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Esbjerg C - Rørkjær

Rørkjær is an area east of the railway between the inner city and Østbyen/Eastern part of Esbjerg city. 

Charm and history

Rørkjær is home to some of the oldest parts of Esbjerg, and around Exnersgade you will find beautiful, old buildings. Rørkjær is a popular area because you are close to the inner city but still far enough away from the urban traffic and noise.

In Rørkjær, there are both single-family houses and many small blocks of flats on child-friendly streets. Rørkjær is also regarded as a very charming area because of the crooked and winding streets, which is unique in contrast to the typical street grid structure found in Esbjerg.

Many of the buildings are adorned with red tiled roofs, which gives the area´s buildings a certain uniformity. The dominance of this roofing style could possibly be attributed to the large presence of brickworks in the area in the 1800's

Central charm

Rørkjær is located in the eastern part of Esbjerg C and has approx. 2000 inhabitants.

Transportation time by car

  • E20 7 min.
  • Esbjerg airport 10 min.
  • Billund airport 52 min.
  • Bramming 17 min.
  • Ribe 25 min.
  • Copenhagen 2h 59 min.
  • Flensburg 2h
  • Odense 1h 22 min.

Community spirit

The border between Rørkjær and the eastern part of Østerby is not rigid; this is partly due to the fact that the areas share schools, but also due to a large sporting community which is largely centered around Østerbyen’s association IF92 and the Rørkjær Hall. Many events take place around Rørkjær Hall and the school in Rørkjær.

The large playing field area at Rørkjær Hall is a publicly accessible green area, but those who live in Rørkjær also use the closeby Lergravspark, which has its own lake and is located on the border with Østerby. In Legravspark, the largest Sankt Hans celebration in Esbjerg is held each year. Tobakken, which was previously a tobacco factory, is now a concert and culture house that contributes to the great cultural and musical life in Rørkjær.

In 1868, just two farms where located at what is now Exnersgade in Rørkjær.

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


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

In Rørkjær, you will find:

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

Several daycares.

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

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

Several daycares.

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

Pinsekirkens Vuggestue og Børnehave (childcare and kindergarten) 

In Jerne, near Rørkjær, you will find the private kindergarten:

Jerne Børnehave (kindergarten) 

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

Troldehulen Kvaglund (childcare and kindergarten) 

Read more about childcare (Danish site)


My local area

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