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History

Photo: VisitFredericia

Fredericia and Middelfart are built on unique history. War dramas with victories and defeats, porpoise hunt on the waves of the Little Belt, royal privileges and an insane asylum....Through centuries, the towns by the Little Belt have been the setting for unique pieces of Danish history.

The King's Fortress Town

Fredericia was founded by King Frederik III in 1650 as a fortification in a time, where Denmark was riddled with conflicts and war...

Fredericia Ramparts

Fredericia is home to one of the largest and most well-preserved ramparts in Northern Europe. It is still complete with bastions, ravelins, moats and ...

The Battle of Fredericia

As a fortified town, Fredericia has seen its share of battles and wars and been the setting of both victories and defeats. The most famous victory on ...

Guided tours

Experience history up close with a guided tour in Fredericia or Middelfart. Our professional guides are ready to take you on a historical journey filled with exciting tales.

From war and industry to cultural hotspot

Fredericia's 370 year long history includes epic battles, industrial adventures and modern, cultural showstoppers...

6th of July Celebrations in Fredericia

Experience the annual 6th of July Celebrations in Fredericia on July 5 and 6 and watch history come to life with soldiers from 1849, music and parades...

Porpoise hunts on the Little Belt

For hundreds of years, hunters sailed out from Middelfart to catch porpoises on the Little Belt. The porpoise is the world's smallest whale and the Little Belt is home to a whole bunch of them.

The history of Middelfart

Middelfart's history dates back more than 800 years. The cozy harbour town is placed by the narrowest crossing point of the Little Belt.

Teglgaardsparken

Teglgårdsparken - A city within a city Already upon arrival you sense the strict symmetry in this construction.. "Lunatic Asylum in Middelfart", wh...

Traces of the past...

On the both sides of the Little Belt, exciting old discoveries have emerged from the ground. Traces that lead back to long before there was anything called Fredericia and Middelfart...

Sacrificial findings in Ejby Bog

Photo: Middelfart Kommune

The Hindsgavl Dagger

Photo: Nationalmuseet

Viking excavation in Erritsø

Photo: Esben Klinker Hansen, Vejlemuseerne

Visit history...

Middelfart Museum

Middelfart Museum Tells the story of the town and surrounding area at 3 venues. Algade 8 offers a special exhibition room, café and museum sho...

Henner Friisers Hus

Henner Friisers Hus Child-friendly porpoise exhibition. Go hunting for porpoise for a day and try interactive games. Watch films and learn more a...

Psychiatric Museum

The Insane Asylum 1888 At that time when the hospital was opened in 1888, it quickly accumulated approx. 1100 patients. The patients had various m...

Fredericia Town Museum

The Town Museum is a museum which shows the cultural and historical development of the Fredericia area, mainly since the foundation of the town in 165...