Esbjerg is located on Denmark's West coast and was once the largest fishing town in Denmark.
Today it is home to a ferry port and opens up the possibility of exploring Denmark by car thanks to the excellent road links.
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Esbjerg is a common port for those looking to visit what has to be the best and original LEGO theme park in the world - Legoland Billund. This is a popular favourite with young families and many holidays focus around this one attraction.
Esbjerg has plenty to offer. The bustling pedestrianised centre is home to a broad range of shops, restaurants and cafes. Check out Esbjerg's heritage and stories of the by-gone era at the Fisheries and Maritime Museum just outside the city centre. The museum is also home to a well stocked aquarium too.
A visit to the imposing gothic Water Tower offers some fantastic views across the harbour and marshlands.
Both the Esbjerg Museum of Art and the Printing Museum are definitely worth a visit if this is your thing, and the iconic Man Meets the Sea statues are just a mere 45 minute walk away.
The city is quite small but there is plenty to do and it an ideal holiday destination to relax and unwind.
Copenhagen is within easy reach of Esbjerg and offers attractions such as the Copenhagen Opera House and the former stock exchange building, together with numerous museums, art galleries, bars, restaurants and cafes.
Ferries to Esbjerg
There are alternative means to enjoying a short break in Denmark by sea though.You will, however, need to book onto a crossing to either France or The Netherlands, and then drive onwards.
If you were planning on using the ferry from Harwich then the next best alternative route is the Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry. Those in the north may prefer to use the Newcastle to Ijmuiden route or the Hull to Rotterdam route. Those in the south may prefer to use the ferries from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk.
Esbjerg is around 500 miles (about 805 kilometres) from Ijmuiden, 520 miles (about 837 kilometres) from Hook of Holland, 550 miles (about 885 kilometres) from Rotterdam, and around 660 miles (about 1062 kilometres) from both Dunkirk, and Calais.
Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, is around 190 miles (about 306 kilometres) east from Esbjerg.
For a more detailed guide on your alternative options check out my detailed guide to travelling to Denmark by ferry.