Panoramic Esbjerg & Maritime Museum

  • Port

    Esbjerg, Denmark

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Board a motorcoach and relax for a panoramic drive through Esbjerg. Your guide will point out the main sights and explain the role of Esbjerg Harbor in today's Denmark. You'll learn how Esbjerg has developed into an important cultural and educational hub as Denmark's fifth-largest city.

Drive past the oldest church in the city, called Our Savior's Church. Hear the story of the church, built in 1869 due to the demand of the local inhabitants who complained about the lack of a local place of worship. Admire the old Court & Arrest House, the temple-like St Nikolaj Church, the city park with the Concert Hall, and the old water tower in neo-medieval style that dates back only to 1896, but has become an iconic landmark of the city.

Visit the local Fisheries & Maritime Museum, which chronicles the city's long history of fishing and shipping and its relationship with the surrounding Wadden Sea. The facility includes a large open-air exhibition with a harbor environment, cutters, fishermen's cottages and fishing equipment.

Continue to the impressive Man Meets Sea sculpture, depicting the raw relationship between humans and nature. The inspiration for this work of art was found in the monolithic moai statues of Easter Island and today it is virtually synonymous with Esbjerg.

Finally, you will step inside Sædden Church. This local parish church was built in 1978 and is known for its interesting lighting. Natural light mixes with the artificial glow of 800 suspended light bulbs.

Notes:

Inside church visit(s) may not be possible if religious services are being held. Participants will encounter steps and some cobblestone streets, as well as sand at the Man Meets Sea monument.