2015

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.