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Wow! Nyborg Castle will look like this!
Wow! Nyborg Castle will look like this! 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
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
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
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.

Minister for Culture, Mette Bock, visits Nyborg Castle
Minister for Culture, Mette Bock, visits Nyborg Castle 20. March 2017

Two months ago, Mette Bock was appointed as the new Minister for Culture, thereby becoming the head of the ministry that has the overall responsibility for the castle project in Nyborg.

Signet ring from the 1500’s found on the castle grounds
Signet ring from the 1500’s found on the castle grounds 15. March 2017

In the newly excavated foundation under Nyborg Castle’s original corner tower to the southeast, archaeologists have found a rare signet ring.

The castle fire in the 1300’s was bigger than previously thought
The castle fire in the 1300’s was bigger than previously thought 15. March 2017

An excavation of the palace ground shows that a fire at the castle in the 1300’s did more damage than earlier thought.

New light on the Reformation
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.

This is how big King Erik Klipping’s royal wing was...
This is how big King Erik Klipping’s royal wing was... 15. March 2017

When Erik Klipping and other medieval kings held Danehof parliament sessions at Nyborg Castle, the castle and its other buildings were larger than previously thought.

The business community supports the castle project
The business community supports the castle project 14. November 2016

Nyborg’s business community sees possibilities in seeing Nyborg’s heritage as a parameter of growth.

What on earth are they finding under ground at Nyborg Castle?
What on earth are they finding under ground at Nyborg Castle? 07. October 2016

Lots of things are going on at Nyborg Castle - you can stop by on Wednesdays to hear about them.

The Queen is Patroness of “Nyborg Castle - the Medieval Christiansborg”
The Queen is Patroness of “Nyborg Castle - the Medieval Christiansborg” 07. October 2016

Her Royal Highness Queen Margrethe II is now the patroness of “Nyborg Castle - the Medieval Christiansborg”.

Big new play-ship coming to 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”)
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.

 

Remains of a Nyborg toll house found at the Country Gate
Remains of a Nyborg toll house found at the Country Gate 21. April 2016

The foundation of a toll house from the 1500’s is found at the Country Gate.

Powerful canons will once again guard over the Great Belt
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.

The winner of the architects’ competition for Nyborg Castle has been found
The winner of the architects’ competition for Nyborg Castle has been found 30. March 2016

It will be Cubo Architects who will design the new Nyborg Castle. The task of restoring, expanding and reinterpreting Nyborg Castle for more than a quarter of a billion kroner is the largest project of its kind in recent years.

Extraordinary find: Denmarks oldest crucifix
Extraordinary find: Denmarks oldest crucifix 16. March 2016

The 1100 year old "Christ from Aunslev" will be exhibited at Vikingemuseet Ladby through easter 2016.

So the Angels sang
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 foundation of a toll house from the 1500’s is found at the Country Gate
The foundation of a toll house from the 1500’s is found at the Country Gate 09. February 2016

The remains of a road and the foundation of a toll house from the 1500’s was found during an excavation at the Country Gate in Nyborg. The gate is the only one still standing from the original town walls.

The Minister of Culture will open the Danehof 2016
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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)
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
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 friendly way.

Danehof 2014 a great succes
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
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.

Nyborg Voldspil – 75 year anniversary
Nyborg Voldspil – 75 year anniversary 19. August 2014

Nyborg Voldspil - the oldest outdoor theatre in Denmark -  celebrated its 75-year anniversary this summer playing the classic "My fair Lady" ( http://www.nyborgvoldspil.dk/gallerier/my-fair-lady-2014.195.html) for almost 20.000 audiences.

New painting in the collection of the Mayor’s Yard - the Harbour Pilot at Slipshavn
New painting in the collection of the Mayor’s Yard - the Harbour Pilot at Slipshavn 07. July 2014

Slipshavn Harbour is an important part of the story of Nyborg, from its start as a medieval port until its role as a vital gunboat harbour during the English Wars in the 1800's, then a military base for seaplanes and submarines and now the base for the Marine Home Guard.

Margrethe’s Danehof Parliament and procession
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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 40,000!

Days of Battle in Nyborg
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
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
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.