Esbjerg is a municipality on the western coast of Jutland peninsula in southwestern part of Denmark. It is a commercial and industrial area and also the largest fishing port in Denmark.
The city of Esbjerg was set up in the year 1868 as a replacement for the harbor of Altona that was initially Denmark's most significant harbor in the North Sea. In 2007, the old municipality of Esbjerg was merged with Bramming and Ribe municipalities o form the new municipality of Esbjerg.
The climate of Esbjerg is that of a humid, temperate with variable and unpredictable weather. The best time to visit this place is during the summers, from May to August when the temperatures average around 25ºC.
The University of Southern Denmark is located in Esbjerg and the city is also home to a branch of Aalborg University.
The city of Esbjerg holds an annual music festival extending for two weekends during Mid-August. It is hosted around the central Torvet Square. The social life is very lively and there are many restaurants, bars, cafés and discotheques in Esbjerg.
Ferry services connect the Esbjerg municipality to neighboring islands and areas. It also has good railway traffic and is connected to Copenhagen by InterCity trains after every two hours.
The sightseeing places in Esbjerg include the Bogtryk Museum which has displays on the craft of painting. The Esbjerg Art Museum has a huge collection of contemporary art. The Museum of Fishing and Shipping is located a few miles away from the city. Esbjerg also serves as a good base from where one can explore South Jutland.
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