Esbjerg expat quick guide

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Esbjerg city which is in Esbjerg Municipality the southwestern part of Jutland. The port city faces the North sea and the Wadden Seas which makes it an ideal for lovers of soothing blue water. The city is how to more than one hundred thousand inhabitants which comprises of regular workers, families, students and port operators. It is the fifth largest city in Denmark. You cannot believe it that Esbjerg city was largely undeveloped until the establishment of the port in 1868.  Esbjerg municipality is home to not only the city itself but also Ribe town which is the oldest town in Denmark. The town has charming cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses. Ribe was elected the most beautiful town in Europe in 2014. 

Attractions in Esbjerg

You can never miss something fascinating in Esbjerg. You will without a doubt long to visit the attractive sites in the city severally before getting over its unique sceneries and iconic structures. Wadden Sea National Park, Ribe Viking Museum, Man Meets The Sea, Marbæk Nature Park, Henne Strand and many more offers you something to behold. They give tales of a city bubbling with magnificent heritage. If you are an adventure seeker, then you will never find life in Esbjerg boring for you. Its attractions will surely reconnect you with nature, sooth you and bring out the best in yourself. 

Generally, Esbjerg has various sandy beaches which team with people especially during Summer. From the giant “Man Meets the Sea” sculpture and up along the shore to the sea front of Hjerting you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Wadden Sea. During high tides, you can try yourself at swimming. The beaches of Hjerting and Sjelborg have calm waters thata re very friendly if you have to have your children accompanying you to swimming.

Going to school in Esbjerg

Esbjerg city is home to various educational institutions including colleges, universities, high schools, primary schools and kindergarten. You are literally spoilt for choices on where to get your child admitted or which institution to register yourself into. Education has a very high premium in the city and most people there are literate. You can be sure to have a resourceful pool of academically averse friends. 

The primary schools in Esbjerg 

Esbjerg municipality has the following private and free schools;

  • Esbjerg International School
  • Esbjerg Realskole
  • Bramming Free School
  • St. Mark’s School
  • Riberhus Private School
  • St. Nikolaj School

Secondary schools in Esbjerg city

  • Esbjerg Gymnasium
  • Rybners Tekniske Gymnasium
  • Handelsgymnasiet Ribe
  • Uddannelseshuset
  • Rybners
  • Ribe Katedralskole

Colleges and Universities in Esbjerg

International Schools in Esbjerg 

Esbjerg international school

Daycare in Esbjerg 

Any relevant information about your childcare and support by the municipality you an find here. 

Basically, if you are eligible for government support despite being an an expairtae in Esbjerg, the municipality of Esbjerg will as a minimum pay 75% for the costs for child day care, leaving you to pay up to 25%. You will receive a sibling discount if you have more than one child. You only pay half price for your second child.

Working in Esbjerg

Just like in any part of Denmark, you need to work either part time or full time to meet your needs in Esbjerg. From the first day, you will realize that the city is a dynamic one with people always busy trying their hands in various jobs, some even taking multiple jobs to increase their income. Depending on you how much time you are allowed to work as expatriate, you can always build up a convincing curriculum vita and approach relevant employers or upload on the job searching portals. Some of the relevant places include;

The windmill industry at the Port of Esbjerg and the maritime industry is a good employment if you have expertise in any of the segments within the two industry. But as usual, you must aggressively fend for the jobs and pitch yourself well to gain a leverage above other applicants. The city practices ethics in recruitment and demonstrated skills and competence are key in determining whether you are being employed or not. The employers always seek for, employ, develop and retain the best human resource in the market so you must always strive to be one.   

Working in Esbjerg, English-speakers with professional qualifications might be able to find a job without additional language requirements. However, speaking Danish, German, or other Scandinavian languages is an asset.

Shopping, drinking and eating in Esbjerg

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