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Gjesing - Esbjerg N

Gjesing is a suburb of Esbjerg, which is bordered by Vognsbøl Park to the south and Nørreskov forest to the west.​

By city and forest

A large section of Gjesing is quite an attractive residential area party due to its proximity to large nature areas in Norreskov forest and along Fovrfeld stream and due to its short distance to central Esbjerg. Gjesing is comprised of the areas Gl. Gjesing and Gjesing North. Gjesing is a typical suburb with large single-family areas, institutions, shopping options and an active club and association life.

In Gl. Gjesing you can find many of classic single-family homes with large yards and family-friendly quarter with child-friendly streets in areas such as Vestervangs quarter. You will also find apartment blocks called Mølleparken and row-houses and apartment blocks in Gjesing North.

Between nature and city

Gjesing is located in Esbjerg N and has approx. 8,100 inhabitants.

Transportation time by car

  • E20 5 min.
  • Hospital 5 min.
  • Esbjerg Inner city 6 min.
  • Esbjerg sports park 3 min.
  • Esbjerg airport 8 min.
  • Billund airport 47 min.
  • Copenhagen 2h 48 min.
  • Flensburg 2h.

Community spirit

Shopping options in Gjesing play an important role for many residents across the municipality, just as many residents from the Esbjerg area visit Nørreskov forest. Furthermore, the school in Gjesing attracts many students from Esbjerg and beyond due to the school’s elite sports program and the Da Vinci program for talented students.

In Gjesing there is a wide selection of sport and sports activities, including the associations SIF Football, SIF Gymnastics, Gjesing Badminton Club and Sædding-Gjesing Taekwondo Club.

There are several grocery stores as well as individual shops around Gjesing, although much of shopping traffic is centered around the superstores, such as Bilka, Harald Nyborg and Bauhaus was well as Esbjerg StoreCenter. The shopping options makes Gjesing a type of ‘shopping mecca’ for the entire area.

In 1788 Gjesing were only populated by 16 farms and 10 houses. From the 1960´s the population in Gjesing increased rapidly.

Schools, after-school care (SFO) & clubs

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

In Gjesing, you will find:

Vitaskolen Bohr with grades from 0.-9. plus an elite sports line and the DaVinci-line for talented students 

Associated after school cares (SFO)

Youth club in Grønlandsparken

Esbjergs Youth School with the option of a 10th grade school year (in the northern part of Gjesing)

In Sædding, near Gjesing, you will find the private school: 

Markusskolen 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.

Childcare in Gjesing

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

In Gjesing you will find the offers below - there are also several day care providers.

Infrastructure and a warm welcome


There are bus connections to the center of Esbjerg and to the surrounding suburban areas. The roads are suitable for cyclists and walkers with a good path network as well as a connection to the city by cycle path. There is a train station at Gjesing, which serves the Esbjerg-Varde line. 

Welcome Ambassador

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

Kurt Hansen,, +45 51 48 55 92

My local area

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