The town was granted its first privileges at the end of the 13th century at a time when fishing played an important role in addition to its ferry link to Snoghøj in Jutland.
From the Middle Ages, the town appears to have specialized in catching harbour porpoises.
In the 16th century, cattle export was also significant.
After the Swedish Wars in the 17th century, the town suffered from losing its foreign export privileges as well as competition from Fredericia on the other side of the belt which not only had a ferry link to Strib but levied customs duties on traffic through the Little Belt.
Здание сберегательного банка Middelfart запроектировала студия архитектурного дизайна 3XN.
Сбербанк является ключевым учреждением в городе Middelfart, расположенного на острове Фюн в проливе Лиллебельт, Дания.
In the 18th century, income from porpoise catches diminished but in the 19th century, with the establishment of its own harbour in 1836, conditions improved thanks in particular to the growing trade in agricultural products from the surrounding areas.