Things to do in Esbjerg

See the beautiful harbor while visiting Esbjerg

Esbjerg, once one of Denmark’s largest fishing harbors, is a beautiful seaside city that makes for the perfect holiday. It is well located if you would like to use it as a starting point to explore nearby European cities and make the most of your trip.


Things to do in Esbjerg



This beautiful city has plenty to offer to tourists, including the beautiful landscape that surrounds it. Walking down the city streets, you’ll love the excellent architecture, beautiful statues, and grassy parks.



If you are backpacking, you can easily explore the country on a low budget, especially by camping under the stars in the evenings.



One of the most popular things to do in Esbjerg is to visit the Fisheries and Maritime Museum where you can learn about the city’s unique trade and history. There are several other museums to see as well, including the Esbjerg Museum which has exhibits on the ancient Viking culture.


The Granly Hockey Arena

If you are a sports fan, watch an ice hockey game in the huge Granly Hockey Arena and cheer along with the crowds. The city is also famous for its motorsports, so try to catch one of the games while you’re there.



Be sure to get your shopping done before you leave and stroll down the pedestrian avenues glittered with boutiques and great restaurants.


When to go to Esbjerg

Summertime is the most popular time to visit, when temperatures reach up to 25 °C (77 °F), but the city is also beautiful in the winter when snowy marketplaces open up downtown.



In August, the city comes to life with an annual rock music festival that draws crowds. If you visit during this time, be sure to participate and hear some great tunes while meeting friendly tourists and locals.

Esbjerg Facts

Population71 618
CurrencyDanish krone
AirportEsbjerg, Denmark (EBJ)

Esbjerg average temperatures

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