Esbjerg Weekend Breaks

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Weekend Breaks to Esbjerg

Planning a short break to Esbjerg? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Esbjerg. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Esbjerg. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

Esbjerg Museum

Torvegade 45. You will find a gallery here which contains a beautifully presented collection of hundreds of unique amber objects, from nearly 10,000 years of history.

There is also a display showing the city’s growth during the 1890’s. This was called the “American Period” because Esbjerg’s fast growth rate was similar to that of the US gold-rush towns.

Watertower

Havnegade 22 The water tower which, was built in 1897, is the main landmark of Esbjerg. From the tower there is a wonderful view over the harbour and the town. The tower has recently been re-furbished contains at times various exhibitions of art. Next-door is the Museum of Art – which features an interesting display of modern Danish Art.

Fisheries and Maritime Museum and Sealarium

Tarphagevej. Here you can check out what remains of the early Esbjerg fishing fleet. There is also a creepy wartime bunker erected by the Germans in World War 11. The Sealarium is a branch of the seal research centre, which frequently rescues pups that have got themselves stuck on the sandbanks. Nearby is a sculpture by artist Svend Wiig Hansen of a nine-metre-high ‘Man meets the Sea’ which is rather severe monument of four white-seated figures.

Fano

This small island is just a fifteen-minute ferry ride from Esberg. The island has beautiful beaches and is worth the trip if you want to chill out for a couple of hours. The island’s principal village is Nordby, where you will find the tourist office located at the harbour. There are a couple of museums and a windmill on the island, which are worth a quick visit.

Marbaek

Situated 12 km. north of Esbjerg between Ho Bay and the River Varde, this is an area of approximately 3,250 acres. The region is a nature reserve for Esbjerg and Varde, and is considered to be a very special and valuable asset. The varied terrain offers great opportunities for many different kinds of outdoor activity and there are paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. There is also an information centre, an artificial lake area and a bird sanctuary.

Esbjerg Golfklub

This is an international championship course with links and park holes on the Jutland west coast. If you like a challenge try a round on this course, as the golfers here have to take on the lively prevailing westerly winds.

Dronning Louise

Torvet 19. This is a family owned restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner. They serve typical Danish food with emphasis on fish. If you pop in at lunchtime try one of Denmark’s specialities, the Smorrebrod, Danish open sandwiches which are a speciality of the country.

Sielborg Iron Age Settlements

Myrtuevei 20 This protected site dates from the beginning of the Iron Age Period. It is part of a farmyard, which, in its turn, is a small of part of a village, which dates back to the time of Christ. The whole site is worth investigating.

Vor Frelsers Church

Kirkegade 24. This is the oldest real church in Esbjerg and was built in 1887. It was enlarged with transepts in 1896 which added about 700 seats. In 1928 the church was renovated and decorated with pictures made by Ole Soenderga.

Esbjerg Performing Arts Centre

Havnegade 18. The centre is the work of world famous architects Jan & Jorn Utzon, and is Southwest Jutland's prime cultural focal point. The huge building is the venue for the theatre performances, concerts, exhibitions, lectures and other cultural activities.

The building is open for guided tours on request.

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