Vilslev and Jedsted are two country settlements that have grown together and are located on opposite sides of the Kong River. Historically, the two villages were separate communities with shared facilities in the area around the Kong River.
Today, the two towns are bound together by the road and bridge over the river. Several of the historic community buildings are still standing, including the old inn, the old customs house, the old school and the old dairy – and it is this area that acts as the center of the town today.
The remains of the town's history of separation over the King River is most visible at the annual town festival, where the communities compete with one another in feats, such as tug of war over the King River.
Vilslev-Jedsted is situated in a scenic nature area with marshes and several small ponds and waterways, with Vilslev to the north of the Kong River and Jedsted to the south of the river. Vilslev is primarily comprised of old farmsteads and farmhouses, giving the area a discernable country town feel. In Jedsted, there are similar old farmsteads and farmhouses in the northern part towards the river, while there are many newer single-family homes in the southern part of the settlement.
In the area around Vilslev–Jedsted, you can find several vineyards, and it is one of the country towns that has the largest concentrations of wine production in Denmark.
There is an active association life in Vilslev-Jedsted with activities such as croquet, handball, scouts, fishing, residents’ and activity associations, housing and landowner associations and retirement associations. Furthermore, many residents also participate in the association life in Gredstedbro. There is a strong community in the town and the annual town festival is very popular, attracting many participants with a wide range of activities on offer.
There are also several active artists in Vilslev-Jedsted, for example sculptors, painters and potters. Other residents are active in the areas of hunting and fishing. The Kong River is a natural spot for fishing, and the town’s toboggan run is very popular in the winter months.
Many locals consider the area an attractive place to live due to the old farmsteads and farmhouses.
Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts. Vilslev and Jedsted fall within the Vadehavsskolen school district, and children from the town typically attend school in Gredstedbro. Vadehavsskolen main school branch is located on Simon Hansensvej in Ribe, with an additional school branch on Haulundvej in Ribe, a school branch on Kongeåvej in Gredstedbro and another branch on Egebækvej in Egebæk-Hviding. A school bus to Gredstedbro services the area.
In Gredstedbro near Vilslev-Jedsted, you will find:
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.
Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven enrollment districts. Vilslev-Jedsted is located within the Gredstedbro district.
In Gredstedbro, near Vilslev and Jedsted, you will find:
At this interactive map you can view all your childcare options.
Bus services connect the area to Ribe and Gredstedbro.
Vilslev and Hunderup parish: www.vilslev-hunderup.dk