Of Concrete and Steel, Esbjerg is a Must-See
Trade and commerce plays an important role in nation-building and overall financial value. It is through humongous business and lively economy that a city or town becomes a relevant place that thrives to be independent in almost all aspects to get the lives of locals going.
When a city is developing, it is an expectation that it would lean on something that’s made of strength and steel such as high-rise office buildings, larger-than-life machineries and concrete pavements.
You might be thinking that when a city is flipped to epitomize the notion of being an urban jungle, it has limited ways to pump up tourism and eco-friendly sites for travelers.
While this can be true to some areas, there’s this smartly-managed place in Denmark that coped to the repercussions of being industrialized and yet being able to uphold the purity of its beauty and grace which is named as Esbjerg.
Specifically, Esbjerg can be found in the southwest tip of its mother country and is known to be a healthy port on the North Sea. Surrounding Esbjerg is Kolding, which 44 miles off the west and southwest is Aarhus, which is 102 miles away.
In Esbjerg’s west is a capital city, Copenhagen at about 185 miles while Allborg is at a distance of 170 miles away. Esbjerg is Denmark’s fifth largest city with an inhabitant count of almost 72,000 as of last count.
According to the Koppen Climate classification, Esbjerg is under the warm and temperate class. There is an observable amount of rainfall in the city annually with an average of 810 millimeters per annum.
Temperatures peak at 25-degrees Celsius in the months of June, July and August. February is deemed the coldest month with its lowest rate of 0.7-degree Celsius.
The sole way for you to get in Esbjerg is the Esbjerg Airport, which is about 10 kilometers of the city center and can connect you to two North Sea terminals, Stavenger of Norway and Scotland’s Aberdeen.
Public transportation wouldn’t be much of a concern if you’d get in Esbjerg as there are multiple ways for you to circle the city. One known way to roam around is through bus rides and the city’s main terminal can be found in Jernbanegade.
You can catch specific rides from Esbjerg to Frederikshavn once a day but pretty much, bus rides are for inside the city purposes most of the time. The city’s train and railway system is also sophisticated as these can transport you to neighboring cities such as Tonder, Kolding and Aarhus.
What to See
Esbjerg Performing Arts Center
Completed in the glorious year of 1997, the Esbjerg Performing Arts Center is a huge complex that can seat expectants for as high as 1,100 seats.
This had been an avenue for numerous theatrical productions and international exhibitions. Currently, the arts center is home to two auditoriums, which include a wide concert hall.
Fisheries and Maritime Museum
Be in touch with your biologist alter ego and visit the cities’ Fisheries and Maritime Museum from where you can witness different types of saltwater species and be amazed by their very own sealarium.
Straying away from the usual makeup of churches in Esbjerg, Saint Nikolaj is a Roman Catholic Church and is built of aerated concrete.
The modern and advanced design of this church turned it as a tourist spot aside from its usual purpose of worship and religion.
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