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Our history and rooms

The old post office on Torvet in Esbjerg is one of the city’s most distinctive buildings – with its completely unique, architectural style – also compared to the post offices of the time elsewhere in the country.

The post office was designed by architect Ulrik Plesner, who received help from another well-known architect and designer – Thorvald Bindesbøll – for the interior decoration. For Thorvald Bindesbøll – who is part of the Danish Cultural Canon – the post office became one of the last works before he died in 1908.

Some of his details inside the Post Office were removed during various renovations, but re-established during later restorations.

When the Post Office was built in 1907 and 1908, Esbjerg was still a young pioneer town, without architectural distinctiveness and without historic buildings. It is perhaps for the same reason that architect Ulrik Plesner used features from medieval buildings, castles and churches when he had to draw the lines at the Post Office.

Regardless of the architect's original intention, the Post Office helps to give Torvet in Esbjerg a fantastic atmosphere and patina. When you look at the Post Office, the building gives a Gothic impression: Saddle roof and crested gables and a dramatic facade facing the square. Two stair gables characterize the main façade, while the stylish, curved windows with small windows and strong, white frames help to complete the impression.

Despite its aging appearance, the Post Office housed innovative, interior solutions when it was completed at the beginning of the last century. It was - as far as is known - the first, Danish post office with an open counter connection between postal customers and staff. The post office, which is one of Esbjerg's most valued and significant buildings, has been listed since 1983.

On March 27, 2017, the doors opened for a new post office. After being empty for some years, the house was renovated into restaurants. The post office then forms a new framework for 2 restaurants and 1 sports bar. The post office is today run by Michael Brix, Søren Grandt Espensen, Rasmus Lund Knudsen who are also in the ownership circle of the company.

Our premises can accommodate large and small companies.

We hold business meetings, enchanting weddings and unforgettable parties, as well as memorable confirmations.