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EsbjergDenmark

Visit this trading gateway to western Denmark to discover modern art, historic Viking relics and the tranquility of the Danish coast.

Explore Esbjerg, a laid-back industrial port on Denmark’s picturesque southwest coast. See historic buildings, investigate seafaring museums, meet locals at fish markets and enjoy the outdoors in some of the country’s most spectacular nature reserves.

Denmark’s largest fishing harbor is a great place to learn about the country’s long tradition as a seafaring nation. See the impressive 30-foot-tall (9-meter) Man Meets the Sea sculpture at Sædding Strand. Opposite it is the impressive Fisheries and Maritime Museum, with exhibits describing maritime voyages and trade routes from Middle Age and Viking eras. Walk through the shipyard, visit the excellent aquarium and learn about Danish fishing and shipping. Afterward, sit in the café while enjoying views of Grådyb and Wadden Sea.

Meander to the Port of Esbjerg to the fish auction, held every Wednesday during summer. In the Lightship Museum, climb aboard one of the world’s oldest floating lighthouses.

South of the harbor is the city landmark, the Water Tower. Nearby in the Esbjerg Art Museum, see Danish modern and experimental art. Explore the Museum of Esbjerg (Western Jutland’s Museum of Amber) where you can view artifacts from the Iron and Viking ages alongside impressive exhibits of amber objects. A short drive from the city is the fascinating Ribe VikingeCenter, a reconstructed Viking settlement with exhibits about the Nordic and Viking eras.

Esbjerg is the gateway to southern Denmark’s nature reserves. From the port, head to Wadden Sea National Park to walk around nature reserves, relax on beaches and see migratory birds and spotted seals.

Have fun on the coast at Fanø and explore the World War II bunkers. Lie on the sandy beaches of Henne Strand or take a picnic to Marbæk Nature Reserve.

Buses and trains connect across the country and to destinations in Europe. The town is 185 miles (298 kilometers) from Copenhagen. Esbjerg is easily navigated by foot or bicycle. Use taxi, car, bus and harbor boats as well.

Top Hotels in Esbjerg

CABINN Esbjerg Hotel
CABINN Esbjerg Hotel
3 out of 5
Skolegade 14, Esbjerg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $104 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Located in the heart of Esbjerg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg Performing Arts Center and Esbjerg Musikhus. Mennesket ...

3.7/5Good! (937 reviews)

"Centrally located. Excellent breakfast buffet; fresh buns and good quality food. The room itself was a"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

CABINN Esbjerg Hotel
Hjerting Badehotel - Esbjerg
Hjerting Badehotel - Esbjerg
3 out of 5
Strandpromenaden 1, Hjerting, Esbjerg
The price is CA $216 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Esbjerg, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Hjerting Beach and Hjerting Church. Marbaek-Omraadet and Mennesket ...

4.4/5Excellent! (309 reviews)

"Perfect hotel"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

Hjerting Badehotel - Esbjerg
Hotel Britannia
Hotel Britannia
4 out of 5
Torvegade 24, Esbjerg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $171 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Located in the heart of Esbjerg, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wadden Sea National Park, Blue Water Arena and Sport & Event Park Esbjerg. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (967 reviews)

"Amazing design elements! Such lovely rooms that provided us with a solid night’s sleep."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

Hotel Britannia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Esbjerg

Spacious Holiday Home in Esbjerg With Sauna
Spacious Holiday Home in Esbjerg With Sauna
ÅDALEN 24, Esbjerg, Syddanmark

Situated in Esbjerg, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Sædding Strand and Wadden Sea National Park. Hjerting Beach and Wadden Sea are also within ...

Spacious Holiday Home in Esbjerg With Sauna
3 Bedroom Accommodation in Esbjerg V
3 Bedroom Accommodation in Esbjerg V
Ådraget 10, Esbjerg, Syddanmark

Situated in Esbjerg, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Wadden Sea National Park and Sædding Strand. Hjerting Beach and Wadden Sea are also within ...

3 Bedroom Accommodation in Esbjerg V
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Esbjerg V
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Esbjerg V
Sjelborgdalen 42, Esbjerg, Syddanmark

Situated in Esbjerg, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Wadden Sea National Park, Hjerting Beach and Wadden Sea. Hjerting Church and Marbaek-Omraadet ...

1 Bedroom Accommodation in Esbjerg V
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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