The Historic Miniby

Distance: 2.27 Km

Explore a miniature version of Fredericia as the fortress city looked in 1849.

Experience Fredericia on a smaller scale in the Historic Mini City

Have you ever thought about what Fredericia would look like in a mini version? In the Historic Mini City you will get the answer! The Historic Mini City shows Fredericia anno 1849 in a size ratio of 1:10. Walk around between the small houses and discover what is hidden behind the next street corner. Here you experience Fredericia in a completely new way.

Volunteers behind the detailed buildings

The mini-city's houses have some absolutely incredible details and behind them is a huge construction work. The houses are primarily built by volunteers who are also responsible for renovation and repairs. Because the buildings are outside all year round, they will be worn by the weather and wind, and the houses are therefore regularly given a makeover so that they look as nice as possible during the summer season.

See the Minibuilders workshop in Madsby Playpark

Small bricks and the correct color paint - Nothing is left to chance when the Mini Builders build and restore.

The group of volunteers call themselves the Minibuilders and are based in Madsby Play Park, where the curious can poke their heads past the workshop and see the huge amount of work that lies behind the buildings in Den Historiske Miniby. Here they themselves burn a wide selection of bricks the size of the tip of an index finger and mix the absolutely correct paint.

The mini-builders get help from Fredericia's Local Archives to ensure that the Historic Mini-by is also historically correct.

Practical information

Admission prices: Entrance to the Historic Mini City costs DKK 35 for adults and DKK 25 for children between 4 and 11 years of age. Children under 3 are free. If you have a ticket for the Madsbytoget, entrance to the Minibyen is included. Read more below!

Opening hours: The Historic Mini City has different opening times during the season

23 March - 23 June: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 11.00 – 17.00

24 June - 31 August: All days of the week from 11.00 – 17.00

1 September - 13 October: Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 – 17.00

14 October - 20 October: All days of the week from 11.00 - 17.00

Handicap friendly: The Historic Mini City is handicap and wheelchair friendly. There is a disabled toilet.

Group visit with guide: For groups of at least 20 people, group visits with a guide can be arranged. The price here is DKK 30 for adults and DKK 15 for children.

Information and Kiosk: In the combined Information and Kiosk you can buy souvenirs, books, ice cream, water and coffee/hot cocoa.

Take the Madsby train to Minibyen - entrance fee included in the train ticket

When you visit Madsbyparken you can spot the small Madsbytog.

The Madsby train runs from Madsby Playpark and around through Madsbyparken, so you can really experience what the beautiful area has to offer.

The train has a single stop on the trip, namely at Den Historiske Minibyen, and when you buy a ticket for the Madsbytoget, the entrance to the Minibyen is included. You can therefore get off and experience the Minitown before hopping on the next train back to Madsby Play Park. 

The Historic Mini City - part of Madsbyparken

The Historic Mini City is located in the middle Madsbyparken, Fredericia's large nature and activity park. Here you will find experiences and activities for the whole family!

In addition to the Historic Mini-City, Madsbyparken also includes Fredericia Sports Centre, Fredericia Swimming Hall and Water Park, an outdoor area with MTB track og shelter space as well as the free outdoor playground Madsby Play Park.


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Updated by: Destination Triangle - VisitFredericia |
Photographer: Cees Van Rooden Copyright: Cees Van Rooden
Photographer: VisitFredericia Copyright: Fredericia Municipality
Photographer: VisitFredericia Copyright: Fredericia Municipality
Photographer: VisitFredericia Copyright: Fredericia Municipality
Photographer: VisitFredericia Copyright: Fredericia Municipality