Attractions

Museum in Esbjerg

Esbjerg Kunstmuseum

The Utzon-designed Musikhuset is home to the modern-art collection of Esbjerg Kunstmuseum. In an admirable display of openness (and a nod to restricted space), the Åbne Magasiner (Open Stores) downstairs allows you …
Aquarium in Esbjerg

Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet

For an up-close look at North Sea marine life, head 4km northwest of the city centre to the saltwater aquarium at the Fisheries & Maritime Museum (take bus 3 or 6). Here you can see assorted local fish species g…
Tower in Esbjerg

Esbjerg Vandtårn

Esbjerg self-consciously attempted to manufacture a medieval appearance in 1897 when the town architect built the water tower now conveniently (for tourists) located next door to Musikhuset Esbjerg. Climb up the tow…
Monument in Esbjerg

Mennesket ved Havet

On the waterfront opposite Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet is Esbjerg’s most interesting landmark, Mennesket ved Havet ('Man Meets the Sea'): four stark-white, 9m-high, stylised human figures, sitting rigid and staring ou…
Architecture in Esbjerg

Musikhuset Esbjerg

Famed Danish architect Jørn Utzon (he of the Sydney Opera House) designed Esbjerg’s Music House together with his son, Jan. The performing arts centre opened in 1997 and is the city’s main venue for cultural events …