Castles and manor houses
Riber Kjærgård is a manor house from around the year 1300, which today serves as an agricultural school.
With the colossal sculpture Man Meets the Sea, Denmark's gateway to the west opens out to the world and welcomes you to Esbjerg. Esbjerg can offer its visitors grand art and architecture, exciting museums, and not least unique nature thanks to its location next to the Wadden Sea.
Visiting the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg, only a stone’s throw from the North Sea, one understands better the relationship between man and the sea.
Near the beach just north of Esbjerg’s bustling port - as if designed to be a thought-provoking contrast - stands a major work of Danish sculpture: Svend Wiig Hansen’s ”Man meets the Sea” (1994).
From its beginnings in 1868, Esbjerg became the 5th largest city in Denmark in just 100 years. It took the lead in areas such as urban development, social policy, schools and kindergartens.
Esbjerg’s Art Museum uses modern methods to disseminate contemporary art. Like the city itself, the museum focuses on innovation, bringing children and adults into direct contact with art.