Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup

Wide open spaces

Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup are two country villages located nearby each other.

 

The villages, situated in a marsh area and surrounded by the Wadden Sea, are bordered by a dike on one side and forest plantations on the other. Vester Vedsted experiences its fair share of visitors due to the Wadden Sea Center and its position as the base for bus and car tours to the island of Mandø.

 

In both Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup, you will find many well preserved farmsteads and farmhouses in the traditional west Jutlandian building style. The two hamlets have large green areas, and the old farmhouses and small country lanes give the area an idyllic character and country town atmosphere.

 

The many recreation areas around the villages provide great opportunities for fresh, outdoor living. In the newer part of the village of Vester Vedsted and north of the Vester Vedsted Creek, which runs through the village, you will find single-family homes where many young families live.

 

Village Spirit

Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup have a combined community, which revolves primarily around nature and outdoor activities. The community hall functions as the area’s main meeting point and there is an active country town association with many shared events, including community feasts. Furthermore, there is strong community support around the village’s scouts and gymnastics associations.
 
In Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup, many family activities are on offer, as well as outdoor pursuits. There are a number of residents in the area with Icelandic horses, and there are good options for stabling and riding.

 

 

The motorway to Kolding can be reached in 36 minutes from Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup.

Population Approx. 500 Location South of Esbjerg, southwest of Ribe

Schools, after-school care (SFO) & clubs

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts. Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup are located in Vadehavsskole school district, with the main school located on Simon Hansensvej in Ribe and a branch on Kongeåvej in Gredstedbro and a branch on Egebækvej in Egebæk-Hviding. Children in Vester Vedsted often attend the school in Egebæk-Hviding from 0-6th grade, and then attend school in Ribe from the 7th grade.

 

School buses to Ribe service the area.

 

In Egebæk-Hviding, near Vester Vedsted, you will find:

  • Egebæk-Hviding Skole Vadehav, with classes from 0-6th grade (4 km)
  • Associated after-school care programmes (SFO) (4 km)
  • Leisure & youth club Hviding (4 km)

 

 

In Ribe, near Vester 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  (8 km)
  • Associated after-school care programmes (SFO) (8 km)
  • Leisure & youth club Ribe Midt (in Seminiariehuset) (8  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

 

 

 

Childcare

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven enrollment districts. Vester Vedsted is located within the Ribe Syd district.

 

In Vester Vedsted, you will find:

  • Several daycares

 

In Egebæk-Hviding, near Vester Vedsted, you will find:

  • Børnehus Syd- Børnebo (kindergarten), in  Egebæk-Hviding (4 km)
  • Several daycares

 

 

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

Read more about childcare here.

 

 

 

Infrastructure

Bus services connect the area to Varde, and a bus service to Mandø departs from Vester Vedsted.

 

 

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

Vester Vedsted's website: www.vestervedsted.dk

Transportation time by car

E20
36 min.
Hospital
34 min.
Esbjerg City
34 min.
Ribe
8 min.
Esbjerg Sports Park
35 min.
Billund Airport
1 t. 4 min.
Next Step City
34 min.
Odense
1 t. 31 min.

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