Fredericia in Jutland

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Bymuseum (Town Museum) © Anneli Salo

Bymuseum (Town Museum) © Anneli Salo

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 39,716 and the Fredericia municipality has a population of 49,849.

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.

Old Courthouse © Rune Magnussen Prinsessens Bastion guarding Prinsens Port © McLeod Memorial Park © Jørgen Larsen Landsoldaten (The Foot Soldier) © Herman Wilhelm Bissen Huguenot Obelisk © Rune Magnussen Bymuseum (Town Museum) © Anneli Salo
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Landsoldaten (The Foot Soldier) © Herman Wilhelm Bissen
Every 6 July, the town of Fredericia holds a festival to commemorate the 1849 Battle of Fredericia, fought during the First War of Schleswig, in which Danish troops won a victory over the Schleswig-Holstein rebels who were laying siege to the town. Fredericia’s landmark, Landsoldaten, was unveiled on 6 July 1858.

The municipality today is part of the East Jutland metropolitan area with 1.2M inhabitants, and is the site of Fredericia municipality’s municipal council. The town is one of Denmark’s largest traffic hubs, and location of Denmark’s largest shipyard Fredericia Skibsværft A/S. The town is a major barracks, home to the Royal Danish Army’s army’s Signals Regiment (Telegrafregimentet), which is located at Rye’s Barracks (Ryes Kaserne) and Bülow’s Barracks (Bülows Kaserne).

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