The Changeable Castle
Sted: Nyborg Castle
From Danehof Parliament to Royal Residence Town - Nyborg Castle and Town Rediscovered
History only exists if it is recounted. Nyborg Castle is Denmark’s oldest existing royal fortress, and along with the town of Nyborg, it comprises a mostly forgotten and hidden chapter in Danish history. Like a sunken Atlantis, both the castle and its story is being brought back into the light.
After six years of historical, archival and not the least, archaeological investigations about and around Nyborg Castle, we have changed people’s view of the castle and its history, both in the past, the present and the future. It has grown larger and more significant than we had imagined. In the same way, the connection between the castle and the town has been completely reinterpreted. The results have been amazing and surprising.
The exhibition “The Changeable Castle” tells the dramatic story of the castle as well as the surprising new knowledge about its building history and about the tie-in between the castle and the town, in light of the last 6 years’ archaeological excavations.
Wow! Nyborg Castle will look like this!
20. November 2017
A 22 m. (72’) high watch tower will again rise above Nyborg Castle. From the watch tower, visitors will be able to see the Great Belt, and the brick walls will glow after dark! On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the approved project description for restoring and expanding Nyborg Castle was presented in the Great Hall of the castle.
Nyborg Castle will reopen in 2020
6. November 2017
At the end of the 2017 season, Nyborg Castle will close for extensive renovations and expansion. In 2020, the castle will open again as a recreated 4-sided castle, with new exhibition possibilities.
Battle Days with a Nordic Profile
26. September 2017
The annual Battle Days in Nyborg will henceforth be called Nordic Battle Days, and the castle scene for the great battle will be expanded.
Medieval barrel well excavated in the palace square
26. September 2017
After two medieval barrels have been unearthed in the dig in the palace square at Nyborg Castle, the king’s food cupboard can be recreated with original artefacts as its starting point.