Monkey-hunt for small explorers

Tid: 2017
Sted: Nyborg Slot

Find out how many monkeys are hiding out at Nyborg Castle. Count them and win a stuffed monkey.

More than 500 years ago, a little prince lived at Nyborg Castle. His name was Christian. Later, he was known as King Christian II.
The story goes, that when Christian was little, there was a monkey at the castle. We thiink, it must have been a chimpanzee, brought home from a crusade (a kind of trip) to Africa. The monkey loved to play. One day in 1481, he noticed little Prince Christian who slept in his cradle. The monkey thought he looked like a fun creature to play with, so he picked him up, then climbed up onto the castle roof as fast as he could. Fortunately, a servant girl who was good with animals worked at the castle. She talked the monkey into coming to her, and saved the little baby prince. When Prince Christian grew up, he became the king of Denmark.

Now the playful monkey’s cousins have moved into Nyborg Castle. We don’t quite know how many there are, because they’ve hidden in all sorts of places. We hope that you’ll help us to find out how many monkeys are hiding out in Nyborg Castle.

If you help us by counting all the monkeys, you can be part of a contest, a so-called drawing, to win your own playful stuffed castle-monkey. You just write down on the slip of paper how many monkeys there are and put it in the monkey mailbox in the museum shop.

The monkey can also be bought in the museum webshop.



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