When the garrison left Nyborg in 1913, what they left behind was an old, dilapidated castle. Fortunately, people had their eyes opened to its historical and cultural value in time, and entrusted it to the Danish National Museum. They in turn hired restoration architect Mogens Clemmensen to restore it.

Mogens Clemmensen was good at his job, and he examined the castle thoroughly before he began his restoration work. He was aware that if he restored the castle to its medieval stage, other periods would be lost. Therefore he reconstructed details from many different periods, so that we today can "read" most of the castle's history.

With old blueprints and drawings to go by, along with archaeological results and technical studies of the building, he created the castle we see today. Something indicates that during the restoration process, he found new traces that he never described in his report. Today we can interpret his results by "reading" his restoration. Part of the history of the restoration was revealed by a study done by two architecture students and a student of medieval archaeology. They measured and investigated the castle in 1998-2000.

After Clemmensen's restoration, the castle was opened to the public.



The Mayor’s Yard starts its 2019 season
5. March 2019

The Mayor’s Yard are starting the season on March 1

Your heart has to be in it
5. March 2019
Nyborg Castle

Authenticity rather than the easy solution

New glass in the castle windows
5. March 2019
Nyborg Castle

New green panes of glass in the castle’s 124 windows

Culture on the brain
5. March 2019
Museums of Eastern Funen

“Culture on the Brain” gives people suffering from dementia various cultural experiences.


Meet Nyborg Castle’s Costume Guild
Every Friday from 10-12, March 1st to October 25th
The Mayor’s Yard

Come and try on one of their beautiful, historic costumes and get your picture taken in the picturesque courtyard.