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Esbjerg C - Inner city core

Inner city consists of many different styles, where contrasts are more the rule than the exception. The streets are built in a grid pattern and consist of straight roads that run parallel to each other.

The heart of Esbjerg C

The Inner city in Esbjerg is one of the first areas that was built when Esbjerg was established. The Inner city is comprised of many different styles of buildings where contrasts are more the rule than the exception.

The streets are designed along a grid pattern, and thus are comprised of routes that run parallel to one another. The Inner city is bound by Esbjerg Station to the east, Frodesgade and the City Hall to the north, Stomgade to the west, and Havnegade and Dokhavnen to the south.

The Inner city is a popular area to live due to the urban amenities and retail trade within walking distance. In the inner city, you can find some of the city’s most significant features, including the main square, Torvet, which is the city’s central point for activity.

The core of the city

Indre by is located in the inner city core and has approx. 5000 inhabitants.

Transportation time by car

  • E20 7 min.
  • Esbjerg airport 10 min.
  • Billund airport 52 min.
  • Ribe 26 min.
  • Bramming 18 min.
  • Copenhagen 3t 1 min.
  • Flensburg 1h 59 min.
  • Odense 1h 23 min.

Community spirit

There are many cultural offerings and opportunities to shop in the inner city, such as the pedestrian street, Kongensgade, and cultural institutions including Musikhuset (Music House), Kulturskolen (Culture School), Kunstmuseet, Esbjerg Museum, Hovedbiblioteket (Main Library), and several of the city’s hotels. Furthermore, a large part of the city’s shopping, cafes and nightlife is centered on the area around Torvet, Kongensgade and Skolegade.

Byparken, the city park behind Musikhuset, functions as a meeting place with activities for children and summer entertainment on the outdoor stage. Furthermore, I.C. Møller Park on Kirkegade gives the inner city a green oasis.

Streets full of life

A lot goes on in the two parallel streets Kongensgade and Skolegade, but there is also plenty of life in the side streets.

Schools, after-school care (SFO) & clubs 

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts and a district named city of children. 

In the Inner city, you will find:

Danmarksgades Skole Urban with grades from 0.-9. 

Associated after school cares (SFO)

Youth club in Nørregade

In Inner city, you will find the private school:

Skt. Nikolaj Skole with grades from 0.-9. 

In Spangsbjerg, at the border of Inner city, you will find the private school: 

Esbjerg Realskole with grades from 0.-9.

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 schooline (in Danish)

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


Esbjerg Municipality is divided into enrollment districts. Residents in Inner city belongs to the district named Midtbyen/Rørkjær. 

In Inner city, you will find:

Esbjerg Børnegård (childcare and kindergarten) 
Nygårdsvej (childcare and kindergarten) 

Several daycares.

In Rørkjær, which is part of the same district, you will find:

Rørkjærhusene (childcare and kindergarten) 
Børnehaven Grønnegården (childcare and kindergarten) 

Several daycares.

In Boldesager, close to Inner city, you will find the private institution:

Pinsekirkens Vuggestue og Børnehave (childcare and kindergarten) 

Nearby, you will also find:

Spangsbjerg/Boldesager - Højvangshaven (childcare and kindergarten)
Spangsbjerg/Boldesager - Vognsbøl Børnehus (childcare and kindergarten)

Read more about childcare (in Danish)


My local area

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

The inner city is a mix of commercial and residential areas of low, multistory buildings and single-family homes towards the north