The village behind the dike

Darum is one of the villages, which in terms of area, has the most space and there are many green and open areas in the settlement.


In Darum you will find many well-preserved farms and houses as well as newer houses and buildings in a green and naturally scenic environment amongst the marshland. Nearby the sea dyke, there are views over the Wadden Sea towards Fanø and Mandø.


Darum is the closest neighbour to the Wadden Sea National Park – Denmark’s largest marine national park.


The nature in the Wadden Sea creates the basis for activities such as outdoor recreation, tourism and agriculture.

Population Approx. 1300 Location Southeast of Esbjerg

Community Spirit

Darum is a village with a strong community spirit and many social activities, including 6 annual community feasts, yearly barbecue party, city festival, fastelavn party, children’s Christmas celebration and Christmas bazaar, and fat Friday. The village offers an active association life including hunting, FDF (scouts), art and lectures, theatre, Zumba, tennis, yoga, volleyball, indoor cycling, handball, football, gymnastics, badminton and billiards.



In Darum, you can find Rosengård friland, which is an activity and holiday house that attracts visitors from across the countryside.



Darum Børneby

Darum culture and leisure center, kindergarten, school, after-school care (SFO), and leisure and youth club are located in one area and cross collaborate with one another. Darum is known for offering good transition for children from kindergarten to school and after-school care as well as from the local school’s 6th grade to the 7th grade in Bramming.


School, after-school care (SFO) & clubs

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts. Darum is located in the Darum Børneby school district with grades  0-6 attending the Darum Børnby school and grades 7 and up attending schools in the Fortunaskolen school district. The Fortunaskolen school district has a school branch on Bakkevej in Bramming with grades 7-9. A school bus service connect the area to Bramming.

In Darum you will find:

  • Darum Skole (part of Darum Børneby), with grades 0-6
  • Associated after-school care (SFO)
  • Darum leisure and youth club


In Bramming, near Darum:


At this interactive map you can view all schools in the municipality. The search function located at the top right-hand corner allows you to search by address or school name. If you hit the icon "i" in the top menu, you can click the dots on the map to read more about the schools. 

If you wish to see a map that combines information about schools and childcare you can find it here

Read more about school, school districts and enrollment here





Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven enrollment districts. Esbjerg Municipality is divided into different districts, and and Darum is located in the district under the same name - Darum


In Darum you will find:

  • Bistadet  Kindergarten (part of Darum Børneby)
  • Several daycares


At this interactive map you can view all your childcare options. 

Read more about childcare here.




Bus services connect the area to Esbjerg, Ribe and the surrounding villages, and there are school bus services to Bramming for students in the 7th-9th grades.


Building your own home

Building plots are available for sale in the area.

Read more here (in Danish). 



Welcome Ambassador

You are welcome to contact the following Welcome Ambassador if you are considering a move to Darum or would like to know more about the local community.

Transportation time by car

12 min.
9 min.
13 min.
Esbjerg City
13 min.
Esbjerg Idrætspark
14 min.
Billund Airport
50 min.
Esbjerg Airport
15 min.
Next Step City
14 min.
1 t. 24 min.

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