Nyborg Castle is being restored

17. January 2018 | Nyborg Castle

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.

As a central part of the preparations for the castle project, a whole series of preliminary studies are underway to evaluate the condition of the Royal Palace. To say the least, it is not very good. There is a great and urgent need to start on the restoration so the castle can be preserved for the future. A pilot project has been started to get a direct overview of the situation.

Parts of the floor have been removed, and in several places the large oak beams that support the floor have been revealed where they go into the wall, in order to evaluate the degree to which they are affected by rot and mould. This has underscored the need to do something about it.

“The restoration part is a very important segment of the overall castle project,” says Mads Falbe-Hansen, who is the project leader for the Agency for Culture and Palaces. “We are carrying out this pilot project to get the greatest possible clarity about the scope [of the need for restoration, ed.] and to try out several possible solutions on a 1:1 scale.”

The Royal Palace is the closest we get to a medieval Christiansborg (home of the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen) and it is the residential royal castle of the country’s first actual capital during the Reformation (mid-1500’s). It is the principal, central part of the castle project itself, which we expect to conclude in 2020.

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