15. June 2018
Nyborg Castle has changed its appearance several times since it was built in 1200 AD. New archaeological finds show that it was painted red at one time.
Nyborg Castle is being restored
08. January 2018
A significant part of the big castle project in Nyborg is a thorough restoration of the Royal Palace and of the remains of the central watch tower. A pilot project has just begun.
Once again Nyborg Castle will have a watch tower
08. November 2017
A 22 m. (72’) high watch tower will again rise above Nyborg Castle. From the watch tower, visitors will be able to see the Great Belt, and the brick walls will glow after dark!
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the approved project description for restoring and
expanding Nyborg Castle was presented in the Great Hall of the castle.
Nyborg Castle will reopen in 2020
01. November 2017
At the end of the 2017 season, Nyborg Castle will close for extensive renovations and expansion. In 2020, the castle will open again as a recreated 4-sided castle, with new exhibition possibilities.
The Danehof meets again
20. June 2017
Preparations for this year’s Danehof in Nyborg have been in full swing for quite a while. (The Danehof Parliament met here in the Middle Ages; now the marking of annual meeting is reason enough for festivities in the whole town.)
The archaeologists have moved indoors
20. March 2017
The excavation of the castle grounds has now moved inside the castle, and archaeologists have found traces of something that looks like a medieval sanitary installation or appliance.
New light on the Reformation
15. March 2017
Role-playing, historic bicycle tours, music, exhibitions, lectures. The Museums of Eastern Funen will cast light on the Reformation in Nyborg.
Big new play-ship coming to Nyborg
27. May 2016
The Department of Business and Development has allotted 575,000 Danish kroner to establish a playground in the form of a big ship. It will be a ship that has its roots in Nyborg’s exciting history.
New book about M/F Broen (Motor Ferry “The Bridge”)
27. May 2016
The Museums of Eastern Funen have received a donation of 150,000 Danish kroner from Funen Energy’s General Fund to prepare and publish a book describing the history of the Great Belt ferry, M/F Broen. The book will describe the ferry’s connection to the town of Nyborg and more generally ferry traffic’s great significance for Funen as a region and for Denmark as a nation.
Powerful canons will once again guard over the Great Belt
12. April 2016
The Museums of Eastern Funen will move the two big cannons from the palace square at Nyborg Castle to the Star Redoubt near the beach, so it will once again be clear to passersby, what a high priority was once given to the surveillance of the Great Belt.
So the Angels sang
18. February 2016
The Old Royal Town buzzed with life and Christmas spirit during the weekend of the Christmas Market
The Minister of Culture will open the Danehof 2016
04. January 2016
Bertel Haarder, Minister of Culture, will participate in the opening ceremony of the Danehof in Nyborg in 2016. The occasion to be celebrated is an anniversary: it was 100 years ago that the ambition to turn Nyborg Castle into a national heritage site was launched.
Competition program released
05. August 2015
On Thursday, June 2, the voluminous competition program for the big project competition “Nyborg Castle, Living Heritage” was released and sent to the six pre-qualified teams of architects that have been chosen to take part in the competition.
“Broen” before the bridge
20. May 2015
The ferry M/F Broen (which means “the bridge”), once sailed across the Great Belt between Nyborg and Korsør. It will be docked in Nyborg for the next two years, while the Museums of Eastern Funen explore the possibilities for allowing the ferry to be permanently placed in Nyborg harbour. It can be part of the story of “Nyborg - in the heart of the kingdom”. In addition to Nyborg Castle and the many other heritage sites in Nyborg, the M/F Broen can become an important piece of the puzzle to demonstrate Nyborg’s importance as a crossroads.
The Church of Our Lady adorned with a new window
14. April 2015
The Church of Our Lady in Nyborg was founded in 1389 to commemorate the victory the made it possible to integrate the Swedish realm into the Union of Kalmar consisting of the three Nordic countries Denmark, Norway and Sweden that was founded in 1396 and lasted until 1525 as the geographically speaking largest realm in Europe.
The Municipality of Nyborg contributes 35,3 mio. kr. to castle project
13. April 2015
The Nyborg Town Council, at its March 24 meeting, voted in favour of earmarking a construction grant of 35,300,000 kroner to the international project competition involving new buildings on Slotsholmen (the castle grounds), the restoration of Nyborg Castle and the town square. Its purpose is to create a new, cohesive heritage area, with strengthened connections between the castle and the town, along with new possibilities for informative exhibitions.
Old walls get new roof
01. April 2015
The level of activity and the number of visitors have increased by leaps and bounds at the Mayor’s Yard. In 2016, the many guests will be able to experience the historic rooms under a brand new roof. The municipality of Nyborg brought this piece of good news to the museum at the beginning of 2015.
Nyborg Castle gets a quarter of a billion kroner
10. March 2015
The unique historic preservation zone around Nyborg Castle and the Town Hall Square will be restored and revitalized. Most of the funds needed for the project are now in place.The project’s vision is to recreate the historic whole and, at the same time, bring new life to the area. The project’s creators are: the Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties, the Municipality of Nyborg, the Realdania Foundation, the A.P. Møller Fund and the Museums of Eastern Funen.
Nyborg (New Castle) took the place of Gammelborg (Old Castle)
19. January 2015
Before Nyborg, there was Gammelborg. But where was Gammelborg? New finds and analyses place Gammelborg near the village of Vindinge not far from Nyborg, and date it from the early Germanic Iron Age (about 500 AD) with continued use throughout the Viking period. Even though Nyborg Castle is over 800 years old, it was once new. As we know, this “new castle” gave its name to the whole town, namely Nyborg. The location of the “old castle” was uncertain until recently, and was surrounded with a certain mystery.
EU environmental award to Nyborg company NORD
25. August 2014
NORD is one of Nyborgs largest industrial enterprises working to
ensure a cleaner environment in the whole world. NORD is
specializing in the disposal and detoxification og chemicals and
other hazardous substances in a sustainable and environmentally
Danehof 2014 a great succes
25. August 2014
July 5.- 6. Nyborg once again relived the splendour of Danehof,
the Danish medieval parliament, and the medieval court when Queen
Margrethe 1. visited her castle bringing along her 7-year old son
Oluf - just like in 1377. Knights, soldiers, craftsmen and
merchants gathered around the old castle, and the tournament square
in front of the city hall once again witnessed the knights in
a melée and a joust with solid lances.
A busy September weekend
25. August 2014
September 13. - 14. Nyborg houses several events. Knights of the
Northern Kingdom: Around the castle warrior-reenactors set up their
camps. When nobles and kings met in the past they had a following
of men and warriors with them. They trained and entertained with
their weapon's art and war games which helped prepare them for the
ferocious medieval battles.
Margrethe’s Danehof Parliament and procession
02. July 2014
When Danehof Days 2014 begin on July 5 and 6 in Nyborg, there
will be a great procession through the town. Escorted by knights,
soldiers, musicians and other good citizens, Queen Margrethe I and
her son, 7 year old Oluf, will majestically enter her town, just as
she did in 1377. Back then, a large number of bishops, knights,
squires and their followers accompanied her to the Danehof
gathering at Nyborg Castle, where the assumption of power after the
election of Oluf as king the previous year was to be affirmed by
the Danehof Parliament. This was the first step towards creating
the Kalmar Union, which from 1396-97 combined the three Nordic
countries under one regent.
Holger Danske at Nyborg Castle
02. July 2014
On October 2, the author's newest novel will
be published, Helgi
Daner, which tells the story of the childhood and youth of
Holger Danske. Since this publication will mark Ottesen's 30th
anniversary as an author, she has decided to take advantage of the
occasion to explore new ways of spreading her message. She will
focus not only on the book itself, but especially on its readers,
who will be able to get involved with the book's plot in the form
of fan-fiction, roleplaying, family reading and music. During the
fall break, (October 11-19), the book will be presented at several
libraries on Fyn (Funen).
Excavations on the castle grounds
02. June 2014
Spring is upon us, and this means there will once again be a dig
on the castle grounds. The excavation, which began on April 30 and
is expected to be completed by the end of May, is part of the
archaeological investigation that has been going on at Nyborg
Castle for the last five years. This year's excavation will
hopefully give some answers to interesting questions that arose
during earlier digs. Among other things, archaeologists are
searching for the eastern end of a stone building from the 1200's
that was found in 2012.
E+N Architects behind architectural competition
03. April 2014
Since 2009, archaeologists have been
excavating the castle yard in Nyborg. The results of these
archaeological investigations will be used as knowledge and
background for the architectural competition which will be launched
this fall. It is a very important step on the way to renovating and
expanding Nyborg Castle as a major research and teaching centre.
This is an even more important step on the way to admission to the
UNESCO World Heritage List.
Active Prize to Nyborg Castle’s Costume Guild
03. April 2014
On Friday March 28, the Municipality of Nyborg
acknowledged the major contribution made on several levels by the
volunteers in Nyborg Castle's Costume Guild, when they awarded the
guild this year's Active Prize.
New archaeological knowledge about Nyborg Castle
10. January 2014
The Museums of Eastern Funen engage in excavations at Nyborg
Castle and at the town square of Nyborg. We invite everyone who's
interested to hear more about the background and the results of
these digs. Research excavations give us new knowledge in
connection with revealing the possibilities for carrying out the
major building and restoration project at Nyborg Castle.
Nyborg Castle to be restored and expanded
13. September 2013
A big new project will regenerate the concept
of Nyborg, both the castle and the town, as the medieval capital of
Denmark. The unique heritage of Nyborg will be brought back to
life, enchanting local residents and visitors alike. The A.P.
Møller and Mrs. Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation for General
Purposes supports the implementation of the project.
At Sea - an exhibition
04. September 2013
Denmark has in relation to its size, a very long coastline. It
has always been natural for Danes to travel by the sea. It is
estimated that King Hans was the founder of the Danish fleet
in the 1510th. The Danish navy has played an important role in
Denmark's history ever since.
Danehof 13 - what a success!
04. September 2013
You could actually meet the king in Nyborg this weekend.
Christian 2 was alive and walked around the city streets with his
beloved Dyveke at his side, while the entire city celebrated in his
honor. People from near and far came to see the tournaments, knight
jousting, the shows, jugglers, to buy or sell - or simply just to
soak up the atmosphere of the life that the king's court always
brought with them. And there were many visitors - approximately
Days of Battle in Nyborg
04. September 2013
Barely has the dust settled from the summer's Danehof tournament
before the king's warriors once again is in Nyborg for the Days of
Battle - 14 - 15th September 2013. Under the banner
Knights of the Northern Kingdom, re-enactors from all over
Denmark and elsewhere in Northern Europe gather at Nyborg Castle to
stage a medieval pitched battle. The idea is to create a workshop
for re-enactors for research and educatinal purposes. However, the
great medieval battle and encampment is a unique oppotunity for the
museum to bring an important aspect of the history of the city
back to life, and that is why we have invited the public in.
Dinner with all the harbingers of spring
24. April 2013
On Tuesday, April 16, the second dinner was held in connection
with the food network, the King's Pantry. The 120 tickets that were
sold for the event went in 10 minutes, which, to the delight of the
organizers and the network members, shows a continuing great
interest for the project. The good ingredients were, as at the last
dinner, prepared by chef Rasmus Kirk Henriksen from Restaurant
Teglværksskoven, and the beverages came from Ørbæk Brewery.
The first dinner from the King’s Pantry
24. April 2013
Dinner January 29, 2013
The first dinner from the King's Food Cupboard
at Nyborg Castle was a big success. The dinner was quickly sold
out, and the lucky people who had secured tickets had an
unforgettable evening. Below, you can read the menu inspired by the
Middle Ages, prepared by local ingredients - according to the
principles of the King's Food Cupboard - to tell about history
within the framework of the present time, with food from suppliers
in eastern Funen.