Art walk in the Canal City

Distance: 0.10 Km

Tag på kunstvandring i Kanalbyen, Fredericias nye bydel, og oplev fantastiske kunstværker.

Walking route with art in the center

With the new art walk, you can combine exercise with culture and experience the fantastic art found in the Canal City.

The district The canal city is a new district in Fredericia, located in Fredericia's old harbor area. In the development of the new district, art has been a fixed element that should help to beautify and reinforce the unique expression of the Canal City.

Kanalbyen so far contains five different works of art, all of which have been made especially for the place where they stand, and which can all be experienced on the art route through Kanalbyen.

Did you know that the Canal City also has an architecture walk? Read much more about the architecture walk here!

About the art walk in the Canal City

The Art Route is a walking route that takes you past all of the Canal City's works of art. The trip is approx. 1,8 km long and takes place outside, so remember good shoes and dress according to the weather. The final piece of art is a digital audio piece, so don't forget headphones too!

On the art walk, you follow the associated guide, where you can read more about the artworks and where you are invited to reflect on the work while you experience it. The guide also contains an overview map of the route itself.

You can view and download the guide as a pdf via the blue button on the right or via this link! You can also follow the guide online via your smartphone here !

The five works of art

The art walk takes you past the five works of art below:

  1. Hydra
  2. On Bedding
  3. Kajen's Grammar
  4. What we don't know, we don't know
  5. Radio Sphere Søndervold (bring headphones!)

The works of art spread over the harbor area between buildings, in Fredericia's new nature park and on the quay. The artwork Hydra is even a building in itself.

Since 2017, Kanalbyen has collaborated with the Statens Kunstfond to integrate art into the urban space in the new district, and the above works are also part of this collaboration. 

The goal is that the Canal City will eventually accommodate more works of art as the district develops, and that the art route will therefore also be longer. Previously, the art walk was also called Artwalk.

Kanalbyen: Urban development at Fredericia Harbour

Kanalbyen is a new district on an old harbor and industrial area by the Port of Fredericia. The name comes from the newly constructed canals that run through the district. Although the canals are new, the idea of ​​Fredericia as a canal city is as old as Fredericia itself.

When Frederik III founded the city in the middle of the 3th century, it was with plans for canals instead of streets. However, Denmark's poor economy meant that Frederik III never got to put his vision into practice, and it was only in 1600 that the vision became a reality when the sod was laid for the first canal, Frederiks Kanal.

Experience Fredericia

Fredericia offers plenty of experiences that you can combine with your art tour. If you want to experience the city's other works of art and monuments, or see the beautiful architecture found in Fredericia, you can find an overview here !

I The canal city there are several cozy eateries and shops, and only a stone's throw away are Fredericia's cozy pedestrian streets with a vibrant atmosphere restaurant and café life and good ones shopping opportunities. You can read much more about the many opportunities in Fredericia here !

Are you looking for parking in Fredericia? See overview of Fredericia's free and paid parking.


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Updated by: Destination Triangle - VisitFredericia |
Artwork in the Canal City Photographer: Kanalbyen