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Esbjerg C - Jerne

Jerne is located east of Boldesager and north of Østerbyen. The area is very open with several green areas and playgrounds.

The old centre

The area predominantly consists of detached houses, but also offers attached row houses and multistory apartment buildings.

The northern part of Jerne is characterized by attached row houses in Fuglebakken. Multistory apartment buildings can be found in the eastern part of Jerne in Skoleparken and in the western part of Jerne in Frejaparken.


Own train station and close to everything

Jerne is located in the north-eastern part of Esbjerg C and has approx. 6,300 inhabitants.

Transportation time by car

  • E20 7 min.
  • Esbjerg City 7 min.
  • Esbjerg airport 10 min.
  • Billund airport 52 min.
  • Copenhagen 3h 5 min.
  • Flensburg 2h 5 min.
  • Odense 1h 22 min.

Community spirit

Much of the activity in Jerne is concentrated around Storegade and gives the neighborhood a small-town atmosphere. In this area you can find the local pub, church, and shopping options.

Jerne Kro (inn) also plays a central role hosting annual events including Sankt Hans, Christmas activities and children’s day.

Jerne IF and Jerne Stadium are central to sports life in Jerne and in relation to activities in Jerne in general

The old Jerne

Esbjerg originally belonged to Jerne parish.

Schools, after-school care (SFO) & clubs 

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts and a district named city of children. Children in the central, northwestern and northeaster areas of Jerne are part of the Cosmos school district.  Children in the southern area of Jerne are part of the Urban school district.

In the northern part of Jerne, you will find:

Bakkeskolen Cosmos at Skolebakken with grades from 0.-9. 

Associated after school cares (SFO)

Youth club

In Spangsbjerg, northwest of Jerne, you will find:

Boldesager Skole Cosmos med klasser fra 0.-9. med tilhørende SFO samt Fritids- og Ungdomsklub.

In Østerbyen, south of Jerne, you will find:

Præstegårdsskolen Urban at Søndervangen with grades from 0.-9.
Associated after school cares (SFO)
Youth club

In Spangsbjerg, northwest of Jerne, you will also 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 schooling (in Danish)

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


Esbjerg Municipality is divided into enrollment districts. Residents in Jerne belongs to the district named Jerne.

In district Jerne, you will find:

Bydelens Børnehus in Kvaglund (childcare and kindergarten) 

Several daycares

In Jerne, you will find the private kindergarten:

Jerne Børnehave (kindergarten) 

In Kvaglund, near Jerne, you will find the private institution:

Troldehulen Kvaglund (childcare and kindergarten) 

Near Jerne, you fill find:

Rørkjær - Rørkjærhusene (childcare and kindergarten)
Rørkjær - Grønnegården (childcare and kindergarten)

Spangsbjerg/Boldesager - Højvangshaven (childcare and kindergarten)
Spangsbjerg/Boldesager - Børnenes Kontor (childcare and kindergarten)
Spangsbjerg/Boldesager - Børneuniverset (childcare and kindergarten)

In Boldesager, near Jerne, you will find the private institution:

Pinsekirkens Vuggestue og Børnehave (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 village of Jerne was originally located a little to the east of the church. Today, only two small farms are preserved. Nowadays, Jerne has urban streets and several peaceful areas with single-family homes and child-friendly streets.