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B O O S T YO U R L I F E

A GUIDE TO ESBJERG, RIBE AND THE ENTIRE MUNICIPALITY

BOOST
YOUR
LIFE

Insider tips
Attractions
Playgrounds
Art . Nature
Meeting
places
Practical information
Danish culture . Sport
Music . Annual events
Social networks . Parks
Language courses

Content of this guide


Welcome to Esbjerg Municipality . . . . . . 3

Newcomer Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Practical Information for Newcomers . . 62

Where to find out what is going on . . . . . . . . . 4

Newcomer Caf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Moving to Denmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Club and Association Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Cook n Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Moving within Denmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Annual Festivals and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Esbjerg International Film Club . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Danish Holidays and Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

RotatingLeisure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

SKAT - Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Annual gatherings in Esbjerg . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Toastmasters Esbjerg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

NemID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Annual gatherings in Ribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Local Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

eboks & Digital Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Cultural Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Expat and International Networks . . . . . . . . . 55

Your Doctor - Danish GP Culture. . . . . . . . . . 64

Library culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Culture Specific Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Finding a dentist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Student Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Leisure and Free Time Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Business Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Blue Healthcare Card - when travelling


in the EU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Meeting Places in Esbjerg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Global Organisations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Finding a babysitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Meeting places in Ribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Expat Networks in Denmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Starting a business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Cinemas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Volunteer Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Common insurances in Denmark. . . . . . . . . . 66

Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Unemployment insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Activities for Children in Esbjerg . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Banking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Activities for Children in Ribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Activities for Children in the region . . . . . . . . . . 42

Courses and Adult Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Nature and Outdoor Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Learning Danish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Sightseeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

How to get around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70


Second-hand stores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
International Church Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Common Danish culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Emergency numbers and addresses . . . . . . . . . . 75

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WELCOME TO
ESBJERG
MUNICIPALITY
As a newcomer you might wonder what
the locals consider popular meeting places,
why the streets are empty on a Wednesday
afternoon, where people go to a have picnic,
what people do for Easter, where to find the
best playgrounds and where people meet up
to socialise.
This magazine is an attempt to give you the
needed insight to boost your life. We focus
on the two major cities Esbjerg and Ribe, but
you may also find suggestions for daytrips to
stunning places throughout the area.
When you start exploring your new home,
you will doubtlessly find much more than
the highlights mentioned in this magazine. If you encounter something you
feel would improve the next edition,
please contact us.

New in Esbjerg?
New in Esbjerg? is the English newsfeed from
Newcomer Service that will fill you in on interesting events in the area.
Facebook/New in Esbjerg?
Twitter/New in Esbjerg?
Sign up for newsletter at:
www.energymetropolis.com/newsletter-form

Energymetropolis.com
At www.energymetropolis.com you will find a
calendar listing events happening throughout
the municipality. The website also offers helpful information about life in Esbjerg, housing,
arrival advice and job opportunities.
www.energymetropolis.com

Apps about Esbjerg


Municipality
Esbjerg Live (Lists all your spare-time options)
VisitEsbjerg (for tourists but list of
attractions might be relevant)
VisitRibe (for tourists but list of attractions
might be relevant)
Kongestien (about the unique nature)
The Wadden Sea National Park (about the
unique nature)
Kunst i Esbjerg Kommune (about art in the
municipality)
Esbjerg Festuge (Esbjerg Festival)
Download in App Store or Google Play.

WHERE TO FIND OUT


WHAT IS GOING ON

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CLUB AND ASSOCIATION LIFE


This is where youll find the
Danes
In Denmark it is common to meet like-minded
people through club activities, such as sport,
cultural interests and creative hobbies. This
is where many Danes socialise and establish
their social network. Therefore association life
in Denmark is not only important in regard to
participating in activities, but also for social life.
Our best advice is therefore to join a club!
It is noteworthy that Denmark encompasses
a true association culture, and therefore it is
relatively simple to form your own association.
Many clubs in Denmark operate as non-profit
associations. In the Municipality of Esbjerg you
can choose between more than 500 different
local clubs and associations.

You can also join commercial sport centres or


activity-based schools, which work in a similar
way, but they usually own their facilities and
are driven as for-profit. Very often training centres and dancing schools are run commercially.
Tennis and squash facilities can also be found
around the city, with courts that can be rented
by the hour. Activities such as swimming,
ice-skating and fitness can be found at commercial training centres where you can enter
whenever it suits you, within the opening
hours.
If you wish to participate in a sport, simply
contact the association or the commercial
institution to register for a membership.

Find the clubs and associations in the app Esbjerg


Live
EsbjergLive is your guide to recreational life in
Esbjerg Municipality. You can quickly get an
overview of the associations, events and places
that are worth visiting.
You will find a presentation of the many clubs
in English. You will find both both non-profit
and commercial associations. All the associations are located within Esbjerg Municipality,
and the categories vary from hobby activities
to sports and network groups.

Practical details
To join, you usually pay a small membership
fee. Each club rents their facilities typically
for a few scheduled hours per week. As a
member you may then use the facilities for
free during the appointed period of time. In
many cases the membership will also include
team training and a coach.

ANNUAL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS


The cities of Esbjerg and Ribe both host
recurring festivals celebrating a wide variety of
themes and cultural activities with events that
offer something for everyone.

Esbjerg
Folk & Fstival late May in Esbjerg
FOLK & FSTIVAL is a relatively new festival
in Esbjerg celebrating folk music. The festival
began in 2013 and is now held as an annual
event. During the festival, Danish and international folk musicians play music at cafes and
different locations around the city.
www.folkogfaestival.dk
Esbjerg Rock Festival mid-June in
Esbjerg
Esbjergs annual rock festival takes place in
June when famous names from the 70s and
80s visit the city for a weekend of entertainment. The festival lasts for two days and
takes place at Gryden in Vognsblparken. This
festival is a very popular local event and also
attracts people from around the region.
www.esbjergrockfestival.dk
Free summer entertainment during
July in Esbjerg, Ribe and Bramming
Each year in July the Municipality of Esbjerg
offers weekly, admission free summer entertainment. Concerts for both children and
adults are held in Esbjerg, Ribe and Bramming.
In Esbjerg, head to the City Park (next to
the concert hall Musikhuset) where you will
find daytime entertainment for children and
evening concerts for adults.
www.esbjergkommune.dk/borger/kultur-ogfritid/arrangementer/sommerunderholdning

Esbjerg Festival start/mid-August in


Esbjerg
Every year in August you can experience a
city festival that lasts for more than a week.
Esbjerg Festival is an explosion of cultural
events. Come and enjoy admission free concerts, events for kids, parties, art exhibitions
and much more. The main line-up of activities
includes free open air events at Main Square,
at Gryden and in the yard by Tobakken. The
music ranges from church concerts to opera to
pop, and the concept Made In Esbjerg creates opportunities for a new and experimental
music. Even the sailor music, the so-called
Shanty, is included. All in all the festival offers
more than 135 different events.
www.esbjergfestuge.dk/english
European Container Art during
Esbjerg Festival
During Esbjerg Festival in August, Esbjerg
Harbour facilitates the largest container art
exhibition in Europe. At the exhibition, amateurs and professionals show their works in 70
shipping containers at the harbour.
Made in Esbjerg during Esbjerg
Festival
Made in Esbjerg is a 4-day music festival showcasing music with roots in Esbjerg featuring
both new local bands, Made in Esbjerg attracts
many rock enthusiasts and is one of the highlights of the Esbjerg Festival.
da-dk.facebook.com/madeinesbjerg
International Day Friday during
Esbjerg Festival
During International Day, the main square
transforms into a cultural bazaar of international food, art and handicrafts. The local
international groups and ethnic networks
present a wealth of multicultural experiences

including dancing, singing and fashion shows.


Everyone is invited to join an amazing day of
diversity, world music and an exciting adventure for the taste buds.
www.esbjergfestuge.dk/english
Esbjerg International Chamber
Music Festival - August
Esbjerg International Chamber Music Festival is
held through two weekends of August.
The world-class annual classical festival was
founded in 1999 and still brings colourful art
forms as demonstrated by collaborations with
dance, puppet theatre and music of our time.
The festival invites artists to collaborate, establish a foundation for exchange and act as a
host for an international community of artists.
The concerts take place at Esbjergs astonishing
beautiful concert hall at the Academy of Music
of Southern Denmark and at Fans beautiful
Nordby Church.www.eicmf.dk
www.youtube.com/user/EICMF/featured
Esbjerg Days of Art August/September in Esbjerg
Each year this art exhibition in Esbjerg is created around a specific theme. During some years
a variety of smaller exhibitions are located at
various galleries throughout the city, in other
years one joint exhibition takes place at a
single location.
www.esbjergkunstdage.dk
Xtreme Mandehrm a cross
country run for men (translates into
Xtreme Man-stench)
The cross country run is a macho race only for
adult men. It is one of a kind in Denmark. It
takes place in seven of the largest cities and
Participants will run through mud and several
other challenges designed to please the macho
sensation. You can either run individually or

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as a team. After the race all participants are


invited to an October Festival with plenty of
beer and good music.
In Esbjerg the event is hosted by Esbjerg Atletik
og Motion (Esbjerg Track and Field) and
Esbjerg Firmaidrt (Esbjerg Corporate Sports).
www.mandehorm.dk
Wadden Sea Festival in September
This event takes place in the Wadden Sea
region, which spans across Esbjerg, Ribe,
Fan, Tnder and Varde. The festival is held
every second year (even years) and thus takes
place in 2016, 2018 and so forth. During the
festival, the unique culture and environment
of the region is celebrated through artistic
expressions using words, sounds, pictures and
moods to capture the spirit and identity of the
Wadden Sea region.
vadehavsfestival.dk/english.aspx
Blue Doors art exhibitions late
September in Esbjerg
For one weekend each year an acclaimed
group of artists in Esbjerg invites the public
to special viewings in their galleries, in and
around Esbjerg.
www.kunstiesbjerg.dk
Good Music Festival in November
This one-day festival is held annually at the
Academy of Music and highlights the work of
the academys students. All music performed is
self composed by the students and performed
by their own bands or orchestras. This is an
independently organised festival with free
admission, however donations are accepted.
www.sdmk.dk/kalender/good-music-festival

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Ribe
International Viking Market late
April in Ribe
Ribe VikingCenter organises a huge Viking
market each year at the end of April. Hundreds
of Vikings from all over Europe flock to Ribe
to take part in the festivities, which last seven
days. There are performances, demonstrations
and a large market with Viking handicrafts.
www.ribevikingecenter.dk/en
Tulip Festival mid-May in Ribe
The yearly Tulip Festival in Ribe is very popular
and attracts people from the entire region. The
festival takes place in May and includes concerts, markets, a small amusement park (tivoli)
and a tulip parade.
www.tulipanfest.dk
Free summer entertainment during
July in Esbjerg, Ribe and Bramming
Each year in July the Municipality of Esbjerg offers weekly, admission free summer
entertainment. Concerts for both children and
adults are held in Esbjerg, Ribe and Bramming.
In Ribe, make your way to the Square by the
Cathedral where you will find morning entertainment for children and evening concerts for
adults.
Ribe Jazz Festival late July in Ribe
The festival of jazz music takes place at alternating cafs, restaurants, hotels, museums and
outdoor spaces in Ribe City.
www.ribejazzfestival.dk

Ribe Wine Festival beginning of


September
The Ribe Wine Festival takes place on the first
weekend of September each year. For two
days, visitors can sample wines from throughout the world as they wind their way through
the wine market located in Ribes medieval city
centre.
www.ribevinfestival.dk
Wadden Sea Festival September
This event takes place in the Wadden Sea
region, which spans across Esbjerg, Ribe,
Fan, Tnder and Varde. The festival is held
every second year (even years) and thus takes
place in 2016, 2018 and so forth. During the
festival, the unique culture and environment
of the region is celebrated through artistic
expressions using words, sounds, pictures and
moods to capture the spirit and identity of the
Wadden Sea region.
vadehavsfestival.dk/english
Rued Langaard Festival September
in Ribe
This festival celebrates composer Rued Langgaard as well as similar classical composers
from around the year 1900. The festival takes
place in and around the Cathedral in Ribe.
www.langgaardfestival.dk/om-festivalen
Night of Culture - late October in
Esbjerg, Ribe and Bramming
Every year you can experience the Night of
Culture with free exhibitions and performances
at local cultural institutions throughout the
cities. The Night of Culture is a popular cultural
event held in many Danish cities and also in
Esbjerg, Ribe and Bramming.
www.kulturnat.esbjergkommune.dk

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Annual festivals and events


nearby
Day of the Forest May
Each year usually the first Sunday in May
the association Dansk Skovforening (the
Danish Forest Association) invites the public
to an amusing and enlightening day in forests
throughout the country. In many places, you
will find guided tours and activities for children. A list of the locations can be found here:
www.skovensdag.dk/arrangementer
The Marbk Day May
This annual event offers nature-based activities
similar to Day of the Forest. Several outdoor
experiences await you in the unique Marbk
plantation, which is part of the Wadden Sea
National Park.
www.myrthue.esbjergkommune.dk/myrthuegaard

Music festival Owen Luft


Knsert June
In the village Nordenskov, located east of
Varde, the local sport association organises an
annual music festival with well-known Danish
pop and rock bands. The event, often referred
to as a large garden party, attracts 5,000
concert goers and is quickly sold out.
www.owen-luft.dk
Fanniker Days at Fan July
At the town fair in Nordby on Fan, you can
experience a celebration of the islands culture
and history. Enjoy a parade, fiddlers music,
dancing and activities for the children, as well
as a glimpse of the traditional Fan clothing
worn by many participants.
On the third Sunday in July each year, visitors
can also attend a similar event at the Snderho Day on the southern part of Fan.

Fan Free Folk Festival - July


This is a festival for free-thinking folk, offering
outsider and avant-garde music.
www.facebook.com/fanofreefolk
Varde Stream Day August
The annual event is targeted at tourists as well
as citizens with an interest in nature, culture
and local products from the Varde area. Visit
the website to find the exact date, locations
and event descriptions in Danish and German.
www.vardeaadag.dk
More events on Fan
You may find a list (in English) of different
types of annual festivals on Fan at the tourist
information website.
www.visitfanoe.dk/en/enjoy-life/festivals/

www.fannikerdagen.dk/en/

International Kite Fliers Meeting


on Fan June
At the annual kite festival, visitors can witness
nearly 5,000 kites of all imaginable shapes,
sizes and themes in the air at Rindby Beach.
Participants from all over the world travel to
Fan to join the festival, and it is a thrilling experience for spectators of all ages. The festival
lasts for four days.
www.kitefliersmeetingfanoe.de/englisch
In the beginning of August, there is also the
opportunity to experience the Family Kite
Festival with focus on activities for the children.
www.visitfanoe.dk/en/beach-activities/kites/

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DANISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS


Many Danish holidays are based around the
Christian calendar, with Christmas, Easter and
Midsummers Eve as some of the most important days, which are typically spent together
with family.
Other important celebrations include
Shrovetide, New Year and Great Prayer Day.
Most of these traditions are marked by national holidays.
In recent years, American traditions such as
Valentines Day and Halloween have become
popular in many Danish homes, with more and
more Danes celebrating these events each year.
14 February - Valentines Day
In the early 1990s, the Danes began to celebrate Valentines Day as the great day of love.
February/March Shrovetide
(Fastelavn in Danish)
Shrovetide is very much an event for children
in Denmark. During Shrovetide, children dress
up in costumes and visit neighbours while
singing a Shrovetide in return they receive
money or candy (very much like trick-or-treat
at Halloween). They also eat Shrovetide buns
and beat a barrel full of candy (similar to a
piata). Many clubs and shopping malls will
offer a Shrovetide event for children. You can
read more about the tradition here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fastelavn
March/April Easter
Easter in Denmark is an appreciated occasion
where friends and family gather for Easter
lunch. Traditionally, the Easter meal involves
pickled herring, eggs, rye bread and beer and
schnapps for the adults. Many homes and

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shops are decorated for Easter - especially with


spring greenery, daffodils and Easter eggs.
1 April - April fools Day
As in many other countries, the Danes also
tease each other with pranks and fictitious
stories on April 1st. The tradition dates back to
the 17th century.
April/May - Great Prayer Day
Great Prayer Day is a special Danish holiday,
where several holy and prayer days have been
combined into one day. It is designated as
a national holiday on the fourth Friday after
Easter Sunday.
May - Mothers Day
In Denmark, Mothers Day is celebrated on the
second Sunday in May with a day focused on
mum.
1 May
May 1st is the international workers rights
campaign and festival day, and is a holiday in
many workplaces. The day has gradually become more of a festival day than a campaign
day.

May/June - Pentecost/Whitsun
The Church festival Pentecost is a national
holy day in Denmark. Some Danes have a
lunch tradition similar to the one at Easter,
but the practice is less widespread. Watching
the Whitsun sun dance early in the morning
is a Danish tradition. If the weather permits,
it is advisable to find a nice spot to watch the
sun at daybreak (usually at about 4-5 a.m.).
Recently, youngsters have reinterpreted the
tradition with all night celebrations in order to
be awake to enjoy the sunrise.
5 June - Constitution Day and
Fathers Day
June 5th is the anniversary of the first Danish
Constitution of 1849. In many work places,
the day is marked by a full or half-holiday. The
5th of June is also recognised as Fathers Day,
which was introduced from the USA in 1935.
15 June - Valdemars Day
According to the legend, the Danish flag, Dannebrog, fell from the sky on 15 June in Estonia
in 1219. Since 1913, the day has been marked
as national Flag Day.

5 May - Denmarks Liberation


After having been occupied by Germany
since 9 April 1940, Denmark was freed of
the occupation on 5 May 1945. When the
liberation was announced during the 8.30
p.m. BBC broadcast on 4 May 1945, many
Danes spontaneously placed lit candles in their
windows. Today this tradition still remains with
many Danes continuing to place lit candles in
their windows on May 4th in recognition of
the Liberation.

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23 June - Midsummers Eve (Sankt


Hans in Danish)
Sankt Hans is a celebration of the birth of
John the Baptist, but it also marks the longest
day of the year (Midsummer). Each year
you can experience traditional Midsummer
gatherings where Danes meet around bonfires
to sing Midsommervisen - a song by the
Danish poet and painter Holger Drachmann
and burn a symbolic witch. You will find public
bonfires of all sizes around the municipality.
The events usually start around 6 p.m., with
the lighting of the bonfire and burning of the
artificial witch around 8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
October/November - All Saints
Day/Halloween
All Saints Day is celebrated in the church on
the first Sunday in November, while in recent
years the wider Danish population have
also incorporated the tradition of American
Halloween. Children dress up in costumes, for
example as ghosts, and most kindergartens in
Denmark will have a Halloween celebration for
the children.

December - The Christmas Month


The entire month of December is dominated
by the Christmas holiday. The main shopping streets are festively decorated, a public
ice-skating rink is constructed and a giant
Christmas tree is erected in the main square.

Many people also meet up at cafs or bars


during the day on December 31st to wish
each other a happy new year. Usually cafs in
the city will be full of people in the afternoon,
and at night many restaurants and bars offer
special New Years menus.

31 December - New Years Eve


In contrast to the family gatherings of Christmas, New Years Eve is mainly celebrated with
friends. For many Danes the evening includes
watching the 6 p.m. broadcast of the royal
New Year speech, gathering together for a festive dinner with friends and family, watching
the 18-minute recording of the classic comedy
sketch Dinner for One and toasting with
champagne at midnight. The Town Hall Clock
in Copenhagen marks the beginning of the
New Year, and most people watch the clock
countdown on TV. Many Danes head
outdoors after midnight to celebrate
with a small fireworks display.

More about Danish traditions


Read more about Danish traditions and find
pictures and short videos at the following
website:
www.denmark.dk/en/meet-the-danes/traditions

10 November - Martinmas Eve


(Mortensaften in Danish)
Martinmas Eve is the evening before St Martins Day, and many Danes eat roast duck on
this evening. According to the legend, Martins
whereabouts were revealed by geese while
he was hiding to avoid becoming a bishop.
Therefore geese are to be eaten on this day
every year. Most Danes do, however, eat duck
in substitute for goose on November 10th.

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Annual gatherings in Esbjerg


Motorcycle Parade every Maundy
Thursday in Esbjerg
Each year on the Thursday before Easter there
is a motorcycle parade in Esbjerg. The Parade is
one of the largest in Denmark with approximately 3,000 motorbike riders who take part
in a typical year.
The parade starts at 3 p.m. at Main Square
in Esbjerg and continues along Skolegade,
Strandbygade, Frodesgade, Jagtvej, Strandbygaard Kirkevej, Spangsbjerg Kirkevej,
Parkvej, Tarphagevej, Guldagervej and Ravnsbjergvej.
If the day is sunny, many people meet up at
Main Square at lunchtime or after the parade
to socialise.
Midsummers Eve (Sankt Hans) in
Esbjerg
Some of the very popular areas in Esbjerg
where locals gather on Midsummers Eve 23
June are:
Lergravsparken




This is the largest Sankt Hans event in


Esbjerg, and you will find many activities for
kids. The event is particularly popular due to
the bonfire, which is floated in the middle
of the lake, creating a beautiful sight.

Lergravsparken is situated in the area


between the streets Ringen, Gammelby
Ringvej, Grundtvigs Alle and Ribegade in
Esbjerg (see map on pg. 15).

Hjerting Strand
People start gathering on the beach from
around 6 p.m., and the bonfire is usually lit
around 8:30 p.m.

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Additional Sankt Hans bonfire locations:


Esbjerg Harbour, Sydvesten
(Fiskerihavnsgade 6)
Jerne (at the local stadium at Fasanvej 2,
6705 Esbjerg ). The activities for the
children begin at 6 p.m. and the bonfire is lit
at 7 p.m.
Sdden Church (Fyrvej 30, 6710 Esbjerg).
The church in Sdding has a Sankt Hans
event with activities for kids starting at 6
p.m. with a bonfire around 8:30 p.m.
Kvaglund Church (Kvaglundparken 18,
6705 Esbjerg). The activities for the children
begin at 6 p.m. and the bonfire is lit at 8 p.m.
Furthermore, most villages, suburban cities,
as well as many local areas and clubs will also
hold their own Sankt Hans event.

Santas arrival in Esbjerg late


November
On the last Friday in November, Santa will
arrive in Esbjerg to light the Christmas tree
at Main Square. This event is the traditional
Christmas kick off in Esbjerg City, and many
people will gather at the harbour to greet
Santa upon his arrival or wait for him at the
Main Square. A small market comprised of
Christmas cottages is erected at square, where
you can purchase Christmas ornaments,
sweets and hot drinks.

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Annual gatherings in Ribe


Midsummers Eve (Sankt Hans)
in Ribe 23 June
The largest Midsummers Eve event in Ribe
takes place at the rowing club Ribe Roklub,
where the artificial witch is burned in the bonfire at the park called Hovedengen.
Ribe Roklub, Erik Menveds Vej 16, 6760 Ribe
Maritime Day first Saturday in July
Ribes maritime day is held every summer
on Skibbroen along the Ribe River. Activities
include boat racing, rope making, demonstrations and a market including fish, local beer
and products related to the Wadden Sea.
More information and event dates, can be
found here

Peters Jul / Christmas in Ribe late


November and December in Ribe
In Ribe, the Christmas season begins by
waking Santa on the last Friday in November,
followed by him lighting the Christmas tree at
the Ribes Cathedral Square. Free hot cocoa is
offered to all in attendance.
During Christmas, many holiday events take
place in the city of Ribe. For instance, you may
find Christmas markets, Christmas in Quedens
gaard (the old grocery store), weekend street
theatre by the troupe Dracomir and other
music performances throughout the city.
Each year, you can find the complete Ribe
Christmas schedule here:
www.petersjuliribe.dk

www.visitribe.dk/danmark/maritim-dag-ogsmakketraef-i-ribe
Ribe Classic between April and
September
Every Tuesday afternoon between April and
September, classic car enthusiasts and owners
hold a meet up in Ribe. From May to August,
the events take place at Hovedengen, and
the remainder of the seasons gatherings are
located in the parking area between Ftex and
Kvickly.
Find Ribe-Classic on Facebook.
da-dk.facebook.com/RibeClassic
Ribe Dyrskue Ribe Cattle Show
Every summer a one-day agricultural show is
held in Ribe at Hovedengen. Highlights include
a market, livestock, small animals, activities for
children and entertaining competitions. The
show celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015.
An entry fee applies.
www.jlbr.dk/Dyrskue/

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CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
Music and Theatre in Esbjerg
Esbjerg is very much a city of music. You can
read more about the annual music events such
as Esbjerg Festival, Folk & Fstival, Made in Esbjerg, and Esbjerg Rock in the section entitled
Annual events.
Musikhuset / Concert house - Esbjerg
Performing Arts Centre
The concert house, Musikhuset, is a performing arts centre designed by the world famous
architects Jan and Jrn Utzon. Musikhuset
offers a wide range of cultural events such
as opera and operettas, stand-up comedy,
classical concerts and popular music such as
pop and jazz. Danish as well as international
artists can be found in the annual concert lineup. Musikhuset also facilitates performances
by the national theatre, The New Opera/Den
ny opera, which is also housed in Musikhuset
in Esbjerg.
In addition to music and theatre, Musikhuset
also hosts a variety of activities such as conferences, meetings and lectures, and the main
building also houses the restaurant Kunstpavillionen, a caf and the Esbjerg Art Museum.
Esbjerg Performing Arts Centre:
Havnegade 18, 6700 Esbjerg
www.mhe.dk
Tobakken / (literarily The
Tobacco) Concert Hall
Tobakken is one of the most significant culture
centres in Denmark. A former tobacco factory,
Tobakken has maintained its original industrial appearance which gives the concert area
a rustic atmosphere. The concert hall offers
performances across many types of popular
music by both established as well as up-andcoming artists. The genres vary widely, and

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include rock, pop and jazz, as well as comedy


performances.

You can find a calendar for the concerts at the


academy here: www.smks.dk.

Tobakken, Gasvrksgade 2, 6700 Esbjerg


www.tobakken.dk

The Academy of Music is located at:


Kirkegade 61, 6700 Esbjerg
www.smks.dk
www.facebook.com/smks.dk

Huset / The House


Both a caf and a minor concert house, Huset
offers a variety of activities such as movie
nights, lectures, dance performances and student activities. Huset also hosts up-and-coming
bands from Denmark and abroad. The location
is also used for many international activities as
well as hosting the Esbjerg International Film
Club (at alternating dates). Traditionally known
as place for students, everyone is welcome at
Huset.

Esbjerg Ensemble
Esbjergs internationally renowned chamber
music orchestra offers concerts regularly at
alternating venues.
Esbjerg Ensemble,
Norgesgade 19, 6700 Esbjerg
www.esbjergensemble.com/eng/about

Huset is located at:


Finsensgade 1, 6700 Esbjerg
www.husetesbjerg.dk
Syddansk Musikkonservatorium The Danish National Academy of
Music
The academy is reputed as one of the best
music academies in Denmark. It is an educational institution under the Danish Ministry of
Culture, and the public is regularly welcome to
attend student concerts in the unique concert
hall, decorated by the artist Hans Tyrrestrup.
The Conservatorium is housed in Esbjergs
former electricity facility, which has been converted into a modern academy of music.
The Academy also houses a public caf called
Caf rsted, which hosts live concerts by the
students on most Thursdays at 8 p.m. The
Academy also performs public concerts across
many musical genres, varying from classical,
jazz, pop, folk, electronic and film music. Many
local and regional music associations and jazz
clubs regularly give concerts at The Academy
in Esbjerg.

Jazz Esbjerg
Jazz Esbjerg arranges jazz concerts
throughout the city. Concerts range from large
events with well-known jazz artists to intimate
shows with new artists. Concerts are held at a
range of locations in Esbjerg, often at venues
such as Musikhuset, Tobakken and Frandsens
Fabrik.
Jazz Esbjerg is located at The Academy of
Music:
Kirkegade 61, 6700 Esbjerg
www.jazzesbjerg.dk

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Sydvestjysk Jazz Club


Sydvestjysk Jazz Club specializes in New
Orleans- and Dixieland-style jazz, and occasionally swing music. The programme and
membership information can be found at:
www.sydvestjazz.dk/omsydvestjazz
Esbjerg Musikforening / Esbjerg
Music association
Esbjerg Music association arranges classical
music concerts at The Danish National Academy of Music.
The programme and membership information:
www.esbjergmusikforening.dk

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Creative Workshops in
Esbjerg
Creative Workshops at Tobakken
The Creative Workshops at Tobakken is run
by Tobakken and the association called Det
creative Vrksted. Adults and youths above
age 15 can buy a 6 months or 12 months pass
to use the workshops. The pass is be valid
for all types of workshops. In addition to the
member fee you pay for the material you use
at the workshops. The workshops are based
on volunteers, and during opening hours there
will be a volunteer workshop manager to oversee the workshop and guide the users. The
workshops does not include a teacher as such.
You can join workshops within:
Painting
Ceramics
Glass
Glass beads
Felt
Geeklab (technology workshop with 3D
printer)
The Workshops is located at Tobakken at:
Gasvrksgade 2, 6700 Esbjerg C.
More information about opening hours for the
workshops can be found here:
www.kreativevaerksted.mono.net/
Also you are welcome to send an email to
kreativ@tobakken.dk for more information.

Music and theatre in Ribe

Theatre groups in Esbjerg

Ribe Jazz
Ribe Jazz arranges jazz concerts throughout
Ribe, and organizes the annual Ribe Jazz Festival. You can read more about the festival in
the section entitled Annual events.

Drakomir Theatre
Drakomir is a highly popular theatre in Ribe.
They offer regular in-house performances as
well as street theatre during some of the citys
yearly events.

Den ny Opera / The New Opera


The New Opera is the youngest professional
opera in Denmark. Each year two opera productions are held for adults and one musical
theatre show for children. The opera tours
around Denmark and performs, for instance,
at The Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen
and of course at Musikhuset in Esbjerg. Past
performances range from Hndel to Carl
Nielsen, and their repertoire also includes
operettas with music from amongst composers
such Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Offenbach and
Johann Strauss.

Drakomir Theatre, Rosen All 3, 6760 Ribe


www.drakomir.dk

The New Opera, Havnegade 18, 6700 Esbjerg


www.dennyopera.dk

Quedens - music and culture


association
The music and culture association arranges a
variety of concerts and stand-up performances
at both Caf Quedens as well as the restaurant
Brorsonsminde.

Amateur theatre
There are several options to experience local
theatre. Local theatre troupes include:

More information can be found at:


www.quedensgaard.dk

Additional local theatre groups can be found


throughout the municipality. Performances are
typically announced in the local newspapers or
posted on the calendar in the app EsbjergLive
and at

The programme and membership information:


www.ribejazz.dk/

RIAMUF (Ribe Amateur Music


Association)
RIAMUF is an association aimed at young, amateur musicians between the ages of 14 to 20
years. The membership also offers inexpensive
access to their unique music rehearsal facilities,
located in a former factory.
Riamuf, Rosen All 3, 6760 Ribe
www.riamuf.dk

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Skartyden
Esbjergspillene
Troldrosen

www.energymetropolis.com.

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Theatre groups in Ribe


Drakomir Theatre
Drakomir is a very popular theatre group in
Ribe for both children and adults. Children are
eligible to join when the reach the 2nd grade
in elementary school.
Drakomir Theatre, Rosen Alle 3, 6760 Ribe
www.drakomir.dk

Museums in Esbjerg
Esbjerg Museum
Esbjerg Museum details both the regions prehistoric development as well as Esbjergs earlier
period of urbanisation between 1900 and
1950. Old town Esbjerg is recreated with shop
fronts, the harbour and period living quarters.
Rotating special exhibits detail historical aspects of the city including sport, music and the
Occupation. Free admission on Wednesdays.
Torvegade 45, 6700 Esbjerg
www.esbjergmuseum.dk

Museum of Printing
The Museum of Printing exhibits large-scale,
antique printing machines and related equipment from both Denmark and around the
world. The museum is open only during the
summer period, and a small entry fee applies.
Borgergade 6, 6700 Esbjerg
www.bogtrykmuseet.dk/english
Esbjerg Art Museum
The Esbjerg Art Museum houses a collection
of art from the 20th century onwards as well
as temporary exhibitions of international
contemporary art. The Museum also serves
as a laboratory for established artists and as
a platform for the young art scene. Esbjerg
Art museum experiments with presenting art
in new ways - for example in the context of
music and science.
An aesthetic laboratory and interactive activities for children, amongst others experiences, can be found at the museum. Entry for
children is free.
The Esbjerg Art Museum is located at
Musikhuset:
Havnegade 20, 6700 Esbjerg
www.eskum.dk

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B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Museums in Ribe
Ribe Art Museum
The Art Museum in Ribe opened in 1891 in
a grand villa dating back to 1864. As one of
Denmarks oldest museums, Ribe Art Museum
underwent an extensive restoration in 2010. It
is considered to be one of the most exquisite
museums in the country with an impressive
collection of Danish art from the mid-18th
century to the mid-20th century. Entry for
children is free.
Ribe Art Museum is located at:
Sct. Nicolaj Gade 10, 6760 Ribe
www.ribekunstmuseum.dk
Ribes art route, which includes the local
galleries, as well as other art related events can
be found at:
www.visitribe.com/ln-int/south-jutland/art/
art-ribe
Museum Ribes Vikinger / Museum
The Vikings of Ribe
Visitors to the museum Ribes Vikinger can
experience the history of Ribe from the age of
the Vikings through the Middle Ages until the
year 1700. The museum offers reconstructed
environments from the time of the Vikings as
well as the Middle Ages, activities for children
and special exhibitions. Entry for children is
free.

Ribe VikingeCenter Ribe Viking


Center
Travel 1300 years back in time to when the
Vikings ruled Ribe. At Ribe Viking Centre, you
can experience a reconstructed, living village
showcasing how the Vikings lived and worked.
An entry fee applies.

Vadehavscentret The Wadden


Sea Centre
At the Wadden Sea Centre you will find
exhibitions about the nature and the culture of
the Wadden Sea region. The outdoor displays
include an exhibition of Wadden Sea Art and a
manmade tidal pool. An entry fee applies.

Lustrupvej 4, 6760 Ribe


www.ribevikingecenter.dk/en

Okholmvej 5, 6760 Vester Vedsted, Ribe


www.vadehavscentret.dk

Ribe Cathedral Museum


Ribe Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Denmark, and the churchs beauty dominates the
citys main square. This is the site of the first
wooden church erected by the first Christians
in Denmark around the year 800. The Cathedral Museum, which includes displays on the
museums archaeological history, is accessed
from the Cathedrals tower. The admission fee
includes both the museum and access to the
tower.

The Old Town Hall in Ribe


The Middle Age building dates back to before
1496, and served as town hall from 1709 until
2006. Inside you will find a small museum and
you can sign up for guided tours inside the
house. The historic rooms can be rented for
specific purposes.

Torvet (Main Square), 6760 Ribe


www.ribe-domkirke.dk

You will find more information here:


detgamleraadhusiribe.esbjergkommune.dk/
det-gamle-raadhus
If you are interested in getting married in the
Old Town Hall in Ribe, please visit this website:
www.weddinginribe.dk

Odins plads 1, 6760 Ribe


www.ribesvikinger.dk/English

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Art Galleries in Esbjerg


You can read more about the annual art
events, such as Blue Doors, the European
Container Exhibition and Esbjerg Days of Art,
in the preceding section entitled Annual
events.
Frandsens Fabrik
Frandsens Fabrik is a multifaceted art, music
and social space housed in a renovated factory.
Special events venue host activities for the
citys international community. Frandsens
Fabric is a unique space in the city of Esbjerg.
Helgolandsgade 11, 6700 Esbjerg
www.frandsensfabrik.dk

Englandsgade 5, 6700 Esbjerg


www.galleri-ginsbaek.dk
Gallery Slugen
Gallery Slugen is a joint gallery with exhibitions
by local artists.
Grundtvigs All 42, 6700 Esbjerg
www.slugen.dk

Other Art Associations in


Esbjerg

Caf Patricia & Gallery


The caf hosts exhibitions from various artists.
The Caf is run by the Esbjerg Municipality and
it activates unemployed citizens. Caf Patricia
has a reputation for serving splendid cakes
and relatively inexpensive caf food in a cosy
atmosphere.

In addition to local art events, museums and


gallery exhibitions, you can also find a wide
range of other local studios and galleries.

Stormgade 5, 6700 Esbjerg


www.cafepatricia.esbjergkommune.dk

You can read more about the annual September event Open Artists Studios and find
links to information about many local artists
with working galleries in Esbjerg at:

Henneberghus
Henneberghus is a gallery with alternating exhibitions by various artists. Within the gallery,
visitors can also view works by local artist Tina
Henneberg in a permanent showroom. Exhibitions usually revolve around paintings, but
from time to time visitors may also encounter
photo exhibits.
Kronprinsensgade 24, 6700 Esbjerg
(the gallery is located in the backyard)
www.henneberghus.dk

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Gallery Ginsbk
Ginsbk is a joint gallery with exhibitions by
local artists.

Blue Doors
Blue Doors is an acclaimed group of 20+ artists
in Esbjerg, and once a year, they invite the
public into their working galleries.

www.kunstiesbjerg.dk

Eskum - Esbjerg Art Club


Eskum is Esbjergs largest art club. The clubs
main purpose is to support art in Esbjerg. They
work close together with the Esbjerg Art Museum, where club members receive a discount.
www.eskum.dk
Phototeket and Storm P at
Esbjerg Main Library
At the Main Library in Esbjerg Phototeket
organises rotating photo exhibitions on the
first floor of the building. Visitors can find
modern photographic art of all genres displayed in these exhibitions.
Opening hours as well as video examples of
the exhibitions can be found at:
www.esbjergbibliotek.dk/phototek-hovedmenu/phototek
In addition, one of the largest permanent
exhibitions of paintings from the Danish artist
and writer, Storm P, can be found around the
library.
Nrregade 19, 6700 Esbjerg

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Art galleries in Ribe


Ribe is indeed a city of art. For a city of its size,
Ribe offers a vast number of places to experience and view art.
Ribe Art Club
The art association in Ribe has approximately
600 members and aims to support art in Ribe.
Members receive discount at the Ribe Art
Museum.
Sct. Laurentiigade 11, 6760 Ribe
www. ribekunstforening.dk
Local artists and galleries
Ribes art route includes the local galleries
as well as other art related events. It can be
found at:
www.visitribe.com/ln-int/south-jutland/art/
art-ribe
Stenbohus
You can also experience alternating art on display on the ceiling of the entrance to the bar
and music venue Stenbohus. Just take a look
up as you are walking through the gate.
Stenbogade 1, 6760 Ribe

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LIBRARY CULTURE
The tradition of public library patronage in
Denmark is strong. Public libraries offer a variety of free services and items for loan.
In Esbjerg Municipality, there are nearly no
limits to the kind of cultural activities on offer.
Naturally, you can reserve and borrow books,
movies and music in digital or hard copy form,
free of charge. You can also borrow toys and
games, find information about services from
the municipality, learn about the many local
activities on offer or borrow a blood pressure
monitor.
At the library, you can also register for a
NemID, your digital signature needed to communicate with public and private institutions in
Denmark. Library visitors can take part in lectures and exhibitions, rent conference rooms,
print, scan and receive help with IT problems.
You are always welcome visit the library to use
the computers and the indoor playground and
real newspapers and magazines available in a
range of languages.

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Especially at the main library in the city of


Esbjerg and the Kvaglund library branch, both
of which offer a wide variety of bilingual books
and events.
Remember to bring your yellow health card.
Opening Hours
All libraries in the municipality offer unstaffed
opening hours, meaning that you are welcome
to drop in every day of the week between 8
a.m. and 9 p.m.
www.esbjergbibliotek.dk
www.energymetropolis.com/libraries/

Library in Ribe
Ribe Library, Simon Hansens Vej 1, 6760 Ribe
Library in Bramming
Bramming Library, Sct. Knuds Alle 2L, 6740
Bramming
Library Bus
To ensure that everyone has access to the
library, residents can also stop by the Library
Bus when it visits their local area. The Library
Bus is essentially a library on wheels allows you
to borrow books found onboard. You can also
reserve materials in advance online.

Libraries in Esbjerg
Main Library, Nrregade 19, 6700 Esbjerg

You can find the schedule and the bus stops


here:

Kvaglund Library, Kvaglundparken 12, 6705


Esbjerg

www.esbjergbibliotek.dk/biblioteker/25/om (in
Danish).

Sdding Library, Fyrvej 32, 6710 Esbjerg V


Tjreborg Library, Skolevej 44C, 6731 Tjreborg

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

SPORT
Sport Facilities in Esbjerg
Esbjerg Sport & Event Park offers a myriad of
athletic facilities for both spectators and participants, including eg. football, athletics,
swimming, tennis, cricket, handball, American
football, ice hockey, curling, and ice skating.
Joining a club offers the opportunity to
participate as a recreational athlete or elite
sportsman, and everyone can enjoy local sport
as spectators.
Esbjergs local football team, called EfB, has a
strong, local fan base. You can experience the
popularity of the home team at Blue Water
Arena during the football season.
Many of the sport facilities listed below are
owned by Esbjerg Sport & Event Park and
are located in the vicinity of Gl. Vardevej, just
north of Vognsblparken.

Granly Hockey Arena indoor ice


skating arena
Granly Hockey Arena hosts professional ice
hockey games, and is used by the ice hockey
and figure skating clubs. The arena is also
open to the public for ice skating several days
a week.
Gl. Vardevej 62, 6700 Esbjerg
www.sepe.dk
More information about public ice skating at
Granly Hockey Arena can be found at:
www.sepe.dk
More information about public ice skating at
Main Square in Esbjerg can be found at:
www.sepe.dk

Esbjerg Curling Hall


The curling hall is used for the club curling and
for professional curling games, but you can
also rent facilities and equipment by the hour.
Gl. Vardevej 82, 6700 Esbjerg
www.sepe.dk
More information about Esbjerg Curling Club
can be found at:
www.esbjergcurling.dk
Esbjerg Athletics Stadium
The outdoor track and field facilities at Esbjerg
Athletics Stadium are used for both elite
athletics as well as for club sport.
Gl. Vardevej 84, 6700 Esbjerg
www.sepe.dk
More information about Esbjerg Athletics Club
can be found at: www.esbjerg-am.dk

Blue Water Arena outdoor arena


Blue Water Arena is used for many major
outdoor sporting events and is home to the
Esbjergs professional football team, EfB.
Gl. Vardevej 62, 6700 Esbjerg
www.svdk.dk
Blue Water Dokken indoor arena
Blue Water Dokken is used for many indoor
sport events such as professional handball,
basketball and volleyball matches. Dokken
is also occasionally used for indoor concerts
in co-operation with the two major concert
houses in Esbjerg.
Gl. Vardevej 62, 6700 Esbjerg
www.sepe.dk

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Tennis facilities
The so-called Q star courts are outdoor
tennis courts used for both club tennis as well
as elite tennis.
The tennis facilities are located at:
Gl. Vardevej 82, 6700 Esbjerg
www.sepe.dk
Football facilities
There are several outdoor football pitches,
both with natural and manmade turf. They are
owned by Esbjerg Sport & Event Park. These
facilities are used by several groups clubs,
including EfB.
Gl. Vardevej 88, 6700 Esbjerg
www.sepe.dk

Veldtofte Idrtspark Veldtofte


Sports Park
Located on the outskirts of Esbjerg, the sports
park in the Veldtofte neighbourhood offers
many indoor and outdoor sporting facilities
and activities. Note that you may be required
to join an association in order to use specific
facilities.
Sportsvej 17-19, 6705 Esbjerg
www.sepe.dk

Esbjerg cricket facilities


Esbjergs cricket ground includes a pitch made
of artificial turf, space for 1,000 spectators and
is home to the local cricket club.

Esbjerg Badminton Centre


Esbjerg Badminton Centre is used for both
club and elite badminton.

Gl. Vardevej 88, 6700 Esbjerg


www.sepe.dk

Grdybet 71, 6700 Esbjerg


www.sepe.dk

Svmmestadion Danmark
Swimming Stadium & Water Park
in Esbjerg
The Swimming Stadium & Water Park in
Esbjerg is the largest of its kind in Denmark.
It is used for professional swimming competitions and is open for public swimming during
normal hours. In addition to open swimming
lanes and water fitness classes, there are saunas and soaking pools as well as an exciting
water park for children and fun-loving adults.
An entry fee applies.

Esbjerg Rollerskate and Skate


Park
The park has an area for skating both with
rollerblades and skateboards. The park is run
by Esbjerg Rollerskate Club and you can either
use the facilities as a member or buy a day
pass.

Gl. Vardevej 60, 6700 Esbjerg


www.svdk.dk

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Other swimming facilities


In Esbjerg Municipality you can also find swimming pools at many public schools and sport
centres. The swimming facilities at the public
schools are typically used by the swimming
clubs and are for members only.

Murervej 9, 6710 Esbjerg V


www.esbjergrollerskate.dk

Sports Facilities in
Bramming
Kultur og Fritids Centre - Culture
and Leisure Centre
Brammings Culture and Leisure Centre is a
large sport complex and includes training
areas, squash courts, dance studios and table
tennis facilities.
Idrts All 10, 6740 Bramming
www.sepe.dk
Bramming Swimming Hall
The swimming complex in Bramming includes
a 25-metre competition swimming pool with 6
lanes, childrens pool, and sauna and
steam room. An entry fee applies.
Idrts All 10, 6740 Bramming
www.sepe.dk

Many more
sporting facilities
This list of sport facilities is not
exhaustive. The municipality is dotted
with sporting grounds and facilities, which
are used by a variety of clubs. In fact, it takes
many by surprise whwn they find excellent
sporting facilities in some of the municipalitys
small villages and suburban neighbourhoods.
Find much more in the app Esbjerg Live

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

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Sports Facilities in Ribe


Ribehallen
Ribehallen is a sports and event facility that
offers space for a variety of activities including
badminton and indoor rock climbing.
Ribehallen is associated with Danhostel at
Skt. Peders Gade 16, 6760 Ribe
Ribe Leisure Centre
Ribes sport centre consists of multipurpose
gyms for badminton, handball, basketball and
volleyball, football, indoor climbing, tennis and
exercise. An entry fee may apply.
Ribe Leisure Centre and Swimming
Pool
Ribes swimming pool complex includes a diving area with 1m, 3m and 5m diving boards,
as well as three pools (including a toddler and
a childrens pool). There is also a 42m long
waterslide for children and adults. An entry fee
applies.
Simon Hansens Vej 8, 6760 Ribe
www.ribefritidscenter.dk

Other Swimming Facilities


In Esbjerg Municipality you can also find
swimming pools at many public schools and
sport centres. The pools at public schools are
typically used by the swimming clubs and can
only be used for for lessons for members.
Many more sporting facilities
This list of sport facilities is not
exhaustive. The municipality is dotted
with sporting grounds and facilities, which
are used by a variety of clubs. In fact, it takes
many by surprise whwn they find excellent
sporting facilities in some of the municipalitys
small villages and suburban neighbourhoods.
Find much more in the app Esbjerg Live

Elite Sport and Education in


Esbjerg and Ribe
In both Esbjerg and Ribe, you will find excellent opportunities to combine education and
elite sport. The following schools offer elite
sport programmes:
The public primary school Vitaskolen (from
7th grade)
Esbjerg Gymnasium & HF (upper secondary
school)
Rybners (upper secondary school and school
for technical courses)
Ribe Katedralskole (upper secondary school)
Handelsgymnasiet Ribe (upper secondary
school)
VUC Esbjerg (adult education courses)
Please contact the individual institution for
more information.
You can also read more about the elite sport
programmes here:
www.energymetropolis.com/
elite-sports-and-education
www.eliteidraetesbjerg.esbjergkommune.dk
You can find an elite sport programme for
almost any sport.
For more information please contact:
Anna Bach Kristensen
Consultant for elite sport, Municipality of
Esbjerg
Tel.: 7616 1586
Mail:ank22@esbjergkommune.dk

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Spectator Sport in Ribe and


Esbjerg
The citizens of Esbjerg and Ribe are very proud
of their local teams. If you enjoy watching
sport at a professional level, consider following
the local teams.
In particular, EfB (football) and Esbjerg Energy
(ice hockey), Team Esbjerg (womens handball)
and RibeEsbjerg HH (mens handball) are very
popular teams.
More information about EfB football can be
found at: www.efb.dk
More information about elite ice hockey
team Esbjerg Energy can be found at:
www.esbjergenergy.dk
More information about Team Esbjerg
ladies handball can be found at:
www.teamesbjerg.dk
More information about RibeEsbjerg HH
(mens handball) can be found at:
www.ribeesbjerghh.dk

Motorsport

Wellness

Esbjerg Motorsport
Esbjerg Motorsport hosts 1st and 2nd division
speedway competition racing, and watching
the motorbike races at their home facilities,
Grandly Speedway Arena at Korskroen, is very
popular. They also host international championships.

Esbjerg Spa & Wellness


A spa and wellness area is located on the first
floor of the Swimming Stadium & Water Park.
An entry fee applies.

www.esbjergmotorsport.com

Blvand Wellness
A 35-minute drive north of Esbjerg you will
find Blvand Wellness at the camping site
Hvidbjerg Strand Camping. An entry fee
applies.

Grandly Speedway Arena


At Grandly Speedway Arena you can watch
motorbike racing, cross-cart and rally-cross.
The facilities include two speedway lanes, a
1,000 meter racetrack and a moped track.
Tinghedevej 7, 6715 Esbjerg (Korskroen)
Motorcar racing
Striben is the association that aims to organise
safe and legal motorcar racing in Esbjerg.
Racing events are mostly held at Molevej in the
Esbjerg harbour.
www.striben-esbjerg.dk

Gl. Vardevej 60, 1st floor, 6700 Esbjerg


www.esbjergwellness.dk

Hvidbjerg Strandvej 27, 8657 Blvand


www.hvidbjerg.dk/oplevelser/wellness/
Many of the large swimming complexes offer
sauna, steam room or spa pools, and occasionally include a wellness area for massage and
other treatments. Additionally you can find
several wellness centres in the area and the
easiest way to locate them is to search online
or use the app Esbjerg Live.

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Market days at Esbjerg City Hall
Market days are held every Wednesday and
Saturday in front of the Esbjerg City Hall. Vendors sell fresh food products such as cheese,
meat, fish and fruit, and visitors may also
find hobby products, art and handicrafts and
clothes for sale.
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to 1.30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.
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Torvegade 74, 6700 Esbjerg
Korskro
In May, a popular market is held at the
so-called Korskro near Esbjerg. The market
includes animals, market stands, music and a
small amusement park (tivoli). You can find the
exact dates for the markets each year in the
calendar at www.energymetropolis.com or at
the market website.

International Viking Market


Ribe VikingCenter organises a huge Viking
market each year at the end of April. Hundreds
of Vikings from all over Europe flock to Ribe
to take part in the festivities, which last seven
days. There are performances, demonstrations
and a large market with Viking handicrafts.

Childrens flea market in Ribe


Every Wednesday in the summertime, a childrens very own flea market is held at the main
square by the cathedral.

Ribe VikingCenter
Lustrupvej 4, Lustrupholm, 6760 Ribe
www.ribevikingecenter.dk/en

Other markets
Markets offering such items as local produce,
international products and second-hand goods
are held at differing times throughout the year.
Many of these markets are advertised on the
calendar at www.energymetropolis.com

Town Market in Ribe


During the summer, a market day and flea
market are held every Wednesday on Skibbroen by the river.

www.visitribe.com/ln-int/south-jutland/activities/town-market-ribe

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Rnnegardsvej 16, 6715 Esbjerg


www.korskro-hestemarked.dk
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In August, a large and popular market is
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for the market each year on the calendar at
www.energymetropolis.com or at the market
website.
Tane Hedevej 59, 6857 Blvand
www.hofaaremarked.dk

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B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Cultural Institutions
In Denmark it is very common for children to
be involved in the arts from an early age. Kids
learn how to sing, play an instrument, paint,
work with ceramics, dance or perform at
theatres, amongst many other artistic activities.
Many schools and clubs offer music classes,
and many of these lessons and classes take
place at the local schools. Dance classes and
theatre lessons, however, most often take
place at a dance studio or a club.
Kulturskolen / School of Culture
School of Culture is a one of a kind institution
operated by Esbjerg Municipality, and is a very
popular place for children to learn how to play
music, dance ballet, perform at the theatre,
write, paint, make sculptures or sing in a choir.
Please note that many residents sign their
children up for classes early in advance, and
the classes are often fully booked. Especially
the ballet line, which is part of the Danish
Royal Ballet, is very popular. The school also
offers special activities for babies as well as
some courses for adults. Check their website
for more details.
Islandsgade 50, 6700 Esbjerg
www.esbjergkulturskole.dk
Esbjerg Brne- & Ungdomsteater /
Esbjerg Children and Youth Theatre
Esbjerg Children and Youth Theatre typically
perform two on-stage shows per year. Children
often join the performances from around
the age of 5. When practicing for a performance, the theatre group meets once a week,
however, they meet much more frequently as
the first show approaches. Many adults join
the group as well and perform on stage, make
costumes or play accompanying music for the
performance.

The performances take place at various locations around the area, including the theatre
on Borgergade, at the Fisheries and Maritime
Museum, and in the summertime at the park
called Nrreskoven.
Borgergade 25, 6700 Esbjerg
www.teaterhuset.org
Theatre club Fugl Fniks / Bird
Phoenix
Bird Phoenix is a theatre club for children
and youth. They also have a circus class for
children and adults, which hold several small
shows each year. Children can usually start at
the theatre from age 4 and at the circus from
age 8. The group typically meet once a week
to practice and learn how to perform at the
theatre or the circus, with much more frequent
practice shortly before a show. Many adults
also join the club activities in order to help
make the costumes or play the accompanying
music.

Esbjerg Art Museum


The Esbjerg Art Museum offers some exhibitions aimed at a younger audience with
interactive activities for children. Occasionally,
there are workshops on offer for children.

Amagervej 10, 6700 Esbjerg


www.fuglfniks.dk

Esbjerg Art Museum is located at Musikhuset:


Havnegade 20, 6700 Esbjerg
www.eskum.dk

Museums for Children

Esbjerg Museum
Esbjerg Museum details both the regions prehistoric development as well as Esbjergs earlier
period of urbanisation between 1900 and
1950. Old town Esbjerg is recreated with shop
fronts, the harbour and period living quarters.
Rotating special exhibits detail historical aspects of the city including sport, music and the
Occupation. Free admission on Wednesdays.

The Fisheries and Maritime Museum


At the Fisheries and Maritime Museum visitors
can watch seals, a colourful variety of fish and
a special Wadden Sea exhibition. You can also
learn more about the relationship between
people and the sea in the displays about fisheries, navigation and underwater nature.
There are also large, open-air maritime
exhibitions outside. The outdoor facilities also
include a playground. An entry fee applies.

Torvegade 45, 6700 Esbjerg


www.esbjergmuseum.dk

Tarphagevej 2, 6710 Esbjerg


www.fimus.dk

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Outdoor Activities
Midtgrd a farm open to visitors
Midtgrd is a farm with a variety of animals
and many activities for children. Visitors to the
farm range from kindergartens and schools,
to clubs and families. You are welcome to
observe the animals, have a picnic, take a walk
in the forest and use the building facilities.
Midtgrd is located at:
Ravnsbjergvej 6, 6710 Esbjerg V
More information, including opening hours,
can be found at:
midtgaard.esbjergkommune.dk/midtgaard
www.facebook.com/landogby

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Myrthuegrd Natur- & Kulturformidlingscenter Myrthuegrd


Nature and Cultural Communication Centre
Myrthuegrd offers a free public exhibition
about the Wadden Sea region with helpful
park staff and nature guides on-site to answers
all your questions. There is often the opportunity to join tours highlighting the unique
nature of the Wadden Sea area, which is on
the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Dyrehaven The Deer Park


Dyrehaven (literally the Animal Garden) is a
park found within Nrreskoven next to Vognsblparken. The parks main highlight is the
local deer population, which you are welcome
to feed with healthy foods, such as carrots or
apples. Please note that bread and pasta can
make the deer ill, so avoid giving them these
foods. The animals are very friendly and it is a
great place for children. You can enter through
the gates on the streets Parkvej or Gl. Vardevej.

Myrthuegrd is also a great starting point for a


family walk or a picnic.

You can also feed deer though the fence at


a second deer park on the eastern side of
Vognsblparken, only a short walk from the
parks playground area.

Myrtuevej 39, 6710 Esbjerg V


www.myrthuegaard.esbjergkommune.dk

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The Culture School is a one of a kind institution operated by Esbjerg Municipality, and a
very popular place for children to learn how
to play music, dance ballet, perform at theLustruplund
theatre, write, paint, make sculptures or sing
in a choir. In Ribe, the Culture School offers
activities at SeminarieHuset.

Lustrupvej 4, Lustrupholm, 6760 Ribe

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Cultural Institutions

Playground at Ribe VikingeCentre


The Ribe VikingeCentres playground allows
children to play in and amongst the tiny houses at Midgrd, collect firewood, play cook and
make wooden nails. An entry fee applies.

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Museum Ribes Vikinger / Museum


The Vikings of Ribe
Visitors to the museum Ribes Vikinger can
experience the history of Ribe from the age of
the Vikings through the Middle Ages until the
year 1700. The museum offers reconstructed
environments from the time of the Vikings as
well as the Middle Ages, activities for children
and special exhibitions. Entry for children is
free.
Odins plads 1, 6760 Ribe
www.ribesvikinger.dk/English
Ribe Art Museum
The Art Museum encourages children to visit
and play at the museum. The basement level
is designed around the Golden Age and is
designed for children to imagine that they
are part of a piece of art. Young visitors also
have the opportunity to draw pictures
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childrens art books.
Sct. Nicolaj Gade 10, 6760 Ribe
www.ribekunstmuseum.dk

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Ribes VikingeCenter - Ribe Viking


Center
Travel 1300 years back in time to when the
Vikings ruled Ribe. At Ribe Viking Center, you
can experience a reconstructed, living village
showcasing how the Vikings lived and worked.
An entry fee applies.
Once a year the Viking Center hosts an International Viking Market.
So rte Read more about the
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Viking Market in the Annual Events section.
Lustrupvej 4, 6760 Ribe
www.ribevikingecenter.dk/en

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Vadehavscentret The Wadden


Sea Centre
At the Wadden Sea Centre you will find
exhibitions about the nature and the culture of
the Wadden Sea region. Children can explore
the outdoor tidal pool and crabs. An entry fee
applies.
Okholmvej 5, 6760 Vester Vedsted, Ribe
www.vadehavscentret.dk

Outdoor activities
Storkesen / Stork Lake
Stork Lake is great for fishing, and the banks
around the lake provide a nice area for a picnic
or a walk. Near the lake you will also find a
family park and a camping site.
Haulundvej 164, 6760 Ribe
www.ribe-storkesoen.dk
Favrholt Skov Favrholt Forest
In Farvrholt Skov, you can find walking trails, a
lake, nature inspired, wooden playground and
pastures with cows, pigs and horses.
Bakkevej, 6760 Ribe
The garden at Ribe Art Museum
The Ribe Art Museum offers a large garden for
play, picnics and enjoying nature. It is located
behind the museum and is bordered by the
Ribe River.
Sct. Nicolaj Gade 10, 6760 Ribe
www.ribekunstmuseum.dk

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ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE REGION


Lalandia in Billund
A short hours drive northeast of Esbjerg you
will find Lalandia, a large, indoor water and
amusement park offering both wet and dry
family activities, as well as restaurants. An
entry fee applies.
Ellehammers Alle 3, 7190 Billund
www.lalandia.dk
Legoland in Billund
Nearby Lalandia and also an hours drive northeast of Esbjerg, you will find the worlds first
Legoland amusement park. Legoland offers
an exciting range of activities for children, and
many families living in the region purchase
annual tickets to visit the park regularly during
the weekends. An entry fee applies.
Nordmarksvej 9, 7190 Billund
www.legoland.dk

Madsby legepark /Madsby Park &


Playground
Madsby Park and Playground has activities
aimed at small children and is located a little
over an hours drive east of Esbjerg and close
to the city of Fredericia. The park has a large
playground, picnic and barbeque facilities,
moon car lanes (for hand-pedalled go carts),
animals and a lake with paddleboats and
canoes. From time to time, markets and shows
are held at the park. Entrance to the park is
free.
Lumbyesvej 45, 7000 Fredericia
www.fredericia.dk/MadsbyLegepark
Blvand Zoo
A little over a 30-minute drive north of Esbjerg
you will find Blvand Zoo, a small zoo with
approximately 400 animals, including a petting
area with goats, rabbits and horses. The zoo
also includes more exotic animals such as
lions, camels, zebras and monkeys. There are
playgrounds, picnic areas and pony rides. An
entry fee applies.
A: ster Hedevej, 6857 Blvand
www.blaavandzoo.dk
Enghave dyrepark / Enghave Animal Park
Just over a 20-minute drive to the east of Esbjerg, you will find Enghave Animal Park (near
the cities of Brrup and Holsted). The park has
a petting area with rabbits, guinea pigs, birds,
horses and a couple of camels. Enghave offers
barbeque and picnic facilities as well as a caf.
An entry fee applies.
Surhavevej 14, 6650 Brrup
www.enghave-naturpark.dk

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Legeborgen in Varde a small


amusement park
Twenty minutes northeast of Esbjerg by car
you will find activities for both small children
and adults. The park has a picnic section
where you can bring your own food. Food is
also sold. An entry fee applies.
Roustvej 87, 6800 Varde
www.legeborgen.dk
Blvand Fun Land and Water Park
A 35-minute drive north of Esbjerg you will
find Blvand Fun Land and Water Park, which
include separate indoor play centre, water park
and mini golf. The Fun Land and Water Park
is placed at the camping site called Hvidbjerg
Strand Camping. An entry fee applies.
Hvidbjerg Strandvej 27, 8657 Blaavand
www.hvidbjerg.dk/oplevelser/legeland
SeaWest
SeaWest offers a water park and other family
activities, as well as restaurants. It is located
an hours drive north of Esbjerg close to the
village Nrre Nebel. An entry fee applies.
Vesterhavsvej 81, 6830 Nr. Nebel
www.dayz.dk
Ballonparken /Balloon Park
In the village Vrgum near the city of Oksbl
around 25-minutes north of Esbjerg, you will
find the Balloon Park. The park includes an
extensive green area with a large playground,
volleyball facilities, and barbeque and picnic
areas. There are also walking paths in the
surrounding forests.
Baunhjvej 22 A, Vrgum, 6840 Oksbl
Enter the park from the street Vaunhjvej in
Vrgum near Oksbl.

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Jyllands Park Zoo


One hour from Esbjerg by car you
will find the Jyllands Park Zoo, which
houses lions, monkeys and giraffes and
also has a large petting area for children to
enjoy. Children can feed the animals, ride the
ponies, sail and go for a ride on a little train.
An entry fee applies.
Haunstrupvej 13, 6920 Videbk
www.jyllandsparkzoo.dk
Lepus Action Park
Just under an hours drive north of Esbjerg you
will find the Lepus activity park in the city of
Outrup. There is a wide selection of activities
to choose from, such as go-kart racing, segway rides, golf and Krolf (a mixture of croquet
and golf) and many other types of outdoor
games. Children can also enjoy the many
bouncy castles and trampolines. An entry fee
applies.
Nymindegabvej 200, 6855 Outrup
www.lepuspark.dk
Givskud Zoo and Lion Park
One and a half hours arrive from Esbjerg you
will find Givskud Zoo, home to a range of
exotic animals which can be viewed on your
own safari. You can go by foot, by car or take
the safari train. The zoo also includes a large
playground and a goat petting area. An entry
fee applies.
Lveparkvej 3, 7323 Give
www.givskudzoo.dk

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Vognsblparken is a large park located in the
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the harbour. It is located next to Musikhuset
and the Water Tower. In the park, you will
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for concerts and other performances in the
summertime. City Park is located between
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B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Lergravsparken is located east of the Esbjerg


train station, in the area between Ringen,
Gammelby Ringvej, Grundtvigs Alle and Ribegade in Esbjerg.
Paradisserne The Paradise
Lakes (near Lergravsparken)
Very close to Lergravsparken (if you continue
along Gammelby Ringvej) you will find the
Paradise Lakes in the area between the
streets Jernevej, Darumvej, Mdevej and Gammelby Ringvej. The lakes and surrounding park
were built during Esbjergs pioneering period
and has become a beautiful park. A nice
fishing spot and outdoor tables and benches
are located in the eastern section, while you
will also find tables and benches in pavilions in
the western section. The lakes are very popular
area for fishing, picnicking and nature walks.
The Paradise Lakes can be accessed in the area
of Darumvej 139.
Nrreskoven & Sanatorieskoven
Two forest-like parks
At the northern part of Nrreskoven you will
find outdoor fitness equipment. You can access the course from the path called Krebsestien. At the southern part of Nrreskoven you
will find a free, 9-hole golf course.
Read more at www.ddgu.dk

Dyrehaven The Deer Park


Dyrehaven (literally the Animal Garden) is a
park found within Nrreskoven next to Vognsblparken. The parks main highlight is the
local deer population, which you are welcome
to feed with healthy foods, such as carrots and
apples. Please note that bread and pasta can
make the deer ill, so avoid giving them these
foods. The animals are very friendly and it is a
great place for children. You can enter through
the gates on the streets Parkvej or Gl. Vardevej.
You can also feed deer though the fence at
a second deer park on the eastern side of
Vognsblparken, only a short walk from the
parks playground area.
IC Mllers Park City Park at the
old cemetery
IC Mller Park is a cemetery that has now
been transformed into a peaceful city park
with a modern fountain. You will find the park
behind Vor Frelser Church at the corner of
Skolegade and Kirkegade.

Kvaglund Park
Located the corner of Hjdevej and Kvaglundstien, Kvaglund Park offers large green areas
as well as tables and benches. The park also
has several paved areas for activities such as
rollerblading.
Nearby you will find Konsulens Park (Park of
the Officer) and Hedelundgaard, Daddellunden
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Kjersing skov - Kjersing Forest
In the eastern part of Esbjerg, you will find
Kjersing Forest between the streets Lillebltsvej, Kattegatvej and rnevej. It is an easy walk
from Kvaglundparken to Kjersing Forest along
the path called Kvaglundkilen.

Strandby Park
Strandby Park is a small park at the
corner of Spangsbjergade and
Nygrdsvej. The park contains
a playground and a
football field.

The eastern part of the park is called Sanatorieskoven. From this forested area you can find
a 100-meter walkway to the University Park.
The walkway crosses the area around the mill
creek called Spangsbjerg Mllebk.
Nrreskoven and Sanatorieskoven are located
north of the streets Parkvej and Vognsblparken, just across Gl. Vardevej. You will find
parking areas at the forest entrances on Gl.
Vardevej and Parkvej.

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or a walk. Near the lake you will also find a
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family park and a camping site.

Sct. Nicolaj Gade 10, 6760 Ribe


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Tange Skov /Tange Forest
In Tange Forest there is a nature inspired,
wooden playground as well as picnic shelters
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Vedels Anlg
Vedels Anlg is a large park located near the
Ribe train station, along the Ribe River. The
location is often used for events such as concerts, theatre and other outdoor gatherings.
Hovedengen
Hovedengen is a protected nature area located
just outside of the city centre. The peace and
nature of the area betrays the parks grizzly
past. Part of the Wadden Sea National Park,
Hovedengen is used for a number of outdoor
events, including many of the Tulip Festivals
activities.
Riberlund Park
This park is located in the centre of Ribe. Here
you will find a playground, picnic area and a
small variety of domestic and wild animals,
including kangaroos and goats.
There are two entrances to the park located at:
Pile All 6, 6760 Ribe and
Bge All, 6760 Ribe

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Nature Experiences nearby


Hjerting Boardwalk
Hjertings boardwalk is a beautiful place for a
walk along the beach. Many residents enjoy
a meal overlooking the sea, or a coffee or ice
cream while strolling along the boardwalk. If
you make your way to the beach in Hjerting,
the boardwalk is not to be missed.
The historic Hjerting Badehotel offers a
description of the area in English:
www.hjertingbadehotel.dk/en/activities/sightseeing
Energy Path Sdding
The Energy Path is located in Sdding-dalen
and Fovrfeld, and is 5.3km in length.
Along the way you will pass Sdding Lighthouse, Fyrvej, Sdding Beach, the sculpture
Man meets the Sea, the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, the lake called Brille-serne
and the Sdding Centret shopping centre.
A map of the Energy Path can be found at:
www.energymetropolis.com/upload_dir/docs/
Energisti.pdf
Brilleserne, Sildesen og Gravlunden
At the corner of Kapelvej and Gravlundvej you
will find a memorial park containing lakes,
trails and a memorial area. Brille-serne (The
Glasses Lakes), Sildesen (The Herring Lake)
and Gravlunden (The Grave Grove) pay tribute
to fallen soldiers from WW2 as well as sailors
who have disappeared at sea. The park can
also be accessed from the path Fovrfeldkilen at
Ho Bugt (Ho Bay).

Seal safari
During July and August you can join a seal
safari on the ferry MS Snderho (the smallest
of the ferries that operate between Esbjerg
and Fan). Tickets can be purchased onboard
and advanced reservations are not required.
You can find more information about the seal
safari, including departure times and ticket
prices at:
www.faergen.dk/oplevelser/fanoefaergen/
fanoe/saelsafari
The fishing boat E1 Claus Srensen
Aboard the fishing boat E1 Claus Srensen you
can get up-close to the animals of the Wadden
Sea. Activities include fishing excursions,
exploring the seas wildlife, and birds and seal
watching.
Contact the Fisheries and Maritime Museum
for more information.
www.fimus.dk/en
Kvie S/ The lake of Kvie
A 20-minute drive north of Esbjerg to the area
between the cities of Varde and Grindsted,
you will find a lake that is quite popular in the
summertime. Kvie S is often a destination for
swimming as well as sailing in inflatable rubber
boats. At the lake you will find a playground,
picnic facilities, and a Dutch restaurant that is
famous for its pancakes.
Kvie Svej 4, 6823 Ansager
www.kvie-soe.dk
Wadden Sea National Park
On the 23rd of June 2014, the Danish section
of the Wadden Sea was officially inscribed on
the UNESCO World Heritage List, following the
areas designation as a national park in 2010.
Wadden Sea National Park is the largest
national park in Denmark, and twice a year vis-

itors can witness the arrival of over 12 million


migratory birds to this area. The national park
is also home to Denmarks largest population
of harbour seals.
The Danish section of the Wadden Sea includes
the entire coast stretching from Marbk and
Myrthuegrd in the north to Germany in the
south. A good place to start your visit is at The
Wadden Sea Centre, southwest of Ribe.
Starling Magic
Experience the natural phenomenon of Starling Magic, when 100,000 or more starling
birds fly over the Ribe Marsh at one time, typically in the spring or autumn. In the wetland
area you can also find a bird watching tower
as well as join a bird watching tour.
www.visitribe.com/ln-int/south-jutland/activities/starling-magic-ribe
Wadden Sea Oyster Safari
Experience and taste the fruits of the Wadden
Sea on a guided oyster safari. The oyster
season lasts from October to April, and takes
place from the Wadden Sea Centre or from
Mand.
www.visitribe.com/ln-int/south-jutland/nature/
oyster-safari-wadden-sea
Other nature experiences
You can find more information on where to
experience nature in the area at Esbjerg Municipalitys website. At present, the information
is only available in Danish, but we suggest
that you activate Google Translate if you need
a little help. The menu on the left side of the
webpage lists additional nature areas found
within the municipality.
www.esbjergkommune.dk/borger/kultur-ogfritid/friluftsliv/taud-i-naturen/p-tur-andrebesgsml

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SIGHTSEEING
Esbjerg
Esbjerg Water Tower
From the top of Esbjerg Water Tower you have
a panoramic view of the harbour and the city.
Inside the tower, you will find an exhibition
about water towers throughout Europe.
Opening times vary throughout the year and a
small entry fee applies.
Havnegade 22, 6700 Esbjerg
www.esbjergmuseum.dk
The Lightship Museum Horns Rev
Esbjerg Lightship Museum houses the worlds
largest, preserved wooden lightship, and you
can go onboard to experience life at sea. The

ship can also be used as a

meeting facility. An entry

fee applies

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www.horns-rev.dk
The Pedestrian Street
Kongensgade in Esbjerg is claimed to be
the longest continuous pedestrian street in
Denmark. Along the street you will find major
retailers and independent shops, as well as a
selection of cafes and restaurants. Opening
hours are typically 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. on
weekdays, and 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
More information about shopping in the city
can be found at:
www.esbjergcity.dk
Man Meets the Sea
Esbjergs iconic Man Meets the Sea sculpture
rises to a height of 9-metres and highlights
the relationship between mankind and nature.
Erected as part of the municipalitys centenary
celebrations, the sculpture is one of the areas
treasured landmarks.
More sightseeing
More information about sightseeing in Esbjerg

can be found at:

www.visitesbjerg.dk

Ribe
The City of Ribe
If you have chosen to live elsewhere in Esbjerg
Municipality, the city centre of Ribe is an
excellent destination to visit. Ribe is the oldest
town in Denmark and is situated 30km south
of Esbjerg. Enjoy wandering through the
historic streets and laneways, marvelling at
centuries-old buildings, and linger at one of
the many cafes and restaurants. Ribe is also a
popular tourist destination, so you may meet
many visitors along the way.
Ribe Cathedral
Ribe Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Denmark, and the churchs beauty dominates the
recently upgraded main square. This is the site
of the first wooden church erected by the first
Christians in Denmark around the year 800.
Entry to the church is free. However, an admission fee applies to the tower, from the top of
which you can see much of the surrounding
area.
The new Ribe Cathedral Square is used for
concerts, market days, outdoor cafs and
Peters Jul at Christmas time.
Torvet (Main Square), 6760 Ribe
www.ribe-domkirke.dk
Wadden Sea National Park
Wadden Sea National Park is the largest
national park in Denmark, and twice a year visitors can witness the arrival of over 12 million
migratory birds to this area. The national park
is also home to Denmarks largest population
of harbour seals. The Danish section of the
Wadden Sea includes the entire coast stretching from Marbk and Myrthuegrd in the
north to Germany in the south. A good place
to start your visit is at The Wadden Sea Centre,
southwest of Ribe.

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Other sightseeing options


More information about sightseeing in Ribe
can be found at:
www.visitribe.com

Nearby
Fan
From Esbjerg, a 12-minute ferry ride will place
you on shores of the island of Fan. Fan is a
unique and attractive tourist destination, with
famous local produce, interesting architecture
and a beautiful stretch of beaches. Residents
of Esbjerg and the surrounding areas regularly
make day trips to visit Fan.
Dokvej 5, 6700 Esbjerg
www.faergen.com
More information about Fan can be found at:
visitfanoe.dk/en
Blvand
A 35-minute drive north of Esbjerg you will
find the city of Blvand. The area between
Esbjerg and Blvand is home to some very
popular beaches such as Vejers. Blvand is a
popular travel destination for tourists, but residents of the municipality often visit Blvand for
day trips during the summer. Apart from the
picturesque sandy beaches, you will find plenty
of shops and restaurants.
www.visitblaavand.dk
Other sightseeing options
More information about sightseeing in the
region can be found at:
www.sydvestjylland.com/en

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NEWCOMER ACTIVITIES
The municipalitys Newcomer Service arranges
a wide variety of activities for newcomers.
These include activities to cover practicalities
such as tax workshops and job search courses,
to events to help you get to know the local
area and Danish culture such as guided city
walks, welcome to Esbjerg meetings and culture shock workshops. The Newcomer Service
also arranges a number of social and leisure
activities including the International Caf,
Cook n Talk and the International Film Club to
help residents build networks and meet new
people.

Keep updated
All newcomer offers are posted at the EnergyMetropolis website:
www.energymetropolis.com/newcomer-offers/
You will also find the events and invitations on
Facebook, Twitter or in the newsletter (register
for the newsletter at www.energymetropolis.
com/newsletter-form/). At Facebook and
Twitter you will need to search for New in
Esbjerg?. Also the app Esbjerg Live will keep
you posted.

Approximately once a month a Danish or an


international movie with English subtitles is
screened on the 1st floor of Huset (Finsensgade 1, 6700 Esbjerg). These events are free of
charge and are open to everyone.

Need to know more? Please contact:


Esbjerg Newcomer Service, Tel. 2047 3206,
newcomer@esbjergkommune.dk

You will find the film events with the title of


the film showing at Facebook: Esbjerg International Community.

Cook n Talk

Need to know more? Please contact:


Esbjerg Newcomer Service, Tel. 2047 3206,
newcomer@esbjergkommune.dk

Approximately once a month Esbjerg International Community organises a Cook n Talk


event where internationals and Danes meet
to socialise and learn to cook a world cuisine.
Past cuisines include Thai, Italian, Persian,
Bangladeshi and Filipino. The cook n Talk
events are held at a school kitchen in the
centre of Esbjerg. Registration is required and
participants pay a 50 DKK fee to cover the cost
of ingredients.
You will find the events posted on Energymetropolis.com, at facebook: Esbjerg International Community and posted in the newsletter
New in Esbjerg? (register for the newsletter at
www.energymetropolis.com/newsletter-form/)

Main language: English

Need to know more? Please contact:


Facebook: Esbjerg Cook and Talk or
Esbjerg Newcomer Service, Tel. 2047 3206,
newcomer@esbjergkommune.dk

Target Group: All foreigners and internationalminded Danes.


The Newcomer Cafe is hosted by Newcomer
Service.

Esbjerg International Film


Club

Newcomer Caf

The monthly caf is for all newcomers, foreigners as well as Danes.


First Thursday each month at 5 -7 p.m.
Location: Frandsens Fabrik,
Helgolandsgade 11, 6700 Esbjerg

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You will find Newcomer Caf events posted on


energymetropolis.com, at facebook: Esbjerg
International Community or in the newsletter
New in Esbjerg? (register for the newsletter at
www.energymetropolis.com/newsletter-form/)

Main language: English


Target Group: All foreigners and internationalminded Danes.
The film club is hosted by Huset, Newcomer
Service, Esbjerg International Community and
SDU.

RotatingLeisure
Approximately once a month Esbjerg International Community organize a visit to a sports
club. We visit different sports clubs with the
purpose of getting a feeling of the Danish club
culture and at the same time try out lots of
different sports.
You will find RotatingLeisure events posted on
Energymetropolis.com, at facebook: Esbjerg
International Community and in the newsletter
New in Esbjerg? (register for the newsletter at
www.energymetropolis.com/newsletter-form/)
Need to know more? Please contact:
Facebook: Esbjerg Cook and Talk or Esbjerg
Newcomer Service, Tel. 2047 3206,
newcomer@esbjergkommune.dk

Toastmasters Esbjerg
Main language: English
Target group: Professionals and job-seekers
who want to be improve their public speaking
The club language is English and all nationalities are welcome. The purpose of the club is
for professionals to improve their communication and leadership skills in a safe and comfortable environment.

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Toastmasters is an international club


founded in 1924 in the USA, and the
aim is to help you overcome your fear of
public speaking, develop your presentation
skills and prepare you to be a more successful
leader in your chosen path.
Toastmasters Esbjerg is hosted by Toastmasters
International & Esbjerg International
Community.
You will events at Esbjerg Toastmasters posted
at Energymetropolis.com and in the newsletter
New in Esbjerg? (register for the newsletter at
www.energymetropolis.com/newsletter-form/)
Need to know more? Please join:
Facebook: Toastmasters Esbjerg or contact
Esbjerg Newcomer Service, Tel. 2047 3206,
newcomer@esbjergkommune.dk

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LOCAL NETWORKS
Both for recent arrivals and those who have
had time to settle in, it is important to find
the right social and professional networks. We
have therefore gathered information about the
existing networks throughout the municipality.
If you notice that a network or organisation
is missing from this list or have suggestions
for establishing a new network, please let us
know.

Expat and International


Networks
Esbjerg International Community
(Facebook)
Main language: English
Target Group: All foreigners and internationalminded Danes.
Esbjerg International Community is a social
community, which arranges re-occurring
events and monthly meetings as well as onetime events and activities.
Facebook: Esbjerg International Community
Web: energymetropolis.com/Esbjerg-international-community/
Mentor Network
Main language: Danish and English
Target Group: All foreigners and Danes who
wish to become mentors.
The Mentor Network is a volunteer association
that matches foreigners with volunteer mentors who are firmly entrenched in the Danish
society. Mentors are matched with mentees to
help with language skills, business development, job searching, guidance with education,
social inclusion or network building.

The Mentor Network offers regularly occurring


events to its members, such as a language
caf, womens painting club, and dance club,
in addition to organising individual events and
activities throughout the year.
Danish Language Caf
Saturdays at Vindrosen, Teglvrksgade 1,
6700 Esbjerg
Beginners Danish at 10.30 to 11 a.m.
Basic Danish at 12 to 2 p.m.
Painting Club and Dance Club
Find times and locations at
www.mentoresbjerg.dk

International Ladies (Facebook)


Main language: English
Target Group: Female Expats and spouses
This Facebook group is a network for sharing
experiences and information. The group also
organise playgroups at the main library and
Christmas lunch.
Facebook: Esbjerg international ladies
English Book Club (Facebook)
The book club meets approximately once a
month.
Facebook: For the love of books

Mentor Network, Tel. 21497459 / 20574397,


www.mentoresbjerg.dk

International Book Club (Facebook)


The book club meets regularly.

Novum
Main language: Danish and English
Target Group: Highly educated foreigners

Facebook: Esbjerg international book club

Novum is a non-profit organisation for highly


educated foreigners resident in Denmark.
Novum runs job search programmes and
prepares foreigners to enter the Danish workforce. Contact Novum for prices.
Novum, esbjerg@novum-net.dk
Read more at www.novum-net.dk
Esbjerg Newcomers (LinkedIn)
Main language: English
Target Group: Professional Expats and Danish
newcomers
The LinkedIn group is a platform for professional
newcomers of all nationalities who wish to develop a wider professional network in Esbjerg.
From time to time the network meets up at
the UnderGround, located in the basement of
Hotel Britannia. Meetings will be posted on
LinkedIn.

Esbjerg Internationals (Facebook)


Main language: English
Target Group: Expats in Esbjerg
An online discussion group for Expats in the
Municipality of Esbjerg.
Facebook: Esbjerg Internationals
Esbjerg Expats (Facebook)
Main language: English
Target Group: Expats in Esbjerg, Ribe and
Bramming
An online discussion group for Expats in the
Municipality of Esbjerg (including Ribe and Bramming) to post pictures, questions, and comments.
Facebook: Esbjerg Expats

LinkedIn: Esbjerg Newcomers

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Cross Cultural Centre at Kvaglund


Church
Main language: Danish
Target Group: Immigrants of all religions as
well as Christian foreigners.

Contact information

The Cross Cultural Centre is located at the


Kvaglund Church and together they host many
activities for foreigners. The Centre holds regularly occurring events such as a language caf
and bike repair workshop, as well as organises
individual events and activities throughout the
year.

- Daniel Ettrup Larsen at 2947 1909


(International Mens Club, English Bible
Study Group and International Students)

They host the following events:


- International Womens Club (weekly
socialising and cooking as well as special
activities for children in the afternoon)
- International Mens Club (weekly socialising
as well as exercise and training)
- Language Caf (Free language cafe every
Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
- English Bible Study Group in English
- Network for international students

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- Inge Skjlstrup at 3054 1066


(International Womens Club)
- Poul Martin at 5240 4087
(International Mens Club)

Address
The Cross Cultural Centre:
Kvaglundparken 18, 6705 Kvaglund
(the house behind the Church).
Contact person: Daniel Ettrup Larsen,
dael@km.dk, Tel. 2947 1909.
Kvaglund Church:
Kvaglundparken 18, 6705 Esbjerg.
Contact person: Inge Skjlstrup,
sognediakon@kvaglundkirke.dk
www.ftc-ribesstift.dk
Multikulturelt Fllesskab
Multicultural Community
Main language: Danish
Target group: Foreign newcomers

A religious-based organisation offering counselling and social activities such as community


and cultural integration courses, sewing courses, language cafes, and practical help with
Danish communication.
www.mkfesb.com
Mosaikken The Mosaic
Main language: Danish
Target group: Foreigners age 60+
A multiethnic activity house for those aged 60
and above.
www.dinsundhed.esbjergkommune.dk/
din-sundhed/etniske-minoriteter/aktivitetshuset-mosaikken
Paddys Pub Quiz
Most Thursdays at 9 pm. you can take part in
Paddys Pub quiz (In English).
Skolegade 42, 6700 Esbjerg.
You can follow the Pub Quiz events here:
www.facebook.com/PaddysQuiz?

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Culture Specific Networks


Bosnian Mens Network Behar
Main language: Bosnian & Danish
Target group: Bosnian men in the Esbjerg area
A mens network with social activities such as
games, football and dancing.
Tel. 75 13 81 89
Bosnian Network Buf Bedem
Main language: Bosnian & Danish
Target group: Bosnians in the Esbjerg area
A network and forum for discussion and social
activities.
Email: aldinlemes@hotmail.com
Burmese Network Chin Forening
Main language: Chin
Target group: All with interest in Chin cultures
resident in Southern Denmark
A network and forum for discussion and social
activities.
Email: Zaukthang20@yahoo.dk
French Network Esbjerg
Main language: French
Target group: All French speakers or French
nationals living around Esbjerg

Greenlandic Network Nasigfik


Main language: Danish
Target group: Citizens with an interest in
Greenland

Iranian Expat Network


Main language: Persian
Target Group: Iranian Expats & Spouses

A network for discussion and socialising.

Facebook: Iranian Network Esbjerg

Email: familienb@hotmail.com
Greenlandic Network & Counselling Det grnlandske hus
Main language: Danish
Target group: Residents from Greenland in
Southern Denmark
Meeting place and counselling services based
in Odense with a local office and meeting
place in Esbjerg. The club arranges social activities such as banko and cooking sessions.

A network for professional Iranians in Esbjerg.

Iraqi Network Irakisk forening


Main language: Arabic & Danish
Target group: Iraqis in the Esbjerg area
A network and forum for discussion and social
activities.
Email: lami@wanadoo.dk

Visit: www.nordatlantiskhus.dk/dgh
Indian Network Esbjerg
Main language: English
Target Group: Indian Expats & Spouses
A network for professional Indian people in
Esbjerg.
Please join: Facebook: Indian
Network Esbjerg

French Network Esbjerg is a French-speaking/


French family meeting group.
The idea is to introduce or maintain a bit of
French culture to French families who live in
Esbjerg. This includes helping children with the
French language, celebrating national holidays
and traditions, and also activities for adults for
such as apritifs, ptanques and merguez.
Facebook: French Network Esbjerg

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Italian Network Esbjerg


Main language: Italian
Target group: Italians living in the Esbjerg area

Polish Network Polonia


Main language: Polish & Danish
Target group: Poles in Esbjerg Area

Italian Network Esbjerg is a platform for


meeting other Italians in the area and sharing
experiences.

Culture and activity house with social events.


Tel. 36 97 50 86

A network and forum for discussion and social


activities.

Facebook: Italian Network Esbjerg

Network of Africans
Main language: Danish and English
Target Group: Africans in the Esbjerg area

Facebook: Filippinsk Dansk Integrationsforening

Kurdish Network Kurdisk forening


Main language: Kurdish & Danish
Target group: Kurds in Esbjerg Area
A network and forum for discussion and social
activities.

Tel. 75 45 95 01

A network and forum for discussion and social


activities.
Facebook: Networks of Africans
Filipino Network Filippinsk
Dansk Forening Syddanmark
Main language: Danish and Filipino
Target group: Filipinos in Southern Denmark
A network and forum for discussion and social
activities.
Email: fdforeningsyddanmark@gmail.com

Filippino network Filippinsk


Dansk Integrationsforening
Main language: Danish and Filipino
Target group: Filipinos in Esbjerg Area

Somali Womens Network Amal


Main language: Somali & Danish
Target group: Somali women in Esbjerg Area
A womens network for discussion and social
activities.
Tel. 27 24 75 69
Turkish Womens Network Tyrkiske Kvinder
Main language: Turkish & Danish
Target group: Turkish women in the Esbjerg
Area. A womens network for discussion and
social activities.
Tel. 75 15 73 02 or Tel. 60 73 59 07
Vietnamese Buddhist Network
Vietnamesisk Buddhistisk Forening
Main language: Danish & Vietnamese
Target group: All with interest in Vietnamese
culture & outdoor activities.
A scout network and forum with a focus on
outdoor social activities for all ages.
Tel. 75 15 64 62
Vietnamese Catholic Network
Vietnamesiske Katolikker
Main language: Danish & Vietnamese
Target group: All Vietnamese in the Esbjerg
Area. A network and forum for discussion and
social activities.
Tel. 75 14 46 27

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Student Networks

Business Networks

Studiebyen Esbjerg for students


Main language: Danish and English
Target Group: Danish and international university students

Esbjerg Business Development


Centre - Open network meetings
Esbjerg Business Development Centre is the
host of open network meetings where you
can meet potential business partners or clients.

Studiebyen Esbjerg offers events and activities


for students in Esbjerg. Studiebyen Esbjerg
uses Huset as a meeting place.
Read more at www.studiebyenesbjerg.dk
Please contact: laj@eeu.dk, tel. 3697 3516
Facebook: Studiebyen Esbjerg
Esbjerg International Students
Main language: English
Target Group: University students
An online group for foreign students in
Esbjerg.
Facebook: Esbjerg International Students

www.eeu.dk

HR Netvrk Esbjerg (LinkedIn)


This is a knowledge-sharing network for
managers and professionals within the field
of Human Resources. The HR Network Esbjerg
meets every third Tuesday from 7.30-9.30 at
Esbjerg Vandrehjem. The price for 10 meetings
is 1,950 DKK, including breakfast. The first
meeting is free of cost.

Netvrk Sydvest - Business


Network (LinkedIn)
Business SydVest is a business network, which
is part of the international network JCI. The
network is a platform for young business
people aged 18 to 40 years who wish to make
business connections and to develop competences.

Esbjerg Erhvervskvinder Business Women Esbjerg


Business Women Esbjerg is part of the leading
national network for Business Women in
Denmark.

LinkedIn: Netvrk Sydvest

Contact information
Anette Fuglkjr, afk@eucvest.dk
HR Netvrk Esbjerg

The network provides a professional and


social forum for ambitious women who seek
knowledge sharing across industries and occupations. In Esbjerg, the network consists of
approximately 85 members as is comprised of
1/3 business leaders, 1/3 business owners and
1/3 mid-level managers.
www.erhvervskvinder.dk
Academic Network Esbjerg
(LinkedIn)
Academic Network Esbjerg is a platform for
job-seeking academics in the region of Esbjerg,
Ribe and Varde. The members of the Academic
Network meet every week.
LinkedIn: Akademisk Netvrk Esbjerg
Esbjerg Business Network
(LinkedIn)
A knowledge- sharing network for business
professionals in Esbjerg.
LinkedIn: Esbjerg Business Network

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GLOBAL ORGANISATIONS
Many of the large international organisations
have a local branch in Esbjerg or Ribe.
Soroptimist International Esbjerg
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer
movement working to transform the lives of
women and girls. The network works at a local,
national and international level to educate,
empower and enable opportunites for women
and girls. In Esbjerg you will find two local
Soroptimist International groups: Soroptimist
International Esbjerg Freja and Soroptimist
International Esbjerg.
Read more at www.soroptimist-danmark.dk
Junior Chamber International
JCI Esbjerg and JCI Ribe are both part of the
worldwide organisation JCI. The organisation
seeks targeted solutions to the unique problems in communities in order to build a better
world. The organisation is for young people
aged 18 to 40 and is operated as non-profit.
JCI Ribe also aims at integrating newcomers in
social life in Ribe.
www.jciesbjerg.dk
Facebook: JCI Ribe
Rotary International
Rotary is an international organisation whose
stated purpose is to bring together business
and professional leaders in order to provide
humanitarian services, encourage high ethical
standards in all vocations, and help build
goodwill and peace in the world.
www.rotarynyt.dk

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Odd Fellow
Odd Fellow is a British-friendly society founded
in the 18th century.
Four Odd Fellow lodges are located in the
Lodgebuilding at Havnegade 43, 6700 Esbjerg.
The lodgebuilding houses two male lodges
and two female lodges.
www.distrikt12.dk/oddfellowesbjerg/

Lions Club
Lions Club International (LCI) is a service organisation based in 205 countries. The organisation aims to meet the needs of communities
on a local and global scale. There are three
local Lions clubs in the Esbjerg area.
Read more at www.lions.dk/medlem-findklub
Round Table
Round Table is a voluntary organisation for
young men. The local Round Table meets to
pursue a variety of different activities together.
The span of activities includes everything from
paintballing to football matches and social
nights out.
www.rtd.dk

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

EXPAT NETWORKS IN DENMARK

VOLUNTEER WORK

Expat in Denmark
Expat in Denmark is Denmarks first official
national network for foreign professionals.

Denmark has a strong tradition of volunteering, with the majority of Danes electing to
donate their time as volunteers in a range of
activities and organisations.

www.expatindenmark.com
Expat in Denmark offers an online newcomer
calendar called Wybra, where individuals can
post events for local members to join and
participate in.
www.wybra.com/network/expat-denmark
Worktrotter
www.worktrotter.dk
Foreigners in Denmark
www.foreignersindenmark.dk
Internations
www.internations.org
International community
www.internationalcommunity.dk
Expat Blog
www.expat-blog.com/en/network/
europe/denmark/

Vindrosen
The volunteer house, called Vindrosen, works
as an umbrella organisation for the many
volunteer groups and associations in Esbjerg.
Vindrosen also publishes a guide with an
overview of volunteer work performed by the
various associations in the area of Esbjerg.
Vindrosen, Teglvrksgade 1, 6700 Esbjerg,
Tel. 7545 7085
vindrosen@vindrosen-huset.dk
www.vindrosen-huset.dk
Finding volunteer organisations
online
To find more information about volunteering
in Denmark and a list of available volunteer
positions please
Visit: frivilligjob.dk/om-os/english.aspx

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR NEWCOMERS


Moving to Denmark
When you arrive in Denmark from another
country there are a number of formalities for
registering your residency, arranging for your
yellow healthcare card and accessing municipal
services.
You can find a step-by-step guide about
arriving here:
www.energymetropolis.com/arriving

Report change of address to Post


Danmark
Remember to also notify Post Danmark when
you are moving.

Moving within Denmark

You have the option to change your address


online through the electronic post office
service. To register your address change online,
simply visit www.postdanmark.dk and follow
the link Melde flytning and choose G til
ePosthuset og meld flytning to begin the process. You will need your NemID to complete
the address change online.

If you change addresses within Denmark, it is


your responsibility to inform the Civil Registration office within 5 days after you move. The
address change can be completed through a
Citizen Service Centre, and you will need to
provide your moving date as well as your new
and old addresses.
Report change of address to the
Citizen Service
If you change address within the Municipality
of Esbjerg, or if you move to the Municipality
of Esbjerg from another area, you will need
to report your change of address to a Citizen
Service Centre in the Municipality of Esbjerg.
You can notify a Citizen Service Centre of your
change of address in two ways:
1. You can complete the change of address
online at borger.dk using your NemID.



Simply visit www.lifeindenmark.dk and


follow the link Living in Denmark and find
the section Your Residence to complete
the address change process.

2. You can visit a Citizen Service Centre


in-person to register your new address.

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Doctor
When you change your address, you will also
have the option to change your doctor. If your
new address is close to your former address,
you can of course elect to keep your present
doctor.

You always have the option to visit your local


Postal office to assist you in registering your
address change with Post Danmark.
Other things to remember
Remember to notify the companies that supply
your heating, electricity, internet and phone, as
well any other utility and service providers.
If you are a student with SU, remember to
let the SU office know about your change in
address.
If you receive a housing benefit, remember to
re-apply with your new housing details.

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Housing
There is an array of housing options to rent or
buy in the municipality. You can find descriptions of the different areas, from inner city to
village to country settings here:
www.energymetropolis.com/housing
You can also find lists of rental and real estate
agencies at the Energy Metropolis website.

SKAT - Tax
In Denmark it is your responsibility as an
employee to check and adjust the figures
reported to the national tax office, SKAT.
Adjusting and checking your tax
Each year in November SKAT generates a
preliminary income assessment for you to
review. The figures in your preliminary income
assessment determine how much tax you have
to pay during the year and allow you to make
adjustments. You can access your preliminary
income assessment online during the year.
SKAT sometimes does not know your entire financial situation and you may have deductions
for items such as transport, unemployment
funds, or other eligible costs. Therefore you
may need to adjust your tax contribution due
to your financial situation.

Remember to check and adjust your preliminary income assessment each year in November, as well as your tax assessment notice each
year in March.
Register with SKAT
Contact Foreign SKAT at tel. 7222 2892 to
register and request your Tax card.
If you are in Denmark as an accompanying
spouse and are unemployed, your partner can
use your personal allowance. Therefore, if you
are married, it is beneficial to register for a tax
card, even if you have no income. SKAT will
automatically transfer your allowance to your
partner.
SKAT tax seminars in English
The Esbjerg Newcomer Service and SKAT
organise regular tax workshops in English.
Read more at www.energymetropolis.com >
Newcomer Service > Newcomer offers.
Invitations will also be posted at New in
Esbjerg? on Facebook and Twitter or in the
Newsletter (register for the newsletter at
www.energymetropolis.com/newsletter-form/).

Each year in March, SKAT generates a tax


assessment notice that tells you the status of
your tax payment for the previous year. If you
paid too much tax you will be reimbursed, and
if you paid too little, you will be required to
pay the outstanding amount.
You can access your tax assessments via
SKAT.dk using your NemID.
If you do not have a NemID, you can obtain
one at a Citizen Service Centre, online at
nemid.nu or at the public library.

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NemID
NemID is used as digital signature to login for
public websites, online banking and a great
many other services. You can acquire a NemID
at a Citizen Service Centre, online at NemID.
nu, and at your local bank or public library.
Remember to bring a photo ID when registering for a NemID in-person.
In Denmark both the libraries and the Citizen
Service Centres can offer you help with using
the NemID. You are also welcome to contact
the Newcomer Service.

eboks & Digital Post


You will need to sign up for both eboks and
Digital Post in order to receive mail from public
authorities. eboks and the Digital Post are able
to synchronise, so you can choose to check
only one of them.
At present the site www.borger.dk is only
available in Danish, however a Citizen Service
Centre can. You are also welcome to contact
the Newcomer Service for assistance.
eboks
eboks is a digital mailbox used to receive
secure documents, including private documents, bank statements and mail from
authorities such as SKAT.
You will need your NemID to log on to your
eboks.
You can sign-up and log on to eboks here:
www.e-boks.dk

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Digital Post
You will automatically be assigned a Digital
Post in order to receive documents from the
municipality.
At www.energymetropolis.com/digital-mailbox
you can find a guide to help set up your Digital
Post mailbox. You will need your NemID to log
on to the Digital Post.
You can sign-up and log on to the Digital Post
at www.borger.dk.
Apply for exemption
If you are a non-Danish speaker and would
like to avoid using the digital mail box (which
for the time being is only available in Danish),
you may apply for an exemption at your local
Citizen Service Centre. Remember to bring
your CPR-number and a valid photo ID.
You will find the Citizen Service Centres in
Esbjerg (Torvegade 74), Bramming (Sct. Knuds
Alle 7) or Ribe (Girtz Plads).

Your Doctor - Danish GP


Culture
When you register as a resident, you will be
required to choose from a list of available
doctors. When you receive your yellow healthcare card, you will find the name, address and
phone number of your GP listed on the front
of the card. If you wish to change doctor later
on it entails a small fee.
Some doctors have an individual practice while
others work in a shared practice with a shared
reception. Most doctors offer an e-consulting
solution, which allows you to book appointments, ask questions and renew prescriptions
online. However, you may still find doctors
who do not offer all online services.
Making an appointment
There may be a difference in how you make
appointments depending on your doctor.
Therefore you should ask your doctor for an
overview of how their practices system works.
Some doctors have specific hours reserved for
urgent matters, which allow walk-in consultations, while other doctors may require you to
call in advance prior to visiting their office.
The reception at some medical practices allows
patients to call anytime during opening hours
to schedule an appointment. However, some
doctors have designated times of the day
when patients can call to make appointments.
In Denmark, most treatments under general
healthcare are free of costs. More info here:
www.energymetropolis.com/health-care/

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Finding a dentist
In Denmark visiting a dentist is free of charge
for children under 18, but adults must pay all
dentist fees out-of-pocket.
At www.energymetropolis.com/health-care/
you can find more information on visiting the
dentist and a link to a list of dentists in your
area.
Dentists for children
Normally, children are automatically enrolled
for the dentist when starting school in
Denmark and it is free of charge until they turn
18 years.
If you are uncertain it your children are
registered for the dentist or in case they need
to see a dentist before they are scheduled for
their first regular check-up, please call the
Office for Dentist Administration (in Danish
Tandplejens Kontor).
Office for Dentist Administration
Tel. 7616 3076
E-mail. tandplejen@esbjergkommune.dk

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Blue Healthcare Card when travelling in the EU


When you reside in Denmark you are provided
with a yellow healthcare card entitling you to
free medical treatment with doctors and public
hospitals in Denmark.
If you are an EU citizen or married to an EU
citizen and plan to travel outside of Denmark
you will need to acquire a Blue Healthcare
Card at borger.dk or at a Citizen Service
Centre, in order to be entitled to emergency
medical treatment in other EU countries. The
Blue Healthcare Card usually arrives 2-3 weeks
after you online order, so make sure that you
plan accordingly.

Finding a babysitter

Esbjerg Erhvervs Udvikling


Esbjerg Business Development
Centre
If you consider starting your own business
within the Municipality of Esbjerg, you can
seek guidance and find assistance at the Esbjerg Business Development Centre.
Read more at www.eeu.dk

In Esbjerg, Newcomer Service and the student


job consultants at the Jobcenter can help you
find a babysitter.

Niels Bohrs Vej 6, 6700 Esbjerg


Tel. 75 12 37 44
info@eeu.dk

If you wish to find a babysitter, simply contact


Newcomer Service so we can then assess your
needs and expectations for the babysitter (such
as language skills and availability). Based on
your information, the student jobs consultants
will screen potential babysitters according
to your needs, also taking into account your
childrens first language.
You are responsible for all practical matters
with the babysitter.
More info here:
www.energymetropolis.com/newcomer-offers/

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Starting a business

Common insurances in
Denmark
As in all countries, you can take up private
insurances in Denmark. Prices can vary depending on how many insurances you make
with an insurance company, therefore it is
common culture to get an offer from several
insurance companies before taking up the
insurances. The most common insurances in
Denmark are:

Accident insurance
In case you are in an accident. Usually you can
decide with your insurance company whether
you need coverage 24/7 or only for your spare
time depending on which insurances your
employer made for you. You will need to take
up individual insurances for kids as well.
Contents insurance
To insure your belongings against for example
theft and burglary, vandalism, liability for injury
in case you damage other peoples belongings
etc.
Vehicle insurance for car or motorcycle
In Denmark you will need a third party liability
insurance by law, if you own a vehicle. In addition you can chose to expand the coverage
to include damages at your vehicle in case of
accidents, theft or vandalism.
Travel insurance
To cover you and your belongings while
travelling.
Housing insurance
The purpose is to insure your home against for
example damages coursed by the weather.
Unemployment insurance
To cover a minimum of income in case of
unemployment. The unemployment insurance
can only be taken up if you are eligible for
such and are taken up with an unemployment
insurance fund (A kasse) and not with your
regular insurance company.

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Unemployment insurance

Banking

Waste

In Denmark you may be eligible for unemployment insurance under the private unemployment fund called the A-kasse.

In Denmark you will need a bank account to


recieve your salary. In order to establish a bank
account the bank will as a minimum ask for
your CPR no. and your address.

Do you wonder what to do with your waste?

To be eligible, non-Danish residents must have


a valid Danish work and residence permit or
an EU registration in Denmark, have had at
least 52 weeks of employment within the last
three years and have been a member of an
A-kasse for at least one year. The maximum
period of unemployment benefits is limited to
2 consecutive years.
Note that unemployment insurance fund
(A-kasse/Dagpenge) is not the same as unemployment benefit (kontanthjlp).
Students can also apply for unemployment
benefits without the required work experience
after at least one year of an A-kasse membership before finishing your education. To be
eligible as a student, you must be under 30
years old, hold a valid Danish residence and
work permit, and you must have been resident
in Denmark before starting your education.
Students may also be eligible for a free A-kasse
membership during their education.
More information
You can read more about unemployment
benefit (kontanthjlp) here:

Most banks offer a variety of account packages


and the accounts are typically held in DKK. A
typical bank account package includes a debit
card for withdrawing cash, direct debiting for
free invoice paying and an e-banking solution.
You can of course chose between typical debit
card types. In Denmark it is common to have
a combined Visa-Dankort, since Dankort is
the only debit card which is without a fee for
payments in for example shops.
The bank will usually ask if one of your
accounts will function as a NemKonto, meaning that the public authorities can deposit
directly into your account. This is in general
adviceable, and the public authorities are not
able to withdraw money from your account.

Household Waste
Household waste is the non-recyclable waste.
Household waste must be placed in the wheelie
bin found next to your house or apartment. If
you have too much household waste, it is possible to buy an extra waste tag to be attached
to a plastic waste bag. An extra waste tag
may be purchased at staffed service stations
in your area or at Esbjerg Municipality Service
Centers. They cost 30,- DKr. each.
Recyclable Waste
Recyclable waste must be placed in the recycling containers.Dependent upon your type
of housing, you will either be provided with
an individual recycling bin or have access to a
recycling container, in the area.The following
materials can be recycled:
Clean paper: Newspapers, magazines,
advertising materials, cardboard.
Clean reusable glass: Bottles and jars.
Clean cans: Beer and soft drink cans, tinned
food cans.

www.workindenmark.dk

Hard plastic containers: Laundry detergent


containers, fruit and vegetables plastic
packaging, shampoo bottles and other
similar types of plastic containers.

You can read more about unemployment


insurance fund (A-kasse/Dagpenge) here:

Other types of recyclable waste must be


delivered to the municipal recycling center.

www.a-kasser.dk

Please be aware that pizzaboxes, cardboard


juice and milk containers, plastic bags and
other soft plastic products are not recyclable.

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COURSES AND ADULT EDUCATION


You have many options to pursue further
education, both for personal and professional
development. Areas range from health and
fitness, IT and the arts, Languages courses, to
improving your fluency. A number of organisations and institutions offer opportunities to
gain knowledge and improve your skills.
AOF Esbjerg
AOF is a national organisation that offers
evening classes and courses in a wide range
of subjects such as language, music, art, communication, cooking, dance, and yoga. The
lessons take place at various locations around
the municipality as well as all around Denmark.
The main language in the courses is usually
Danish, but the teachers are often fluent in
English so it is possible to attend many of the
courses as a non-Danish speaker.
Hededammen 5, 6705 Esbjerg
www.aofsydjylland.dk

FOF Esbjerg
FOF is a national organisation that offers
evening classes and courses in a wide range
of subjects such as language, music, art, IT,
cooking, sewing, yoga and pre- and postnatal fitness. The lessons take place at various
locations around the municipality as well as
all around Denmark. The main language in
the courses is usually Danish, but the teachers
are often fluent in English so it is possible to
attend many of the courses as a non-Danish
speaker.
Kongensgade 70, 1st Floor, 6700 Esbjerg
www.fof.dk/esbjerg
Rybners
Rybners is both a technical college and a
courses centre offering courses in a variety of
subjects such as English courses related to offshore and wind, construction, first aid, office,
design, warehouse work etc.
Spangsbjerg Mllevej 72 in Esbjerg.dk
www.rybnerskursuscenter.dk/kurser

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VUC
VUC offers courses to prepare you for educational purposes. The section for for young
people is called AVU and the section for adults
is called FVU. You can attend courses in most
subjects that are also tought in Danish high
schools or colleges.
Whether you can recieve tuition for free or
not depends on your type of residence permit.
You are always welcome to ask your local
jobcenter.
www.vucvest.dk/uddannelser
AMU
AMU offers courses preparing you for a specific
type of work. An example is safety courses.
Whether you can get tuition for free or not
depends on your type of residence permit and
on how long you have been unemployed.
You are always welcome to ask your local
jobcenter.
www.amu-vest.dk

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

LEARNING DANISH
Free Danish tuition upon
arrival

Please contact the Danish language instructor:


Jette Hoffgaard Tel: 51 78 69 27,
jho@fof-esbjerg.dk

When you arrive in Denmark as a foreigner


you are invited to take part in free Danish tuition. In Esbjerg, you should receive a letter inviting you to enrol in Danish language courses
approximately 2-3 weeks after receiving your
civil registration number (CPR). To activate your
Danish tuition offer, you must complete the
enrolment form included with you invitation
letter, and email it to jobcenter@esbjergkommune.dk or mail it to Jobcenter, Exnersgade
33, 6700 Esbjerg.

www.fof.dk/esbjerg > Sprog> Dansk

Shortly after returning the form, you will be


invited to a start-up meeting at the school Lr
Dansk (literally learn Danish).
If you experience any difficulties or have
questions during the enrolment process, please
contact the Jobcenter at Tel. 7616 7300 or
notify Esbjerg Newcomer Service.

Danish tuition at Lrdansk


The language school Lrdansk is used for the
free Danish tuition offered by the municipality,
however if you are no longer eligible for free
Danish tuition you can also enrol as a fee-paying student.
The language courses range from absolute
beginners level to basic Danish.
More information about the Lrdansk and
their language courses can be found at:
www.laerdansk.dk/en/esbjerg
Lrdansk Esbjerg
Spangsbjerg Mllevej 68, 6700 Esbjerg
Lrdansk Ribe
Bge Alle 2, 6760 Ribe

Please note that free Danish language tuition,


which is funded by the municipality, is only
available for your first 3 years in Denmark.

AVU
AVU offers Danish language classes, from
beginners to experienced level.

Danish Tuition at FOF


The school FOF offers Danish language classes,
from beginners to experienced level.

More information can be found at:


www.vucvest.dk/uddannelser/avu/avu-for-tosprogede

Each class includes 2-3 hours of classroom


teaching per week. However, if you wish to
join more classes, you can do so. Each class
will last 30 hours in total.

Danish courses at AOF


The school AOF offers evening classes and
courses in Danish for purchase. The courses
start from basic Danish.

FOF also offers Danish tuition for purchase, including intensive lessons or individual training.
Classes are held at FOF or can be offered at
your workplace, if preferred.

www.aofsydjylland.dk

Contact FOF Esbjerg for enrolment at


Tel: 75 12 38 05, tilmelding@fof-esbjerg.dk

Free language cafs


In Esbjerg you will find free languages cafs
where you can learn and practice Danish
with foreigners and Danes in an informal cafe
atmosphere.

Language Caf at the Mentor Network


When: Saturdays
Beginners: 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Basic Danish: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
A: Vindrosen, Teglvrksgade 1, 6700 Esbjerg
To participate at the Language Caf you will
need to be a member of the mentor network.
Membership is free. The language cafes are
open to all members no registration necessary.
You can sign up for membership and read
more about the Language Caf here:
www.mentoresbjerg.dk
Language Caf at the Cross Cultural
Centre
When: Thursdays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Kvaglundparken 18, 6705 Kvaglund
You do not need to sign up for participation
simply show up to participate.
You can read more about the Language Caf
here: www.ftc-ribesstift.dk

Private Danish Tuition offers


Tutee Online Language Training
The company Tutee offers Online courses for
adults and kids by professional teachers.
Danish tuition takes place on Sunday to thursday at 6.30 pm. to 9.00 pm. or by individual
setup. Prices range from 75 DKK/pr. lesson
Contact Tutee at Tel. 89884457 or info@
tuteeapp.com

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HOW TO GET AROUND


Esbjerg Municipality offers efficient public
transportation and many walking and biking
paths.
Driving and parking
Free parking areas are located throughout the
municipality typically allowing you to park for
a limit of 2 hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Parking restrictions are common throughout
Denmark, are clearly marked and are strictly
enforced. Be aware that violating the parking
regulations incurs a fine. When using a parking
place with time restrictions, you are required to
use a parking disc and set the disc to indicate
your time of arrival. Drivers can obtain a parking disc from places such as petrol stations,
tourist bureaus and post offices.
For more information on parking, visit:
www.copenhagen.angloinfo.com/information/
transport/driving/parking

Public Transport
Esbjerg Municipality is served by local and regional buses and trains, as well as the Fan-Esbjerg Ferry. Individual tickets can be purchased
at ticket stations for the trains and ferry, while
bus tickets can be purchased onboard the bus.
Many people use the time and money saving
Travel Card (Rejsekort) on the trains and buses.
You can find more information about the
Travel Card as well as order a card online at:
www.rejsekort.dk
Buses and Trains
In Esbjerg, Ribe and Bramming the main bus
terminals and city train stations are located
beside one another.
Esbjerg Train Station & Bus Terminal
Jernbanegade 47, 6700 Esbjerg

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Ribe Train Station & Bus Terminal


Dagmarsgade 16, 6760 Ribe
Bramming Train Station & Bus Terminal
Jernbanegade 11, 6740 Bramming
Planning your trip
An overview of train stations and bus terminals, as well as a comprehensive public
transport planner can be found at:
www.rejseplanen.dk
Bus
www.sydtrafik.dk

Passengers are able to catch a Flextur bus from


their home within Esbjerg Municipality if they
live outside the city.
You can catch a Flextur bus between 6 a.m.
and 10 a.m. every day of the week (excluding
December 24th and January 31st). The cost
is 35 kr per ride. However, if the trip is longer
than 7 km, each additional kilometre will cost
an extra 5 kr.
How to reserve a trip:

www.dsb.dk/om-dsb/in-english/
www.mitarriva.dk

You can reserve a ride over the phone or online, no later than 2 hours prior to your desired
departure. Bookings can be made between
8 a.m. and 10 p.m. at tel. 76 608 608 or
anytime online at:

Note that the times are 24 hour clock system.

www.sydtrafik.dk/flextrafik

Cycling

Airports

We have a strong cycling tradition in Denmark,


and in the Municipality of Esbjerg you will find
a large and interconnected network of cycle
paths. Furthermore, the larger cities have separated cycle lanes to provide a safe and efficient
bike routes.

Esbjerg Airport is one of the most easily accessible airports in the country, situated off the
E20 motorway some 10 km east of Esbjerg.
The airport caters to daily scheduled flights
as well as business flights. There are several
scheduled international routes, including daily
departures to Stavanger in Norway and Aberdeen in Scotland.

Train

City maps and bike path


maps
You can find online printable maps including
cycle paths here
www.esbjergkommune.dk > om kommunen >
kort over kommunen

Flextur Buses
Flextur is a special form of collective ride
sharing provided by Sydtrafik. There are no
official stops or routes, but you ride together
with other passengers just like you would on a
normal bus or train.

Esbjerg Airport offers quick connections to select overseas destinations, especially cities with
major offshore energy industries. There is also
a heliport at Esbjerg Airport, which handles the
many daily flights for staff and materials to the
North Sea oil and gas fields.
The closest major airports are Billund Airport or
Hamburg Airport in Germany, both of which
can be accessed by car or public transportation.
Esbjerg Airport
John Tranums Vej 20, 6705 Esbjerg
www.esbjerg-lufthavn.dk/en/

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Easy access to
international
airports

Billund Airport
ESBJERG

Copenhagen Airport

0 0 5 5 min

3 h 0 0 min
Odense Airport

Esbjerg Airport

0 0 1 5 min

Snderborg Airport

Hamburg Airport

3 h 0 0 min

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SECOND-HAND STORES
You can find a diverse selection of secondhand stores across the municipality.
Two second-hand stores in Esbjerg where you
may find furniture:
Bl kors Blue Cross
Sdding Ringvej 7, 6710 Esbjerg V
Frelsens hr Salvation Army
Ravnevej 2, 6705 Esbjerg
Second-hand items online
Second hand items for sale, ranging from cars
and bicycles to furniture and childrens toys,
can be found at the following websites and
Facebook groups:
Den bl avis
www.dba.dk
Gul og gratis
www.guloggratis.dk
For general items (except clothing or childrens
items):
Esbjerg kb og salg
www.facebook.com/
groups/345851132119639/?fref=ts
For childrens clothing, equipment and toys:
Kb og salg af udstyr og legetj til brn for
Esbjerg og omegn
www.facebook.com/
groups/174168872746717/?fref=ts
For general items:
Kb og salg for Esbjerg og omegn
www.facebook.com/groups/Esbjerg/?fref=ts

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Second-hand bicycles:
In addition to the second hand websites, many
bicycle shops have second hand bicycles for
sale. The Mens Club at the Cross Cultural
Centre at Kvaglund also offers refurbished
second-hand bikes to foreigners at inexpensive
prices.
Bl Kors Genbrug Blue Cross Secondhand
Shops
www.blaakorsgenbrug.dk/Blaa_Kors_Genbrug/
Find_butik
Red Cross Secondhand Shops
www.rodekors.dk/det-goer-vi/genbrug

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

INTERNATIONAL CHURCH SERVICES


Select churches in Esbjerg offer international
church services in languages other than
Danish.
Kvaglund Church
Kvaglund Church offers English translation of
church services.
The Cross Cultural Centre, located at the
Kvaglund Church, also holds an English
language bible study group.
Kvaglundparken 18, 6705 Esbjerg
www.kvaglundkirke.dk
Sankt Nicolaj Church
The Sankt Nicolaj Church is a Catholic church
that holds mass in several languages other
than Danish.
Kirkegade 58, Esbjerg
www.sanktnikolaj.dk

St. Johannes Methodist Church in


Esbjerg
The St. Johannes holds monthly Methodist
worship services in English. The service combines traditional hymns with modern worship
songs and includes a childrens programme.
Please find the relevant dates at the website or
at Facebook.
Norgesgade 38, 6700 Esbjerg
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sktjohannes
Website: www.metodistkirken-esbjerg.dk
Minister Christina Preisler
Tel. 2982 1262
Mail: cha85cks@gmail.com

Apostolic Church Esbjerg


The Apostolic Church offers weekly Sunday
church services in Danish with the option for
English translation.
Nrrebrogade 67, 6700 Esbjerg
www.kirkeonline.dk
Pinsekirke - Pentecostal Church
The Pentecostal Church offers fellowship
activities in both Danish and English. Contact
the church for more information.
Bjrkegade 2, 6700 Esbjerg
www.pinsekirken-esbjerg.dk
Livets Kilde Wellspring Church
Center
The Wellspring Church Center offers Sunday
Christian worship services in Danish with the
option of English translation.
dalsparken 6710, Sdding, 6710 Esbjerg V
www.kirkecenter.nu
Den Vietnamesiske Buddhistiske
Forening The Vietnamese Buddhist Temple
Strandbygade 46 A, 6700 Esbjerg
Kontaktperson: formand Nguyen Van Chanh,
Tel. 75 15 64 62
Mosques in Denmark
You will find the entire list here:
www.islamstudie.dk
Islamic Culture Association in Esbjerg is found
at Kongensgade 138, 6700 Esbjerg.
Tel: 7513 0129

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COMMON DANISH CULTURE


Childcare and afterschool
programmes
In Denmark it is normal to find children in
childcare from early morning until the late
afternoon to coincide with parents work
hours. Children are looked after in day care,
kindergarten or after school care.
Children between the ages of 6 months to 2
or 3 years are typically placed in either a day
care or cared for by a private child-minder who
works from home (hired by the municipality).
Children aged between 3 to 6 years usually
attend kindergarten. Some day cares and
kindergartens are both housed at the same
location, which enables children to remain in
the same facility during their early years.
From age 5 to 6 children begin school. 90%
of all children in Denmark receive education at
the public schools and 10% at private schools.
You can read more about childcare, the Danish
school system and enrolment at
www.energymetropolis.com/living-in-esbjerg
Danish words
Below you will find translations of selected
Danish words:

SKAT - Tax (and dear or darling)
Pladsanvisning - Daycare department

Dagpleje - Daycare (day care kids 0-3)

Vuggestue - Childcare (institution age 0-3)

Brnehave - Kindergarden (age 3-5)

Skole - School

Boligsttte - Housing benefit

Brne og
ungeydelse - Child benefit

Sygehus - Hospital

Skadestue - Emergency Department

Politi - Police

Rdhus - City Hall
Borgerservice - Citizen Service

Krekort - Driving licence

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S ygesikringskort - Healthcare card



Bil - Car

Bus - Bus

Tog - Train

Hjre - Right

Venstre - Left

Brn - Kids

Gift - Married (and poison)

Arbejde - Work

Ansgning - Application

Telefon - Phone

Mdested - Meeting place

Park - Park

Musik - Music

Kultur - Culture

Ansat - Employee
Arbejdsgiver - Employer

Idrt - Sport (the word sport is also
used in Danish)

Klub - Club

Forening - Association (club based on
volunteer work)
Gratis adgang - Free entrance

Museum - Museum

Dag - Day
God morgen - Good morning

(used until 10 a.m.)

Goddag - Good afternoon
(used from 10 a.m.)

God aften - Good evening
(used from 7 p.m.)
Fagforening - Union

Forsikring - Insurance

Kreskole - Driving school

Tid - Time

Lge - Doctor

Tandlge - Dentist

Dyrlge - Veterinarian

Tid - Time

Pris - Price

Kontant - Cash

Kvittering/bon - Receipt

Recept - Prescription

Tilladt - Allowed

Kunst - Art

Bibliotek - Library
Genbrugsbutik - Second-hand store

B O O S T YO U R L I F E

Emergency Ward
Sydvestjysk Sygehus
Finsensgade 35, 6700 Esbjerg
Call this number before arriving:
Tel. 70110707

Emergency phone numbers


Emergency aid / ambulance: 112

Important phone numbers


in Ribe

Police - Emergency Phone: 114

Doctor outside opening hours:


Tel. 7011 0707

EMERGENCY NUMBERS & ADDRESSES


Emergency Ward in Esbjerg
Sydvestjysk Sygehus

Other important addresses


in Esbjerg

Finsensgade 35, 6700 Esbjerg


Call this number before arriving:
Tel. 70110707

Emergency Dentist
Nrregade 63A, 6700 Esbjerg
Tel 6541 4551

Important phone numbers


in Esbjerg

24 hours Pharmacy
Krone Apotek
Kongensgade 36, 6700 Esbjerg
Tel. 7512 9211

Doctor outside opening hours:


Tel. 7011 0707
Dentist outside opening hours:
Tel. 6541 4551
Fire Department Esbjerg:
Tel. 7616 5000

Dentist outside opening hours:


Tel. 6541 4551
Fire Department Ribe: 7542 0392

Important adresses in Ribe


Police Station Ribe
Tangevej 4A, 6760 Ribe
www.politi.dk
Tel. 7688 1448
24 hours Pharmacy
Krone Apotek
Kongensgade 36, 6700 Esbjerg
Tel. 7512 9211

Police Station
Kirkegade 76, 6700 Esbjerg
www.politi.dk
Tel. 7611 1448

Ribe Post Office


Sct. Nicolai Gade 12, 6760 Ribe
Tel. 8020 7030

Post Office
Torvet 20, 6700 Esbjerg
www.postdanmark.dk
Tel. 8020 7030

Ribe City Hall


Girtz Plads, 6760 Ribe
Tel. 7616 1616
www.esbjergkommune.dk

EsbjergCity Hall
Torvegade 74, 6700 Esbjerg
Tel. 7616 1616
www.esbjergkommune.dk

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Kommunikation. December 2014

A GUIDE TO ESBJERG, RIBE AND THE ENTIRE MUNICIPALITY

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Social networks . Parks
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