Esbjerg is Denmark's youngest larger city.
If you visit the city, you will be amazed at what has happened in just 150 years. It started with a port for agricultural export, later fishing had its heyday with more than 600 ships and today Esbjerg is Denmark's energy metropolis.
The city is not only the base for oil and gas in the North Sea, but also has the world's largest port for wind turbines. Pioneering spirit and energy are the driving forces behind this impressive development.
From the harbour you can reach the city centre via the new access road Landgang and the harbour promenade with its numerous shopping possibilities, a distinctive café life and restaurants for every taste. Esbjerg has retained its metropolitan qualities.
From the water landmark, the giant sculpture "Man Meets Sea", you can look over to the holiday island of Fanø, which is only 12 minutes away. Within half an hour you can reach some of Denmark's most beautiful beaches on the North Sea and the Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Along the long wooden promenade you will find stairs, benches, ramps and grandstands along the beach. Hjerting Strand is very child-friendly.
A special sea platform lies at low tide like a piece of furniture on the beach and at high tide like a floating island in the water. The platform is designed as a sun and bathing deck.
At the beach there are two beachvolley places. And there are posts that serve as soccer goals.
On the beach a pile forest was created, in which one can move and defeat one's fear of heights on the up to 5 meter high piles.
There are options for kitesrufing, and Hjerting Badehotel rents out kayaks and bikes for use in the area.
Esbjerg Art Museum
The Esbjerg Art Museum is a museum of modern and contemporary art that is known to function as an experimental space in which both children and adults can have surprising experiences.
In the museum, artists are often given free rein to try out different ideas, and traditional notions of what an exhibition is are often challenged and reconsidered.
This means that art is presented in new ways - for example, together with music and science.
The new exhibition "OCCUPIED - Esbjerg 1943" shows everyday life in Esbjerg during the German occupation.
Visitors move through cellars, living rooms, kitchens and washrooms into the backyard. Perhaps there will be an air alarm.
On the way the visitors meet Jørgen Hansen, the fish eksportiert, housewife Inge Hansen, teenage son Jens, who takes part in the resistance fight and household help Gerda - they all have a problem.
Can visitors help solve the problem?