Øster Vedsted

Green, countryside suburb

Øster Vedsted is located in a beautiful nature area midway along the Daisy Route and just above Ribe River, which is a part of the Wadden Sea National Park. The community is located close to Ribe and is regarded as a countryside suburb of city. There are good paths and bicycle paths connecting the area to Ribe, which can be reached in 10 minutes by bike. From Øster Vedsted, you can see Ribe Cathedral across the marsh and the open landscape.
There is a mix of single-family homes and old farmsteads in Øster Vedsted. The southeastern part of the settlement, where most of the housing is located, has a suburban character.


The western part of the area is home to the old farmsteads and beautiful nature, which gives it a country town feel. A small business district is located in the northeastern part of  Øster Vedsted, where both small and medium sized businesses can be found. Granly Skov, a picnic and playground area, can be found in the middle of Øster Vedsted.


Once a year the community holds the Æ Quernsteens Løb, a community race, and the city’s toboggan run experiences much activity throughout the winter season.

Population Approx. 1100 Location South of Esbjerg, south of Ribe

Village Spirit

Many families live in Øster Vedsted, and the area has an active association life, which includes activities for families and children. Øster Vedsted Sports Association hosts a range of sports, such as football, handball, gymnastics, badminton and swimming.


Furthermore, much activity can be found around the FDF and the community hall, where the newly renovated leisure and youth club facilities are located. The community hall, town council and sports association are central focal points in the village and function as both social and cultural meeting spots.


There are many ongoing and annual activities happening in Øster Vedsted, such as the City Festival, community feasts, annual activity day, flea markets, Skt. Hans, Christmas Festival and Christmas bazaar.



Schools, after-school care (SFO) & clubs

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts. Øster Vedsted is located in Vadehavsskole school district, with the main school located on Simon Hansensvej in Ribe and a school branch on Haulundvej in Ribe, a branch on Kongeåvej in Gredstedbro and a branch on Egebækvej in Egebæk-Hviding.


School buses to Ribe service the area, and Øster Vedsted is connected to Ribeskolen via bicycle paths.


In Ribe, near Øster Vedsted, you will find:

  • Ansgarskolen Vadehav in Ribe with classes from 0-9th grade
  • Vittenbergskolen Vadehav in Ribe Sydøst with classes from 0-9th grade  (2.5 km)
  • Associated after-school care programmes (SFO)
  • Leisure & youth club Ribe Midt (2.5 km)


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. 

Read more about school, school districts and enrollment here





Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven enrollment districts. Øster Vedsted is located within the Ribe midt/Øster Vedsted district.


In Øster Vedsted, you will find:

  • Kaskelotten (age-integrated childcare)
  • Several daycares

Near Øster Vested, in the southwestern part of Ribe, you will find:



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

Read more about childcare here.





Bus services connect the area to Ribe..



Build your own home

Several building sites are for sale in a new residential area. Read more at Esbjerg Municipality homepage (in Danish)




More information

Transportation time by car

29 min.
30 min.
Esbjerg City
30 min.
4 min.
Esbjerg Sports Park
31 min.
Billund Airport
58 min.
Esbjerg Airport
28 min.
Next Step City
30 min.
1 t. 24 min.