Musikhuset Esbjerg

Southern Jutland

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 including concerts, opera and ballet.

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1. Esbjerg Kunstmuseum

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2. Esbjerg Vandtårn

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3. Mennesket ved Havet

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4. Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet

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5. Fanø Klitplantage


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6. Tirpitz

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7. Mandø

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8. VadehavsCentret

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