From 250 meters of wharf to 12 kilometers
An exciting and fascinating tale of Esbjerg harbor and its development over the last 150 years.
The Port of Esbjerg is Denmark’s largest harbour on the North Sea coast
Apart from being a northern European hub for freight transport, the port is the principal service and supply harbour for the Danish oil and gas industry as well as the world’s largest port for shipping offshore wind turbines. Formerly, 600 fishing vessels used to have Esbjerg as their home port, but now there are only a couple of prawn-fishing vessels left.
Sections of the harbour are restricted areas, but on Dogger Quay you can get really close to the oil-rigs, and here there is also a favourite fishing spot that can be used by anglers without a fishing licence. Take the ferry across to Fanø and see the harbour from the seaward side. You may even catch sight of some seals while crossing. It is easy to get from the city centre to the harbour - just take the new, attractive cyclist and pedestrian path Landgangen.