Our area has so much to offer in terms of culture, history and nature, and there are places and experiences that you absolutely must not miss.
Watch the giant sculpture Man Meets the Sea looking out to the sea at the port entrance in Esbjerg. Experience the Viking Age brought to life at Ribe VikingeCenter, see the seals, aquariums and the offshore adventure in the North Sea in the Fisheries and Maritime Museum. Experience the unique nature and wild life of the Wadden Sea National Park in the Wadden Sea Center or go by tractor bus out into the Wadden Sea to the small island of Mandø.
Go and have a look at Ribes Viking Museum and at Esbjerg Museum to get the exciting history of our area. The newly opened Jacob A. Riis Museum is telling the story of the young man from Ribe who became famous in the United States. Enjoy world-class art at the art museums in Ribe and Esbjerg, and don't forget Ribe Cathedral with the Tower, from which there are magnificent views of Ribe and the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea.
If you move further south, you will find the Marsk Tower in Skærbæk. In Lintrup you can experience a cozy day in a completely unique zoo Glad Zoo and in Givskud Zoo exciting experiences await the whole family.
Denmark's oldest town is steeped in history and art with shops and restaurants adding to an exceptional atmosphere.
Ribe Cathedral - The Church of Our Lady - from the year 1200 built of Rhenish tuff stone with later Gothic changes and additions made in brick. The Cathedral was originally built as a three-aisled church with two identical towers.
In Ribe VikingeCenter you can experience everything from the big international Viking Market in april/may, to Viking warriors and Vikings on their icelandic horses. Lots of hands-on activities every day.
What were the origins of Ribe and how did the town’s inhabitants live when Ribe was a major European trading centre.
Jacob A. Riis Museum tells the fascinating tale of the boy from Ribe who emigrated to America in 1870. President Roosevelt of the United States called him the most helpful citizen in New York.
Ribe was the home of Denmark's most famous witch Maren Splidds. That is why the museum about witch hunts in Denmark and Europe is of course located here.
Ribe Art Museum is a unique space, where art, architecture and landscape combine in a beautiful, atmospheric environment.
The Wadden Sea Centre - The Gate to UNESCO World Heritage. The Migratory Birds Wadden Sea.
Ribes Night Watchman creates a very special mood that takes you back to a time without modern policem en and alarms. The Night Watchman sings his songs and tells the dramatic stories about the history of Ribe.
To wander through the old cobblestone streets of Ribe is to travel back through time, get the fantastic stories from one of our skilled guides.
There is a good reason why Sønderho has been named Denmark's most beautiful village. The many old, beautiful houses, the location and the atmosphere oozes Danish cosiness.
From Esbjerg the ferry sails to Fanø - a nice little travel of about 12 minutes. Time enough to let the mind relax. Nordby is a small and cosy town. Lot of beautiful old houses. Surrounded by great nature.
Visitors arriving in Esbjerg from the sea are greeted by Svend Wiig Hansen’s monumental sculpture "Man meets the Sea", which was raised on the occasion of Esbjerg celebrating its 100th anniversary as an independent municipality in 1994. It was officially unveiled on 28 October 1995.
Denmark's museum about the sea - people's relationship with it, the culture surrounding it, and life beneath its surface.
Three new exciting exhibitions - Occupied Esbjerg 1943, Resistance and Esbjerg 1900-1950 plus special exhibitions.
Museum of modern and contemporary art, known as an experimentarium that offers both children and adults surprising experiences.
Throughout the past 100 years and up till today Fanø has attracted a constant stream of artists, who more or less settled down on the island.
A nice day in zoo. Visit a unique zoo and have a great day in a cozy atmosphere! Explore the 80 different types of animals in the park, and get very close to the animals at the daily zookeeper speaks.
Experience a safari tour of GIVSKUD ZOO – ZOOTOPIA in your own car with full view. Explore the zoo on foot and meet gorillas, elephants and wolves, and end the day with a visit to one of the large playgrounds.
The Marsk Tower - a new landmark for the marshlands in southern Jutland has emerged: a 25-meter-tall lookout tower designed by world renowned architects from the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).
The Wadden Sea is one of the world's most important tidal flats. A large and unique nature reserve - a place full of life and experiences. The Wadden Sea is both the still surface water and the turbulent ocean outside the dike.
Experience the seals in the Wadden Sea in their natural surroundings, the seals can be experienced on foot, by tractor bus or by tour boat.
Culinary experiences are of many kinds, but nothing beats consuming a newly-opened oyster out in the stunning landscape of the Wadden Sea.
The Phenomenon Starling Magic is a fantastic experience when 100.000 and, yes, even 400.000 starlings dance ballet in the sky over the Ribe Marsh.
Fanø is one of Denmark's most popular holiday resorts. The 15 km long sandy beach and the historic maritime villages of Nordby and Sønderho have since the end of the 1800s attracted guests from large parts of Europe.
On Mandø you experience nature in all its magnificence, here you get the feel of this Wadden Sea island, which so often has had to contend with violent storms. South of Mandø lies a sandbank, Koresand, where you can observe seals.