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Egebæk-Hviding is full of unique history and lots of life - and the town is very close to Denmark's oldest town, Ribe.

Central village with border history

Egebæk and Hviding was originally two country settlements that now have grown together around an old border station and a psychiatric hospital, which was housed in the old station and customs buildings from 1923 to 2014.​

Originally, there were two settlements placed on either side of the Danish-German border: Egebæk on the north and Hviding on the south. Today, the old border area binds the village together, and it is the old border area that forms the heart of the village, where you can find the culture and activity center, Wadden Sea School, and the village shops.

There are many detached houses in family-friendly neighborhoods in Egebæk-Hviding, and the young village is characterized by its many new houses in the northwestern part of the settlement (old Egebæk) as well as in the village’s center and former border area. Notable buildings in the village, such as “the castle”, the gendarme house and the hospital, lay testament to its exciting past.

There are many young families living in Egebæk-Hviding and the village has a well-functioning association life, where the school, culture, and activity center are focal points.

Very close to Ribe

Egebæk-Hviding is located south of Ribe and approx. 1,800 people live in the city.

Transportation time by car

  • E20 26 min.
  • Hospital 32 min.
  • Esbjerg city 32 min.
  • Ribe 7 min.
  • Esbjerg sports park 33 min.
  • Billund airport 1t 2 min.
  • Esbjerg airport 30 min.
  • Odense 1h 29 min.

Community Spirit

Egebæk-Hviding is a village with well a well-functioning leisure- and association life, and with a broad selection of sports fields. Many actively participate in badminton, football, handball, gymnastics, squash, tennis, swimming, croquet, running club, exercise club, scouts or fitness, for example.

There are regular community activities in the village in the form of concerts, lectures, bingo and community feasts, amongst others. Furthermore, there is an annual city festival and a yearly children’s Christmas celebration.

The old hospital

The establishment of the Stage Psyciatric hospital in 1923 in the old station and border buildings meant a significant population growth in Egebæk and Hviding.

School, after-school care (SFO) & clubs

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts and a district named city of children. Children in Egebæk-Hviding belongs to Vadehavsskolen and attend the school in Egebæk-Hviding from grade 0-6 and continue at Vadehavsskolen in Ribe from grade 7 to 9. There is a school bus service to Ribe. 

In Egebæk-Hviding, you will find:

Egebæk-Hviding Skole Vadehav with grades 0.-6. 

Associated after school care (SFO)

Hviding leisure and youth club

In Ribe, you will find:

Ansgarskolen Vadehav with grades 0.-9 
Vittenbergskolen Vadehav with grades 0.-9, in the southern part of Ribe 

Associated after school cares (SFO)

Ribe Midt leisure and youth club 

In Ribe, you will also find the private school:

Riberhus Privatskole

Below you can take a closer look at where the different schools are located via the dynamic map.

Read more about schools, school districts and signing children up for 0 grade schooling here (in Danish)


Discover schools and school districts in Esbjerg Municipality on this dynamic map.


Childcare in Egebæk-Hviding

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into enrollment districts. Egebæk-Hviding belongs to the enrollment district called Ribe Syd (Ribe South).

In the Ribe Syd, you will find the below offers as well as several daycare providers.

Building sites, infrastructure and a warm welcome


Train services connects Egebæk-Hviding to Ribe, Bramming and Tønder. There are also buses to Ribe.

Building your own home

There are several building plots for sale. Read more about building plots (Danish site)

Move to Egebæk-Hviding  – and get a warm welcome 

Welcome Ambassador

You are welcome to contact the Welcome Ambassador if you wish to know more about the local community.

Jytte Knudsen,, +45 21 46 26 56

My local area

You can read more about the structure, history and municipal plan for the local area here.

More information

More about Egebæk-Hviding

Egebæk-Hviding has its own residents' association.

Read more by following the link below.