents can get more than just a...


Esbjerg Nightlife

  • The Underground Bar

    This is an English pub with live music. It's situated underground near the Hotel Britannia.Nice if you want a bit of food with your drinks and a bit of music and maybe dancing in the evening.Live music on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Friday and Saturday. Casual

  • Open Minded English Speaking Students

    There are many activities at the students house, including Live music, indoor beach parties, international evenings, special drinks evening.Only drawback is that the place closes at 2:00 AM.If you like to talk to a lot of people without getting into problems, this is the place to be as opposed to Wheels (in the street of Skolegade). No dress code.

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Esbjerg Transportation

  • By train

    Esbjerg has a direct line to Copenhagen (around 3 hours journey) with trains every three hours or so daytime, and there are also several trains to Arhus. Changing at nearby Bramming, you can also get to historic Ribe easily.

  • North Sea crossings

    Ferries sail to Esbjerg from Harwich in England at least twice a week. At the moment, the DFDS Scandinavian Seaways use the "Dana Sirena" which is a freight liner renovated to also suite a small amount of passengers and this makes it quite a relaxed crossing as you have just enough to make the 17 hour crossing comfortable - a couple of restaurants,...

  • By car. The town should be...

    By car. The town should be within easy reach from most places in central mainland Denmark or even northern Germany, but of course it's quite a long way away if you happen to be in Copenhagen ...On a bike. But beware - as far as I know there's only one place in Esbjerg where you can rent a bike, so better bring your own! (Where to rent a bike?...


Esbjerg Local Customs

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    One of the unique cultural...

    by coenie Written Aug 26, 2002

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    One of the unique cultural features of Esbjerg is that the Danish people have the habit of getting drunk when possible.
    I've seen them drinking heavily at seven o'clock in the morning at Billund airport,because alcohol there is half the price then in the local pubs.It's also normal to drink two or three bottles of Tuborg at lunch when the boss is paying. Good attitude.

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Esbjerg Tourist Traps

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    Man By The Sea

    by leigh767 Updated Dec 4, 2011

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    Raise in 1994, these four white statues look out to the sea by the harbour and is the first thing you see on all Esbjerg tourist brochures. A bus trip to and forth will take almost an hour, and you'll be sorely disappointed by its scale and ordinariness. One suspects they had to plomp something bulky somewhere so that at least there can be a "landmark" in the small small town.

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Esbjerg Off The Beaten Path

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    Pig Race

    by piccolina Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    While we visited Esbjerg we met this unusual show: a pig race! You must bet on a pig and hoping he is faster than the others..But do you know how much is hard make run pigs?

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Esbjerg Favorites

  • Be there or be square

    The main square (as in the intro pic) is the place to be seen in and it is a great place on a sunny summers day as you can enjoy a beer, coffee or even a meal in one of the restaurants with tables outside. In this picture is also the tourist information in the brick building so yes, this really is the place where to get your bearings and meet...


    A little holiday island of the coast of Esbjerg, catch the ferry from Esbjerg. Get the bus to the beaches. Don't bother taking the car, it'll only get stuck in the sand.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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