Restoration

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.

 

News

The Queen Visits the Castle
28. May 2019

The Patron of Nyborg Castle – The Christiansborg of the Middle Ages, Her Majesty the Queen will visit Nyborg on Friday 31 May

Flight of Bullets
28. May 2019

A new method will reveal where bullets landed after hitting their targets. New knowledge about the Battle of Nyborg in the pipeline.

Engineering Saves the Great Hall
28. May 2019

The majestic beams in the Great Hall need to be preserved

The Dice Are Cast
28. May 2019

Found amongst kitchen waste

Calendar

Jakob and Johanne invite you to come inside
During opening hours
Mayor's Yard

Come along with Jakob and Johanne on an exciting tour in the Mayor’s Yard.

Valdemar the Conqueror and the Dannebrog
June 16 - October 31, 2019
The Mayor's Yard

To mark the 800th anniversary of the year the Dannebrog fell from the sky, the Mayor’s Yard is spotlighting Valdemar the Conqueror and the Dannebrog.