Esbjerg is situated on the West Coast of Jutland in the middle of Denmark's loveliest holiday area. It has about 83,000 inhabitants and is the fifth largest city in Denmark. Close to Esbjerg you will find vast expanses of beaches, nature experiences, amusement parks and medieval towns. In fact, Denmark's oldest town Ribe is situated only 30 km from Esbjerg. Esbjerg has become a natural centre for the south western part of Denmark, not least witin the field of education. The harbour is the cradle of the city and Esbjerg's gateway to the west. The harbour is also the base of the Danish offshore oil and gas industry.
The social life in Esbjerg is very lively. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and discotheques. Esbjerg also has one of the country's most popular rhytmic venues - Multihus Tobaksfabrikken. Here the latest musical trends are presented all year round. Besides, you can visit the musical centre Musikhuset, which is Esbjerg's Performing Arts Centre, designed by the world-famous architect of the Sydney Opera House, Jarn Utzon. In a wide range of museums you can explore the history of the city and the region, and experince good art. On the outskirts of the city you will find the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, which is in an international class of its own.
In Esbjerg, there is also the possibility of going in for all kind of sports. In 1996 Denmark's largest swimming stadium and tropical swimscape opened in the centre of the city.