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City life in Esbjerg Municipality

Discover Esbjerg's vibe, Ribe's fascinating history and the villages' charm throughout Esbjerg Municipality.
Ribe, Bramming and Esbjerg’s centres offer many different opportunities - and each has its unique charm. Esbjerg is Denmark's fifth largest city. It is constantly changing and developing into an international metropolis with pulse and energy.

Café & restaurant

In Esbjerg, the cosy cafes around the Market Square have a friendly atmosphere and are worth a visit. The Market Square is adorned by an ice rink during the winter, and by a sun-drenched outdoor seating in the summer.

As in any other big city, you will find in Esbjerg all kinds of restaurants with everything from fine gourmet meals, traditional café food, pizza and burger, Chinese food, Thai food, Italian food to a good Danish steak with onions.

Many restaurants are located in Esbjerg centre, around Skolegade and the Market Square. If you are in a mood for a romantic dinner outside the city, there are likewise many excellent restaurants in Fanø – just 12 minutes away by ferry.

See a guide of Esbjerg's eateries


Everyone knows that sometimes one just needs to get away from everyday life. There are plenty of places to choose from in Esbjerg. Places such as discos, cafes and various pubs.

See a complete guide of Esbjerg's nightlife

Ambitious urbanisation

Esbjerg Municipality is changing rapidly. Private and public urbanisation projects are implemented to develop the urban life, the housing situation and the attractions of Denmark’s EnergyMetropolis Esbjerg.
Read our article on urban development in Esbjerg


In Esbjerg, the shopping opportunities are centralised around the long pedestrian street in the middle of the city, and in the major shopping centres, a little further away from the city.

In Esbjerg, you will find small exciting speciality stores, well-known chain stores, large discount stores and small delicatessen stores. Furthermore, there are many galleries and craftsmen.

You can send your family on tour on the ice rink while shopping in the winter, or to get a refreshing ice cream in the summer. There is outdoor seating on the Market Square, so you can rest your legs and quench your thirst in the middle of your shopping.

See more on Esbjerg City's website

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Lasse Jensen is ready to help you. He can provide information about job, housing, education and leisure activities in Esbjerg.