Cruise Fredericia

In Fredericia we are proud to welcome several cruise ships each year. The town is full of life and you can hear many different languages in the streets. Usually, the shops are open which attracts people from near and far. There are also many activities on the quay, where you can see the ships up close.

Experience the special atmosphere on the quay when the cruise ships arrive or depart, or take a walk on the ramparts, where you have a wonderful view of the harbour and the cruise ships.

Fredericia Vold

Fredericia Ramparts

The ramparts of Fredericia are a unique historical momument that surround the city centre. It is one of the largest and most well preserved of its kind in northern Europe. 

Excursions and day trips

Fredericia lies in the middle of Denmark at the hub of the Danish infrastructure system, with easy access to the motorway and railway networks.

Bridgewalking

On the construction of the Little Belt bridge you can enjoy the view from the top. 

Top 10 attractions - Fredericia

In Fredericia you can experience spectacular theater, magnificent scenery and an exciting history.

What do people think then?

The cruise ships bring thousands of tourist to Fredericia every year. Most of them have never heard of Fredericia beforehand, but they are in for a great surprise when they see all that Fredericia and the surrounding area has to offer. Here, you can see what some of the guests had to say when we asked them about their day in our historical city. You can also hear from some of the guides who show the guests around and from the locals who enjoy the visits from the big ships.

Interviews with the cruise guests

Cruise ships bring tourists from all over the world to Fredericia. Read what some of them think about the historical city. 

Fredericia

As a fortified town, Fredericia has played a key role in Denmark’s history. Here you will find one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved fortified installations. Construction work began in 1650. The installations were constructed to protect the crossing from Jutland to the rest of the Kingdom against foreign military powers. The Swedes, who occupied and destroyed the city in 1657, are a case in point. The battle at Fredericia on 5 and 6 July 1849 forms the basis for one of the most famous tales in Danish military history. In 1864 Fredericia was occupied by the Austrians, but this time without a fight. Since then, Fredericia has been a nice and peaceful place to stay and visit.

Nature experiences in Fredericia/Middelfart

Nature Experiences

Middelfart and Fredericia are natural beauty with a view.

Fredericia Today

Fredericia er i dag en by i rivende udvikling og forandring.
Mange husker stadig turen over Lillebæltsbroerne, hvor man kunne se den gule røg og til tider dårlige lugte, der steg op fra skorstenene fra Fredericias industrianlæg. Der var kemikalieindustri, skibsværft, Shell raffinaderiet osv.
Området hvor der før var skibsværft og kemikalievirksomhed, er i dag ved at blive omdannet til attraktive boligområder under navnet Kanalbyen eller Fredericia C (link). Skibsværftet er flyttet til Fyn og har fundet fine rammer i en del af Lindø værftets ledige anlæg. Samtidig med forvandlingen af området, har man benyttet lejligheden til at klimasikre hele havneområdet.
Selv om Frederik d. 3. i 1600 tallet måtte opgive sine drømme om at efterligne Venedig i Fredericia, har man nu taget idéen op igen - omend i en mindre og mere symbolsk udgave. Men folkene bag Kanalbyen har kigget på de gamle tegninger fra 1600-tallet og ført nogle af de gamle planer ud i livet. De attraktive lejligheder der i disse år opføres, kommer således til at nyde godt af et unikt havneområde med udsigt til blandt andet Lillebæltsbroen, Lillebælt, Strib, legesyge delfiner og - krydstogtsskibe! De store krydstogtsrederier er nemlig ved at få øjnene op for Fredericias muligheder, godt hjulpet af den dybe havn og mulighed for anløb i gå afstand fra centrum og de mange historiske seværdigheder.
Der er dog stadig meget store virksomheder i Fredericia. I flæng kan nævnes Dong Energy, Shell raffinaderiet, der får tilført råolie fra Nordsøen, Carlsberg som har byttet Valby og Hellerup bryggerierne ud med et topmoderne bryggeri i Fredericias udkant. En af Danmarks største havneoperatører ligger i Fredericia (ADP). Derudover ligger et af Arlas og verdens mest moderne mejerier i Taulov, som er blevet knudepunkt for transport, logistik og meget andet.
Så selv om Fredericia er i forandring, ligger byen stadig i et trafikalt knudepunkt med motorvejsnet, jernbanenet og én af Danmarks største havne lige udenfor døren. Store trækplastre for virksomheder, øget beskæftigelse til byen og dermed muligheder for at udvikle byen yderligere. Ikke så ringe endda, som vi siger på jysk!

The new Canal District in Fredericia

The Canal District by the Little Belt will be a vibrant and sustainable district with up to 2.800 new workplaces and around 1.000 residences.

Read more about the ships

In 2017 Fredericia was visited by eight cruise ships: MS Prinsendam, Braemar, Serenade of the Seas, Silver Cloud, Celebrity Eclipse and Thomson Celebration. Prinsendam and Serenade of the Seas were both here twice. 

The cruise season began in May and ended on September 17th with a second visit from Prinsendam. 

In 2018 there will be seven ships and you will be able to read more about them on this page soon. 

Cruise ships 2018

In 2018 Fredericia will be visited by seven ships. 

Braemar - May 10th

Ocean Majesty - June 8th

Saga Sapphire - June 9th

AIDAcara - June 16th

Viking Sun - July 2nd

Serenade of the Seas - August 1st

Viking Sky - October 1st

Shopping in Fredericia

Fredericia offers shopping with a view - to the Little Belt on the one side and the ramparts on the other side. Explore the city's many shops and enjoy a coffee at one of the cozy cafés.

Fredericia Town Museum

The town museum is a museum which shows the cultural and historical development of Fredericia, mainly since the foundation of the town in 1650.