About a decade later, this city was linked to Fredericia and Vardevia railway routes. Esbjerg came to light with the German invasion of Schleswig and Holstein in 1864, forcing locals to seek alternative harbors.
Esbjerg once a large fishing harbor was the natural choice and was thus, developed. This town with a fishy odor for most, merits a cursory glance on your way to other attractive destination within the Jutland territory. Needless to say, Esbjerg has some interesting and precious attractions, impressive art work, great island sceneries, and enjoyable ferry rides offering spectacular sights of the sea and around. Even today Esbjerg witnesses hectic activity, mostly due to the oil industry, and continues to be an economic hub.