We went to Esbjerg from Harwich on a weekend
trip in the month of February some 10 years ago. As we crossed
the north sea ice formed on the decks and rails of the ship
so we knew it was going to be cold. In fact when we arrived
it was -14c with a windchill of -26c!
Still, all in all, Esbjerg was a beautiful place
with a charming centre, plenty of shops and if you want Clogs
look no further! The city is set in the region of Jutland
which as you would expect is very flat, and so is ideal for
Esbjerg is the main fishing port in Denmark
and a major link to the UK.
Denmark's oldest town is only a short distance
It has cobblestone streets and beautiful half-timbered houses.
Denmark's only cathedral is in Ribe with five aisles, and
it is possible to visit the tower of the 800 year old cathedral
and enjoy a view over marschland and the tidal area.
In the Vikings museum you can experience the Viking era and
the Middle Age. The museum displays thousands of artifacts
found during recent archaeological excavations in Ribe.
Tips: Don't forget to wrap
up well if you go in the winter!