Fredericia (aka Trekanten / "The Triangle") is a port town in Denmark, located in the Jutland peninsula's eastern part. It was established in 1650 AD by the Holy Roman emperor Frederick III (1415-1493) and named after him. The town has population around 40,000.
- After the devastation in largely unfortified Jutland that was caused by Thirty Years War, King Christian IV realized it was necessary to build a strong fortress and decided that the project could be combined with plans for building a town in Jutland.
- A fortified encampment was created on a point of land named Lyngs Odde, close to the today's location of Fredericia, with rampart that stretches to either side of the point, this way protecting the encampment from attacks. The fortifications were not the best possible, and when Jutland was invaded by Swedish Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson, he was able to break through. It was Frederick III who finally completed the plans for fortification, adding also a flank fortification on close by Bers Odde as proposed by Danish Imperial Marshal Anders Bille.
- On December 15, 1650, the King signed a document giving the town of Fredericia its first privileges. Work on the new fortifications might begin. In 1651, the city was named Frederiksodde (translated as "Frederick's Point") after the king. On April 22, 1664 it was given the new name of Fredericia.
- Every July 6, the town holds a festival to commemorate the Battle of Fredericia (1849), that was fought during the First War of Schleswig. The Danish troops then won a victory over Schleswig-Holstein rebels, laying siege to the town. The landmark of Fredericia, Landsoldaten, was unveiled on July 6, 1858.
- Today the municipality is part of East Jutland metropolitan area with 1.2 million inhabitants and is the site of the municipal council of Fredericia municipality. The town is one of largest traffic hubs in Denmark. Fredericia is a major barracks, home to Royal Danish Army's Signals Regiment (Telegrafregimentet), located at Rye's Barracks and Bülow's Barracks.
Fredericia cruise terminal
Port of Fredericia's cruise terminal is located right in the town's center.
The Fredericia cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Fredericia, Denmark.
If you lose the Fredericia location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Fredericia cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Fredericia, Denmark. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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10 May, 2018