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Middelfart [1] is a city on the island of Funen in Denmark, just before the highway and train line passes the little belt bridges to Jutland

Get in[edit]

Serviced by the highway and the main train line, Middelfart is easily accessible. Billund Lufthavn is the nearest airport, and a car rental can be found there. Driving to Middelfart from Billund takes roughly an hour, and the same can be done by bus with transfer in Vejle.

Get around[edit]

Middelfart is not a large city, so transport in Middelfart is mainly by foot. Walking around in the forests west of Middelfart, on the newly renovated waterfront (with a view of both bridges) with the Cultural Island ("Kulturøen" - housing the tourist information) or in the narrow streets of the old town is nice in the summertime.

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Of course, Middelfart is not housing international and/or famous sightseeings, but the beautiful nature and the old buildings in the town are not to be missed.

  • Kulturøen ("the Cultural Island") is a fairly new building on the waterfront build after the architectural principle of no right angles. The tourist information, the cinema, the library and a restaurant (shifting owner and concept about once a month due to constant bankrupcy) is to be found here. Just outside this building is a marina.
  • Sct Nikolaus Church is nothing than a large lutheran church located almost right on the harbour, only seperated by a road and a small hill.
  • Den gamle og nye lillebæltsbro (the old and the new Little Belt bridges) are two bridges, one carrying the highway and the other a road and the rail.
  • The old town is an area in central Middelfart. It consists of narrow streets with old row houses where a few galeries and smaller shops are to be found.
  • The commercial centre is Algade and Østergade in central Middelfart. Several local boutiques are to be found here, including interesting local special shops.
  • Kongebroskoven - a walk from Gammelhavn (the old harbour) through Kongebro forest leading to the old timber framed Grimmermosehuset and the beach in front (although swimming is not permitted) and the 5-star Kongebrogården hotel just beside Kobakken, the slope for sledging where every child goes when the snow falls.
  • Hindsgavl Castle is located out of the city centre (2 km) and is used for conferences and meetings. There is a restaurant too, but unless you're the boss of an international corporation and makes lots of money, don't go there. The garden is very beatiful and romantic though.

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  • Run With the large forests and many marked paths, Middelfart is a runner's paradise. There are routes for everyone (2½ km to half marathon distance) and most of them have a beautiful view of the surrounding sound Fænøsund and the Little Belt. A large field with public cows (seriously) is also to be found by the routes, and the cows will follow you as soon as you open the gate and run through. They are very friendly and curious. Also, participate in Middelfart Half Marathon - an open race in the spring with 4-5000 runners crossing the bridges.
  • Visit small galeries and museums Small galeries are to be found throughout the city and are often interesting to visit. There are a few museums in the old town on Algade.
  • Jazzfestival There is an annual jazz festival in Middelfart with lots of both local, national and international artists. The festival lasts for 3-4 days and the city is vibrant due to the events all over the city centre and a few places outside. All concerts are outdoor, but the weather gods always shows to be fair for these days. Cheap beer is sold throughout the town.

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  • Hotel Sixtus, Teglgårdsvej 73, [2]. Exclusive Hotel with nice rooms and a unique view over Fænøsund.  edit


  • German Consulate (Consul Torben Østergaard-Nielsen), Strandvejen 5, +45 64 41 54 01.  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Middelfart
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