When you arrive in the city, you will be amazed at what has taken place in the space of just 150 years. It all began with a harbour for the exporting of agricultural goods, then the mushrooming fishing industry came, with more than 600 vessels, and now Esbjerg is the country’s energy metropolis. Apart from being a base for oil and gas in the North Sea, the city boast the largest wind turbine park in the world. A pioneer spirit and dynamism continue to fuel this impressive development. From the harbour you can take the new pedestrian accessway, Landgangen, and the walk along the harbour front to the city centre with its great, varied shopping opportunities, a rich café life and eateries to suit every palate. Esbjerg has acquired big city qualities. From the city’s landmark down by the water, the huge statue ”Man Meets the Sea”, you can gaze out towards the holiday island of Fanø, only a 12-minute ferry crossing away. In the space of 30 minutes you can reach some of Denmark’s best North Sea bathing beaches, and you are on the doorstep of the Wadden Sea National Park, which is a Unesco World Heritage attraction.