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Munkebo is a Danish town within the municipality Kerteminde. The population of the city was on January 1, 2013 at 5660th


Munkebo is located in the northeast of the island of Funen in Region Syddanmark. It is located about 14 km northeast of Odense, on the southern tip of the peninsula Hindsholm between the Odense Fjord and Kertinge Nor. The city is located about 8 km west of Kerteminde.


The name Munkebo derives from the word Munkebothae (Danish munkenes boder ). He refers to the monks of St. Knud's Monastery in Odense, who founded the place where he lay in the fish-rich waters. The place belonged to them until the Reformation reached the area in 1536.

From the 1950s, the city experienced a major transformation through the establishment of Lindøværft. During this period the population grew rapidly, from around 1,000 inhabitants in 1955 to about 5,000 in 1965.

By 2006, the village belonged to Munkebo municipality, which merged into the municipality Kerteminde.

Culture and sights

  • Munkeboderne: nine contiguous houses
  • Munkebo Church: Built in 1100
  • Munkebo Bakke: 58 m high hill with a lookout tower
  • Minibyen: a reconstruction of the old fishing village of Munkebo before 1959 in a small format
  • Passage graves in Nyhoj


In the north Munkebos, the Odense Fjord, the Lindøværft, which belongs to the AP Moller- Maersk Group is located. In 2010, Fayard A / S moved from Fredericia to the shipyard in Munkebo.

Transport and Infrastructure

Munkebo has a small harbor. The city is connected by road with 165 Odense and Kerteminde.