Fredericia, founded in 1650, is a town located in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, northern Europe.
Take a walking tour of the town to discover both the old and new parts of the town and the many historic monuments and military remnants as well as it’s preserved fortified city walls. Fredericia is one of the few Danish towns without having had any previous town or village development on the site.
The Town Museum offers many exhibitions showing what life was like over the years in Fredericia.
The Mini-Town, one tenth the size of Fredericia, is a lifelike copy, depicting the year 1849, and comprises of around 700 buildings and counting.
Madsby Legepark features lots of green spaces, picnic facilities, playgrounds, a go-carting track, animals and rowing on the lake.
For something completely different, try bridgewalking at Lillebaelt (Little Belt)! During the walk, you will learn about bridge architecture, history and the surrounding nature.
Trelde Naes has a good beach for swimmers, surrounded by woods and green valleys. Marked walking paths can be found nearby.
Other places of interest in the area include Rands Fjord, a freshwater lake surrounded by woods and steep valley slopes, Fuglsang Forest, with a deer park and small natural playground for children and many trails in Snoghojgardsparken, running through carefully tended landscape with beautiful views across the Little Belt.
There are many other places to visit within an hour of Fredericia. The Royal Jelling museum is part of Denmark’s largest Viking complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next to the museum is the famous Jelling runic stones and two huge burial mounds.
The fairy tale castle of Egeskov, built in 1554, lies around 85km away and the Hans Christian Andersen Museum includes the childhood home of the famous poet. It is one of the oldest museums in the world devoted to the life and works of a poet.
For families, LEGOLAND Park is only an hour’s drive away.
The disabled cruiser visiting Fredericia
Where You’re Docked
Cruise ships dock in the heart of the city, a short walk from most attractions.
Car hire can be organised in advance, for pick up at the dock area and taxis are available for hire.
Good to Know
Currency & Best Way to Get Money
The official currency is the Danish Krone.
The official language in Fredericia
Souvenirs include handcrafted goods, ceramics, Viking items, Danish Cookies and liquorice.
Try a local dish such as such as ‘frikadeller’ (meatballs), ‘medisterpolse’ (spicy sausage),
‘flaeskesteg’ (roast pork with crackling) or ‘kogt torsk’ (poached cod) with mustard sauce and trimmings. Smorrebrod usually consists of a piece of buttered rye bread, topped with cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads. Italian, Mexican and Turkish options can also be found, along with fresh fish and seafood options.
Points of Interest
- Fredericia – a seven-
Fredericia Accessible Excursions
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Fredericia Accessible Guided Tour
This 4 hour accessible