The old harbor and part of town

Middelfart is a seaport town, with a history closely linked to the Little Belt waters, the ferry service and the many porpoises living in the waters. Middelfart was home to many smaller merchant ships and ferry services before the Little Belt bridges joined Funen and Jutland together. Today there are 10 admirable ships in Middelfart Old Harbour.

Discover the old part of town, where winding narrow streets, old houses, rose bushes and cobblestones set the atmosphere and put a special touch on the old seaport. Walk through Brogade and, if possible, go past Henner Friiser’s house and learn more about the everyday life of the porpoise hunters in the 19th century.

Middelfart is a seaport town, with a history closely linked to the Little Belt waters, the ferry service and the many porpoises living in the waters. Middelfart was home to many smaller merchant ships and ferry services before the Little Belt bridges joined Funen and Jutland together. Today there are 10 admirable ships in Middelfart Old Harbour.

Discover the old part of town, where winding narrow streets, old houses, rose bushes and cobblestones set the atmosphere and put a special touch on the old seaport. Walk through Brogade and, if possible, go past Henner Friiser’s house and learn more about the everyday life of the porpoise hunters in the 19th century.

 

At the Old Harbour, you can find the local fish shop, which offers freshly caught lunch on the harbour front, while you can admire the wonderful architecture of the two bridges – as the old wooden ships gently rock in the harbour.

Continue from the Old Harbour past the shipyard to the fishermen’s cottages, which tell of the town’s former porpoise hunting and porpoise hunter jetty. The Hanging Gardens (terraced gardens), which are unique to the belt, can be seen from the harbour area as well as afar from the belt. Make a stop at the listening station and hear the porpoises clicking. From the Old Harbour in the summertime, there are often daily sailing trips with Mira3 or Aventura, where you can see porpoises or go fishing with MS Marianne.

The area is part of the climate town, where Middelfart town is developing a more climate-friendly and more beautiful town by renovating parts of the area to lead the increased volume of rainwater away from the town into the Little Belt, all harmoniously in line with the development of the urban environment.

Finish the day with a walk through Middelfart's charming pedestrian street with the many small specialty shops, or sample Middelfart's local cuisine at one of the many cosy cafés or restaurants.

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Contact

Address

Havnegade
5500 Middelfart

Phone

+45 8832 5959

Facilities

  • Facilities

    • Tables/Benches
    • Restaurant/Cafe
    • Coach park
  • Type

    • Harbour
    • Of architectural interest
    • Town district

Transport

Coordinates

Longitude : 9.7259396269836
Latitude : 55.507643670106