Kerteminde is a town and former market town on East Funen with
5,987 inhabitants (2020), located 21 km northwest of Nyborg and 19
km northeast of Odense. Kerteminde is the municipal seat in
Kerteminde Municipality and is located in the Region of Southern
To the east of the town is Kerteminde Bay, which is part of the Great Belt, and to the west is Kerteminde Fjord, which continues in Kertinge Nor. The town has Funen's largest fishing port, and there was a fish auction 1935-2003.
Parishes and churches
Kerteminde belongs to Kerteminde-Drigstrup Parish, which arose on 1 December 2013 by merging the two parishes. Kerteminde Parish was quite small, so in the 1920s Kerteminde grew beyond the parish boundary and got a suburb on Over Kærby Mark in Drigstrup Parish.
Kerteminde Parish Church Sankt Laurentii Church is located in the city. In the town there is also Emmaus Church, which is owned by Kerteminde-Dalby Congregation, which also has Bethlehem Church in Dalby.
Kerteminde Byskole has 466 students, divided into 0.-9. grade. Kerteminde Continuation School is a Grundtvig-Koldsk continuation school with 23 employees.
The town has 4 day care institutions: Balders Hus with nursery and kindergarten for 78 children, the kindergarten Fjordvang for 53 children and the kindergarten Nymarken for 62 children and the private nursery and kindergarten Mølleløkken for 51 children.
Kerteminde Idrætscenter consists of two sports halls by the city's stadium.