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Fredericia

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Fredericia is a town located in Fredericia municipality in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, in a sub-region known locally as Trekanten, or The Triangle. It was founded in 1650 by Frederick III, after whom it was named.The city itself has a population of 39,922 January 2014) and the Fredericia municipality has a population of 50,324 (2014).HistoryAfter the devastation caused by the Thirty Years War in a largely unfortified Jutland, King Christian IV realized the necessity of building a strong fortress in Jutland, and decided that this project could be combined with his plans for building a large town in Jutland.A fortified encampment was built on a point of land called Lyngs Odde, near the current location of Fredericia, with a rampart stretching to either side of the point, thus protecting the encampment from attacks. However, the fortifications were not perfect, and when Swedish Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson invaded Jutland, he was able to break through the ramparts. It was Frederick III who was finally able to complete the plans for the fortification, also adding a flank fortification on nearby Bers Odde as suggested by Danish Imperial Marshal Anders Bille.On 15 December 1650, the King signed the document giving the town its first privileges, and work on the new fortifications could begin. In 1651, the town was named Frederiksodde (Frederick's Point) after the king, and on 22 April 1664, it was given the new Latinized name of Fredericia.
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Madsby Parken
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Madsby Parken
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Fredericia Vold
Architectural Building
Fredericia Vold
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia ©
Church
Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landsoldatpladsen ©
Park
Landsoldatpladsen
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Fredericia

CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark ©
Art Museum
CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark Middelfart
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Downtown Kolding ©
Landmark
Downtown Kolding Kolding
3.5
Duration: 4 hours
Koldinghus ©
Castle
Koldinghus Kolding
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Trapholt ©
Art Museum
Trapholt Kolding
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Fredericia

Dinoland ©
Theme Park
Dinoland
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Christianskirken ©
Church
Christianskirken
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Oester strand ©
Beach
Oester strand
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Taulov Church ©
Church
Taulov Church Taulov
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Fredericia

Den Historiske Miniby ©
Specialty Museum
Den Historiske Miniby
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bymuseet
Specialty Museum
Bymuseet
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gammelby Molle
Specialty Museum
Gammelby Molle
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Jytte Moller
Art Gallery
Jytte Moller
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Fredericia

Lyng Church ©
Church
Lyng Church
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sct. Michaelis Church ©
Church
Sct. Michaelis Church
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hannerup Kirke ©
Church
Hannerup Kirke
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Erritso Church ©
Church
Erritso Church
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Fredericia

Mosaisk Begravelsesplads
Garden
Mosaisk Begravelsesplads
1.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

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