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The history of Fredericia and Middelfart

The area around Fredericia and Middelfart has a rich and diverse history. For over 800 years, Middelfart was known for dramatic porpoise hunts on the Little Belt. As a royally founded fortification, Fredericia was given special privileges by the King and has been the setting for both great victories and defeats. Click on the picture below, for more exciting stories. 

Since 1935, the two citiets have been connected by the Old Little Belt Bridge. The bridge initiated an explosive growth in traffic and marked the beginning of the end for hundreds of years of ferry boats crossing the Little Belt. In 1970, the New Little Belt Bridge was opened to relief the growing strain on the old bridge.