Go on a seal safari, to the island of Fanø or to England from Esbjerg Port. Esbjerg is Denmark's fifth largest city with an impressive collection of amber at Esbjerg Museum, a Fisheries and Maritime Museum and buildings by the architects Jørn and Jan Utzon, and Johan Otto von Spreckelsen.
Man at the sea - Sculpture by Sv. Wiig Hansen. Photograph: Cees van Roeden, VisitDenmark
Esbjerg Port is a hub for North Sea oil and gas activities, transport of goods and service companies based on the fishing industry. From Esbjerg Port you can go on a seal safari or fish from a cutter. Esbjerg also has an airport and ferries to England and to Fanø, which is the most northerly island in the spectacular Wadden Sea. Visit the Fisheries and Maritime Museum or see amber finds from the North Sea at Esbjerg Museum.
Sculptures and architecture
In Esbjerg, you can see many examples of Danish art and architecture. Henry Heerup's sculptures in Heerup's Garden, Robert Jacobsen's decoration of Hjerting Church, Sankt Nikolaj Church, which has been designed by Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, and the 9 metre tall monument “Man at Sea”, created by Svend Wiig Hansen. From Esbjerg Water Tower you can enjoy the view over the city, the port and Fanø.
Utzon and opera
Experience Esbjerg Music Hall at the city centre that has been designed by the architects Jørn and Jan Utzon. Esbjerg Music Hall is home to The New Opera, which is Denmark's third largest opera company. Esbjerg also has an Academy of Music and Music Communication, which is located in a building that was Esbjerg's first electricity station.